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BKLYN Mixtape is a podcast from the Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons at Brooklyn Public Library. It is a show about everyday creators and makers just like you living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Listen to interviews, music, and audio shorts created in the Info Commons by staff and patrons. Hear how Brooklynites create and what inspires them as artists, print-makers, musicians, podcasters, story tellers, poets, writers, zine designers, coders and more. We're asking, what w ...
 
A podcast interested in the how's and why's of user experience research. Through interviews with industry experts and hands-on trial and error, we indulge and celebrate curiosity. Expect to test assumptions, examine methods, and engage in some old fashion experiments.
 
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My guest today is Peter Morville. Peter is a pioneer in the discipline of information architecture. Among many other distinctions, he co-authored with Lou Rosenfeld Information Architecture for the World-Wide Web, the classic O’Reilly “polar bear” book on the subject. This is Peter’s second appearance on The Informed Life podcast. I asked him back …
 
My guest today is Dr. Jeff Johnson. Jeff has been applying his background in psychology towards designing better human-computer interfaces for over forty years. He teaches computer science at The University of San Francisco, and has written several influential books on UI design. Among these, he co-authored with Kate Finn Desiging User Interfaces f…
 
My guest today is Alexis Lloyd. Alexis is VP of Product Design at Medium and co-founder of Ethical Futures Lab. Previously, she led design and innovation work at The New York Times, Axios, and Automattic. Alexis has been thinking about the future of media for a long time. In this conversation, we focus on the evolving ways we consume and produce me…
 
My guest today is Rob Haisfield. Rob is a behavioral product strategy and gamification consultant. He’s also an expert user of Roam, “a note-taking tool for networked thought.” In this conversation, we talk about Roam — what it is and how it can help you think more effectively. Listen to the full conversation Download episode 43 Show notes Rob Hais…
 
My guest today is Nataly Restrepo. Nataly is an industrial designer specialized in food design. She works as a food and beverage innovation consultant for restaurants and consumer goods, and is based in Mexico. In this conversation we explore food design and how designing for experiences calls for a holistic understanding. Listen to the full conver…
 
My guest today is Arvind Venkataramani. Alongside Adam Menter, Arvind has been working on an open source toolkit to help people design secular rituals. In this conversation, we explore what rituals are and how being more intentional in their structure and use can improve our lives. Listen to the full conversation Download episode 41 Show notes Arvi…
 
My guest today is Heather Hedden. Heather is an information management consultant specialized in taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, metadata, and indexing. She’s the author of two books, including The Accidental Taxonomist, a guide to the discipline of taxonomy creation and management. In this conversation, we explore taxonomies and why they’re i…
 
My guest today is Stephen P. Anderson. Stephen is a design leader who is focused on workforce learning and organizational development. He and Karl Fast recently published Figure it Out, a new book about how we can transform information to increase understanding. This is also the subject of our conversation; I hope you find it valuable. Listen to th…
 
My guest today is Andy Polaine. Andy is a service designer, consultant, educator, author, and podcaster. He’s co-author of the book Service Design: From Insight to Implementation and host of the Power of Ten podcast. In this conversation, we discuss service design, and how it helps organizations think more holistically about the experiences they en…
 
My guest today is Audrey Crane. Audrey is a partner in DesignMap, a UX strategy and digital product design consultancy based in San Francisco. Audrey recently published a book called What CEOs Need to Know About Design, and in this conversation, we talk about the evolving role of design in organizations and why this book is needed now. Listen to th…
 
This week on Two Top we have a lovely guest Tommy hear to talk about DB cooper and other high jacking at the time, Thomas Discusses that game everyone has been playing, Civilavation 6. Find us on, TwoTopPodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twotoppodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twotoppodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/twotopp…
 
Our first of many remote COVID podcasts and today we are joined by the lovely Meredith Banks. We discuss the raise and prestige of Tayor swift and also go into the workings of Tik Tok. Find us on, TwoTopPodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twotoppodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twotoppodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/twotopp…
 
My guest today is my friend Lou Rosenfeld. Besides publishing books — including my own Living in Information — Lou and his team at Rosenfeld Media organize and manage industry conferences. In this episode, we talk about how they transitioned the recent Advancing Research conference from an in-person to a fully virtual event. Listen to the full conv…
 
Aaron Sedley, a Staff UX Researcher at Google, is changing the way products are built. If anyone can, it’s him. After almost 16 years at Google, Aaron has seen how traditional product metrics fall short when it comes to triangulating the true experience people are having with products. He wanted a new set of metrics that would get at the heart of w…
 
Like many of us, Marie Huber’s path to human-centered research has been a winding one. However, unlike most of us, her path has taken her through Afghanistan, Iraq, and numerous service organizations around the world. She is now working in San Francisco at a social impact consultancy, and recently wrote an article about how she is applying all of t…
 
