UX Podcast

UX Podcast

By Per Axbom & James Royal-Lawson

Hosted by @axbom & @beantin, UX Podcast is for those who are passionate about balancing business, technology and people within the realm of digital media. Recorded twice monthly in Stockholm, Sweden.

Episodes

#237 User research during a pandemic with Mar Murube

Mar Murube joins us to talk about the experience of interviewing vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic and what we can do to help ourselves and those being interviewed. It’s not a simple matter of “just” switching to remote interviews. There’s a general increased level of anxiety in many communities. Interviews may not go as... The post #237 User research during a pandemic with Mar Murube appeared first on UX Podcast.
22/05/2035m 3s

#236 Designisms

Episode 236 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time the articles cover why “designisms” are a problem and how to write user research insights. Article one is Why Designisms are a problem by Josh Munn. “If we want more people to adopt design, we... The post #236 Designisms appeared first on UX Podcast.
08/05/2030m 9s

#235 Internet anxiety with David Swallow

What makes you anxious when using the internet? We talk to David Swallow about the ways in which websites can make us stressed, irritated and cause serious problems for people with panic and anxiety disorders. We also talk about possible solutions, some of the technical challenges as well as the practical ones. How to find... The post #235 Internet anxiety with David Swallow appeared first on UX Podcast.
24/04/2036m 57s

#234 Visual thinking with Eva-Lotta Lamm

Eva-Lotta Lamm joins us to talk about sketching, visualising and using visualisations for uncovering and exploring problems. We also talk about giving people permission to do rubbish drawings – to get over not being good enough, how to make your visualisations more robust, and how to draw straight lines. We don’t waste time trying to... The post #234 Visual thinking with Eva-Lotta Lamm appeared first on UX Podcast.
09/04/2033m 42s

#233 Usability testing with Richard Whitehand

Richard Whitehand has been working hands on with usability testing for decades. He’s spent more hours than anyone we know in a usability lab testing with users. He joins us to talk about the benefits of usability testing, which are more than just discovering issues with your design. We also talk about developing a culture... The post #233 Usability testing with Richard Whitehand appeared first on UX Podcast.
27/03/2030m 0s

#232 Design psychology with Amy Bucher

Amy Bucher, author of Engaged – designing for behaviour change, joins us to talk about how psychology can influence the design of digital products. Behaviour change design is the application of psychological science to the creation of products or experiences in order to influence specific behaviours in users.  We talk with Amy about the difference... The post #232 Design psychology with Amy Bucher appeared first on UX Podcast.
13/03/2035m 37s

#231 Writing is designing with Michael Metts and Andy Welfle

Designing with words – writing is designing. We talk to Andy Welfle and Michael Metts about how you can go about applying a design methodology to your words. In a conversation based around the content in their Rosenfeld Media book Writing is designing, we learn how to be intentional about content, to have the courage... The post #231 Writing is designing with Michael Metts and Andy Welfle appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/02/2037m 13s

#230 Growth marketing with Sara Öhman

What is growth marketing? We were curious so we asked Swedish digital marketing expert Sara Öhman to join us and explain what is it and share some of the methods and processes she has in her toolbox. Sara is one of the leading experts in social media and digital marketing in Sweden and has taught... The post #230 Growth marketing with Sara Öhman appeared first on UX Podcast.
16/02/2033m 45s

#229 Just enough research with Erika Hall

Six years have passed since Erika Hall published Just Enough Research. Recently she’s released an updated second edition. We took the opportunity to talk to her about her book and research. What exactly is research and how do we know we’ve done enough of it? We talk about making sure you’ve got clear business goals... The post #229 Just enough research with Erika Hall appeared first on UX Podcast.
31/01/2036m 47s

#228 The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox

Episode 228 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time the articles are: The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox and Three Principles for Designing Machine Learning-Powered Products. Article one is The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox by Anthony Tseng. This controversial and misleading article argues that designs can be “too accessible”... The post #228 The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox appeared first on UX Podcast.
20/01/2031m 55s

#227 Imposter syndrome with Amy Silvers & Lori Cavallucci (UXP Classic)

In this classic interview from 2015, we talk to Lori Cavallucci and Amy Silvers to learn more about imposter syndrome – what is it and how it effects us. Why does our branch in particular seem to suffer from it? What can we do to deal with it and can it be a good thing... The post #227 Imposter syndrome with Amy Silvers & Lori Cavallucci (UXP Classic) appeared first on UX Podcast.
03/01/2037m 14s

#226 Improv with Mike Gorgone

How is improvisation, or improv as it’s known, be relevant to those of us working with UX? Mike Gorgone joins us for an entertaining look into how it’s useful and how you can practice it. We learn how improv can help with creative thinking, team building, meetings, but also listening and building trust. Mike shares... The post #226 Improv with Mike Gorgone appeared first on UX Podcast.
20/12/1935m 44s

