interview

#175 Human centred design with Alastair Somerville

This podcast is episode 7 of 7 recorded at EuroIA 2017

We are constantly simplifying the world around us and the people within it. This is a perfectly understandable reaction to the messy things we have to work with. But with every step back we are building a wall between the user and what it is to be human. We talk to Alastair about human centred design. How to use your senses and perception and take in the world around you.

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#171 Surviving UX with Eric Reiss

This podcast is episode 5 of 7 recorded at EuroIA 2017

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

#170 Discovery with Dan Brown

This podcast is episode 4 of 7 recorded at EuroIA 2017

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 perhaps as Dan suggests the discovery mindset.

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#169 Reintroduction to Information Architecture with Donna Spencer

This podcast is episode 3 of 7 recorded at EuroIA 2017

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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Journey number 6 with @Acuity_Design at #euroia17

This podcast is episode 2 of 7 recorded at EuroIA 2017

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.
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#168 Articulating more design decisions with Tom Greever

2 years since Tom’s book Articulating Design Decisions was released we catch up with him again and ask what he’s learnt – is there anything he would now do differently? What have readers of the book found challenging?

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#euroIA17 interview with co-chairs Francis, Angus & Raffaella

This podcast is episode 1 of 7 recorded at EuroIA 2017

Ahead of EuroIA Summit 2017 to be held here in Stockholm, Sweden we talk to the three co-chairs who have been in charge of deciding the theme and overseeing the selection of talks and workshops to be included in the conference.

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#166 Oblivious design

Per recently launched a service called DickPicLocator to highlight not only the bullying and abuse many people face through digital media, but also the amount of data that we are (often unwittingly) sharing.
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#165 Enterprise stories with Donna Lichaw

Donna Lichaw returns to UX Podcast for another chat, this time we focus on how stories could be used when working with Enterprise UX. Donna is the author of The User’s Journey. In the book Donna explains the idea of storymapping. How, when, and why to use narrative structure in your design work.

During our chat we talk about how the hero of your product might not always be the user, how multiple stories intersect and how marketing, sales and design all have a part in creating a story with the end user.

(Listening time: 26 minutes, transcript)

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#164 Engaging with compassion with Eric Meyer

Through his own tragic experience after the death of his young daughter Rebecca to cancer, Eric Meyer 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.

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#163 Design systems with Jina Anne

Jina Anne joins us to talk design systems. Jina has for a number of years worked as the lead designer with the Lightning Design System at Salesforce and has been working with style guides since 2004. We dive right in and ask what a design system. How do you make sure people stick to the design system? How flexible or rigid should it be?

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#162 Co-creation and an army of partners with Katie Dill

Katie Dill, Director of Experience Design at Airbnb, joined us in the Green Room at From Business To Buttons. A journey is both offline and online. It all comes together in the user experience – but what happens when you, as a UX designer, can’t control it all?

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