Productivity

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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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 232: Designing Conversations with Daniel Stillman

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What frameworks can we use to guide better conversations? Our guest today is Daniel Stillman, conversation designer and executive coach. You’ll learn about several conversational modes, why it is important to have conversations with ourselves, how mentorship is different from coaching, 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 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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