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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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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 142: Game Thinking with Amy Jo Kim

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Isn’t game theory all about points, levels, and badges? Definitely not. These are all just visible mechanics, the superficial icing on the cake. Our guest today is the amazing Amy Jo Kim — a startup coach, game designer, best-selling author, and the founder of Game Thinking. You’ll learn how to use her method with early superfans, and fundamentally shape the entire customer journey: discovery, onboarding, habit building, and mastery.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 126: Company Values Done Right with Haraldur Thorleifsson

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How do you stay true to yourself when your company grows and changes? How do you document the principles for your communication and decision-making? Our guest today is Haraldur Thorleifsson, the founder & CEO of Ueno — an award-winning digital agency. We talk about his unique personal story and how it translates into their company values, tying together people in four offices around the world.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 122: Starting New Projects with David Kadavy

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How do you find motivation and energy to create something new, something you’ve been dreaming of? Our guest today is David Kadavy, the famous author of Design for Hackers, and we talk about his latest book — The Heart to Start. You’ll learn how to effectively start new projects, combat procrastination, find an audience, and fuel your creativity.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 119: Emotional Targeting with Talia Wolf

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We want to be smart and rational, but emotions are the biggest drivers for every decision we make — both in B2B and B2C. Today our guest is the amazing Talia Wolf, a conversion optimization specialist, trainer, and speaker. You’ll learn why people buy things, how to figure out the pains and emotions of your website visitors, and boost conversions using her famous “emotional targeting” method.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 118: Customer Top Tasks with Gerry McGovern

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Before designing anything, how do you figure out what your users need in the first place? Today we’re diving into Top Tasks Management framework developed by Gerry McGovern, a famous UI/UX expert and author of six books on customer experience. You’ll learn why addressing the top tasks is a key to customer success, and how to define and manage them for your project.

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