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Being a great UX designer begins and ends with being a great human. We can't pour an empty cup into another. We can’t lead others where we are not. This UX podcast helps UX’ers become the best, most powerful designers (and humans) they can be. Yes, you'll discover how-to’s, but much more importantly you'll discover why-to’s. Every episode is sure to inspire and equip you on how to better fight for your users and business, and dare I say change the world (even if only for one human at a time) ...
 
Hello and welcome to making UX work; I’m Joe Natoli. Our focus here is on folks like you doing the tough, often unglamorous UX work in the real world. My guests will share their struggles, their successes, and their journey to and through the trenches of product design, development, and of course, user experience. Before we get into it, I’d like to give a shout out to our sponsor, Stache Studio — a streetwear clothing brand focusing on quality products with a positive message, inspired by th ...
 
The future is words. More businesses are investing in high quality UX writers and content strategists. Apple, Uber, Shopify, Spotify, Amazon...the list goes on. "UX Writer" is now one of the hottest jobs in tech - and around the world, too. Why? They realise writers embedded in design crews are the great differentiator. This podcast is all about those writers - who they are, where they come from, what they do...and why the work they do is so important. You've heard all about the stories of b ...
 
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Digital products don’t just live online. They are made up of people, experiences, and awe-inspiring innovation. This show shares the stories of industry-leading companies whose products have a soul, a mission, and a vision. Through engaging conversations with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and innovators, hosts Christian and Meghan explore the notion of what it takes to build better products. Better Product weaves a narrative story about the good, the bad, and the ugly of ideating and activating the d ...
 
Design Huddle is a top-rated design podcast hosted by Mustafa Kurtuldu and Ryan Warrender. Each week they step inside the minds of creative professionals from a variety of design disciplines. They explore how design impacts our everyday lives, discuss new trends, and explore how we can create better products and brands. ➡️ Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/designhuddle ➡️ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO5QaMfK3bQ3YfhTL7pCXKg #ProductManagement #UXDesign #DesignPodcast # ...
 
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After getting many questions from startup founders about starting with product design vs. product brand, Christian and Meghan take on the debate. Of course, they’re both important, but when you’re tight on cash and talent, which should you prioritize? We won’t spoil their conclusions, but here's a hint: it depends Don’t worry - Meghan and Christian…
 
On this episode we bring back one of our favorite guests - Melinda Livsey. As the founder and brand strategist of Marks and Maker, Melinda unites over ten years of professional design experience with a penchant for thoughtful customer service. Melinda’s experience with notable names like Oakley, Paramount Pictures, and Loot Crate, coupled with her …
 
My guest for Episode 18 of Making UX Work is Will Sykora, who’s been working in design for over a decade, from a start in traditional graphic design to immersing himself in digital and web experiences. He’s worked in a multitude of industries, including hospitality, financial services, and government. He’s also worked independently as a freelance c…
 
Since 2013, Fabletics has been doing things differently. They created a membership program for shoppers, which goes beyond a subscription model to build a relationship with shoppers. They also built their own tech solution because the market wasn’t mature enough to meet their needs. Their custom-built tech solution allows them to blend in-store and…
 
This week we are speaking with Karl Salisbury, a product designer working at the payment processing company Adyen. Adyen serves enterprise clients such as Uber, Wise, Spotify, eBay, Microsoft, and LinkedIn, to name just a few. Before that, he was at Booking.com, joining during the company's hyper growth phase of 2017 and the crisis of 2020 with Cov…
 
D2C is becoming the new way we buy anything. From groceries to furniture, brands are cutting out the middleman and selling their products directly to the end consumer. Next-level products are what make this D2C transformation possible. In this series, we’re talking to the people behind a few of those products: Melanie Cummings, VP of Product at Fab…
 
You’ve probably seen consumer brands drop a new line of footwear or clothing, but have you considered using the same approach with your product? We’re exploring the impact ‘product drops’ can have on your business in this episode of Better Product. When it comes to fashion brands, these product drops generate excitement and create exclusivity helpi…
 
This week Ryan and Mustafa are talking about Japanese design and how they have a persona that they present to the outside world, which is serene and straightforward, vs. their local style, which appears a lot more chaotic. They also look at other examples of international design that differ from our western styles and methods. Special thanks to Fee…
 
Our last series may have been about the future of work, but another theme emerged: how to start with design. Dominik Zane, CEO & Founder of Around, shares they are a design-focused team putting an emphasis on the seemingly insignificant details. But those are the details that add up to create the delightful experience they’re known for.…
 
