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UI Practicum #11. Real-Life UI Audit Example: BuzzSumo

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Today I’m sharing a custom UI audit report for BuzzSumo — a popular analytics tool for content marketers. I’ve always admired their product success story, and did a little dance when they asked me for UI/UX help.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 73: Minimizing UX Debt with Jack Moffett

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Does your product suffer from inconsistent behavior or performance? Then you’re probably dealing with UX debt. In this episode, we’re tackling this problem with our special guest Jack Moffett, a famous interaction designer and author. You’ll learn about three primary sources of UX debt, how to put together a UX debt inventory, how to deal with the issues and prevent potential problems in future.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 70: Articulating Design Decisions with Tom Greever

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“Selling” your work to team members and stakeholders is a huge part of designer’s success. Today we’re digging deeper into this topic with Tom Greever, UX director at Bitovi and the author of Articulating Design Decisions. You’ll learn how to communicate your decisions to all parties involved, present your work effectively, and deal with challenges like unfriendly managers or committees.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. 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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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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