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UI Breakfast: UI/UX Design and Product Strategy

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Rank #15 in Design category

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Join us for exciting conversations about UI/UX design, SaaS products, marketing, and so much more. My awesome guests are industry experts who share actionable knowledge β€” so that you can apply it in your business today.

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Join us for exciting conversations about UI/UX design, SaaS products, marketing, and so much more. My awesome guests are industry experts who share actionable knowledge β€” so that you can apply it in your business today.

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Great guests and fresh perspectives

By J. Barshop - Sep 19 2019
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Jane and her world-class guests provide some incredibly compelling content for those looking to get ahead of the curve and re-think what great UX should look like - and more importantly, how it should make the end-user feel. Cant recommend listening (and subscribing) to UI Breakfast enough! πŸ™Œ

Practical Advice

By CodiDog - Jul 28 2019
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The thing I love about this particular podcast is the practicality of the content. This isn't just theory or content around what the profession should (or could) be. Jane brings on guests who have real-world experience and who share that experience in a way it can often be applied. Of course, a large part of this is Jane's skill in interviewing guests. There are a handful of good UX podcasts out there and you would be doing yourself a disservice by not listening to this one.

iTunes Ratings

52 Ratings
Average Ratings
37
5
3
3
4

Great guests and fresh perspectives

By J. Barshop - Sep 19 2019
Read more
Jane and her world-class guests provide some incredibly compelling content for those looking to get ahead of the curve and re-think what great UX should look like - and more importantly, how it should make the end-user feel. Cant recommend listening (and subscribing) to UI Breakfast enough! πŸ™Œ

Practical Advice

By CodiDog - Jul 28 2019
Read more
The thing I love about this particular podcast is the practicality of the content. This isn't just theory or content around what the profession should (or could) be. Jane brings on guests who have real-world experience and who share that experience in a way it can often be applied. Of course, a large part of this is Jane's skill in interviewing guests. There are a handful of good UX podcasts out there and you would be doing yourself a disservice by not listening to this one.

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UI Breakfast: UI/UX Design and Product Strategy

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Join us for exciting conversations about UI/UX design, SaaS products, marketing, and so much more. My awesome guests are industry experts who share actionable knowledge β€” so that you can apply it in your business today.

Episode 42: Hiring for UX Positions with Sarah Doody

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Hiring a good designer has never been easy! Today I'm talking to Sarah Doody β€” a guru UX designer, teacher, and writer from New York City. You'll learn how to approach the hiring process in your particular case, whether education matters, how to navigate in the variety of design professions, and what skills to look for. Designers, on the other side, will get an insight how to better present themselves.

Podcast feed: subscribe to http://simplecast.fm/podcasts/1441/rss in your favorite podcast app, and follow us on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Today's episode is brought to you by Remarq β€” fast, professional formatting for your reports and proposals. Just focus on your content, while Remarq automatically creates beautiful PDF documents. Go to Remarq.io and use the coupon code UIBREAKFAST to get a 20% lifetime discount.

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Nov 24 2016

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Episode 69: Switching to UI/UX with Nick Babich

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How do you switch to UI/UX from another design field? What do you need to learn, and how? Today our guest is Nick Babich, the editor-in-chief of UX Planet, and we walk through all the steps in such transition. You'll learn about the skills, tools, methods, and resources to fuel your UI/UX career.

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Jul 27 2017

39mins

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Episode 137: Lean, Agile & Design Thinking with Jeff Gothelf

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There are so many design methodologies available these days β€” lean, agile & design thinking being the most popular. Could you use them side-by-side? Our guest today is Jeff Gothelf, author of Lean UX and Sense & Respond, and co-founder of Sense & Respond Press. You'll learn how to make the most out of these frameworks, help teams talk to each other, and measure customer outcomes (instead of your effort) using the right behavior metrics.

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This episode is brought to you by Abstract β€” design workflow management for product design teams using Sketch. No more searching for the right version of the file, exporting and importing between tools, or trying to consolidate feedback. Now everything is in one place! Sign your team up for a free 30-day trial today by heading over to abstract.com.