In this episode, Christian & Meghan review a new app called Postdates. You read that right: It's like Postmates, the food delivery app, but with the twist of gathering all the stuff you left with your ex. That's a huge difference between the products—but the brands are nearly identical. We're calling this phenomenon of new products trailing existin…
 
Matthew R Mottola is a leading voice and entrepreneur building the ‘Human Cloud’, the remote and independent model of work that over half the US workforce will transition to within the next five years. As the author of #1 New Release The Human Cloud, he sets the standard for the Future of Work. As the CEO of Venture L, he enables freelancers and cl…
 
Here’s a fun treat I’ve never done before. In this episode I shine the spotlight on listeners Jordan Burke + Joel Ryerson who recently landed their first job in UX! Hear them tell their inspiring stories of their journey getting here while gaining some valuable insights on how you can too! I was blown away at the depth, insight, authenticity and va…
 
Organizations around the world are figuring out what work will look like now and in the future. No one has the answer, but everyone is trying to crack the code to create the ideal work environment. We’re wrapping up our Future of Work series, where we explored products that transform the way we work, collaborate, and communicate. In this final epis…
 
The week we are speaking with Kevin Marshall. He has a background deep in a number of design roles and most recently laser-focused on UX design, Kevin is a true expert in the digital space. At The Basement, Kevin helps national clients achieve success across digital products. Kevin's talent lies within being a lifelong learner. Give him a package o…
 
In a crowded space with established players, it can be hard to differentiate your product. Add in managing user expectations with your own innovative product vision, and you’ve got a real challenge on your hands. This is the challenge Kate Donahue, Head of Product Marketing at Pitch, has tackled. She joins us to share her journey to help shape the …
 
In this episode we cover the logo design news and trends, from logo mashups to rebrands. News stories covered https://www.creativebloq.com/news/combined-logos https://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design/pro-guide-logo-design-21221 https://www.creativebloq.com/news/visa-rebrand https://www.creativebloq.com/how-to/logo-typography-guide https://www.cr…
 
We’ve all felt the exhaustion of back-to-back video calls. We know studies explain some of this fatigue: seeing ourselves on camera for hours at a time, for example. But is there more to the problem? Alexander Embiricos, Co-founder of Remotion, believes that the problem is work isn’t meant to revolve around scheduled meetings. Teams need to build r…
 
In this episode, we look at content creation and several great tools you can use to streamline and scale your content creation. Tools we looked at; Veed.io is amazing for auto-generating subs conversion.ai - writes copy for you goodsalesemails.com - campaign templates Pixelhunter.io - resize photos for all platforms Grammarly - blog copy, spell che…
 
Yael Ben-David is one the most thoughtful UX writers in the industry. She’s written numerous blogs and has spoken at several conferences on how to make sure UX writers and content designers prove the value of their work. Today, we take a look at some of the regulations surrounding the fintech industry which make writing for it so difficult. Plus, w…
 
Jane Ruffino is one of the most experienced UX writers in the industry, with an extensive work history. She also teaches a UX writing course and consults to companies on their UX copy. But what makes Jane even more interesting is her studies - she’s currently pursuing a PhD in digital acheology. In this episode we talk about how she bridges that wo…
 
Andrea Drugay has one of the most experienced resumes in the content design industry. Now she works at Slack, one of the most coveted roles in all of design. In this episode, we talk about Andrea’s background, what makes Slack’s copy so special - but most importantly, how to make sure UX writers and content designers bridge the experience that’s ou…
 
The future of remote work is playful. Introducing play into a work environment doesn't make you less productive. It opens the space to be creative and it leads to better output. It’s exactly why Dominik Zane built Around. He joins our Future of Work series to share how his team identified problems with remote work and how they built a solution to f…
 
This week we are talking about the Top 10 design best practice for travel sites. Topics we cover; 'call to action' design tips, discuss the negative impact of dark patterns plus many more. About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, …
 
Tim Salau is the self-anointed, Mr. Future of Work. We had him on awhile back to spotlight his product, Guide, a B2B learning and talent development app, helping remote teams and knowledge workers learn the skills they need to succeed on the job and in their careers. One thing we wanted to bring back to our community is his point on how the future …
 
Struggling to help your team see that their work really matters? Is there a disconnect between your day-to-day and your big-picture vision? Paige Costello of Asana joins our Future of Work series to share how she and her team solve these problems. We discuss the importance of clear prioritization and outcome-oriented goals to keep your team engaged…
 
