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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 241: Life & Death Design with Katie Swindler

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How can we design effectively for stressful situations, like life and death ones? Our guest today is Katie Swindler, design strategist at Allstate. You’ll learn the role of human intuition in high-stress situations, how to use visuals and sounds in life and death design, what situations warrant special design decisions, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 221: Behavioral Economics with Kristen Berman

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What is behavioral economics, and how can it help us design better products? Our guest today is Kristen Berman, co-founder of Irrational Labs. You’ll learn the key concepts, tips for motivating users, how behavior shapes design, resources for studying behavior, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 215: Co-Founder Relationships with Shai Schechter

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A healthy co-founder relationship is the foundation of a good business. How can we prevent conflicts and alleviate friction? Our guest today is Shai Schechter, co-founder of RightMessage. You’ll learn the story behind RightMessage, how to navigate co-founder relationships, how to leverage different skills and personality types, and more.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 209: JTBD Interviews with Alli Blum

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How can you do better at user interviews (even if the process scares you)? Our guest today is Alli Blum, SaaS researcher and strategist. You’ll learn all about the Jobs to Be Done framework, top questions to ask, biggest challenges, best practices of conduct, and more. (more…)

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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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