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#136 Creativity with Denise Jacobs & Chris Noessel

“Unfold your brain – Skyrocket your creative ability” was the title of Denise Jacobs’s highly interactive workshop at UXLx this spring. We talked to Denise about how to banish our inner critic and the mental blocks that get in the way of creative thinking. We also talked about how you can improve focus and get your brain into a state where you access creative ideas best.

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#135 Asian e-commerce & Object Oriented UX with Stephanie Rieger & Sophia Voychehovski

We live in a bit of a western-world UX-bubble. Stephanie Rieger joined us in the first half of this episode to give us a glimpse into how things are in Asia. Amongst other things we talk about social media as an eCommerce platform and the dominance of marketplaces.

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#133 Animation and Fairytale UX with Val Head & Per Axbom

At UXLx James and Per both attended Val Head’s workshop to learn more about animation in online interfaces. The workshop gave us some excellent examples and Val had us experiment with prototyping animation. In this interview we learn a bit more about animation best practices and how animation for example can help with spatial orientation, feedback mechanisms and communicating your brand.

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#131 Ranch stories with Alan Cooper (Part 2)

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.

In part two of our two-part interview, Alan discusses capitalism, entrepreneurship and our (perhaps unconscious) movement of community resources into the hands of corporations. Alan says that it’s clear that we (as designers) have more power than we realise. We can change the world for the better. Read More

#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

Interview with @MrAlanCooper at #UXLx 2016

This podcast is episode 11 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016

Alan Cooper was the closing keynote on the speaker day at UXLx 2016. Alan hasn’t made so many public appearances in recent years, concentrating instead on running Monkey Ranch – his farmstead in the hills of Petaluma, California. Read More

Interview with @stephanierieger at #UXLx 2016

This podcast is episode 10 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016

We live in a bit of a western-world UX-bubble. Stephanie Rieger joined us to give us a glimpse into how things are in Asia. Amongst other things we talk about social media as an eCommerce platform and the dominance of market places.

 

Interview with @sophiavux at #UXLx 2016

This podcast is episode 9 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016

Sophia Voychehovski joined us to talk about the concept of Object Oriented UX. Its relationship to object oriented programming and what benefits it can give us when designing. Sophia held both a full day and a half day workshop around the topic at UXLx 2016.

Interview with @melissaperri & @grinblo at #UXLx 2016

This podcast is episode 8 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016

We found ourselves chatting to Melissa Perri and to UXLx attendee Evgenia Grinblo separately about similar topics. So, we gathered them into a room together and pressed record. During our conversation we discussed the education gap and the challenge of progressing from junior to senior to leader.

Interview with @chrisnoessel & @denisejacobs at #UXLx 2016

This podcast is episode 7 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016

We sat down in Room 4 at UXLx to chat to Chris Noessel and Denise Jacobs about creativity. Which was a topic shared by both their keynote presentations on the speaker day here at the conference. Why is creativity so important?

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Speaker day wrap-up with @hugofroesUX at #UXLx 2016

This podcast is episode 6 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016

Straight after Alan Cooper finished what some of us are calling his “I had a dream” speech, we were joined by UXLx attendee Hugo Froes to reflect upon and summarise a day of excellent talks and keynotes here in Lisbon.

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Interview with @denisejacobs at #UXLx 2016

This podcast is episode 5 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016

“Unfold your brain – Skyrocket your creative ability” was the title of Denise’s workshop. We looked at how to banish our inner critic and the mental blocks that get in the way of creative thinking. We also looked at how you can improve focus and get your brain into a state where you access creative ideas best.

 

Interview with @vlh at #UXLx 2016

This podcast is episode 4 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016

Val Head held the workshop “Animating the user experience”.  We looked at why motion is so useful in our designs and took some time to go through Disney’s 12 principles of animation and how they are applied to our design processes.

#122 Calm technology with Amber Case

This podcast is episode 3 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016

We talk to Amber Case, cyborg anthropologist and UX designer. We chat about the ideas expressed in Amber’s popular TED talk “We are all cyborgs now” before turning our attention to the notion of calm technology.

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#121 Agentive technology with Chris Noessel

This podcast is episode 2 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016

Spawned from his keen interest in sci-fi interfaces Chris Noessel is passionate about the concept of agentive technology; computers doing things on our behalf. Computers may do things we don’t want to do or ourselves, things we don’t know how how to do or things we’ve never done before. The trick of course is for the computers to butt in at the right time.

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