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May 03 2019

34mins

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Episode 55: Designing for Engagement with Susan Weinschenk

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How do you design products that people are actually going to use? Many answers hide in behavioral psychology. Our guest today is Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D. β€” a famous speaker, author, and behavioral scientist. How do you grab and hold user's attention? Why are micro-interactions so important? What are the seven drivers of motivation? We discuss these questions (and much more) in this value-packed interview.

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This episode is brought to you by InVision. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I’m their fan. Their collaboration and design platform makes building digital products faster and easier. See for yourself with 3 months free for UI Breakfast listeners. Visit invisionapp.com/uibreakfast to sign up!

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Mar 31 2017

59mins

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Episode 21: Becoming a UX Leader with Danny Setiawan

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Today's special guest, Danny Setiawan, is a product/UX coach for startups, and also the UX Lead for Mobile at The Economist. In this episode you'll learn how to instill the love for UI/UX into any conservative corporate environment, how to become a true UX leader, and how to address startup design needs at different growth stages.

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Jun 03 2016

44mins

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Episode 129: UX Research Tools with Andrew Mayfield

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What tools and methods should you use in your next UX project? Our guest today is Andrew Mayfield, CEO of Optimal Workshop. We talk about their amazing collection of UX research tools, and dive into some of the methods β€” card sorting, tree testing, and others.

Podcast feed: subscribe to http://simplecast.fm/podcasts/1441/rss in your favorite podcast app, and follow us on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play Music.

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This episode is brought to you by Balsamiq, the super-simple wireframing tool that can help you focus your design on what really matters to your customers. Try it free for 30 days at balsamiq.cloud.

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Jan 18 2019

29mins

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Episode 28: Psychological Principles of Persuasive Design with Victor Yocco

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How can we use psychology to inform our design decisions? Our guest today is Victor Yocco β€” UX researcher, speaker & author of the upcoming book Design for the Mind. He walks us through the key principles of persuasive design, and explains how to apply them in real-life UX projects.

Podcast feed: subscribe to http://simplecast.fm/podcasts/1441/rss in your favorite podcast app.

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Jul 25 2016

49mins

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Episode 84: Storytelling in UX with Dan Nessler

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Novelists and playwrights have been using the same storytelling principles for centuries with great success. Why not use them in UX to make your product more engaging? Today our guest is Dan Nessler, an experience director, speaker, and UX blogger. We discuss how the main storytelling principles β€” reason, hero, conflict, structure, awareness, and virality β€” can be applied in product design.

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This episode is brought to you by Tiny Reminder. Tired of nagging people? Build a simple form, set a reminder schedule, and add recipients. We'll keep sending reminders until they submit a response, providing you peace of mind. Sign up free at tinyreminder.com

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I'm always on the hunt for great guests! If you would like to see someone you know β€” or would like to be a guest yourself β€” please email me with your ideas. Let me know what they do and what topic they could talk about.

Nov 30 2017

37mins

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Episode 103: UX Personalization with Samuel Hulick

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Surprisingly, most web applications offer the same "out of the box" experience to all users β€” skipping on the opportunity to delight them with custom details. Today we talk about UX personalization with our special guest Samuel Hulick, the ultimate guru of user onboarding and the creator of UserOnboard.com. You'll learn how to make web app experience more suitable for each individual user, and how to approach personas, use cases, situations, sample data, and much more.

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This episode is brought to you by Feedier. Sick and tired of non valuable customer feedback? Meet Feedier, the next generation feedback application. Understanding your rewarded and empowered customers starts now. No more time-wasting surveys. They win, you win! Sign up for your free plan at feedier.com/uibreakfast, and get your first 3 months free on the Standard plan if you decide to upgrade.

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Apr 20 2018

34mins

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Episode 47: Using Pattern Libraries in Web Design with Laura Elizabeth

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Pattern libraries can help you streamline the design process and build a flexible system (instead of static pages). Today we're exploring this concept with Laura Elizabeth β€” a fantastic designer, writer & speaker. You'll learn how to plan and build a pattern library, how to document it, and how to make your clients fall in love with the result.

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Jan 27 2017

35mins

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Episode 79: Typography in UI Design with Rafal Tomal

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Typography might be hard to discuss in a podcast, but we're giving it a try! Today our guest is Rafal Tomal, VP of Design at Rainmaker Digital. You'll learn about the current state of web typography, why fonts play such a huge role in usability and branding, and how to make sensible font choices for your software product.

