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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 200: The Power of Branding with Dennis Field

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Today we celebrate episode #200 with Dennis Field, who was our first guest when the podcast started in 2014. Dennis is the brand specialist at InVision, and the founder of Happy Patron. We talk about branding — the buzzword of the century. How do we define it, and how do we apply this knowledge to UI/UX design? What is the user’s role in your brand’s story? You’ll hear Dennis talk about his work process, brand amplification, storytelling, finding your “why”, employee branding, and the various facets of brand love. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 192: World Wide Waste with Gerry McGovern

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As product people, we handle vast amounts of data without thinking about the environment. We make copies and backups of everything, and even our devices are powered to the max. Can we do better? Our guest today is Gerry McGovern, the author of World Wide Waste. You’ll learn about the current risks associated with data waste, along with Gerry’s tips on digital sustainability and minimizing your footprint. (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 187: Emotional Design with Adi Mazor Kario

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Real behavior change is fueled by emotion. How can designers leverage this universal truth to enhance their products and impact user journeys? Our guest today is Adi Mazor Kario, a design strategist, innovation expert, and author. You’ll learn about emotion-based innovation, empathizing with users, trust-based onboarding, and applying emotional design in a variety of industries.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 178: Your Personal Design Style with Meg Lewis

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“Being yourself” is an important success factor, especially in creative industries. So how can designers explore their own personal design style without fear? Our guest today is designer, comedian and performer Meg Lewis. You’ll hear Meg’s tips on determining personal style while unlearning norms and standards, and how to confidently inject that style into your client work and other projects.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 176: Leadership for Designers with Ryan Rumsey

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How can designers take business leadership roles? What skills can make them more relevant in the entire business system? Our guest today is Ryan Rumsey, the founder of Second Wave Dive and the author of Business Thinking for Designers. You’ll learn about the various types of leadership, as well as the tools and strategies designers can use at the decision-making table. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 174: Staying Focused with Nir Eyal

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Why don’t we always do what we plan or promise? Distractions have been around forever, but there are methods of overcoming them. Our guest today is Nir Eyal, the author of Hooked and Indistractable. You’ll learn all about distractions and the reasons behind them, as well as Nir’s expert tips on managing your time effectively. (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. (more…)

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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 149: Tech Education for Kids with Miriam Tocino

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The tech world is complex enough to puzzle adults, not to mention children. How shall we teach them about computers? Our guest today is Miriam Tocino, the author of Zerus & Ona book series. We discuss the challenges of parenthood, how Miriam has used intuitive writing to create an engaging book experience, and how to bring up our kids with the right technical mindset.

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