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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 250: The Laws of Creativity with Joey Cofone

Designers or not, we practice creativity every day. What are some of the laws that govern creativity? Our guest today is Joey Cofone, founder of Baron Fig. You’ll learn about his decade-long journey of writing the book, his advice for storytelling, why you should care about creativity, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 244: Employee Experience with Jen Briselli

What is employee experience, and how does it affect the downstream user experience? Our guest today is Jen Briselli, chief design strategy officer at Mad*Pow. You’ll learn about the components of employee experience, why organizations should care to improve it, how to map the ecosystem through a service design lens, 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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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 239: Product Management for UX with Christian Crumlish

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Can designers succeed in managing products? Is it a natural path forward? Our guest today is Christian Crumlish, product consultant and the author of Product Management for UX People. You’ll learn how product managers benefit from UX knowledge, how and when startups should focus on their PM efforts, tips for learning product management as a designer, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 238: The Allied Team Model with Anthony Armendariz

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Today we explore “the allied teams” model, which combines the benefits of a design agency and an in-house team. Our guest is Anthony Armendariz, co-founder and head of design at Funsize. You’ll learn how Anthony finds designers in a competitive hiring landscape, why enterprise clients still value agency work, what team structures work best within large companies, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 236: Customer Development with Michele Hansen

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How can you make the most of your customer interviews? Our guest today is Michele Hansen, co-founder of Geocodio and author of Deploy Empathy. You’ll learn how to get started with customer development, how to incentivize users to participate in interviews, how to structure your calls, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 235: UX Hiring with Sarah Doody

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How can UX designers position themselves to land the best suitable roles? Our guest today is Sarah Doody, UX researcher, designer and founder of Career Strategy Lab. You’ll learn what companies look for when they are hiring designers, tips for crafting your portfolio, creative ways to scope projects before starting, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 234: Asynchronous Communication with Brian Casel

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How can asynchronous conversations help us achieve work goals? Our guest today is Brian Casel, founder of ZipMessage. You’ll learn why async is so important for remote workers, how it can improve your hiring process, where realtime calls still work better, and more.
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