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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 196: The ROI of UX with Mark Baldino

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How can we measure the success of our UX work as consultants? How do we even start this conversation with clients, if such metrics involve additional research work?? Our guest today is Mark Baldino, co-founder of Fuzzy Math. You’ll learn all about Mark’s consultancy and his answers to these pressing ROI questions, as well as his view on measuring user satisfaction, creating effective surveys, and more. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 193: Designing for Tablets with Mark McGranaghan

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How different are tablet interfaces to those of phones and desktops? And what makes a tablet-based app fully functional and worth building? Our guest today is Mark McGranaghan, founding partner at Muse Software and principal investigator at Ink & Switch. You’ll hear Mark’s angle on tablet interface design, industrial research, user onboarding, as well as his advice on building tools for thought. (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 190: Software Ideas with Kevin Conti

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It might seem that new software products randomly appear in a vacuum, but it’s far from true. How can product ideas be generated, validated, and successfully implemented? Our guest today is Kevin Conti, the founder of Software Ideas. You’ll hear Kevin’s thoughts on product development, validation, marketing, niche review sites, bootstrapping, and presales, as well as his advice for new founders. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 183: Customer Success with Anna Jacobsen

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Customer success as a discipline is often overlooked in early-stage companies, but it’s essential to define and fulfill customer needs. Our guest today is Anna Jacobsen, a customer success leader, and Head of Customer Success at YouCanBook.me. You’ll learn why customer success is different from customer support, and how to proactively create such opportunities in your product.
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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 181: Jobs to Be Done with Jim Kalbach

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How can businesses apply the Jobs to Be Done method to grasp and successfully fulfill customer needs? Our guest today is Jim Kalbach, author of The Jobs To Be Done Playbook and Head of Customer Experience at MURAL. You’ll learn about the human-centered approach to products and marketing, interview methods, job maps, and Jim’s definition of customer success. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 170: The Power of Workshops with Jonathan Courtney

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How can you use workshops to level up your design practice? Why are they exponentially better than regular meetings? Our guest today is Jonathan Courtney, CEO of AJ&Smart and the author of The Workshopper Playbook. You’ll learn how they transformed their business using workshops, why this collaboration method is so powerful, and how to get started with your first workshop.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 166: Continuous Product Validation with Arvid Kahl

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Should you relax once you find that mythical product-market fit? Our guest today is Arvid Kahl, the author of The Bootstrapped Founder blog. You’ll learn how to stay in touch with your market, proactively collect customer feedback, overcome technical challenges, and make sure your product remains the best solution for your audience.

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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 139: Understanding Account-Level Engagement in SaaS with Derek Skaletsky

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Many SaaS businesses track engagement for each user individually — pretending that companies don’t exist. But this approach can be downright dangerous, because B2B software is all about company accounts. Our guest today is Derek Skaletsky, founder and CEO of Sherlock. We talk about best practices in tracking account-level engagement, and ways to make such data consumable and actionable.

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