We don’t generally have a problem considering objects from the past. Speculating about what they are and how they might have been used. We could look at artefacts from the future in a similar manner. We talk to Leo Frishberg about presumptive design and how you can use that as a provocative design research tool.
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.
His keynote took us all a bit by surprise. Though the story of his farm, he gave a thoughtful and meaningful reflection on the state of the tech and design industry and questioned where we are heading. Read More
The second of our two shows featuring interviews from Interact London 2015. We talk to Jim Kalbach, Vanessa Kirby, Craig Sullivan and Sofia Hussain.
Jim Kalbach discusses visualising value. “Value centred design” where we begin with customer needs and create shared value.
Vanessa Kirby, head of UX at Argos talks to us about who you need in your team. Do we need UX unicorns?
Craig Sullivan, optimiser of all things digital, talks to us about bullshit, broken data, and how we really have to stop guessing. We also introduce you to “Little Craig”.
Our 4th interview is with Sofia Hussain, designer at FINN, about “ecosystem thinking”. Transform products so that they encompass a wider spectrum of points across a users journey.
(Listening time: 53 minutes)
— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) November 13, 2015
- Visualising Value – Slides from Jim Kalbach’s presentation
- Video of Jim’s talk
- The Fables of UX – Slides from Vanessa Kirby’s presentation
- Video of Vanessa’s talk
- Scaling Stupidity – Slides from Craig Sullivan’s presentation
- Video of Sofia Hussain’s talk – Beyond the buzz; demystifying ecosystem thinking
- Episode 112 – Brain Food with Steve Portigal, Pete Trainor and Anjan Chatterjee (from Interact London 2015)
— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) November 13, 2015
Lisa Welchman was the opening speaker on the conference day of UXLx 2015. She posed the question Are we Architecting the Information Age?
We talk to her about our responsibility as designers and creators of digital products, services and information. We discuss the need to take a holistic view and have the confidence to stand up for what we know we should be doing digitally. Read More
A conversation with Abby Covert and Andrew Hinton about dealing with digital change. Recorded at UXLx 2015. Abby is an independent information architect and author of How to Make Sense of Any Mess. Andrew is also an information architect and author of Understanding Context.
We touched on numerous subjects and challenges, including: The pace of digital change, the challenges of updating our mental models, cleaning up the underlying mess or the mess will return, the benefits of being open about assumptions. Be ready to be wrong!
(Listening time: 45 minutes)
— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) July 24, 2015
An interview with Josh Clark and Stephen Hay recorded at UXLx 2015. Josh is the man behind Big Medium, formally Globalmoxie, and was the closing keynote speaker at UXLx. Stephen Hay is the author of Responsive Design Workflow, designer, developer and magician.
We talked to Josh and Stephen about magic, illusion, deception and persuasion. How you should lie to your users and clients. We take a dive into the design process. Do you let the client see behind the curtain? How the mental models of your clients should steer your communication – show them what they want to see.
(Listening time 34 minutes)
Episode 101 was supported by Loop11, an easy-to-use online user testing toolset. UX Podcast listeners, your first full-featured usability test is on the house when you go to loop11.com/uxpodcast.
— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) June 12, 2015
UX Podcast attended the biggest UX conference in Sweden to date with over 850 attendees. “From Business To Buttons” was held on 21 April 2015. We managed to talk to three of the speakers on the day: Pamela Pavliscak, Cindy Alvarez and Mike Monteiro. To round up the day we were joined by Ben Sauer, UX Designer at Clearleft.
UX Podcast attended one of the biggest conversion optimisation conferences in the world, Conversion Jam 4, organised by Conversionista. We grabbed interviews with 4 of the keynote speakers. There was a definite psychology-theme to our interviews . The brain is a fascinating thing! We talked to copy-optimiser Michael Aargaard, consumer psychology researcher Erik Modig, wheel of persuasion creator Bart Schutz and Roger Dooley of Brainfluence fame.
(Listening time: 54 fantastic minutes)
- Contentverve by Michael Aargaard
- Erik Modig
- Wheel of persuasion by Bart Schutz
- Bart presenting at the UX Podcast PreJam 2013
- Bart’s slides from #cjam4
- Neuromarketing by Roger Dooley
- Brainfluence podcast