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
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
Touring UX, design and dev conference Hybridconf landed in Stockholm this year. We were there for both days to listen, learn and most importantly to interview some of the speakers. We managed to chat to four of this year’s speakers.
(Listening time: 44 minutes)
— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) September 5, 2014
- Zach Inglis and Laura Saunders conference organisers
- Dan Rubin on Twitter
- Video of Dan Rubin presenting We don’t talk anymore at Frontendconf in Zurich
- Scott Hanselman on Twitter
- Coder, blogger, teacher, speaker, author Scott Hanselman.
- Natasha Irizarry on Twitter
- Cat Noone on Twitter and her website
- Jonny Ströberg from Confetti
- Carl Smith‘s slides from Lessons from the lemonade stand
James and Per jumped on the early morning train from Stockholm and headed down to Gothenburg for the international day of Intranätverk 2014, a conference focusing on intranets and the digital workplace. Recent years have seen quite a change in the intranet scene, user centric design methods are increasingly common place in intranet projects.
We found time between presentations to record four interviews. We talked to Annika Appeltofft and Helene Ekström about intranet governance at Ericsson and how user experience has been incorporate into how they develop and manage their intranet. We talked to Ingo Johansson about the onboarding process at NNE Pharmaplan which has just gone through a user centric revamp. We talk to Wedge Black about content tactics for your intranet. Finally we talk to Kristian Norling, the man behind the conference, about intranet trends.(Listening time 52 minutes)
— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) May 30, 2014
UX Podcast attended the launch of Vimla, a new mobile network developed start-up style by Telenor here in Sweden that aims to be simple, open, and community driven.
We talk to Johan Littorin, head of Vimla, about how the idea was born and how they are working with user-centered product development. We also talk to Katarina Gospic, brian scientist and beta tester of Vimla about her experience as part of the Vimla focus group and what ideas she has for the service.(Listening time: 44 minutes)
— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) April 4, 2014