#225 Indistractable with Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal joins us to discuss some of the ideas and topics covered in his two books, Hooked and Indistractable. In his work with digital ethics Per has frequently pushed back against attempts to influence people without their informed consent. And on UX Podcast we frequently discuss the dangers of oblivious design. In September, Per... The post #225 Indistractable with Nir Eyal appeared first on UX Podcast.
06/12/1941m 33s

#224 The business value of design with Jeanne Liedtka

Jeanne Liedtka, author of multiple books around design thinking and organic growth, was visiting Stockholm and we had the opportunity to talk to her in person about design thinking and the business value of design. We also talk about why design thinking matters, why it’s okay to not be perfect, the nuances of value creation... The post #224 The business value of design with Jeanne Liedtka appeared first on UX Podcast.
22/11/1940m 5s

#223 Cross disciplinary collaboration with Becki Hyde

Becki Hyde, Design Practice Lead at Pivotal, joins us to talk about how to make “Magic with Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration”. Collaborating by actually working together and creating a balanced team with design, product Management and developers. We also get into multiple projects versus submersion in one big thing, job titles, power dynamics, empowerment, the importance of... The post #223 Cross disciplinary collaboration with Becki Hyde appeared first on UX Podcast.
08/11/1936m 14s

#222 Sense and respond with Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden

Josh Seiden and Jeff Gothelf have together written the books Lean UX and Sense and Respond. We learn how they used their own methods to develop their second book based on the feedback from their first. We also discuss how to make change happen, using recipes as a starting point (rather than letting them become... The post #222 Sense and respond with Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden appeared first on UX Podcast.
24/10/1940m 7s

#221 Decision systems with Kim Goodwin

Kim Goodwin, three-time guest on UX Podcast and a person we have huge amounts of respect for joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about decision systems – Design systems are often a good investment, but do they give the highest rate of return? No says Kim, changing how we make decisions gives... The post #221 Decision systems with Kim Goodwin appeared first on UX Podcast.
13/10/1937m 11s

#220 Positive user experience

Episode 220 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time the articles are: version 2 of the Lean UX Canvas, and how a positive user experience could increase conversions. Article one is Lean UX Canvas V2 by Jeff Gothelf. Three years ago Jeff published his... The post #220 Positive user experience appeared first on UX Podcast.
26/09/1936m 19s

#219 Facilitating structures with Stephen Anderson

How do i facilitate someone’s discovery? Stephen Anderson has a passion for learning, teaching and facilitating and helps us in this episode think about how we can help both ourselves and others along their journey as a designer.  We talked to Stephen about teaching, workshops, tools, coaching, facilitating, leadership – and the future of designers... The post #219 Facilitating structures with Stephen Anderson appeared first on UX Podcast.
12/09/1941m 10s

#218 Feedback with Claire Lew

The Feedback loop – it’s not just about giving, but also about asking, receiving as well as acting on the feedback you’ve been given. Claire Lew joins us to share how we can be great a culture of feedback.  One of the main benefits of receiving feedback is that it fills in the blindspots. But... The post #218 Feedback with Claire Lew appeared first on UX Podcast.
29/08/1940m 8s

#217 Randomness with Chris Noessel

Chris Noessel, UX veteran and many-time UX Podcast guest, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about randomness – a broad philosophical topic with a rich history and some interesting applications for creativity and design. We move from tarot reading through haruspication to a 20th century French movement for constrained writing, and all... The post #217 Randomness with Chris Noessel appeared first on UX Podcast.
15/08/1934m 47s

#216 Make it so with Nathan Shedroff and Chris Noessel (UXP Classic)

In this classic episode, Nathan Shedroff and Christopher Noessel, authors of Make It So, join us to talk about interaction design lessons from science fiction. For a number of years Nathan and Chris have been collecting and investigating interfaces seen and used in science fiction, that research has now made it into book form. We... The post #216 Make it so with Nathan Shedroff and Chris Noessel (UXP Classic) appeared first on UX Podcast.
01/08/1941m 38s

#215 Machine learning with Daryl Weir

People worry that machines are going to get too smart. The bigger problem right now is that they aren’t smart enough. Daryl Weir, mathematician and data scientist joins us to talk about machine learning and AI. We discuss the impacts of seeding systems with biased data, how our designs and algorithms evolve and impact beyond... The post #215 Machine learning with Daryl Weir appeared first on UX Podcast.
18/07/1937m 52s

#214 Lost in translation

Episode 214 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time they’re a research paper about a large scale accessment of dark patterns used on shopping websites, and the story of a health platform roll-out in Denmark. Article one is Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from... The post #214 Lost in translation appeared first on UX Podcast.
04/07/1933m 30s

#213 Spacesuit design with Lindsey Aitchison

Lindsey Aitchison, spacesuit designer at NASA, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about the challenges and process of designing the equipment astronauts need to wear in order to survive and work in space and other extra-terrestrial environments. We reflect on the similarity between “space” design and “regualar” digital design. We talk about... The post #213 Spacesuit design with Lindsey Aitchison appeared first on UX Podcast.
20/06/1938m 25s