This week we talk about the biggest flops and design fo-pars in tech history, from the Galaxy phone to Blockbusters rejection of Netflix. About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation includin…
 
Bob Baxley, a Silicon Valley pioneer, takes us back in time through the history of Silicon Valley and gives us a glimpse into the future of it. Spoiler alert: He's got concerns. He reveals how every little interaction matters and motivates us to be proud enough of the work we do to want to show our friends and family...otherwise, we've got more wor…
 
A customer-first approach is tried and true, but sometimes we narrow in on customers so closely that we miss opportunities to innovate. Chris Byers, CEO of Formstack, joins us on our latest series: The Future Of Work. In our conversation we discuss the topic while previewing featured products and discussing ways of innovating efficiently. We dive i…
 
This week we are covering the top design news stories from around the world. The Stories we covered are; https://www.designboom.com/design/10-winners-from-if-design-award-2021-creatively-respond-to-the-pandemic-06-11-2021/ https://www.creativebloq.com/features/best-and-worst-web-design-trends-2021 https://www.robertcreative.com/blog/typography-tren…
 
The way we work will never be the same, from where we work to how it gets done. We’re bringing you a new series, The Future of Work, exploring products that are powering the change behind the way we work, collaborate, and communicate. Buckle up for conversations with these trailblazing leaders sharing the products they’ve built: Chris Byers, Formst…
 
This week Ryan and Mustafa try out a new trend of 'Would you rathers', looking at the fun yet the odd world of weird alternative scenarios. As per usual Mustafa tries to hack his way through. About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, survey…
 
We often have to leave part of our conversations on the cutting room floor. As we were sweeping up, we stumbled upon this clip between Christian and Christina Goldschmidt for The Minute. While today she’s the Head of Product Design, that’s not how she started and as you’ll soon hear, her unconventional career experience has been an invaluable asset…
 
This week Ryan and Mustafa look at interior design trends and how they can be applied to UX and digital design. They also talk about the perfect working environment and the meaning of design. About the hostsMustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys…
 
Design solutions happen at the intersection of business value and customer needs. If we want our teams to be able to create these solutions, we need to empower them with the information they need to understand business performance and strategy. That’s what Etsy’s Head of Product Design, Christina Goldschmidt, joins us to discuss. We talk through pr…
 
This week we are speaking to Jason Pamental, a design strategist, author, speaker, UX leader, technologist, an expert in web typography, and an Invited Expert on the W3C Web Fonts Working Group. He has worked with many organizations including Adobe, Audible, Condé Nast, GoDaddy, IBM—and given presentations and workshops at conferences all over the …
 
Josh Mauldin shows us how resolving conflict not only makes us better humans, but better designers. He challenges us to approach conflict with a growth mindset and the question, "What can I learn from this?" to help us become less anti-conflict and more pro-resolution. He articulates the difference between healthy and unhealthy conflict and teaches…
 
There’s an invisible balancing act happening in a two-sided marketplace. As a designer or product manager, how do you balance both a buyer’s and seller’s priorities? And how do you innovate on one side without disrupting the other? Nick Volpe joins us to share how he balances these two experiences as a product designer at Etsy. Nick gives us the in…
 
What’s an idea worth? Most likely, nothing. Yet, they run rampant in our businesses, across our networks, and in our minds. Leaving us with this question, is it a good idea? The truth is: if that’s what you’re asking then you’re asking the wrong question. From the creators of Better Product comes a new original show, The Business of Product. This s…
 
This week we are talking about running design reviews and how we like to run them. Ryan speaks about his consultancy experiences and how he likes to focus on a goal to improve a specific metric and Mustafa dives into a holistic way of running reviews. We also discussed the tools you can use to boost your reviews and quick wins that can help you bui…
 
Conversion is what keeps businesses alive, but to get there we have to back up to the customer outcomes and milestones that lead to conversion. Heather Campbell joins us to share her perspective on the customer journey as a Product Manager at Etsy. We discuss creativity in product management, how to create long-term buyers, and the steps that lead …
 
This past series we focused on telling stories of bets gone wrong and the ones that went right, while pulling out the things product leaders from Forbes, Hubspot, Wildbit wish they’d known along the way. While you heard from leaders across the country, we prompted listeners to ask themselves, what big bets are you taking -- or what big bets should …
 
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