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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 123: Bridging the Execution Gap in Digital Strategy with Jonathon Hensley

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According to research, 84% of digital transformation projects fail. How can we fix that? Who is responsible — the leadership or the execution team? Our guest today is Jonathon Hensley, founder & CEO of Emerge Interactive. You’ll learn how to define (and document) your vision as a product owner, build the best team possible, and drive digital projects to the desired outcome.

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Getting Started in UI/UX: How to Pursue Your Career

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UI/UX is trendy and lucrative these days. The demands are growing, too! Every day I meet more people who are just starting out in UI/UX — moving in from other design industries like print or web design, or coming in from development or product management.

This roadmap will help you pursue a professional career in UI/UX, from day one to your first paid client project and beyond. It’s definitely opinionated, and I’m sure there’s a thousand other ways to achieve your goals.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 104: Qualifying Clients with Matt Inglot

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Is that new project really worth your attention? Should you say “yes” to that new client? Freelancers and consultants face these challenges daily. Today our guest is Matt Inglot, the founder of Freelance Transformation and micro-agency owner. You’ll learn how to identify your ideal client, qualify incoming leads, organize your client intake, and avoid common red flags.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 98: Value-Based Design with Nick Disabato

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How do you measure value in such abstract industry as design? Today we continue on the topic of value-based pricing with our guest Nick Disabato, a famous designer and writer. You’ll learn how to identify and demonstrate the value of your UI/UX services, what exactly stands behind a high price tag, what KPIs to measure, and how to bring maximum business value to the table.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 97: How to Escape Hourly Billing with Jonathan Stark

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Feeling trapped in hourly billing forever? Welcome to our two-part miniseries on value-based pricing. Our guest today is Jonathan Stark, a famous consultant and author of Hourly Billing Is Nuts. You’ll learn why hourly billing is detrimental to your earnings and to your productivity, how to transition to value-based pricing, and how to conduct all the hard conversations with your clients.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 94: Optimizing Processes in a UX Team with Kurt Schmidt

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Building a product is never a simple linear process, not to mention processes in large UX teams. Our guest today is Kurt Shmidt, the president of Foundry and host of The Schmidt List podcast. You’ll learn what makes a good design team, what tools and methods are available, how to distribute tasks and make smooth transitions between different project stages.

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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 71: Getting Started in Technical Training with Reuven Lerner

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Technical training is a great place to be: instructors get paid well for teaching domain knowledge to large companies (who have dedicated budgets). But how do you get your foot in the door? In this episode, Reuven Lerner — a famous trainer, author, and consultant — gives us a detailed introduction into the industry. You’ll learn what the training process looks like, what kind of knowledge you need, and how to land your first training gig.

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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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