#212 Continuous learning with Kate Rutter

How can we stay up-to-date in a world constantly in flux? Kate Rutter, designer, teacher and co-host of What Is Wrong With UX joins us to talk about how to embrace continious learning and personal growth. We talk about a world of serial careers, being relaxed about tools and methods, recruitment – and the usefulness... The post #212 Continuous learning with Kate Rutter appeared first on UX Podcast.
06/06/1940m 55s

#211 Disruptive design patterns with Laura Kalbag

Laura Kalbag, author of Accessibility for Everyone, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about accessibility and also disruptive design patterns. We discuss accessibility by default, data collection and business models as well as using the web for good. “engagement that doesn’t serve a users’ intentions is addiction.” Laura Kalbag (Listening time: 35... The post #211 Disruptive design patterns with Laura Kalbag appeared first on UX Podcast.
23/05/1935m 23s

#210 Embedding service design with Marc Stickdorn

Marc Stickdorn, co-author of This Is Service Design and This Is Service Design doing, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about how to get service design truly embedded in organisations. We discuss how service design is design, our over-focus on processes, tools and methods, the ROI of service design, how to know... The post #210 Embedding service design with Marc Stickdorn appeared first on UX Podcast.
10/05/1935m 21s

#209 Paper prototypes

In April 2019 the Interaction Design Foundation tweeted an article from their archives about rapid prototyping. Attached to the tweet was a short video of someone demonstrating a paper prototype. The response, mainly to the video clip, divided the design world in two. It was either “waste of time!” or “fantastic!”. The video was not... The post #209 Paper prototypes appeared first on UX Podcast.
25/04/1938m 32s

#208 Your next UX job with Jessica Ivins

Preparing for your next job is like saving for retirement says Jessica Ivins. Start putting yourself out there ahead of time, thinking about what you would like your next job to be and do a little bit to prepare on a regular basis. We get lots of questions related to looking for your next, or... The post #208 Your next UX job with Jessica Ivins appeared first on UX Podcast.
12/04/1936m 32s

#207 Designing voice interfaces with Ben Sauer

We have high expectations for voice interfaces, after all we’ve been talking since birth. It’s natural and nuanced. Ben Sauer joins us to help us navigate the complex world of designing for voice. Multimodal – listening and replying, designing voice first, touch free design, error handling, prototyping voice interfaces – we cover a great deal... The post #207 Designing voice interfaces with Ben Sauer appeared first on UX Podcast.
29/03/1931m 8s

#206 The build trap with Melissa Perri

The build trap is something many organisations fall into. Building features for the sake of building them. Melissa Perri, author of Escaping the build trap joins us to talk about what organisations and product managers can do to avoid it. Do you know why you design and build the things you do? Often we are designing... The post #206 The build trap with Melissa Perri appeared first on UX Podcast.
15/03/1936m 46s

#205 Evil genius

Episode 205 is a link show. James and Jonas discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention – this time they’re about how lying can make you creative and when (and how) to do user research. Article one is Are you an evil genius? How dishonesty can make you more creative by Dr Julia Shaw. “Without... The post #205 Evil genius appeared first on UX Podcast.
01/03/1931m 36s

#204 Designing with sound with Aaron Day

Designing sound – or perhaps designing with sound. Sound is part of the user experience and can be added and removed, and in both situations sound needs to be considered and designed. James and Danwei extract some wisdom from audio experience designer Aaron Day, co-author of Designing With Sound along with Amber Case. We get practical... The post #204 Designing with sound with Aaron Day appeared first on UX Podcast.
15/02/1929m 1s

#203 Ten year challenge with Bruno Figueiredo

The #10yearchallenge involves posting a photo of yourself from 2009 along with a present day photo. We have our own UX Podcast version for you. We look back to UX in 2009 and look forward to what the state of UX could be in 2029. To help look back and speculate, Per and James are... The post #203 Ten year challenge with Bruno Figueiredo appeared first on UX Podcast.
01/02/1933m 42s

#202 Digital places with Jorge Arango

Physical places and digital places. Together with Jorge Arango we discuss concepts from the physical world of architecture and buildings and apply them to the world of digital design.   Lisa and James talk to Jorge about systems, structure and sustainability. We reflect on how disposable our digital places are and how the context given to... The post #202 Digital places with Jorge Arango appeared first on UX Podcast.
18/01/1940m 24s

#201 Consistency

Episode 201 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time they’re about Consistency in design and polarity mapping. Article one is Consistency in Design is the Wrong Approach by Jared Spool. “We often hear designers talk about consistent navigation, consistent page layouts, or consistent control elements.... The post #201 Consistency appeared first on UX Podcast.
03/01/1929m 29s

#200 Retrospective with James Royal-Lawson & Per Axbom

200 Episodes! Almost 5 days of podcast content recorded over 7 and a half years. To celebrate this milestone, Lisa Welchman and Anna Dahlström host this special episode of UX Podcast. Their guests in Episode 200 are podcasters, designers and web geeks James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom. Lisa and Anna talk to James and Per... The post #200 Retrospective with James Royal-Lawson & Per Axbom appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1950m 42s

