UX Podcast

UX Podcast

United States

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

Episodes

#151 Liminal thinking with Dave Gray  

Dave Gray wants to change the way you think. By doing so, that’s how to achieve the change you want says Dave. His latest book Liminal Thinking gives you a set of principles. Liminal Thinking is “the art of creating change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs”. We talk to Dave and learn more about the […]

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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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#143 Chatbots and 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 […]

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#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 […]

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#141 The death of web design  

Episode 141 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. 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, or perhaps it’s the birth of design standards? Article […]

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#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) References: Donna’s website […]

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

In part2 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 screwed […]

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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]

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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. Sophia Voychehovski joined us in the second […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]

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#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 […]

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