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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 131: Design Sprint with Jonathan Courtney

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Design Sprint is an extremely productive five-day framework for solving design problems. Not only it returns immediate results, but it also gets everyone on the same page and brings the best ideas to the surface. Our guest today is Jonathan Courtney, CEO and founder of AJ&Smart. You’ll learn what makes sprints so effective, what exactly happens during these five days, and how to get started with your next client.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 130: Deep Work with Jonathan Anderstrom

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There are many creative methods to stay productive; this story is no exception! Our guest today is Jonathan Anderstrom, co-founder and president of Creed Interactive. We talk about the deep work culture in their agency, and their unique way of seamlessly blending onsite and remote collaboration.

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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 123: Bridging the Execution Gap in Digital Strategy with Jonathon Hensley

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According to research, 84% of digital transformation projects fail. How can we fix that? Who is responsible — the leadership or the execution team? Our guest today is Jonathon Hensley, founder & CEO of Emerge Interactive. You’ll learn how to define (and document) your vision as a product owner, build the best team possible, and drive digital projects to the desired outcome.

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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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