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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.Read more
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 — the founder of Stunning, Retained, and multiple other products — 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.Read more
Freemium is a wildly popular pricing model these days. But how do you make the free plan work for your business, not disrupt it? Today our guest is Bridget Harris, CEO and co-founder of YouCanBook.me. You’ll learn why freemium is a great marketing tool, why free and paid users almost never overlap, and how to find the right balance between free and paid features. I already applied many of Bridget’s tips in Tiny Reminder and am very grateful for her advice!Read more
UX collaboration can be a challenge for people in the same room, not to mention distributed teams! Today our guest is Brent Heckerman, the founder or D-Fusion UX Design & Strategy, who now works with RealtimeBoard to help them build a great collaboration platform. In this super-actionable episode we walk through the key principles, tools, scenarios, and tactics for remote UX workshops.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Video is rapidly gaining popularity as a training format. But no shortcuts here — it’s hard to produce! Today we’re getting together with Ed Vinicombe, the founder of UXClub.com. He shares the story of his UX training platform, and gives us an overview of his production process. You’ll learn how to start shooting videos, how to prepare content, and how to behave in front of the camera.Read more
How do you introduce your software into a foreign market? How do you even make an informed decision about it? Our guest today is Joe Leech, UX and product consultant, and the author of Psychology for Designers. He has run research and design projects in 38 countries, and happy to share his experience — peppered with stories and amazing facts. You’ll learn why international UX goes way beyond translation, how to approach new countries, why some markets are particularly challenging, and how to do research when your customers speak a different language.Read more
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. (more…)
Pricing is hard! But it’s particularly challenging for designers, when the value of your work is so intangible. Our guest today is Nathan Allotey — web designer, digital marketing strategist, and the author of Freelance Jumpstart. Our goal is to help you create your own successful pricing strategy! We talk about different ways of charging for design work, explaining value, hourly vs daily billing, tiers, packages, and much more.Read more
With this free email course you’ll conduct a simple do-it-yourself audit of your web app: eliminate the obvious design flaws, gain control of your features, and start building the UI that customers really want.