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.
We locked Mike Monteiro in a room at From Business To Buttons and had a chat. So, do you want to talk about design or politics? That was the question Mike posed at the start of his presentation earlier in the day. So we asked Mike the same. Suffice to say, we get into politics, ethics, and very much into how all of that is part of the fabric of design.
We got the chance to talk to Donna Lichaw again, this time in person, at From Business To Buttons. We discussed the complexity and usefulness of stories and storymapping when working with enterprise products – when the hero (user) of your product isn’t your customer.
Jaime Levy joined us in the green room at From Business To Buttons. We talked about Jaime’s Hyperloop study – the personal journey that led her here and why. We talk about the importance of having mentors and heroes no matter where you are on your career path and the importance of validating the problem before diving in to designing the solution.
Eric Meyer joined us straight off stage at From Business To Buttons. Through his own tragic exprience after the death of his young daughter Rebecca to cancer, Eric explains to us how the ideal outcome we design for isn’t the only outcome. We need to use our design skills to humanise the web.
Pamela Pavliscak, founder of Change Sciences, joined us directly off stage at From Business To Buttons after her talk The Science of Happy Design (slides from SXSW). We talk to Pamela about happiness. If you are happy after using a website, you rate it better. You’re more likely to buy from it, use it again, recommend it. Can we create happiness? Can we design it?
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
It’s time to pack our bags and head off to Lisbon, Portugal for UXLx 2013. In this show we talk about the things you should think about and prepare before attending a conference in order to get the most out of it. We also look at the programme for UXLx 2013, chat about the workshops we’re attending and have a little look at the conference day itself.
Three jam-packed days of UXLx have whizzed by. 4 workshops, 4 lightning events, 10 conference talks, fair few glasses of wine and beer, an incredible number of conversations with a whole load of really smart people.
In this 6th and last podcast from Lisbon at UXLx we give you a quick roundup of our favourite talks from the conference day on Friday plus a few reflections from fellow conference attendees Lynsey Thornton and Celine O’Niell.
Finally a few reflections and take-homes from the entire event.
(Listening time: 28 minutes)