Podcast feed: subscribe to http://simplecast.fm/podcasts/1441/rss in your favorite podcast app, and follow us on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play Music.

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This episode is brought to you by Balsamiq Mockups. Balsamiq Mockups is a rapid wireframing tool that helps you work faster and smarter. It reproduces the experience of sketching on a whiteboard, but using a computer. Making mockups is fast: you'll generate more ideas, so you can throw out the bad ones and discover the best solutions. Try it free for 30 days at balsamiq.com.

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Oct 06 2017

42mins

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Episode 86: The Future of UX with Khoi Vinh

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What does the present of design look like? What does the future hold for us? Our special guest today is Khoi Vinh, the Principal Designer at Adobe. We talk about the evolution of UX industry over the last few years, as well as modern UX tools, trends, issues, and resources.

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This episode is brought to you by Tiny Reminder. Tired of nagging people? Build a simple form, set a reminder schedule, and add recipients. We'll keep sending reminders until they submit a response, providing you peace of mind. Sign up free at tinyreminder.com

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Dec 15 2017

33mins

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Episode 38: Building Creative Habits with Shawn Blanc

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Your creative skills aren't worth much until you practice them regularly. But how do you find time for that? Our special guest today is Shawn Blanc β€” author of The Focus Course, a creative entrepreneur, and my role model from years ago. You'll learn how to set goals, avoid distractions, build personal integrity, adopt the right habits, and live a truly focused life.

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Oct 27 2016

52mins

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Episode 147: Product Positioning with April Dunford

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As a founder, you always know why your product is awesome. But how do you explain it to your customers? Our guest today is the amazing April Dunford β€” a positioning expert and author of Obviously Awesome. You'll learn why positioning is so critical, how April polished her positioning method over the years, and how to find the "secret sauce" for your own product.

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This episode is brought to you by Gusto. Small businesses across the US love running payroll with Gusto. Why? Because Gusto automatically files and pays your taxes, it’s super easy to use, plus you can add benefits and management tools to help take care of your team. But here’s the thing: it’s almost 2020, and switching to a new payroll provider can be tricky. Gusto can help! Sign up today at gusto.com/uibreakfast and get three months free when you run your first payroll.

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Sep 23 2019

47mins

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Episode 111: Effective Website Navigation with Els Aerts

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We've been building websites for decades, yet each project imposes new challenges when it comes to navigation. Our guest today is Els Aerts β€” a famous usability expert, speaker, and co-founder of AGConsult. We talk about the core principles behind effective navigation, how to figure out what information deserves the spotlight, and how to avoid common pitfalls. You'll also learn how to deal with navigation challenges in different industries: government websites, ecommerce, and SaaS.

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This episode is brought to you by Balsamiq. This super easy-to-use wireframing tool can help you and your team get user interface ideas down before you start coding or sweating the details on fancier tools. Try it free for 30 days at balsamiq.cloud.

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Jun 15 2018

44mins

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Episode 101: Designing Templates with Seth Coelen

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Templates and frameworks are a whole separate design industry! Today our guest is Seth Coelen, the author of Bootsketch β€” a comprehensive library of Bootstrap components for Sketch. You'll learn the success story behind his product, and get tips for building (and selling) design resources on your own.

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This episode is brought to you by Userlist.io β€” a new tool for sending event-based email to your SaaS users. Overwhelmed with existing automation tools? Try this simple solution for converting free trials, user onboarding, and promoting specific features in your web application. To learn more, join the waiting list at userlist.io.

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Apr 06 2018

42mins

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Episode 134: UX Writing with Yuval Keshtcher

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With all technology available, words remain our #1 design tool for creating engaging experiences. How do you write an interface? Our guest today is Yuval Keshtcher, founder of UX Writing Hub. You'll learn about the craft of UX writing, how to define the voice and tone of your product, and how to capture it in a content style guide β€” like big brands do.

Podcast feed: subscribe to http://simplecast.fm/podcasts/1441/rss in your favorite podcast app, and follow us on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play Music.

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This episode is brought to you by Abstract β€” design workflow management for product design teams using Sketch. No more searching for the right version of the file, exporting and importing between tools, or trying to consolidate feedback. Now everything is in one place! Sign your team up for a free 30-day trial today by heading over to abstract.com.

