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UX Podcast

UXPodcast™ is a twice-monthly digital design podcast - hosted by James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom - sharing insights about business, technology and people since 2011. We want to push the boundaries of how user experience is perceived and boost your confidence in the work you do.

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#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.

30 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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#176 The insane growth of UX

Episode 176 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention.

18 Jan 2018

Rank #2

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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...

29 Dec 2016

Rank #3

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#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.

11 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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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.

2 Feb 2017

Rank #5

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#153 Ruthless Prioritisation

Episode 153 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention.

16 Mar 2017

Rank #6

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#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.

26 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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#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...

21 Jun 2018

Rank #8

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#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...

4 Jan 2018

Rank #9

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#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.

29 Mar 2018

Rank #10

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#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.

16 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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#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...

13 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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#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...

20 Jul 2017

Rank #13

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#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.

6 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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#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...

2 Mar 2017

Rank #15

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#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.

26 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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#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...

2 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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#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.

3 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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#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.

1 Mar 2018

Rank #19

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#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.

30 Aug 2018

Rank #20