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Rank #34 in Design category

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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.

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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.

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Too Short

By Luckee13 - Aug 09 2019
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I love listening to these two when they get going. But then they run out of drink and it’s all over. Half hour is too short. How much more do I need to pledge to get longer episodes? I’ve been “doing the UX” for a decade now but always feel I learn something new or at least feel understood when they talk about the same problems. My favorite podcast to recommend to EVERYONE. Everyone.

Max Volume, still can’t hear the pod.

By Anto74326 - Apr 24 2018
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Great guests and topics, but that’s worthless when the audio quality is low. I can barely hear James and Per through Bluetooth in my car, or headphones at my desk. Time to upgrade the equipment guys!

iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
2
2
1
0

Too Short

By Luckee13 - Aug 09 2019
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I love listening to these two when they get going. But then they run out of drink and it’s all over. Half hour is too short. How much more do I need to pledge to get longer episodes? I’ve been “doing the UX” for a decade now but always feel I learn something new or at least feel understood when they talk about the same problems. My favorite podcast to recommend to EVERYONE. Everyone.

Max Volume, still can’t hear the pod.

By Anto74326 - Apr 24 2018
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Great guests and topics, but that’s worthless when the audio quality is low. I can barely hear James and Per through Bluetooth in my car, or headphones at my desk. Time to upgrade the equipment guys!

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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.

#176 The insane growth of UX

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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. This corresponds to 1% of the world’s population.”

Our second article is Five user research rules of thumb by Leisa Reichelt. “Over years of experience you begin to collect ways of working and talking about how you work that accrete into rules of thumb.”

(Listening time: 38 minutes)

Episode #176: The insane growth of UX https://t.co/aWw4OGOryp #ux #podcast #uxresearch pic.twitter.com/63zx98gGQG

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) January 19, 2018

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Jan 18 2018

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

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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 talk to them about the background to Make It So, how the book came about, the influence that Sci-fi has on real world interfaces (and vice versa), and we nerd it up on a few occasions with some specific sci-fi examples

Episode 216: Make it so with @nathanshedroff and @chrisnoessel (a UXP Classic) https://t.co/Hd35A6PPwE pic.twitter.com/2LLk3DcEar

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) August 2, 2019

(Listening time: 41 minutes)

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Aug 01 2019

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#208 Your next UX job with Jessica Ivins

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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 even your first, UX job. Jessica helps us answer them: What should you do before applying for jobs? Should you have a portfolio? How should you present your portfolio? How can we use storytelling during our interviews? How do you make best use of social media? What design tools do you really need to know about?

(Listening time: 36 minutes, transcript)

Episode 208: Your next UX job with @jessicaivins – concrete tips from Jessica about preparing yourself for your next move #ux #podcast #careers https://t.co/QuxfdhZ5e9 pic.twitter.com/e4EsyIuADi

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) April 12, 2019

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Apr 11 2019

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#175 Human centred design with Alastair Somerville

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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 design. How to use your senses and perception and take in the world around you.

“If you reduce humans to only being users then you remove large swathes of what it is to be human… the world of what it is to be human is vast and we really need to properly consider our humanity”

(Listening time: 33 minutes)

Our first show of 2018: Episode #175 Human centred design with @Acuity_Design https://t.co/2eC2P76MSK #ux #euroia #podcast pic.twitter.com/n1eJquYGrp

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) January 5, 2018

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Thanks to @uxpodcast for opportunity to talk about human centered perception, information architecture & design https://t.co/jvc9mDovF1. Here’s some photos to help illustrate the chat. pic.twitter.com/ruFHpRg32x

— Alastair Somerville (@Acuity_Design) January 5, 2018

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Jan 04 2018

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#150 Dark Patterns with Harry Brignull

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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 go beyond the web and into service design. Should we avoid using dark patterns in our designs? Well, we think yes – so in that case, how?

(Listening time: 35 minutes)

Episode 150: Dark Patterns with @harrybr https://t.co/i9CKqYHElx #ux #podcast #darkpatterns #uxdesign

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) February 3, 2017

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Feb 02 2017

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#152 Shortcuts

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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 should avoid? We try to shine some light on the topic and give your own list of recommendations about what you could do.

(Listening time: 35 minutes)

Episode #152: Shortcuts. James and Per dive deep into keyboard shortcuts. Why use them in your web app? #ux #a11y https://t.co/LrgSPT5RLI

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) March 3, 2017

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Mar 02 2017

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#201 Consistency

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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. In each case, the designer is looking for a way to leverage the usability by creating uniformity. After all, if the user learns to operate the design in one place, why not have that knowledge transfer to the next. This is all good. But wrong.”

