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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 163: Building Communities with Courtland Allen

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Why do some online communities thrive, and the others fizzle out? What is the secret sauce? Our awesome guest today is Courtland Allen, the founder of Indie Hackers. You’ll learn how to start a community from scratch, choose the right format, handle the mechanics, make it safe, and much more.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 162: Designing for Behavior Change with Amy Bucher

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How do you design a product that truly changes people’s lives? Our guest today is Amy Bucher — a UX specialist focusing on behavior-change design, and the author of Engaged. You’ll learn about the core principles of behavior-change design, how to help users achieve their goals, how accountability works, and how to craft an engaging and motivating product experience.

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Episode 161: Managing Product Versions with Max Seelemann

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Today we talk about the “hidden” infrastructure around software products — release announcements, app store assets, help documentation, and much more. Our guest is Max Seelemann, executive director at Ulysses (an award-winning writing app for Mac and iOS). He shares how their product has evolved over the years, how they meticulously approach each release, how to handle localizations, and how to nurture relationships with the press.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 160: Engaging Older Adults with Judy Dressner

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Today we’re taking a look at another industry where design can make a difference — products for older adults. Our guest is Dr. Judy Dressner, specializing in occupational therapy and gerontology. You’ll learn what challenges the senior citizens face when interacting with the world, and how software can help.

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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 158: Digital Security with Michael Buckbee

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What do we need to know about digital security as website owners and SaaS founders? Our guest today is Michael Buckbee, the founder of Expedited Security. We talk about different aspects of security online: top risks, TLS/SSL, encryption, VPNs, bug bounties, and much more.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 157: Serving Your Customer’s Customers with Adii Pienaar

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What are the implications of building software that interacts with your customer’s customers? Our guest today is Adii Pienaar, previosly the founder of WooCommerce and Conversio. We talk about his five-year journey with Conversio, product lessons learned, how to do freemium right, how to stay ethical, and much more.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 156: Ethical Cold Email with Mike Taber

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Today we’re talking about the sensitive industry of email outreach. Our guest is Mike Taber, the founder of Bluetick (as well as co-founder of MicroConf and Startups For the Rest of Us). You’ll learn about the challenges of the email industry, differences between cold and warm outreach, what makes a perfect email, and how to make sure that your software is used as intended. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 155: Writing Microcopy with Yael Ben-David

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No matter how great your software is, poor copy can still ruin the entire user experience. How do we choose the right words then? Our guest today is Yael Ben-David, a UX writer and thought leader. We talk how UX writing process works in real life, how to develop (and capture) voice and tone for your product, and how to improve your microcopy using simple proven methods.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 154: Refactoring UI with Adam Wathan and Steve Schoger

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Can developers build beautiful software on their own, without relying on a designer? One team decided to teach this knowledge, and scored massive success. Meet the brains behind Refactoring UI, Adam Wathan and Steve Schoger. You’ll learn the story of their project, their favorite design tips, and how much work goes into every bit of content they publish.

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