Information Architecture

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 220: Best Practices in Design with Karl Gilis

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Can we ever skip user testing and simply rely on best practices? Our guest today is Karl Gilis, co-founder of AGConsult. You’ll learn what “best practices” mean, where to find them, when user testing is still necessary, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 191: From Information to Understanding with Stephen Anderson

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How can information be best learned, dissected, and communicated across teams, industries, and products? Our guest today is Stephen Anderson, the founder of the Mighty Minds Club and author of Figure It Out. You’ll hear Stephen’s thoughts on the nature of information, cognition and thinking, interaction design, the importance of team dialogue, his virtual club project, and much more. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 164: Enterprise Product Design with Rakesh Patwari

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How are the most successful enterprise products designed? Is the process any different from consumer applications? Our guest today is Rakesh Patwari, director of product design at Salesforce and a design educator. You’ll learn how the enterprise ecosystem works, how to approach complex products with the right mindset, and how to pursue a career in this field.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 159: Designing for Analytics with Brian O’Neill

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Why are some dashboards so meaningless? How can you make information helpful? Today our guest is Brian O’Neil, founder & principal of Designing for Analytics. You’ll learn how to approach data visualization thoughtfully, how to help users make their decisions, why you shouldn’t go after fancy diagrams, and why “removing everything” isn’t always your best strategy.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 129: UX Research Tools with Andrew Mayfield

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What tools and methods should you use in your next UX project? Our guest today is Andrew Mayfield, CEO of Optimal Workshop. We talk about their amazing collection of UX research tools, and dive into some of the methods — card sorting, tree testing, and others.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 127: Content Strategy with Chris Huylebroeck

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How do you structure website content based on user needs? How do you make the most important things easy to find? Our guest today is Chris Huylebroeck, a famous information architect and content strategist. We dive into the four steps of creating a content strategy: figuring out what information is needed (and why), auditing existing materials, structuring content, and presenting it to your audience.

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