interview

#297 Complexity with Jonas Söderström (UXP Classic)

In this classic UX Podcast, Jonas Söderström joins us to talk about complexity. We like to think that we have made the world better through digitalisation, but perhaps all of the productivity gains were actually in the very early days of computing. 

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#296 Introvert designers with Tim Yeo

This podcast is episode 6 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

How do you make an impact as an introvert without pretending to be an extrovert? Often designers find themselves as quiet people in a noisy world, struggling in silence and being frustrated at not being heard. Tim Yeo joins us to talk about how introverted designers and design leaders can work with their introversion and use it as a super-power.

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#295 Discovery with Dan Brown (UXP Classic)

We need to ask the big hard questions at the beginning of the process so we can make good design decisions later. We talk to Dan Brown about the “discovery phase” or, as Dan suggests, the “discovery mindset”.

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#293 Designing for stress with Katie Swindler

This podcast is episode 6 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

We often find ourselves in stressful situations. Sometimes that’s expected, but sometimes it’s not.  The same can be said about the things we design. Sometimes we knowingly design for stressful situations, but sometimes our designs are used (unexpectedly to us) by people while under stress. Katie Swindler, Author of Life and Death Design joins us to discuss designing for stressful situations.

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#292 Product management with Christian Crumlish

This podcast is episode 6 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

What is product management? And “product”? And product designers? We talk to Christian Crumlish, author of Product Management for UX People to learn more about how designers can collaboration and contribute in a product organisation. 

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#291 Designing elevators with Reetta Ranne and Jussi Hiltunen (UXP Classic)

Lifts and elevators are things that we love to talk about in UX circles. Every elevator panel is capable of being the starting point for a user experience conversation. In this classic UX Podcast interview, we talk to Reetta Ranne and Jussi Hiltunen who, at the time of recording, were senior UX design specialists at KONE in Finland.
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#290 Web3 with Laura Kalbag

This podcast is episode 6 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

Web3 is a term that’s getting a lot of attention, along with associated concepts such as blockchain, crypto, NFTs. There are a lot of concepts and phrases to understand, some of them quite technical, before we can get to the question of what benefits they can deliver. Laura Kalbag joins us to help us gain a better understanding of the area. 

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#289 Diagramming with Abby Covert

This podcast is episode 2 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

Diagrams are everywhere and used by many people in many professions. But what is a diagram? When are they useful? And what makes a good one? Information architect and author of “How To Make Sense of Any Mess” Abby Covert joins us to talk about diagrams and diagramming – which is the topic of her second book STUCK.

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#287 Endineering with Joe MacLeod

This podcast is episode 1 of 6 recorded at Ambition Empower Spring 2022

Joe’s first book “Ends”, back in 2017 was focused on why we don’t do endings, and how that links into consumerism. Joe’s second book, “Endineering” is about how to actively design endings, a ‘how-to’ book for improving how products, services and consumer relationships end. 

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#286 Reintroduction to Information Architecture with Donna Spencer (UXP Classic)

We get a reintroduction to information architecture with Donna Spencer. Donna shares with us some of the methods and tools she teaches as part of her workshops as well as look at some of the challenges that information projects can throw at you.

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#285 Brainstorming with Christopher McCann

Why don’t we just brainstorm that? Brainstorming as a tool for ideation has a number of drawbacks, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be useful. Design leader and leadership coach Christopher McCann joins us to discuss how we can improve our innovation processes, and hold better and more inclusive creative sessions.

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#283 Core web vitals with Katie Hempenius

Your own vital signs are your heart rate, temperature, breathing and blood pressure. These are used to help get an idea of your health, and give a “heads-up” that something is not as performing as it should be.

Google has come up with its own set of web vitals to give you an idea of how your website (or web app) is performing, and suggest what you might do to improve it. Katie Hempenius is part of the Chrome team at Google and works with performance and core web vitals and joins us to explain more.

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#282 Older adults and tech with Carolyn Wilson-Nash

Carolyn Wilson-Nash together with Julie Tinson, both from Stirling University, published a research paper entitled ‘I am the master of my fate’: digital technology paradoxes and the coping strategies of older consumers.

Carolyn joins us to talk more about her research and the impact technology has on older people’s lives.

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#281 Organisational trauma with Vivianne Castillo

We often think of trauma as something that individuals go through, but organisations can experience trauma too. Vivianne Castillo was part of producing a research-based report that reveals the ways that organisations respond to trauma. The report also puts forward a suggestion of how organisations can handling healing better.

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#280 Ethical experimentation with Craig Sullivan

Mass democratisation and access to AB test tooling has meant that hundreds of millions of experiments have been run on people, via digital products and services.  Although we are not running pharmaceutical trials and tests, these experiments still raise numerous ethical issues that are shared with research or experiments in a medical scenarios. 

Craig Sullivan joins us to explore the topic. Craig has been experimenting and optimising websites and digital services for decades and has been regular guest on UXPodcast since the start.

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