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Mar 24 2019

41mins

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Episode 53: Trust Marketing with Paul Jarvis

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How do you grow an audience of true fans who trust you? How do you define your tribe? Our guest today is Paul Jarvis β€” a famous designer, author, and entrepreneur. Paul talks about the four components of his marketing formula and his unique way of doing business online. You'll learn how to build trust, fearlessly launch products, manage expectations, and grow a focused mailing list.

Podcast feed: subscribe to http://simplecast.fm/podcasts/1441/rss in your favorite podcast app, and follow us on iTunes or Stitcher.

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This episode is brought to you by Tiny Reminder β€” a simple productivity tool for freelancers and consultants. Need content or files on time? Tiny Reminder will play "bad cop" for you with friendly notifications! It works great for collecting content, feedback, files, bios, or anything else. What's best, this tool is forever free β€” sign up today!

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Mar 16 2017

46mins

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Episode 65: Measuring User Happiness with Richard Felix

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Today our goal is to get into the minds of our users, and predict when they're likely to churn. Our guest expert is Richard Felix β€” the founder of Stunning, Retained, and multiple other products β€” who knows everything (and then some) about customer retention. You'll learn about different types of churn, how to measure user happiness, and what you should do if your customer decided to cancel.

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This episode is brought to you by Tiny Reminder. Are your projects on hold and you invoices unpaid? This tool will play bad cop with your clients β€” so you don't have to. Sign up today for our Forever Free plan at tinyreminder.com.

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Jun 08 2017

35mins

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Episode 58: One Day of User Research with Liston Witherill

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How about getting out of your comfort zone? Just one day of research can bring you amazing insights. Our guest today is Liston Witherill, marketer and CEO of Good Funnel. You'll learn how to perform the most effective research activities: customer interviews, passive research, analytics, and competitor analysis.

Podcast feed: subscribe to http://simplecast.fm/podcasts/1441/rss in your favorite podcast app, and follow us on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play Music.

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This episode is brought to you by Tiny Reminder. Tired of nagging people? Build a simple form, set a reminder schedule, and add recipients. We'll keep sending reminders until they submit a response. This tool is forever free! Sign up today at tinyreminder.com.

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Apr 20 2017

41mins

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Episode 152: Illustration in UX with Krystal Lauk

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How can custom illustration make your product truly shine? Our guest today is Krystal Lauk, the founder of an illustration-led design agency. You'll learn why illustration is an integral part of the entire user experience, what brands set a good example, and how to approach the creative process.

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This episode is brought to you by Lightmatter. Have you ever wondered how top companies ship new features so quickly? Or have you ever struggled to get that awesome UX and UI you were going for? That’s where Lightmatter comes in. They act as a direct extension of design and development teams at some of the world’s top companies. Whether your company needs a new brand, website, or app, they can help. Check them out at lightmatter.com/uibreakfast to learn more.

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Dec 09 2019

23mins

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Episode 151: Powerful Case Studies with Joel Klettke

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Testimonials and case studies hold enormous marketing potential (without coming off as salesy). Our guest today is Joel Klettke, the founder of Case Study Buddy. You'll learn what makes a powerful case study, how to produce one yourself, and how to use them in your sales & marketing process.

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This episode is brought to you by Lightmatter. Lightmatter helps some of the world’s fastest growing companies design and develop their software applications. Whether you don’t yet need an in-house engineering team, or you’re busy growing the next unicorn and can’t hire fast enough, there’s an immense value in working with a group of experts like Lightmatter. Check them out at lightmatter.com/uibreakfast to learn more.

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Nov 22 2019

46mins

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Episode 150: Understanding Product-Market Fit with Derrick Reimer

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Growing a SaaS company is such a slow process. How do you know if you're on the right track? Our guest today is Derrick Reimer, a founder of several SaaS companies and a fellow podcaster. You'll learn the story of his previous SaaS product, multiple ways to validate your product idea, and what are the signals that a product-market fit is happening (or not).

