UX Podcast is for people passionate about balancing business, technology and users within the realm of digital media. Hosted by Per Axbom & James Royal-Lawson every other Friday from Stockholm, Sweden.
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 […]
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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” – how we, as designers (and programmers), have good intentions and good ideas but often our focus is on specific […]
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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 […]
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Through his own tragic experience after the death of his young daughter Rebecca to cancer, Eric Meyer explains to us how the idea 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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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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 at the start of his presentation earlier in the day. So we asked Mike the same. Suffice to say, […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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How are designers tackling the idea of ethics? In the first part of our interview, Alan uses 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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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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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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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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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