Our second article is The Joys of Polarity Mapping by Stephen Anderson by Stephen Anderson. “A problem is something that can have a right — or best — answer. A solution exists. Polarities are not a problem to be solved, but rather a paradox to be balanced. Problems give us two ideas that are directly opposed and in conflict. Polarities give us two ideas that are complementary and interdependent.”

(Listening time: 29 minutes, transcript)

Episode #201: Consistency https://t.co/M2YbuhuYRA #ux #podcast #linkshow featuring articles by @jmspool and @stephenanderson pic.twitter.com/nwcKuABNgO

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) January 4, 2019

Wonderfully thought provoking piece from Jared. Consistency is an insular construct when applied solely in relation to other elements. https://t.co/4LFWxEL6jv

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Jan 03 2019

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#148 Lostness

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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 two is Agile Doesn’t Have a Brain. Jeff Gothelf argues that the reason that organisations are working in an agile manner has changed dramatically over the years and now they are looking for faster, rather than better, ways to satisfy business needs.

Our third article is The Complete Guide to Measuring Lostness. Tomer Sharon explains what this metric is and how it can be used to gauge how lost people are on your website or in your app.

(Listening time: 32 minutes)

Episode 148: Lostness. A #linkshow featuring articles by @kwhitenton @jboogie & @tsharon https://t.co/XNewn6S9zS #ux #podcast

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) January 6, 2017

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Jan 05 2017

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#196 Accessibility for designers

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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 preventing you from designing with accessibility in mind?

(Listening time: 39 minutes, transcript)

Episode 196: Accessibility for designers https://t.co/1GUNiCkCwB #ux #podcast #a11y pic.twitter.com/AJAAlJeFfT

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) October 26, 2018

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Oct 25 2018

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#212 Continuous learning with Kate Rutter

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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 of feedback and personal reflection. 

“You grapple and accept the challenges you had and reflect on how you solved them. That is the mindset that’s really meaningful for companies to hire”

Kate Rutter

(Listening time: 40 minutes)

Episode 212: Continuous learning with @katerutter https://t.co/25jH27KEaO #ux #podcast #uxlx pic.twitter.com/CWDWQs63gB

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) June 7, 2019

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Jun 06 2019

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#183 Meeting design with Kevin Hoffman

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“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 various roles in a meeting, dealing with combining multiple roles, the benefits of fascination, approaching meetings in an inclusive way, coping with being a participant, and of course designing meetings

(Listening time: 36 minutes)

Episode 183: Meeting design with @kevinmhoffman https://t.co/F41Zgh15K9 #meetings #ux #uxdesign #podcast pic.twitter.com/KD4t7eTJrz

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) April 27, 2018

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Apr 26 2018

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#181 Product strategy with Richard Banfield

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“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 out of other people’s ideas and come to the quite warming conclusion that we need to make sure we have time in our teams to just be human.

(Listening time: 35 minutes)

Episode 181: Product strategy with @RMBanfield https://t.co/pBOWCogEyq #ux #podcast #product pic.twitter.com/GaUEl6MWIV

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) March 30, 2018

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Mar 29 2018

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#194 Research on the fly with Cyd Harrell

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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, Cyd tells us the key things for successful user research including what you should have in your kit bag and how you can organise your note taking to speed up synthesis afterwards. We also get some excellent tips on how to approach people for interviews.

(Listening time: 34 minutes)

#194 Research on the fly with Cyd Harrellhttps://t.co/ay0B0LwHoS #userresearch #ux #podcast pic.twitter.com/D6DlOkWHnN

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) September 28, 2018

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Sep 27 2018

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#149 War Stories with Steve Portigal

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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 you in.

(Listening time: 34 minutes)

Episode #149: War Stories with @steveportigal https://t.co/i2nLotHcNr #ux #uxresearch #podcast

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) January 20, 2017

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Jan 19 2017

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#195 Infused design with Jared Spool

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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 organisations become more design mature.

“Everyone is a designer”, “designers are protectionist”, “designers should code”, “designers need to understand business”. Topics which generate plenty of discussion! We tackle those together with Jared and also look at a few “plays” that can be deployed to get your organisation to the UX tipping point and a step closer to infused design.

(Listening time: 39 minutes)

Episode 195: Infused design with @jmspool https://t.co/jxbGVtn90h #ux #fbtb18 #podcast pic.twitter.com/8Dr5aggmmH

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) October 12, 2018

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Oct 11 2018

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#192 Values are the experience with Kim Goodwin

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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 people who make the big decisions, the need for designers to develop their “soft skills”, what it means to be humans-centred versus metrics-centred, and the power of self-reflection.