My guest today is my friend Abby Covert, also known as Abby the IA. Abby is a Senior Information Architect at Etsy. She wrote the book How to Make Sense of Any Mess, a wonderful primer on information architecture, and co-founded World IA Day. She’s also taught graduate design students and curated global conferences about design. She’s done many of …
 
When it comes to the internet, who will make up the next huge wave of people to join? At Google’s Next Billion Users project, they have a few ideas. This dedicated group of technologists is asking questions like, “what are the needs of people living in rapidly growing global communities in Mexico City or Jakarta?” And this team, largely thanks to d…
 
My guest today is Aynne Valencia. Aynne is my colleague at the California College of the Arts, where she is the former Chair of the undergraduate interaction design program. In addition to teaching at CCA, she is also the Director of Design at San Francisco Digital Services, which designs digital experiences for the citizens of San Francisco and th…
 
My guest today is Nicholas Paul Brysiewicz, the director of development of the Long Now Foundation in San Francisco, CA. The Foundation was created to foster long-term thinking, and in this conversation, Nick and I talk about how a broader time perspective can help us understand difficult times and lay the groundwork for a better future. A note abo…
 
My guest today is Christian Crumlish. Christian has led product and design teams in organizations ranging from startups to large tech companies. In this conversation, we delve into the relationship between digital product management and information architecture, and how we might be more empowered as users of these systems. Listen to the full conver…
 
We are talking about Biosphere 2 and its downfall. Also we discuss the tasty snot of the sea, Oysters. Find us on, TwoTopPodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twotoppodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twotoppodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/twotoppodcast and youtube over at http://bit.ly/2FHgEy4 For any general inquiries and fee…
 
My guest today is Peter Merholz. Peter is one of the co-founders of the pioneering UX design consultancy Adaptive Path, now part of Capital One. After leaving Adaptive Path, he has structured and led design teams in various organizations. Peter and his co-author, Kristin Skinner, wrote Org Design for Design Orgs, the book on how to organize design …
 
My guest today is Cyd Harrell. Cyd is a product, service design, and user research leader focused on the civic and government space. In this conversation, we discuss the differences between designing for civic and commercial projects and what it takes to design respectful systems that stand the test of time. Listen to the full conversation https://…
 
My guest today is Andrew Hinton. Andrew has worked in the digital design field for two decades. He’s one of the founders of the Information Architecture Institute and author of the book Understanding Context. In this conversation, you’ll learn about the foundations of information architecture and why Andrew thinks of himself as a “radical informati…
 
My guest today is Mary Parks. Mary’s background is in communications and applied linguistics, and for the past twenty years she has worked on designing voice user interfaces for digital systems. In this conversation, we focus on what voice interfaces are and how voice-driven systems work. Listen to the full conversation https://theinformeddotlife.f…
 
My guest today is Michael J. Metts. Michael designs digital products and services, with a focus on the impact of writing on the user’s experience. He and co-author Andy Welfle have written a new book on this subject. In this conversation, Michael and I discuss the relationship between writing and design, and how being more aware of how we use langu…
 
My guest today is Carol Smith. Carol is a user experience researcher at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Her focus is artificial intelligence, and prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, she worked for Uber’s Advanced Technology Group and IBM Watson. In this conversation, we discuss the benefits and limitations of artific…
 
My guest today is Andrea Mignolo. Andrea is VP of Product and Design at Movable Ink, a marketing technology company based in New York. In this episode, we discuss design as a way of being in the world, and why it matters. Listen to the full conversation https://theinformeddotlife.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/the-informed-life-episode-22-andrea-migno…
 
My guest today is Vanessa Foss. Vanessa has been planning and managing conferences for twenty-five years. She’s the founder and president of Kunverj, an event planning and management company. Vanessa and her team run one of my favorite events of the year, the Information Architecture Conference. In this episode, we discuss what it takes to manage s…
 
We are talking about Ridesharing and the fall of the new york taxi. We also go into the rocks from space. Find us on, TwoTopPodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twotoppodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twotoppodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/twotoppodcast and youtube over at http://bit.ly/2FHgEy4 For any general inquiries and …
 
This week was are talking about the history and future of concrete and the myths and stories of wormwood. Find us on, TwoTopPodcast.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twotoppodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twotoppodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/twotoppodcast and youtube over at http://bit.ly/2FHgEy4 For any general inquiries and …
 
My guest today is Chris Chandler. Chris is a partner at Philosophie, a strategic software design and development studio. He’s also a self-described “agilista,” and in this episode we discuss how designers — especially those working in agile environments — can embrace an ethical approach to their work. Listen to the full conversation https://theinfo…
 
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