Podcast

#303 Metacognition with Steve Fleming

This podcast is episode 1 of 3 recorded at Ambition Empower Autumn 2022

We take a dive into neuroscience and metacognition. Thinking about thinking and thinking about other minds. We are joined by Professor Stephen Fleming, neuroscientist and author of the book Know Thyself to learn more about how our cognition works and the implications for our work as mind-creating creatives and in the development of AI.

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#302 Articulating design decisions with Tom Greever (UXP Classic)

We talk to Tom Greever about Articulating Design Decisions. How do we talk about our designs effectively with stakeholders? Every designer has to explain (and justify) their design decisions to non-designers but what are the skills tactics and methods that are needed to pull this off in a way that opens the door for your project to create or improve the user experience?

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#301 Informed consent with Kim Foulds and Joyce Rafla

This podcast is episode 1 of 3 recorded at Ambition Empower Autumn 2022

Informed consent is a critical part of the research process. We talk to Kim Foulds and Joyce Rafla about how they made use of videos featuring Sesame Workshop muppets to make taking a consent decision more inclusive, accessible and informed.

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#300 Jokes and humour with Delia Chiaro

We’ve been tacking jokes onto the end of our shows since Episode 138. So to celebrate Episode 300, we take a look at jokes and humour. We’re joined by Professor Delia Chiaro, who has spent decades researching humour to learn more about what makes things funny and if it’s safe for us to be humorous in our digital products.

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#299 Best practice with Rich Brophy

“Let’s find out what’s best practice and just run with that”. That’s something many of us will recognise and have experienced. But what actually is best practice? Is it something we should follow? And can we?

Rich Brophy joins us to talk about best practice and to offer some advice about what might be even better than best practice.

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#298 Colonised Thinking and Figma

Episode 298 is a linkshow. Per and James discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – we feature articles about how car culture colonised our thinking, and how Figma is making you a bad designer.

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#297 Complexity with Jonas Söderström (UXP Classic)

In this classic UX Podcast, Jonas Söderström joins us to talk about complexity. We like to think that we have made the world better through digitalisation, but perhaps all of the productivity gains were actually in the very early days of computing. 

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#296 Introvert designers with Tim Yeo

This podcast is episode 3 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

How do you make an impact as an introvert without pretending to be an extrovert? Often designers find themselves as quiet people in a noisy world, struggling in silence and being frustrated at not being heard. Tim Yeo joins us to talk about how introverted designers and design leaders can work with their introversion and use it as a super-power.

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#295 Discovery with Dan Brown (UXP Classic)

We need to ask the big hard questions at the beginning of the process so we can make good design decisions later. We talk to Dan Brown about the “discovery phase” or, as Dan suggests, the “discovery mindset”.

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#294 Sitemaps

Episode 294 is a linkshow. Per and James discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – we feature articles about designing the perfect button, and how sitemaps are an essential tool in web design.

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#293 Designing for stress with Katie Swindler

This podcast is episode 4 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

We often find ourselves in stressful situations. Sometimes that’s expected, but sometimes it’s not.  The same can be said about the things we design. Sometimes we knowingly design for stressful situations, but sometimes our designs are used (unexpectedly to us) by people while under stress. Katie Swindler, Author of Life and Death Design joins us to discuss designing for stressful situations.

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#292 Product management with Christian Crumlish

This podcast is episode 5 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

What is product management? And “product”? And product designers? We talk to Christian Crumlish, author of Product Management for UX People to learn more about how designers can collaboration and contribute in a product organisation. 

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#291 Designing elevators with Reetta Ranne and Jussi Hiltunen (UXP Classic)

Lifts and elevators are things that we love to talk about in UX circles. Every elevator panel is capable of being the starting point for a user experience conversation. In this classic UX Podcast interview, we talk to Reetta Ranne and Jussi Hiltunen who, at the time of recording, were senior UX design specialists at KONE in Finland.
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#290 Web3 with Laura Kalbag

This podcast is episode 6 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

Web3 is a term that’s getting a lot of attention, along with associated concepts such as blockchain, crypto, NFTs. There are a lot of concepts and phrases to understand, some of them quite technical, before we can get to the question of what benefits they can deliver. Laura Kalbag joins us to help us gain a better understanding of the area. 

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#289 Diagramming with Abby Covert

This podcast is episode 2 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

Diagrams are everywhere and used by many people in many professions. But what is a diagram? When are they useful? And what makes a good one? Information architect and author of “How To Make Sense of Any Mess” Abby Covert joins us to talk about diagrams and diagramming – which is the topic of her second book STUCK.

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