(Listening time: 34 minutes)

Episode #192: Values are the experience with @kimgoodwin. Give organisations the tools they need to make good design decisions. https://t.co/1N5LOwDYCX #ux #podcast #uxlx pic.twitter.com/ctwzCvCwav

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) August 31, 2018

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Aug 30 2018

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#180 Mobile frustrations with Lina Hansson

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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 and more successful.

We talk about how much impact the speed at which your site loads on mobile has on the visitor, site-search, checkout processes,  and where “the fold” is on mobiles. Lina also presents some checklists, based on the report’s findings, for you to work with.

(Listening time: 39 minutes)

Episode #180: Mobile frustrations with @LinaCHansson from @Google – and how we can fix them https://t.co/ZTEgLZYSr6 #ux #mobile #optimization pic.twitter.com/5xT0hJwqJ4

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) March 16, 2018

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Mar 15 2018

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#191 Ergonomics with Kevin Cannon

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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 in ergonomics is accessibility – making interfaces and screens accessible for a wide range of users. We discuss distance to screens and the idea of “three reads”, prime pixels and prime edges and the importance of prototyping – trying things out for yourself.

(Listening time: 33 minutes)

Episode #191: Ergonomics with Kevin Cannonhttps://t.co/abRoajeJqu #uxlx #ux pic.twitter.com/GnCgYsTz30

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) August 17, 2018

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Aug 16 2018

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#187 Jobs to be done with Tony Ulwick

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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 make steps easier, faster, or unnecessary and innovate your product.

There are a number of tools that go by the name jobs to be done, but they aren’t all the same. This can make it both challenging and confusing to learn and discover what the tool is and how applying it can help you and your organisation. Tony helps us understand how Jobs To Be Done theory works as part of his company’s Outcome-Driven Innovation process.

Episode #187: Jobs to be done with @Ulwick https://t.co/rEnl0k9PG6 #ux #podcast #jtbd #fbtb18 pic.twitter.com/IoeVZlIfgX

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) June 22, 2018

(Listening time: 24 minutes)

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Jun 21 2018

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#153 Ruthless Prioritisation

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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 your user research by Kieron Kirkland. “We needed a way to plan this research and also to document it, share it with the rest of the team and integrate it into the way the product is developing. To do this, we set up a knowledge kanban board.”

Our third article is The dangers of delightful design by John Saito. “In the world of design, we often praise delightful details. But as you’ll soon see, delightful details can sometimes get you into trouble.”

(Listening time: 34 minutes)

Episode #153: Ruthless Prioritisation. A #linkshow with articles by @saitojohn @kieronkirkland & @BrandonMChu https://t.co/3Nl9ur76UM #ux

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) March 17, 2017

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Mar 16 2017

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#225 Indistractable with Nir Eyal

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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 wrote a harsh blog post critiquing what he perceives to be negligent messaging in the book Hooked – How to Create Habit-Forming Products alongside the new book Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.

Some days later the author of these two books, Nir Eyal, reached out about being on UX Podcast for a chance to share more on his thinking. We happily invited him on to provide more details on the intent of his books.

In this interview Nir Eyal describes both how he considers Hooked to provide companies with a tool for exercising primarily benevolent influence, and how his other book Indistractable is now needed to help people manage the abundance of detrimental influence we are subjected to every day.

(Listening time: 41 minutes, transcript)

Episode #225: Indistractable with @nireyal – we talk with Nir about the tools and ideas in his books Hooked and Indistractable https://t.co/8ffTlMdXWl #ux #uxpodcast pic.twitter.com/78nBEMZeGc

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) December 6, 2019

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Dec 05 2019

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#224 The business value of design with Jeanne Liedtka

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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 and overcoming tension and fears in the organisation.

(Listening time: 40 minutes, transcript)

Episode #224: The business value of design with @jeanneliedtka https://t.co/HWPfEd5MUR #ux #podcast #designthinking pic.twitter.com/iSrWBYdW6H

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) November 22, 2019

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Nov 21 2019

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#223 Cross disciplinary collaboration with Becki Hyde

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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 being specific and the prerequisites for remote collaboration.

(Listening time: 36 minutes, transcript)

Episode #223: Cross disciplinary collaboration with @beckulah https://t.co/iDzD77Nui1 #uxpodcast #ux #podcast pic.twitter.com/p0AIfjvAN2

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) November 8, 2019

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Nov 07 2019

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#222 Sense and respond with Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden

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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 dogma), the idea of self-sufficient teams, the value of agile coaches, and shipping something you know is wrong.