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This episode is brought to you by Gusto. Small businesses across the US love running payroll with Gusto. Why? Because Gusto automatically files and pays your taxes, it’s super easy to use, plus you can add benefits and management tools to help take care of your team. But here’s the thing: it’s almost 2020, and switching to a new payroll provider can be tricky. Gusto can help! Sign up today at gusto.com/uibreakfast and get three months free when you run your first payroll.

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Nov 08 2019

45mins

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Episode 149: Tech Education for Kids with Miriam Tocino

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The tech world is complex enough to puzzle adults, not to mention children. How shall we teach them about computers? Our guest today is Miriam Tocino, the author of Zerus & Ona book series. We discuss the challenges of parenthood, how Miriam has used intuitive writing to create an engaging book experience, and how to bring up our kids with the right technical mindset.

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This episode is brought to you by Gusto. Gusto offers modern, easy payroll and benefits to small businesses across the US. And if you want your business to be all set up by 2020, you don’t want to wait! Sign up today at gusto.com/uibreakfast and get three months free when you run your first payroll.

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Oct 31 2019

29mins

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Episode 148: SaaS Websites with Josh Garofalo

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Great copy can turn your SaaS marketing website into a money-making machine. But how do you get it right? Our guest today is Josh Garofalo, a SaaS copywriter and consultant at Sway Copy. You'll learn why customer research is the most important step in the copywriting process, how exactly to approach the key pages of your website, and what mistakes to avoid.

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This episode is brought to you by Gusto. Gusto offers payroll, benefits, HR, and management tools for small businesses. Automatically file and pay your taxes. Sign, store, and organize employee paperwork online. Choose from hundreds of benefits plans to fit nearly any budget. Fast, easy, all in one place! And if you want your business to be all set up by 2020, you don’t want to wait. Sign up today at gusto.com/uibreakfast and get three months free when you run your first payroll.

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Oct 06 2019

42mins

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Episode 147: Product Positioning with April Dunford

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As a founder, you always know why your product is awesome. But how do you explain it to your customers? Our guest today is the amazing April Dunford β€” a positioning expert and author of Obviously Awesome. You'll learn why positioning is so critical, how April polished her positioning method over the years, and how to find the "secret sauce" for your own product.

Podcast feed: subscribe to https://feeds.simplecast.com/4MvgQ73R in your favorite podcast app, and follow us on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play Music.

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This episode is brought to you by Gusto. Small businesses across the US love running payroll with Gusto. Why? Because Gusto automatically files and pays your taxes, it’s super easy to use, plus you can add benefits and management tools to help take care of your team. But here’s the thing: it’s almost 2020, and switching to a new payroll provider can be tricky. Gusto can help! Sign up today at gusto.com/uibreakfast and get three months free when you run your first payroll.

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Sep 23 2019

47mins

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Episode 146: Q&A with the Userlist Team

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In this special episode, three Userlist co-founders β€” Claire Suellentrop, Benedikt Deicke, and Jane herself β€” get together to answer a few questions from the audience. They share the strategy behind their recent Product Hunt launch (which scored #1 Product of the Day), their founding story, product management techniques, and so much more.

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This episode is brought to you by Gusto. Gusto offers modern, easy payroll and benefits to small businesses across the US. And if you want your business to be all set up by 2020, you don’t want to wait! Sign up today at gusto.com/uibreakfast and get three months free when you run your first payroll.

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Sep 09 2019

44mins

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Episode 145: The Business of Mobile Apps with Sean Casto

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Today we're looking into the mobile app ecosystem, which differs dramatically from the cosy world of SaaS. Our guest to day is Sean Casto, the founder of PreApps β€” a marketing agency that has helped thousands of apps reach millions of downloads. You'll learn about the key ingredients of success in the mobile industry, and different ways to market and monetize your app.

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This episode is brought to you by Gusto. Gusto offers payroll, benefits, HR, and management tools for small businesses. Automatically file and pay your taxes. Sign, store, and organize employee paperwork online. Choose from hundreds of benefits plans to fit nearly any budget. Fast, easy, all in one place! Sign up today at gusto.com/uibreakfast and get three months free when you run your first payroll.

