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Erika Hall

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Erika Hall - The Business of Design

"Lately, I've been thinking about..."

Mule Design co-founder and Just Enough Research and Conversational Design author Erika Hall and I chat about how a lack of understanding about the business aspects of their design works can lead designers to become the tools of extractive, unethical practices. We get into how this has played out in her own work and how Mule makes decisions about what work they will and will not do (and also why they're called "Mule"), why some companies choose not to have a sales team, the value of constraints in design, and lots, lots more.Recommended books from this episode:Designing Business by Clement MokHow to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale CarnegieNicomachean Ethics, Book VIII by Aristotle (where he talks about friendship)Putting the Rabbit in the Hat audiobook by Brian CoxOur intro and outro music is "Humbug" by Crowander

1hr 11mins

6 Apr 2022

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Episode 5: Identify Your Audiences (w/ Erika Hall)

The Web Project Guide

Corey and Deane talk about Bleachers, music producers, and how understanding your audience increases sales (and helps create a website that fulfills the users’ expectations). Then, Erika Hall, author of Just Enough Research, joins the podcast to talk about research and interviewing the people who will visit your site — how to frame your interviews, how to incentivize your interviewees, and the difference between researching assumptions versus learning about user behaviors. The Web Project Guide (webproject.guide) podcast is sponsored by Blend Interactive, a web strategy, design, and development firm dedicated to guiding teams through complicated web and content problems, from content strategy and design to CMS implementation and support. Read Chapter 5: Identify Your Audiences. Show Notes: Erika Hall (@mulegirl) Mule Design Just Enough Research — Erika Hall Conversational Design — Erika Hall Availability Bias “Hello, and Thanks for All the Fish” — Mule Design on Medium The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams Publication Bias


15 Mar 2022

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15 - Erika Hall

Front End Nerdery Podcast

In this episode, I spoke with Erika Hall. Co-founder of Mule Design, speaker, and author extraordinaire. We talked a lot about Erika's books, Just Enough Research and Conversational Design, computers, a new book in the works, and much more!. Intro/Outro music graciously given permission to use called, "Settle In" by Homer Gaines.  Transcripts can be found at: https://toddl.dev/podcast/transcripts/hall   Show Notes:  https://muledesign.com - Mule Design  https://twitter.com/mulegirl - Erika on Twitter  https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikahall/ - Erika on LinkedIn  https://medium.com/@mulegirl - Erika on Medium  https://abookapart.com/products/just-enough-research - Just Enough Research on A Book Apart  https://abookapart.com/products/conversational-design - Conversational Design on A Book Apart--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/frontendnerdery/support


15 Nov 2021

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Ep3: User Research Pt 2 - How To Conduct Effective Research with Erika Hall

Voice This!

Join Millani and Erika Hall as they return with part two on User Research! With decades at the helm of Mule Design Studio and two books under her name (“Conversational Design” and “Just Enough Research”), Erika provides us with her take on how to develop a sensible yet robust research practice that will keep your audience’s realities front and centre in your organization’s vision.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/voicethispod/message

1hr 2mins

26 May 2021

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Ep3: User Research Pt 1 - Why we need to listen to users with Erika Hall

Voice This!

In this episode, Erika Hall - author of "Just Enough Research", "Conversational Design" and co-founder of Mule Design Studio – joins Millani to examine why it’s important to take a moment to look beyond the technology and focus on your audience and the value you’re providing them. Topics include leveraging minimalist design to empower constantly connected users, where humanist design principles belong in business, and the constant competition for users’ attention that can follow you into bed, at work, and yes, even into your shower.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/voicethispod/message

1hr 1min

12 May 2021

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UX Australia Episode 16: Erika Hall

UX Australia

On today's episode Steve is joined by Erika Hall, author of Conversational Design and Just Enough Research.Purchase Erika's books online at https://abookapart.com/products/just-enough-research