(Listening time: 40 minutes)

Episode #222: Sense and respond with @jboogie and @jseiden https://t.co/Gjlo31tznn #ux #leanux #podcast #uxpodcast pic.twitter.com/vSsb2fcpYP

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Oct 24 2019

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#221 Decision systems with Kim Goodwin

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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 more.

We talk about Decision systems, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, The Nuremberg code, whether we need a board of review, the importance of measuring success using at least two things. We even get into business models and capitalism.

(Listening time: 37 minutes, transcript)

#221 Decision systems with @kimgoodwin https://t.co/FRszVXnjm3 #ux #uxpodcast #designleadership pic.twitter.com/c7s5EBztj9

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Oct 10 2019

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#220 Positive user experience

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Episode 220 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time they’re 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 original UX Canvas. Now he’s updated it and made a number of clarifications. As Jeff puts it “It’s a facilitation tool for cross-functional teams designed to create a customer-centric conversation about the work the team is doing”.

Our second article is Encourage direct bookings through a positive user experience by Jordin Wilson. In many industries and countries, conversion rates over the past 5 years have been falling. Perhaps back-to-basics is the solution? “You must lead potential guests to take action and book directly, without being too pushy”.

Episode 220: Positive user experience. A linkshow with articles by @jboogie and @Blue_Magnet https://t.co/7ylUmxkoYx #ux #podcast pic.twitter.com/VGe8oinxd5

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) September 27, 2019

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Sep 26 2019

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#219 Facilitating structures with Stephen Anderson

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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 as design coaches.

“Do I want them to think like I do, or do I want to guide them on a journey that arrives somewhere else?”

Stephen Anderson

(Listening time: 41 minutes)

Episode 219: Facilitating structures with @stephenanderson – teaching, workshops, tools, coaching, facilitating, leadership – and the future of designers as design coaches https://t.co/T3ARTO1juU #ux #podcast pic.twitter.com/lEtacPlEtS

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) September 13, 2019

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Sep 12 2019

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#218 Feedback with Claire Lew

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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 why don’t people speak up? Fear and futility. Fear of people with power in your organisation, and the feeling that giving feedback is futile – nothing will change. 

We learn how you can ask for feedback, how to be better at giving and receiving feedback, and how to make sure that the giver doesn’t feel it’s pointless. 

“Defensiveness is truly the result of misconstruing someone’s intent”

Claire Lew

(Listening time: 40 minutes, transcript)

Episode #218: Feedback with @clairejlew https://t.co/kvsXI88ZN8
We learn how you can ask for #feedback, how to be better at giving and receiving feedback, and how to make sure that the giver doesn’t feel it’s pointless. #Leadership #ux pic.twitter.com/CyxJ43E8ff

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) August 30, 2019

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Aug 29 2019

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#217 Randomness with Chris Noessel

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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 way to generative design and the definition of value.

(Listening time: 35 minutes, transcript)

Episode 217: Randomness with @chrisnoessel #creativity #design #ux #podcast – we talk about randomness; its applications, history and usefulness for creativity and design https://t.co/LvxAczAhHT pic.twitter.com/GgJNisURan

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) August 16, 2019

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Aug 15 2019

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

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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 talk to them about the background to Make It So, how the book came about, the influence that Sci-fi has on real world interfaces (and vice versa), and we nerd it up on a few occasions with some specific sci-fi examples

Episode 216: Make it so with @nathanshedroff and @chrisnoessel (a UXP Classic) https://t.co/Hd35A6PPwE pic.twitter.com/2LLk3DcEar

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) August 2, 2019

(Listening time: 41 minutes)

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Aug 01 2019

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#215 Machine learning with Daryl Weir

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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 what we had originally envisaged. We also talk about the new automation revolution and the importance of awareness, self-regulation and care. 

“Everything that is currently referred to as AI is basically statistics from the 1950s“

Daryl Weir

(Listening time: 37 minutes)

Episode 215: Machine learning with @darylweir.

Mathematician and data scientist Daryl Weir joins us to pick apart data bias, automation and the meaning of intelligence in AI and machine learning. And how we should manage the impact.https://t.co/3vHrrT6Htr #ux #podcast

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) July 19, 2019

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Jul 18 2019

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#214 Lost in translation

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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 a Crawl of 11K Shopping Websites by researchers at Princeton and University and the University of Chicago. “Dark patterns are user interface design choices that benefit an online service by coercing, steering, or deceiving users into making unintended and potentially harmful decisions. We conducted a large-scale study, analyzing ~53K product pages from ~11K shopping websites to characterize and quantify the prevalence of dark patterns.”

