We are constantly simplifying the world around us and the people within it. This is a perfectly understandable reaction to the messy things we have to work with. But with every step back we are building a wall between the user and what it is to be human. We talk to Alastair about human centred design. How to use your senses and perception and take in the world around you.
Alissa Briggs has mastered design leadership. We talked to her during EuroIA in Stockholm where she had held a presentation entitled Race to the Top: Building Skyscrapers & Design Teams that Soar. In this interview Alissa shares her experiences of – and processes for – running, building and managing a design team.
After over 6 years, UX Podcast is re-branding. Updating or changing your brand doesn’t happen in a vacuum, it impacts everything, including the user experience – but that impact is, in our experience, often overlooked or underplayed. We talk to Jon Bergsman, founder of WDW Creative who have been working with us and our new brand, about the branding process and it’s similarity to the UX design process.
IA, IxD, SEO – all of these and more come under the canopy of UX. “I don’t think any of us can truly call ourselves UX designers, although that’s a very convenient title” said Eric Reiss towards the beginning of our conversation. The environment we work in and the way in which we communicate what we do creates a constant struggle. We need to survive being UX-ers. Read More
Journey number 6. Take bus number 53 into town. As part of his Walking Through Information workshop, Alastair Somerville got everyone to go outside. Multiple times. One of the exercises involved exploring an number of tasks – Visit the restaurant, the hotel spa, take a boat trip, take bus 53 to town.
The journey to and from the hotel and the bus stop is a sensory gift that keeps on giving. We nerd out a little with Alastair about the experience.
2 years since Tom’s book Articulating Design Decisions was released we catch up with him again and ask what he’s learnt – is there anything he would now do differently? What have readers of the book found challenging?