Conversations about Software Engineering

Conversations about Software Engineering (CaSE) is an interview podcast for software developers and architects about Software Engineering and related topics. We release a new episode every three weeks.

Michele Hansen on Customer Interviews and Deploying Empathy

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Michele shares her journey in the software industry and how she got involved in product development. Customer interviews are not just something for product people -- Michele shares concrete ways that developers can get value from talking to their customers. She also shares a few tips for how to get involved with the customer research process and how to convince stakeholders of the value of the process (if necessary). They also discuss what the different between empathy, sympathy, and compassion. Empathy is understanding someone else's context and perspective. Since empathy is not something that comes naturally to everyone, Michele shares some tips about how to learn to become empathetic and become a better listener.

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