Our second article is Lost in translation: Epic goes to Denmark by Arthur Allen. The story of a region of Denmark trying to implement a US-developered healthcare platform and the problems that arose. Everything from translation problems, to fundemental differences in the goals of the system. ““At one point I thought, this just isn’t right for us,” said Nanna Skovgaard, the Health Ministry’s digital director. But “Epic is too big to fail.”

(Listening time: 33 minutes, transcript)

Episode 214: Lost in translation. A linkshow featuring articles about dark patterns used on shopping websites, and the story of a health platform roll-out in Denmark https://t.co/yyFDkXjYOa #ux #podcast pic.twitter.com/PrW1jFkuLE

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) July 5, 2019

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Jul 04 2019

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#213 Spacesuit design with Lindsey Aitchison

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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 prototyping of spacesuits, working iteratively and modular. Lindsey also shares how they share knowledge within their design community.

“part of learning is failing.”

Lindsey Aitchinson

Episode 213: Spacesuit design with Lindsey Aitchison from @NASA https://t.co/6Oi28dwRgI #fbtb19 #ux #podcast pic.twitter.com/12jaD4LgcX

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) June 22, 2019

(Listening time: 38 minutes, transcript)

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Jun 20 2019

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#212 Continuous learning with Kate Rutter

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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 of feedback and personal reflection. 

“You grapple and accept the challenges you had and reflect on how you solved them. That is the mindset that’s really meaningful for companies to hire”

Kate Rutter

(Listening time: 40 minutes)

Episode 212: Continuous learning with @katerutter https://t.co/25jH27KEaO #ux #podcast #uxlx pic.twitter.com/CWDWQs63gB

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) June 7, 2019

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Jun 06 2019

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#211 Disruptive design patterns with Laura Kalbag

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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 minutes, transcript)

Episode #211: Disruptive design patterns with @laurakalbag https://t.co/EEs6wHMfH1 #ux #podcast #fbtb pic.twitter.com/AX1IxLault

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) May 24, 2019

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May 23 2019

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#210 Embedding service design with Marc Stickdorn

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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 that a process is good enough for the job, how to judge the design maturity of your organisation – plus we go through Marc’s 12 commandments of service design.

“People don’t care about service design, they want their problem solved.”

Marc Stickdorn

Episode #210: Embedding service design with @MrStickdorn https://t.co/sr0qeZg8RV #ux #podcast #servicedesign #fbtb19 pic.twitter.com/oCKdzqhbuS

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) May 10, 2019

(Listening time: 35 minutes)

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May 09 2019

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#209 Paper prototypes

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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 credited, so James and Per turn detectives for this episode and hunted down the source of the video clip, discover the back story and context plus discuss the benefits of low fidelity prototyping and rapid learning.  

At the end of the episode, we share the full background to the prototype.

(Listening time: 38 minutes)

Episode #209: Paper prototypes https://t.co/GxlkI9M24e Waste of time or valuable? #ux #prototyping #podcast pic.twitter.com/mxpbhUcBHo

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) April 26, 2019

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Apr 25 2019

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#208 Your next UX job with Jessica Ivins

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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 even your first, UX job. Jessica helps us answer them: What should you do before applying for jobs? Should you have a portfolio? How should you present your portfolio? How can we use storytelling during our interviews? How do you make best use of social media? What design tools do you really need to know about?

(Listening time: 36 minutes, transcript)

Episode 208: Your next UX job with @jessicaivins – concrete tips from Jessica about preparing yourself for your next move #ux #podcast #careers https://t.co/QuxfdhZ5e9 pic.twitter.com/e4EsyIuADi

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) April 12, 2019

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Apr 11 2019

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#207 Designing voice interfaces with Ben Sauer

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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 in this episode. There’s even a mention of fermented Swedish herring.

(Listening time: 31 minutes, transcript)

Episode 207: Designing voice interfaces with @bensauer https://t.co/yMeVP9CoS7 #ux #podcast #voiceui #voicefirst pic.twitter.com/l8NXmhkRjW

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) March 29, 2019

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Mar 28 2019

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#206 The build trap with Melissa Perri

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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 and building things, not because they deliver value to our users and customers, but because we’ve been told to or because we “own” a feature.

How do we avoid the build trap and delivering genuine value to the user and the business?

(Listening time: 37 minutes, transcript)

Episode 206: The build trap with @lissijean https://t.co/E1jttiw3Kt #ux #podcast #agile #productmanagement pic.twitter.com/cDHNcRe4ac

— UX Podcast (@uxpodcast) March 15, 2019

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Mar 14 2019

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