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UI Practicum #10. Is Full Customization Always the Best Choice? (Three Ways to Handle Reminders)

Every single day founders (myself included) are bombarded with feature requests. Our gut instinct is to rush ahead and provide as much customization “power” as we can. But do users really need endless choices? Today we’ll explore three possible levels of customization. You’ll see how three web applications handle reminder settings in totally different ways.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 66: Designing for Travel Tech with Jenny Shen

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Niching down is a great strategy for UX professionals, and travel tech is no exception. Today our guest is Jenny Shen — an independent UI/UX designer, travel tech specialist, and digital nomad. You’ll learn about different types of travel tools, common UX challenges, how travel companies create quality content, and how to get started in this prosperous industry.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 62: Teaching Design Theory with Jarrod Drysdale

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What’s the best way to teach design skills? How do you connect theory with practice? Today our guest is Jarrod Drysdale — designer, writer, and author of multiple educational products. You’ll learn what makes a good course, how to show-and-tell, and why it’s difficult to capture the real-life design process on screen.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 61: Building Successful UX Teams with Alberto Orsini

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What defines a successful UX team? How do you create one? Our guest today is Alberto Orsini, UX designer and co-founder at Takt Digital, previously the UX manager at HBO. We talk about the four pillars of user experience success, the ideal team structure, the hiring process, interacting with the rest of the company, and much more.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 54: Documenting UX Reviews with Jean-Michel Lacroix

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We all understand the value of UX reviews (also known as usability reviews or UI/UX audits). But how do you document your expert opinion? Today our guest is Jean-Michel Lacroix — co-founder of Capian, a tool for conducting usability reviews. You’ll learn what hardships UX consultants face while documenting their reviews, why enterprise clients always ask for PDF reports, and why branding matters.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 52: Data-Driven Design with Brent Palmer

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How do you make sure your design efforts are effective? There’s no bigger mistake than just guess! Brent Palmer, a design lead at Zendesk, walks us through the tools and methods for data-driven design. You’ll learn how to approach customer research the right way, why testing is important, and how to deal with the research results.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. 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 — a fantastic designer, writer, and 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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UI Breakfast Podcast. 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 — 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.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 29: Solving UX Problems Through Games & Workshops with Andy Parker

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In this episode we’re exploring a very unique, creative approach to user experience design. Andy Parker, digital consultant and UX designer, is a big fan of collaborative onsite workshops. You’ll learn how to get all decision-makers together in one room, and how to solve design challenges with creative games and exercises.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. 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 — 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.

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