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#174 UX Panel game – without hesitation, repetition or deviation

UX Podcast Panel game. Inspired by the legendary panel game devised by Ian Messiter we bring you a UX Podcast Christmas Special. We try to speak uninterrupted for 60 seconds about a given UX related subject.

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#142 Presumptive design & Explaining yourself with Leo Frishberg & Lou Rosenfeld

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. How do you explain yourself to others? We talk to Lou Rosenfeld in the second half of the show about an exercise where you can produce a personal mission statement, your own elevator pitch or Twitter bio to say what it is you do.

(Listening time: 34 minutes)

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#130 Ranch stories with Alan Cooper (Part 1)

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

#113 Interacting with Jim Kalbach, Vanessa Kirby, Craig Sullivan & Sofia Hussain

This podcast is episode 9 of 9 recorded at Interact London 2015

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.

We finish the show by taking a moment to reflect back on the conference together with delegates Sophie Exintaris and Maurice Roach.

(Listening time: 53 minutes)

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#112 Brain food with Steve Portigal, Pete Trainor & Anjan Chatterjee

This podcast is episode 8 of 9 recorded at Interact London 2015

Our first of two shows featuring interviews from Interact London 2015 has a bit of a brain-related theme to it. We talk to Steve Portigal about mindfulness, self-insight and presence and how these impact on your work as a designer. We talk to Pete Trainor about designing happiness and how to make your hippo happier. Finally we talk to Neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist Anjan Chatterjee about the neuroscience of aesthetics.

(Listening time: 53 minutes)

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#107 Architecting the information age with Lisa Welchman

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

#105 Content, sensory experiences & linked data with Nicole Fenton, Alastair Somerville & Mike Atherton

A triple set of interviews with Nicole Fenton, Alastair Somerville and Mike Atherton recorded at UXLx 2015.  Nicole is an editor, writer, content strategist. Alastair is a specialist in sensory cognition and accessibility. Mike is a user experience designer and information architect.
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#104 Sorting out this mess with Abby Covert & Andrew Hinton

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)

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#102 Story mapping & analytics with Adrian Howard & Mike Beasley

Interviews with Adrian Howard and Mike Beasley recorded at UXLx 2015. Adrian regularly teaches and speaks on integrating Lean, UX and Agile methods and Mike is the author of Practical Web Analytics for User Experience.

First we talk to Adrian about story mapping and learn about the differences between story mapping and journey mapping as well as how useful it can be to “slice” your stories.

In the second part of the show we talk to Mike about web analytics as a user experience research tool. How it could be used and how you can get started if you’re hesitant about diving in as a UX-er.

(Listening time 46 minutes)

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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.

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#101 Magical UX with Josh Clark & Stephen Hay

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)

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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.

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#98 James & Per at From Business To Buttons 2015

This podcast is episode 1 of 6 recorded at From Business to Buttons 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.

Pamela Pavliscak, founder of Change Sciences, joined us directly off stage after her talk The Science of Happy Design.

Cindy Alvarez, head of UX at Yammer talked to us about embracing hypothesis driven-design.

Mike Monteiro, award winning presenter, legendary designer, podcaster and author, gave us some words of wisdom after his entertaining presentation 13 Ways designers screw up client presentations.

(Listening time: 53 minutes)

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#84 James & Per at Conversion Jam 4

This podcast is episode 5 of 5 recorded at Conversion Jam 4

 

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)

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