#199 Physical prototypes with Kathryn McElroy

Prototyping doesn’t need to be limited to screens and pages. Making physical prototypes with electronics isn’t as complicated as it perhaps sounds. Kathryn McElroy joins us to talk about being a multi-modal designer, bridging the gap between physical and digital, you can think beyond the screen and consider the experience from a broader perspective. We... The post #199 Physical prototypes with Kathryn McElroy appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1931m 43s

#198 Connected content with Carrie Hane

Given the benefits of producing content first, why do we still usually leave it to last? Carrie Hane ,co-author of Designing Connected Content, joins us to talk about how we can work smarter and better with producing – designing – content. We talk about how to stop filling boxes. to make use of content spec... The post #198 Connected content with Carrie Hane appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1938m 2s

#197 Mental health with Jennifer Akullian

Mental health is something that isn’t discussed openly at the workplace. The tech industry has a higher rate of mental health issues than many other industries. Stress, burn-out, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety. We talked to Jennifer Akullian, psychologist, coach and former mental health practitioner. We don’t talk about mental health because of stigma. Throughout history... The post #197 Mental health with Jennifer Akullian appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1933m 24s

#196 Accessibility for designers

Accessibility and inclusive design is something we’ve regularly mentioned during the years, but we’ve never had a dedicated show about accessibility in general.  We talk about what accessibility means for UX designers and what you can, and should do to make the websites and apps you design more accessible and inclusive. What in your organisation is... The post #196 Accessibility for designers appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1939m 17s

#195 Infused design with Jared Spool

Imagine you could just draw a concept on a whiteboard and everyone just got it and got on with it. That’s what a design infused organisation looks like. Jared Spool joins us to talk about the growth stages understanding and the growth states of UX in organisations.  Our job as design leaders is to help... The post #195 Infused design with Jared Spool appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1938m 54s

#194 Research on the fly with Cyd Harrell

Cyd Harrell has done all kinds of user research. At the beginning of this episode Cyd tells us of the time she live streamed a user interview from a vehicle while the participant was using a mobile device whilst driving. There are times where a user researcher really does need to be fearless. During the show,... The post #194 Research on the fly with Cyd Harrell appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1934m 34s

#193 Designing democracy with Dana Chisnell

“Voting in American is hard. There are far more steps than people realise” said Dana Chisnell. We talk to Dana about democracy as a design problem. We look at how the design of civic engagement impacts on both registration and participation and how that impact varies for burdened and privileged voters. We learn a lot... The post #193 Designing democracy with Dana Chisnell appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1940m 31s

#192 Values are the experience with Kim Goodwin

Organisational culture – or values – is our design medium rather than pixels or code. Kim Goodwin joins us on the back of her UXLx 2018 talk “Values are the experience” to discuss how we can enable organisations to make the decisions that allow great UX to happen. We discuss the importance of influencing the... The post #192 Values are the experience with Kim Goodwin appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1934m 34s

#191 Ergonomics with Kevin Cannon

By and large our focus in recent times has been on websites and apps, but increasingly we are going to be asked to design things in physical contexts; terminals, IoT devices, lifts. We talk to Kevin Cannon about ergonomics and UX design – The meeting point of traditional UX and industrial design. One of the biggest things... The post #191 Ergonomics with Kevin Cannon appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1933m 22s

#190 Thinking in triplicate

Episode 190 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention. Article one is Thinking in triplicate by Erika Hall. “Because so much value inheres in a digital intermediary, the interface/interaction design is the business. Any designer only thinking of the customer or user experience is doing at most a third... The post #190 Thinking in triplicate appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1936m 51s

#189 Contrasting design worlds with Namrata Mehta

Namrata Mehta is a design researcher and innovation consultant, focused on bringing user-centered approaches to public service delivery in emerging economy contexts. We talk to Namrata about the challenges of working with UX within the context of a country with vast social inequality. From her experience of working in India (and other emerging economies), Namrata stresses the... The post #189 Contrasting design worlds with Namrata Mehta appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1930m 21s

#188 Designing elevators with Reetta Ranne and Jussi Hiltunen

Lifts and elevators are things that we love to talk about in UX circles. Every lift seems able to become the starting point for a user experience conversation. To answer all the questions we have about elevators we talk to Reetta Ranne and Jussi Hiltunen who are senior UX design specialists at KONE in Finland. In... The post #188 Designing elevators with Reetta Ranne and Jussi Hiltunen appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1938m 37s

#187 Jobs to be done with Tony Ulwick

Jobs to be done is a tool that comes up regularly in UX circles. But exactly what is it? We talk to Tony Ulwick, author of Jobs to be Done: Theory to practice. The framework helps to break down the job that customers want to get done into discrete steps, then help develop ways to... The post #187 Jobs to be done with Tony Ulwick appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1924m 9s

#186 Augmented reality with Boon Sheridan

In the summer of 2016, Boon Sheridan started noticing people gathering outside his home, staring at their phones. Pokemon Go had launched and Boon’s converted church was a Gym. This was Boon’s introduction to the game and how it made use of Augmented Reality. We talk about Augmented reality, virtual reality and “Mixed reality”. We... The post #186 Augmented reality with Boon Sheridan appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1934m 44s

