Productivity

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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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 222: The “Franchise” Philosophy with Jordan Skole

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Today we talk about “franchising” — a mental model applicable in marketing and other areas. Our guest is Jordan Skole, a marketing leader and director of product growth at AutoBooks. You’ll learn how to apply this mental model, the best timing for automating processes, tips for solving marketing challenges, the importance of side projects, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 218: Building a Calm Company with Hanne Vervaeck

Can you run a successful company while keeping a calm workplace? What practices lead to logical and thoughtful decision making, even in times of high stress? Our guest today is Hanne Vervaeck, COO at Thrive Themes. You’ll learn what “calm” means to them, practical tips on hiring, how they approach work boundaries and goals, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 216: Meeting Facilitation with Douglas Ferguson

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Can you run effective meetings and still protect maker time? Yes, and you can even transform meetings into delightful, collaborative parts of the day. Our guest today is Douglas Ferguson, President of Voltage Control and author of Magical Meetings. You’ll learn what meetings aren’t necessary, how to run meetings that are, tips on how to make those meetings magical, and more.
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