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Aug 29 2019

38mins

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Episode 144: Product Integrations with Rob Walling

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Integrations are a fantastic way of growing your product while providing value to your customers. However, you need to approach them carefully and strategically. Our guest today is Rob Walling, co-founder of MicroConf, TinySeed, and Drip. You'll learn how to use integrations as a customer acquisition channel, and what goes into a successful integration β€” from making the initial decision to creating support docs and co-marketing opportunities.

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This episode is brought to you by Gusto. Small businesses across the US love running payroll with Gusto. Why? Because Gusto automatically files and pays your taxes, it’s super easy to use, plus you can add benefits and management tools to help take care of your team. Sign up today at gusto.com/uibreakfast and get three months free when you run your first payroll.

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Aug 10 2019

31mins

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Episode 143: Designing for Healthcare with Chris Kiess

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Healthcare industry involves enormous resources, but has always been "playing catchup" when it comes to software. Our guest today is Chris Kiess, a user experience designer and author. You'll learn about his unique story within the industry, different areas of healthcare UX, typical use cases, professional challenges, and how to pave your own path in healthcare design.

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This episode is brought to you by Gusto. Gusto offers modern, easy payroll and benefits to small businesses across the US β€” they were even named best online payroll by PCMag. As a listener, you’ll get three months free when you run your first payroll. Sign up and give it a try at gusto.com/uibreakfast.

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Jul 27 2019

39mins

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Episode 142: Game Thinking with Amy Jo Kim

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Isn't game theory all about points, levels, and badges? Definitely not. These are all just visible mechanics, the superficial icing on the cake. Our guest today is the amazing Amy Jo Kim β€” a startup coach, game designer, best-selling author, and the founder of Game Thinking. You'll learn how to use her method with early superfans, and fundamentally shape the entire customer journey: discovery, onboarding, habit building, and mastery.

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This episode is brought to you by Airtable. With Airtable, you and your team can ideate, organize, and execute on your ambitious product vision in a single place. Quickly glance at the high level progress of all your initiatives, or drill into any of the specific details to understand how to unblock projects. Receive $50 in credit by signing up at airtable.com/uibreakfast.

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Jul 12 2019

37mins

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Episode 141: Launch Best Practices with Keith Perhac

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"Build it, and they will come" could not be a bigger lie: an effective launch is crucial to your product success. Our guest today is Keith Perhac, founder of SegMetrics. You'll learn how to turn a few random emails into a cohesive launch experience, "prime the pump" for your product, and measure the outcome β€” so that you can optimize and iterate.

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This episode is brought to you by Airtable. What would you make if you had tools designed for the way you like to create? Airtable gives you the freedom and structure to design a workflow that fits your product needs. This tool can handle any content you throw at it: screenshots, long text notes, to-do lists, and so much more. Receive $50 in credit by signing up at airtable.com/uibreakfast

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Jun 27 2019

41mins

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Episode 140: Sustainable UX with James Christie

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Environmental impact of the software industry is unbelievable. Luckily, there are people and companies who want to make a practical difference against global warming (as well as educate others). Our guest today is James Christie, an experience designer and founder of SustainableUX. You'll learn how to make sustainable choices about the way you work, what service providers you choose, how you design & code, and much more.

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This episode is brought to you by Airtable. With Airtable, you and your team can ideate, organize, and execute on your ambitious product vision in a single place. Quickly glance at the high level progress of all your initiatives, or drill into any of the specific details to understand how to unblock projects. Receive $50 in credit by signing up at airtable.com/uibreakfast.

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Jun 14 2019

35mins

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Episode 139: Understanding Account-Level Engagement in SaaS with Derek Skaletsky

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Many SaaS businesses track engagement for each user individually β€” pretending that companies don't exist. But this approach can be downright dangerous, because B2B software is all about company accounts. Our guest today is Derek Skaletsky, founder and CEO of Sherlock. We talk about best practices in tracking account-level engagement, and ways to make such data consumable and actionable.

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This episode is brought to you by Airtable. What would you make if you had tools designed for the way you like to create? Airtable gives you the freedom and structure to design a workflow that fits your product needs. This tool can handle any content you throw at it: screenshots, long text notes, to-do lists, and so much more. Receive $50 in credit by signing up at airtable.com/uibreakfast.