#185 Gaming behaviour with Kellee Santiago

Kellee Santiago said that when making Journey they wanted to “make a game that creates a renewed sense of faith in humanity”. They wanted to make a game that was inclusive and was appealing to people who perhaps didn’t normally play video games. We talked to Kellee at From Business To Buttons in Stockholm about... The post #185 Gaming behaviour with Kellee Santiago appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1935m 0s

#184 Accreditation with Zoe Rose

“If it sounds like I am saying that design is not a profession, then yes – that is exactly what I am saying. We are not. Without a code of ethics and a body to enforce it, we’re barely even a trade. Maybe less – most trades have accreditation or at least licensing.” Zoe Rose joins... The post #184 Accreditation with Zoe Rose appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1938m 10s

#183 Meeting design with Kevin Hoffman

“When I first joined the workforce, I was unprepared for how much of my work would be dependent upon the success or failure within meetings”. Kevin Hoffman has been both fascinated and frustrated by meetings throughout his career. Meetings are part of your job, like it or not. We talk to Kevin about what are... The post #183 Meeting design with Kevin Hoffman appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1935m 47s

#182 Semantic building blocks

Episode 182 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention. Article one is The Secrets of Semantic HTML5 for Document Structure — a Guide by Jason Barnard. “HTML tags tell the browser how to display the content on the page. They give no indication as to what type of... The post #182 Semantic building blocks appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1927m 49s

#181 Product strategy with Richard Banfield

“Product strategy is a product of product vision” says Richard Banfield. In this show Richard shares his thoughts on product strategy, the sharing of language and culture within a team, the importance of psychological safe space, product team challenges, distributed teams, and the value of making mistakes. We get told not to beat the crap... The post #181 Product strategy with Richard Banfield appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1935m 51s

#180 Mobile frustrations with Lina Hansson

What frustrates people when using mobile sites? Lina Hansson is a conversion specialist at Google. Recently Google has tested almost 500 websites in retail, travel and finance verticals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa on mobile. Lina talk to us about what they discovered and what we can do make mobile sites less frustrating... The post #180 Mobile frustrations with Lina Hansson appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1939m 5s

#179 Net Promoter Score with Jared Spool

“NPS is the KFC of satisfaction scores – it’s everywhere and not good for you”. Jared Spool isn’t a fan of Net Promoter Scores. They are a poor metric, weirdly calculated and easily gamed. Jared says we need to stop using NPS and pay attention, proper attention to our customers. We also talk the myth... The post #179 Net Promoter Score with Jared Spool appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1935m 21s

#178 Games user research with Veronica Zammitto

Game UX – doing research for video games. It’s a relatively young field, coming to the forefront of the gaming industry during the last 5-10 years. We talk to former psychologist Veronica Zammitto who is now the Director of UX research at gaming giant EA. We find out more about what got Veronica into Game UX... The post #178 Games user research with Veronica Zammitto appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1934m 46s

#177 GDPR with Heather Burns

On May 25, 2018, GDPR comes into effect throughout the EU. Heather Burns joins us to help us understand the implications. The General Data Protection Regulation aims to return control back to people in Europe. It raises a lot of questions about how we work, how we design and requires a privacy first approach. Despite it... The post #177 GDPR with Heather Burns appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1938m 43s

#176 The insane growth of UX

Episode 176 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention. Article one is A 100 Year View of User Experience by Jakob Nielsen. “For all practical purposes, the growth in UX is still to come. I’m predicting that we’ll be 100 million UX professionals in the world by 2050.... The post #176 The insane growth of UX appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1938m 10s

#175 Human centred design with Alastair Somerville

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... The post #175 Human centred design with Alastair Somerville appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1933m 30s

#174 UX Panel game – without hesitation, repetition or deviation

UX Podcast Panel game. Inspired by the legendary panel game devised by Ian Messiter we bring you a UX Podcast Christmas Special. We try to speak uninterrupted for 60 seconds about a given UX related subject. Chaired by Jonas Söderström our panel includes James Royal-Lawson, Per Axbom, Jane Ruffino and Lena Furberg.  Jonas is the grandfather... The post #174 UX Panel game – without hesitation, repetition or deviation appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1947m 42s

#173 Building a team with Alissa Briggs

Alissa Briggs has mastered design leadership. We talked to her during EuroIA in Stockholm where she had held a presentation entitled Race to the Top: Building Skyscrapers & Design Teams that Soar.  In this interview Alissa shares her experiences of – and processes for – running, building and managing a design team. Amongst the things we... The post #173 Building a team with Alissa Briggs appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1935m 9s

#172 Re-branding with Jon Bergsman

After over 6 years, UX Podcast is re-branding. Updating or changing your brand doesn’t happen in a vacuum, it impacts everything, including the user experience – but that impact is, in our experience, often overlooked or underplayed. We talk to Jon Bergsman, founder of WDW Creative who have been working with us and our new... The post #172 Re-branding with Jon Bergsman appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1940m 15s

