DXP-028: Jon Deragon

By July 2, 2021 Podcast

UX Design, Coffee Culture, and Living Life in Vietnam

Jon is currently Head of FPT Design at FPT Software in Vietnam. In this beer-fueled conversation, we talk about design, but as often happens with beer, the topics veer more towards life, freedom versus safety, and living abroad.

This episode is also available to watch as a video: https://youtu.be/xQpp43z2_Ag

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Table of Contents:

  • 0:00:00 – Teaser
  • 0:00:25 – Intro
  • 0:01:51 – Jon’s History in Vietnam
  • 0:10:36 – Saigon’s Dynamism
  • 0:21:05 – Saigon’s Evolution in Term of Design
  • 0:26:43 – Concept of Countries and Borders in The Future
  • 0:37:29 – Things as They Are in Local People’s Perspective
  • 0:42:46 – Effects of Vietnam on Jon’s Skin and Ears
  • 0:48:59 – The Dark Side of Globalization
  • 0:53:45 – Consciousness vs Business
  • 1:01:05 – Safety vs Freedom
  • 1:13:55 – Safety vs “Being Alive”
  • 1:20:25 – Summary
  • 1:22:08 – Outro