#141 The death of web design

Episode 141 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. The first article has the title Is web design dead in 2016? Marcus Bransbury suggests that web design is shifting focus from aesthetics to user experience. The death of web design, or perhaps it’s the birth of design standards? Article […]

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#140 Storymapping with Donna Lichaw

Donna Lichaw is the author of The User’s Journey. In the book Donna explains the idea of storymapping. How, when, and why to use narrative structure in your design work. During our chat we learn more about narrative structure, storymapping, “origin stories” and how brand stories and storymapping are connected. (Listening time: 36 minutes) Episode 140: Storymapping […]

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Animating the User Experience

Guest post by Jenny Reeves Episode 133 of UX podcast featuring Val Head is particularly fascinating because it brings the topic of animation, which is often seen as a distraction reminiscent of Flash, to the forefront as an important aspect of interaction design.

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#139 Education & Leadership with Evgenia Grinblo & Melissa Perri (Part 2)

In part2 of our two part chat with Melissa Perri and Evgenia Grinblo about education and leadership, we ask why are we doing all this stuff? The importance of metrics, incentives and leadership. Caring about your team and keeping them on track.

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#138 Education & Leadership with Evgenia Grinblo & Melissa Perri (Part 1)

We found ourselves talking separately to Melissa Perri and Evgenia Grinblo about education within the UX and design industry. So we brought them both into the same room and pressed record.

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#137 Design leadership with Andy Budd

We talk to Andy Budd about design leadership. As our relatively young industry matures and expands, many people are moving from being UX practitioners to being UX leaders, or design leaders.

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#136 Creativity with Denise Jacobs & Chris Noessel

“Unfold your brain – Skyrocket your creative ability” was the title of Denise Jacobs’s highly interactive workshop at UXLx this spring. We talked to Denise about how to banish our inner critic and the mental blocks that get in the way of creative thinking. We also talked about how you can improve focus and get your brain into a […]

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#135 Asian e-commerce & Object Oriented UX with Stephanie Rieger & Sophia Voychehovski

We live in a bit of a western-world UX-bubble. Stephanie Rieger joined us in the first half of this episode to give us a glimpse into how things are in Asia. Amongst other things we talk about social media as an eCommerce platform and the dominance of marketplaces. Sophia Voychehovski joined us in the second […]

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#134 Material design with Richard Fulcher

Since its launch in 2014, Google’s design framework – Material Design has been gathering momentum and spreading beyond its original focus of mobile applications. To lift our knowledge and understanding of what it is all about we are joined by Richard Fulcher, Design Manager on the Material Design systems team at Google. Rich is one of […]

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#133 Animation and Fairytale UX with Val Head & Per Axbom

At UXLx James and Per both attended Val Head’s workshop to learn more about animation in online interfaces. The workshop gave us some excellent examples and Val had us experiment with prototyping animation. In this interview we learn a bit more about animation best practices and how animation for example can help with spatial orientation, feedback […]

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#132 Listener phone-in

James, Per and Danwei open the video channels for the 7th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. On a warm Friday afternoon in June we took questions and calls from listeners. We’ve extracted some highlights from the 2-hour live session and condensed them into this regular 30 minute episode. The topics covered in this listener phone-in were: Guerrilla research, ridiculous […]

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#131 Ranch stories with Alan Cooper (Part 2)

Alan Cooper was the closing keynote on the speaker day at UXLx 2016. Alan, the creator of visual basic and co-founder of design agency Cooper, hasn’t made so many public appearances in recent years. Instead he’s been concentrating on running Monkey Ranch – his farmstead in the hills of Petaluma, California. In part two of our two-part interview, Alan discusses […]

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