#171 Surviving UX with Eric Reiss

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... The post #171 Surviving UX with Eric Reiss appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1935m 12s

#170 Discovery with Dan Brown

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. Not too fast and not too slow. “The more we work on hard design problems, the... The post #170 Discovery with Dan Brown appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1931m 25s

#169 Reintroduction to Information Architecture with Donna Spencer

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. We reflect with Donna about how information architecture has changed through the... The post #169 Reintroduction to Information Architecture with Donna Spencer appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1930m 31s

#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? We explore the boundary of persuasion and manipulation in relation to communicating and articulating our designs and... The post #168 Articulating more design decisions with Tom Greever appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1934m 34s

#167 As a user…

Episode 167 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. Article one is Questions To Ask As A New Designer On The Team by Jason Cashdollar. “I couldn’t wait to start the project. It seemed like a textbook design problem. ‘Reduce confusion and friction for people signing up for... The post #167 As a user… appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1930m 27s

#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. “Oblivious design” – is how we, as designers (and programmers), have good intentions and good ideas but our focus is normally on... The post #166 Oblivious design appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1935m 28s

#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... The post #165 Enterprise stories with Donna Lichaw appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1926m 6s

#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. We ask how we can engage our compassion, create inclusive designs and make... The post #164 Engaging with compassion with Eric Meyer appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1935m 49s

#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... The post #163 Design systems with Jina Anne appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1937m 13s

#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? We talk to Katie about the importance... The post #162 Co-creation and an army of partners with Katie Dill appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1929m 43s

#161 Get people to Take action with Susan & Guthrie Weinschenk

Susan and Guthrie Weinschenk work together as The Team W. They like to take behavioural economics, neuroscience and behavioural psychology; combine them, and apply them to design. We chatted to them after the Stockholm leg of their “How to get people to take action” workshop tour. We talked about designing for engagement and behavioural psychology.... The post #161 Get people to Take action with Susan & Guthrie Weinschenk appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1935m 7s

#160 I need more sleep 💤

Episode 160 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. Article one is Emojis: Tools for Emotions Communicating affect in text messages by Monica Riordan “Being unbound by linguistic rules, they engage a user in considering the vast potential emojis have in communication.” The second article we discuss is... The post #160 I need more sleep 💤 appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1935m 5s

#159 Politics or design? with Mike Monteiro

We locked Mike Monteiro in a room at From Business To Buttons here in Stockholm and had a chat. “So, do you want to talk about design or politics?” That was the question that Mike posed to the audience at the start of his presentation earlier in the day. So we asked Mike the same.... The post #159 Politics or design? with Mike Monteiro appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1931m 36s

#158 Shoot for The Moon with Jaime Levy

Jaime Levy, author of UX Strategy joined us in the green room at From Business To Buttons. We talked about Jaime’s Hyperloop study – the personal journey that led her there and why. Andy Warhol, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk. We talk about the importance of having mentors and heroes no matter where you are on... The post #158 Shoot for The Moon with Jaime Levy appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1925m 33s

#157 Listener phone-in (part 2)

James, Per and Danwei were gathered in Studio Axbom to take questions from you, the listeners, in the 9th UX Podcast Listener phone-in.  This is part 2 of the highlights we’ve extracted the 2-hour live session. In part 2 we discuss social media share buttons, designers and data scientists, the impact of delight, the tendency for... The post #157 Listener phone-in (part 2) appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1929m 48s

#156 Listener phone-in (part 1)

James, Per and Danwei were gathered in Studio Axbom to take questions from you, the listeners, in the 9th UX Podcast Listener phone-in.  This is part 1 of the highlights we’ve extracted the 2-hour live session. We are asked to give our book recommendations for UX-ers. Tristan Bailey calls in and asks us about web... The post #156 Listener phone-in (part 1) appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1932m 16s

#155 Channels of misinformation with Alan Cooper

How are designers tackling the idea of ethics? We start the episode with Alan using politics and democracy as a vehicle for highlighting the importance of ethics in our work as digital practitioners and the massive impact our work has on the world. We are the creators of the channels of misinformation and we can... The post #155 Channels of misinformation with Alan Cooper appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1928m 18s

#154 Closure experiences with Joe Macleod

We talk Closure experiences with Joe Macleod. The lack of endings was something that Joe kept noticing again and again. There are so many examples in the digital space where there wasn’t an end, or there was an expectation of controlled or ability to end – but the possibility of closure just doesn’t exist. The... The post #154 Closure experiences with Joe Macleod appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1944m 45s

#153 Ruthless Prioritisation

Episode 153 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. Article one is Ruthless Prioritization by Brandon Chu. “All high functioning teams must prioritize. Not once a month, not once a week, but rigorously, and ruthlessly.” The second article we discuss is How a knowledge kanban board can help... The post #153 Ruthless Prioritisation appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1933m 49s