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May 31 2019

25mins

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Episode 138: Blogging Strategy for SaaS with Kaleigh MooreTrends come and go, but content marketing β€” particularly blogging β€” remains one of the top marketing channels for SaaS companies. Our guest today is the awesome Kaleigh Moore, freelance content writer for SaaS and ecommerce. You'll learn how to produce top-performing blog posts, promote them, leverage different media types, and make your content as evergreen as possible.

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Trends come and go, but content marketing β€” particularly blogging β€” remains one of the top marketing channels for SaaS companies. Our guest today is the awesome Kaleigh Moore, freelance content writer for SaaS and ecommerce. You'll learn how to produce top-performing blog posts, promote them, leverage different media types, and make your content as evergreen as possible.

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This episode is brought to you by LayoutLab. This design tool lets you build product landing pages in minutes: select from dozens of layouts, customize them to fit your product, and download the code when finished. Try it free for your product at layoutlab.io.

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May 24 2019

35mins

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Episode 137: Lean, Agile & Design Thinking with Jeff Gothelf

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There are so many design methodologies available these days β€” lean, agile & design thinking being the most popular. Could you use them side-by-side? Our guest today is Jeff Gothelf, author of Lean UX and Sense & Respond, and co-founder of Sense & Respond Press. You'll learn how to make the most out of these frameworks, help teams talk to each other, and measure customer outcomes (instead of your effort) using the right behavior metrics.

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This episode is brought to you by Abstract β€” design workflow management for product design teams using Sketch. No more searching for the right version of the file, exporting and importing between tools, or trying to consolidate feedback. Now everything is in one place! Sign your team up for a free 30-day trial today by heading over to abstract.com.

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May 03 2019

34mins

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Episode 136: Hidden Powers of Adobe Document Cloud with Liang-Cheng Lin

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The fist version of Adobe Acrobat was released in 1993, alongside the newly created PDF format. What has changed since then? Our guest today is Liang-Cheng Lin, senior design manager at Adobe. You'll learn about the philosophy behind their platform, how PDF has evolved into a powerful editable format, and UX challenges they face as one of the most popular tools in the world.

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This episode is brought to you by Abstract β€” design workflow management for product design teams using Sketch. Sign your team up for a free 30-day trial today by heading over to abstract.com. And if you tweet at @goabstract and @uibreakfast mentioning the show, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $500 credit to their Business plan.

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Apr 19 2019

36mins

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Episode 135: Multi-Product Portfolio Model for SaaS with JD Graffam

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Acquiring more products as a growth strategy isn't new under the sun, but seems unusual for our SaaS ecosystem. Our guest today is JD Graffam, the owner of two agencies and a portfolio of SaaS businesses. We talk about his unconventional background story, how he handles multiple products, and the strategy behind new acquisitions.

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This episode is brought to you by Abstract β€” design workflow management for product design teams using Sketch. With Abstract, you can version design files, present work, request reviews, collect feedback, and give developers direct access to all specs β€” all from one place. Sign your team up for a free 30-day trial today by heading over to abstract.com.

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Apr 05 2019

44mins

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Episode 134: UX Writing with Yuval Keshtcher

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With all technology available, words remain our #1 design tool for creating engaging experiences. How do you write an interface? Our guest today is Yuval Keshtcher, founder of UX Writing Hub. You'll learn about the craft of UX writing, how to define the voice and tone of your product, and how to capture it in a content style guide β€” like big brands do.

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This episode is brought to you by Abstract β€” design workflow management for product design teams using Sketch. No more searching for the right version of the file, exporting and importing between tools, or trying to consolidate feedback. Now everything is in one place! Sign your team up for a free 30-day trial today by heading over to abstract.com.

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Mar 24 2019

41mins

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Episode 133: SaaS Pricing with Patrick Campbell

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Pricing means so much for any product. But why are most SaaS companies shooting in the dark there? Our guest today is the famous Patrick Campbell, co-founder and CEO of ProfitWell (previously Price Intelligently). You'll learn why value-based pricing is so important, how to choose the right value metric, and how to create your subscription model based on research.

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This episode is brought to you by Abstract β€” a design workflow management tool. It empowers product design teams and stakeholders to seamlessly manage, version, and collaborate on design files. Like GitHub, but for designers. Sign your team up for a free 30-day trial today by heading over to goabstract.com.

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Mar 09 2019

29mins

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