27 Jan 2021

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The Art of 'Just Enough' Research: With Guest Erika Hall

Pack Unleashed

Settling into Season 2 of our podcast, we have the great Erika Hall joining us for an awesome episode, where we talk about the importance of research and how you can benefit from including it in your product business. We’ll also be jumping into the Pack Delorean to take a leap back in time, to discuss how Erika got started in the design industry and what first got her interested in the subject of research. Erika is Co-founder and Director of Strategy at Mule, a consultancy which focuses on helping organisations make better, more evidence-based decisions.She is also a prolific writer and the author of Just Enough Research, now in its second edition, and Conversational Design, both from A Book Apart. She writes about topics that challenge the conventional wisdom of the field, which encourage designers to think more deeply about the implications of their work.Packed with practical advice + knowledge bombs aplenty…😬😮😲😀DO NOT MISS THIS EPISODE!—————Thanks to our sponsor:https://plusx.space/—————Links from the show:1. Just Enough Research by Erika Hall (Book)https://abookapart.com/products/just-enough-research?_pos=1&_sid=dba49314c&_ss=r2. Conversational Design by Erika Hall (Book)https://abookapart.com/products/conversational-design?_pos=2&_sid=dba49314c&_ss=r 3. You’re my Favourite Client by Mike Monteiro (Book)https://abookapart.com/products/youre-my-favorite-client?_pos=1&_sid=3c8bd7e92&_ss=r4. Design is a Job by Mike Monteiro (Book)https://abookapart.com/products/design-is-a-job?_pos=2&_sid=3c8bd7e92&_ss=r5. Ruined by Design by Mike Monteiro (Book)https://www.ruinedby.design/6. Behave by Robert Sapolsky (Book)https://www.bookdepository.com/Behave-Robert-M-Sapolsky/9780099575061—————Links to Erika:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikahall/Twitter: @mulegirlWebsite: https://muledesign.com/ —————————Original music used in this podcast © Resting State by HOME:https://home96.bandcamp.com/releasesUnder the creative commons 3.0 license:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

1hr 4mins

24 Nov 2020

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The Cognitive Bias Podcast

Just Enough Research author Erika Hall and I discuss the pitfalls of polling, the need for humility in research, James Baldwin, and why design needs to interrogate capitalism. And that's just for starters.

1hr 44mins

18 Nov 2020

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20—The business model is the new grid, and other mindbombs (ft. Erika Hall)

Finding Our Way

In which Peter and Jesse talk to strategic design and research consultant Erika Hall of Mule Design, learn about how "the business model is the new grid," why most design is simply just styling, and the importance of asking questions.


27 Oct 2020

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Erika Hall 'Speed: the most important factor in the customer / user experience'

This is HCD - Human Centered Design Podcast

This episode was brought to you by This is Doing - Design & Innovation Online Learning In this episode, Gerry McGovern speaks with Erika Hall from Mule Design. Gerry discusses with Erika if we've ruined web design, and if we have, what do we do about it? https://muledesign.com/speaking/erika-hall Buy Gerry McGovern's new book 'World Wide Waste' Support This is HCD by becoming a Premium subscriber. This is HCD Podcast Network EthnoPod with Jay Hasbrouck Bringing Design Closer with Gerry Scullion ProdPod with Adrienne Tan Getting Started in Design with Gerry Scullion Power of Ten with Andy Polaine The Big Remote with Gerry Scullion and Andy Polaine Moments of Change with Melanie Rayment Talking Shop with Andy Polaine and Gerry Scullion Decoding Culture with Dr. John Curran World Wide Waste with Gerry McGovern Global Jams Podcast with Adam Lawrence and Markus Hormess Connect with This is HCD Follow This is HCD us on Twitter Follow This is HCD on Instagram Sign up for our newsletter (we have lots of design giveaways!) Join the practitioner community on This is HCD Slack Channel Read articles on our This is HCD Network on Medium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


6 Jul 2020