Design

UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 248: Mapping Conversations with Rebecca Evanhoe

These days, you can talk with the digital things around you, like voice assistants and chatbots. How are these experiences designed? Our guest today is Rebecca Evanhoe, co-author of Conversations with Things. You’ll learn about the four pillars of conversational design, what prototyping looks like for this field, how to develop a personality for your voice application, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 245: Engaging In-product Experiences with Pulkit Agrawal

What’s the best way to drive product engagement without getting in the user’s way? Our guest today is Pulkit Agrawal, co-founder and CEO of Chameleon. You’ll learn why less is more in onboarding, practical tips on how to conduct A/B testing of your onboarding process, why it’s important to understand the pain point from the user perspective, and more
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 243: Orchestrating Customer Experience with Gene Lee

What is customer experience, and why does it involve a multi-disciplinary team? Our guest today is Gene Lee, the Chief Experience Officer at Mailchimp. You’ll learn about the “bookends” and curating touchpoints in the customer journey, conducting experience reviews, using Voice of the Customer data to prioritize roadmaps, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 242: Introducing Fun Into Your Work with Rafa Conde

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How do we bring fun into our work and design? Our guest today is Rafa Conde, founding designer at Along Video. You’ll learn strategies on how to design freely within bounds, elements of design that contribute to delight, tips on how to manage time with the goal of enjoyment, and more.
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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 240: Designing for Play & Delight with Richard Ward

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Can play and delight be an afterthought? Or must they be integral to a product from day one? Our guest today is Richard Ward, chief design officer at Otter.ai. You’ll learn how to balance designing for delight and utility, how to bring joy to product users, ways to get design inspiration, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 230: Design Systems for SaaS with Pek Pongpaet

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How can design systems help us build products more efficiently? Our guest today is Pek Pongpaet, founder of Impekable, an award-winning agency. You’ll learn the importance of design systems, why documentation for these systems is important, how to organize design components, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 229: Object-Oriented UX with Sophia Prater

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How can object-oriented UX help designers solve complex product problems? Our guest today is Sophia Prater, UX designer and coach specializing in OOUX. You’ll learn why object-oriented thinking is well-suited for design processes, how a shared vocabulary enables collaboration, practical mapping tips, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 227: Product Design Exercises with Artiom Dashinsky

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How can we leverage product design exercises in our hiring process? Our guest is Artiom Dashinsky, author of Solving Product Design Exercises and founder of Swag Fair. You’ll learn how to prepare for interviews as a designer, how to evaluate designers as a manager, tips for building your design portfolio, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 226: Building an Agency Brand with Massimo Zefferino

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How do you build an agency that lasts the test of time? Our guest is Massimo Zefferino, founder of zfactor — a 23-year-old brand strategy and design agency. You’ll learn some practical design tips, why “niching down” is important for growth, how having fun and staying true to your brand is crucial, and more.
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