This is part 2 of highlights from our 8th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. On a dark December afternoon James, Per and Danwei gathered in Studio Axbom to chat and take calls from you, the listeners for a 2-hour live show.
We discuss living in a VR world, chatbots and suicide prevention, mentoring and getting into UX after your studies. Read More
Don Norman is without a doubt one of the most influential voices within the UX and design industry and also the cognitive sciences. Don produced some of the earliest literature about human-centered design within the digital space – he also coined the term “user experience” whilst at Apple.
James, Per and Danwei open the video channels for the 6th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. On a Friday afternoon in March we took questions and calls from listeners. We’ve pulled out the highlights from the live session and made them into 2 separate episodes.
The topics covered in part 1 of this two-part phone-in are AI, conducting international research, product management and UX, Material design and trends of 2016, and Micro v Macro UX. Read More
Melissa Perri has a background as both a product manager and a UX-er. We learn more about the overlap between the two disciplines and discuss some of the issues surrounding their convergence. Melissa also shared some advice about applying lean methodologies to your organisation including working with hypotheses and building to learn.
Simon Norris, CEO of Nomensa joins us to chat about UX strategy. We look back over how digital has matured during the last 15 years and how the world today is so utterly different to how we thought it would be back then.
Simon differentiates between micro and macro UX and explains how UX by its nature is strategic but that doesn’t make us all strategists.
Is UX strategy a transitional concept? Should UX-ers code? Can incumbent organisation make the transition to digital thinking? Can UX strategy help organisations think more collectively about business customers and technology?
(Listening time: 35 minutes)
This episode is sponsored by Interact London 2015. Inspiring UX thinkers.
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- There’s no such thing as UX Strategy by Jeff Gothelf
- Episode 88 – UX Podcast interview with Jared Spool about UX strategy and user research
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?
In the style of a radio phone-in, James and Per open the door and invite in you, the listener. Our guests in our third listener phone-in ended up being James Buller, Jesper Bylund, Dan Turner, and Tim Wright.
Agency, in-house or freelance? What kind of job is best when starting out in UX? How do you get round to writing that book you’ve always talked about? You don’t need research do you? How do you market yourself as a freelancer? Does performance matter in experience design?
(Listening time: 40 minutes)
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- James Buller’s website
- How to find a UX mentor
- UX Podcast’s first every interview – Episode 5: Gamification with Jesper Bylund
- Jesper’s startup: Blankpage.io
- Dan Turner’s website
- We don’t research. We build on Boxes and Arrows by Dan
- Slaying 5 UX myths for the good of mankind
- Tim’s podcast, The Dirt Show
- Building a performance budget
- ROPS: Return on page speed
Michael Aagaard, optimizer of websites and the decision-making processes and the man behind Content Verve. Named the “Conversion Jesus” by John Ekman from Conversionista. We grabbed Michael directly after his high-octane presentation at Conversion Jam 4 and talked about the need to stop guessing and start hypothesizing. Do your research!
Photo credit: Magnus Nystedt, Care of Haus
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Ingo Johansson was one of the speakers on day one of Intranätverk 2014. We grabbed him during a coffee break to talk about the onboarding process at NNE Pharmaplan which has just gone through a user-centric revamp. We hear how they managed to get HR to think “why” rather than just “what” and how new employees, managers and HR needs are all considered target groups and catered for.