#152 Shortcuts

We take a deep dive into Keyboard shortcuts, or hotkeys in this topic show. We dig into how to decide and design what keyboard shortcuts to have in your web app. What are keyboard shortcuts? Are they the same thing as Accesskeys? What standards and conventions are there to follow? What are shortcut no-nos we... The post #152 Shortcuts appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1934m 42s

#151 Liminal thinking with Dave Gray

Dave Gray wants to change the way you think. By changing the way you think you can achieve the change you want says Dave. His latest book Liminal Thinking gives you a set of principles and practices to follow. Liminal Thinking is “the art of creating change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs”. We talk... The post #151 Liminal thinking with Dave Gray appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1938m 49s

#150 Dark Patterns with Harry Brignull

Harry Brignull joins us to talk about “dark patterns”. Harry coined the phrase back in 2010 to describe the design patterns used on websites to deliberately trick us into doing something. We discuss some examples as well as the ethics behind implementing them and ask if “light patterns” exist. We talk about how dark patterns... The post #150 Dark Patterns with Harry Brignull appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1934m 46s

#149 War Stories with Steve Portigal

For a number of years Steve Portigal has been collecting user research war stories. The stories describe experiences researchers have had whilst doing fieldwork. Awkward, morally challenging, painful, unsuccessful. We talk to Steve about the benefits of sharing our stories – good and bad – and the ethically challenging situations that field research can place... The post #149 War Stories with Steve Portigal appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1934m 21s

#148 Lostness

Episode 148 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. The first article is Decision Frames: How Cognitive Biases Affect UX Practitioners.  Kathryn Whitenton explains how we are all vulnerable to cognitive biases and the way in which we frame our problems can bias our design decisions. Article... The post #148 Lostness appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1932m 13s

#147 Listener phone-in (part 2)

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... The post #147 Listener phone-in (part 2) appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1929m 29s

#146 Listener phone-in (part 1)

James, Per and Danwei open the video channels for the 8th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. On a dark December afternoon gathered in Studio Axbom to chat and take calls from you, the listeners. This is part 1 of the highlights we’ve extracted the 2-hour live session. We discuss sketching for unusual environments, working backwards, designing... The post #146 Listener phone-in (part 1) appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1928m 12s

#145 Complexity with Jonas Söderström

Jonas Söderström joins us to talk about complexity. We like to think that we have make the world better through digitalisation, but perhaps all of the productivity gains were actually in the very early days of computing. We hear of the Productivity paradox, the tendency for Feature creep and how we should be pulling down... The post #145 Complexity with Jonas Söderström appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1939m 26s

#144 Anticipatory design & cross-channel ecosystems with Sarah Doody & Andrea Resmini

Sarah Doody joined us to talk about anticipatory design. What if we didn’t need to find and search through information to help us make decisions. What if instead, information came to us at the right time and with the right context? Professor Andrea Resmini discusses mapping cross-channel ecosystems. We asked Andrea to explain what cross-channel ecosystems... The post #144 Anticipatory design & cross-channel ecosystems with Sarah Doody & Andrea Resmini appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1933m 32s

#143 Chatbots & emotional data with Daniel Harvey & Pamela Pavliscak

In a chat based world, the words are the UI. Rather than tapping or clicking, we’re writing and responding. Daniel Harvey talked to us about chatbots and AI and how we are heading for a future where appstores are going to be replaced by botstores. As the internet of things grows and the use of chatbots... The post #143 Chatbots & emotional data with Daniel Harvey & Pamela Pavliscak appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1938m 11s

#142 Presumptive design & Explaining yourself with Leo Frishberg & Lou Rosenfeld

We don’t generally have a problem considering objects from the past. Speculating about what they are and how they might have been used. We could look at artefacts from the future in a similar manner. We talk to Leo Frishberg about presumptive design and how you can use that as a provocative design research tool. How... The post #142 Presumptive design & Explaining yourself with Leo Frishberg & Lou Rosenfeld appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1934m 30s

#141 The death of web design

Episode 141 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. Design standards, form validation, and prototyping with chatbots. The first article has the title Is web design dead in 2016? Marcus Bransbury suggests that web design is shifting focus from aesthetics to user experience. The death of web design,... The post #141 The death of web design appeared first on UX Podcast.
02/01/1931m 14s

#140 Storymapping with Donna Lichaw

Donna Lichaw 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 learn more about narrative structure, storymapping, “origin stories” and how brand stories and storymapping are connected. (Listening time: 36 minutes) Episode 140: Storymapping... The post #140 Storymapping with Donna Lichaw appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1936m 23s

#139 Education & Leadership with Evgenia Grinblo & Melissa Perri (Part 2)

In part 2 of our two part chat with Melissa Perri and Evgenia Grinblo about education and leadership, we ask why are we doing all this stuff? The importance of metrics, incentives and leadership. Caring about your team and keeping them on track. “If you don’t train them when they’re junior, they’re going to be... The post #139 Education & Leadership with Evgenia Grinblo & Melissa Perri (Part 2) appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1929m 1s

#138 Education & Leadership with Evgenia Grinblo & Melissa Perri (Part 1)

