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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 107: Growing Design Teams with Andy Vitale

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How do you help a team of creative professionals achieve their best results? Our guest today is Andy Vitale, the director of user experience at Polaris Industries. You’ll learn how to manage and grow an in-house design team, bring new members up to speed, and optimize the UX process.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 99: Running a Product Agnostic Team with Natalie Nagele

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What comes first, the product or the team? Without any doubt, the team is #1 priority for Natalie Nagele, co-founder and CEO of Wildbit. We discuss their strategy around multiple SaaS products, how they became a product agnostic team, and how they juggle resources while staying focused and productive.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 94: Optimizing Processes in a UX Team with Kurt Schmidt

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Building a product is never a simple linear process, not to mention processes in large UX teams. Our guest today is Kurt Shmidt, the president of Foundry and host of The Schmidt List podcast. You’ll learn what makes a good design team, what tools and methods are available, how to distribute tasks and make smooth transitions between different project stages.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 80: Design Systems Engineering with James Stone

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Designing good experiences is hard, but what about bringing your designs to life? This topic has always been my biggest professional frustration. Today our guest is James Stone, an independent design systems engineering consultant. You’ll learn how design systems can help alleviate the pain, and how to speed up the development process using frameworks, templates, starter projects, and living (coded) style guides.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 77: UX Roadmapping with David Pasztor

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The biggest thing about UX roadmapping is that… there’s no such thing. “Your UX roadmap is a product roadmap,” says David Pasztor, the founder of UX Studio and the author of Product Design. In this episode, you’ll learn what makes a good roadmap, how to plan for something that will inevitably change, what tools to use, and how to run a roadmapping workshop with your clients.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 70: Articulating Design Decisions with Tom Greever

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“Selling” your work to team members and stakeholders is a huge part of designer’s success. Today we’re digging deeper into this topic with Tom Greever, UX director at Bitovi and the author of Articulating Design Decisions. You’ll learn how to communicate your decisions to all parties involved, present your work effectively, and deal with challenges like unfriendly managers or committees.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 63: Enterprise UX for Distributed Teams with Brent Heckerman

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UX collaboration can be a challenge for people in the same room, not to mention distributed teams! Today our guest is Brent Heckerman, the founder or D-Fusion UX Design & Strategy, who now works with RealtimeBoard to help them build a great collaboration platform. In this super-actionable episode we walk through the key principles, tools, scenarios, and tactics for remote UX workshops.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 61: Building Successful UX Teams with Alberto Orsini

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What defines a successful UX team? How do you create one? Our guest today is Alberto Orsini, UX designer and co-founder at Takt Digital, previously the UX manager at HBO. We talk about the four pillars of user experience success, the ideal team structure, the hiring process, interacting with the rest of the company, and much more.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 42: Hiring for UX Positions with Sarah Doody

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Hiring a good designer has never been easy! Today I’m talking to Sarah Doody — a guru UX designer, teacher, and writer from New York City. You’ll learn how to approach the hiring process in your particular case, whether education matters, how to navigate in the variety of design professions, and what skills to look for. Designers, on the other side, will get an insight how to better present themselves.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 29: Solving UX Problems Through Games & Workshops with Andy Parker

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In this episode we’re exploring a very unique, creative approach to user experience design. Andy Parker, digital consultant and UX designer, is a big fan of collaborative onsite workshops. You’ll learn how to get all decision-makers together in one room, and how to solve design challenges with creative games and exercises.

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