We found ourselves talking separately to Melissa Perri and Evgenia Grinblo about education within the UX and design industry. So we brought them both into the same room and pressed record. We discussed the education gap and the challenge of progressing from junior to senior. We also talked about how to be better leaders and... The post #138 Education & Leadership with Evgenia Grinblo & Melissa Perri (Part 1) appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1927m 29s

#137 Design leadership with Andy Budd

We talk to Andy Budd about design leadership. As our relatively young industry matures and expands, many people are moving from being UX practitioners to being UX leaders, or design leaders. How do we make this move? What does being a design leader mean? Can you convert designers into leaders? Can you convert existing leaders into... The post #137 Design leadership with Andy Budd appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1936m 0s

#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... The post #136 Creativity with Denise Jacobs & Chris Noessel appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1937m 17s

#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. Sophia Voychehovski joined us in the second... The post #135 Asian e-commerce & Object Oriented UX with Stephanie Rieger & Sophia Voychehovski appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1936m 7s

#134 Material design with Richard Fulcher

Since its launch in 2014, Google’s design framework – Material Design has been gathering momentum and spreading beyond its original focus of mobile applications. To lift our knowledge and understanding of what it is all about we are joined by Richard Fulcher, Design Manager on the Material Design systems team at Google. Rich is one of... The post #134 Material design with Richard Fulcher appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1930m 0s

#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... The post #133 Animation and Fairytale UX with Val Head & Per Axbom appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1930m 6s

#132 Listener phone-in

James, Per and Danwei open the video channels for the 7th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. On a warm Friday afternoon in June we took questions and calls from listeners. We’ve extracted some highlights from the 2-hour live session and condensed them into this regular 30 minute episode. The topics covered in this listener phone-in were: Guerrilla research, ridiculous... The post #132 Listener phone-in appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1928m 32s

#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... The post #131 Ranch stories with Alan Cooper (Part 2) appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1934m 26s

#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... The post #130 Ranch stories with Alan Cooper (Part 1) appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1930m 22s

#129 Beyond user research with Lou Rosenfeld

We talk to Lou Rosenfeld about the 4th edition of Information Architecture (“The Polar Bear book”) and how the fields of IA and UX have evolved over the years since the book first came out. We also talk about going beyond user research and the importance of combining your research with other data points. Finally... The post #129 Beyond user research with Lou Rosenfeld appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1933m 41s

#128 Occupational challenges

In our listener survey we ask the question: What is the biggest occupational challenge facing you right now? Over the past few surveys we’ve gather quite a number of responses to that question. In this episode we take a look at some of the challenges you say that you face, and even try to give some... The post #128 Occupational challenges appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1939m 35s

#127 The Compassion Team

A linkshow. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. The first article is Users always choose the path of least resistance by Paul Boag. Paul says that users will always take the easy option so to maintain a competitive advantage, we need to focus on simplicity. The second article is Transitions... The post #127 The Compassion Team appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1929m 13s

#126 Design doing with Don Norman (Part 2)

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 working at Apple. In part 2 of our conversation with... The post #126 Design doing with Don Norman (Part 2) appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1934m 30s

#125 Design doing with Don Norman (Part 1)

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. In part 1 of our conversation with Don,... The post #125 Design doing with Don Norman (Part 1) appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1927m 46s

#124 Listener phone-in (Part 2)

James, Per and Danwei open the video channels for the 6th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. We’ve pulled out the highlights from the live session and made them into 2 separate episodes. The topics covered in part 2 of this two-part episode are: The battery status API – how can we make use of that in UX? User off-boarding... The post #124 Listener phone-in (Part 2) appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1936m 35s

#123 Listener phone-in (Part 1)

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,... The post #123 Listener phone-in (Part 1) appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1938m 43s

#122 Calm technology with Amber Case

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. More and more things are demanding more and more of our attention. Everything beeps, flashes, vibrates or notifies. With... The post #122 Calm technology with Amber Case appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1941m 42s

#121 Agentive technology with Chris Noessel

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 post #121 Agentive technology with Chris Noessel appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1952m 8s

#120 Product management & UX with Melissa Perri

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. (Listening time: 51 minutes, transcript) Episode... The post #120 Product management & UX with Melissa Perri appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1951m 0s

#119 Articulating design decisions with Tom Greever

We talk to Tom Greever about Articulating Design Decisions. How do we talk about our designs effectively with stakeholders? Every designer has to explain (and justify) their design decisions to non-designers but what are the skills tactics and methods that are needed to pull this off in a way that opens the door for your project to... The post #119 Articulating design decisions with Tom Greever appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1945m 41s

#118 Inclusive design with Sara Lerén

Sometimes we just run on auto-pilot. Male and Female. Two genders. His and Hers. A simple, polarised, view. When gender is implemented this way in websites and apps, it can not only lead to individuals feeling excluded but also cause emotional distress. We talk to Sara Lerén about being inclusive – how we can kick old... The post #118 Inclusive design with Sara Lerén appeared first on UX Podcast.
28/08/1936m 20s
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