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Charles Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. He graduated from DePauw University in 1898, where he met and eventually married Mary Ritter Beard, one of the founders of the first greek-letter society for women, Kappa Alpha Theta. Many of his books were written in collaboration with his wife, whose own interests lay in feminism and the labor uni ...
 
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Anna and the Gapminder foundation work to promote a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand. They want to help all of us move away from a dramatic worldview that is stressful, wrong and contributes to poor decision-making. “We realised people thought they knew what the world was like around them, but they were usually wrong.” Anna Rosling…
 
How will your design be used in 10,000 years? When we produce designs and create technical systems we rarely think in such time-frames, yet many of today’s technology includes ideas decades old, even hundreds. Anthropologist Genevieve Bell joins us to talk about digital anthropology, cyber physical systems, and the new educational needs that have a…
 
“This is about people. It’s about communication”, says Ola. The ways in which organisations are structured and managed are still in many ways rooted in the history of the industrial revolution. To evolve away from this requires care, being human centred and probably a disruptive event on a social level. We talk about doing good work requires happy …
 
Cyd Harrell has been working with civic tech for over a decade, and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience during that time. She’s gathered that experience and knowledge and created a friendly guide for those of us who work, or want to work with technology in the public sector. We talk about the types of projects, partnerships, and pe…
 
Episode 246 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – We discuss developer experience and even “internal” developer experience plus mobile interface testing and the challenges of multi-device, multi-browser testing generally. Article one is The Brief Guide to Testing Mobile Interfaces by Andrew Yevtushen…
 
We all have cognitive biases, flaws in our reasoning and judgement due to our personal beliefs and hidden pattens that we’ve subconsciously adopted over time. David Dylan Thomas joins us to discuss cognitive bias and how we can design for it and work with it. In his book, David splits the topic of bias into 4 chapters – “What is Bias?”, “User Bias”…
 
Form and survey specialist and author Caroline Jarrett joins us on this classic episode of UX Podcast. Unsurprisingly we chat about surveys and forms beginning with the subject’s roots in data capture and motion studies. Amongst other things we talk about the four steps involved in answering a question and problems such as non-response error and co…
 
What does it mean to understand something? How do we take information and create understanding? We talk to with Stephen Anderson and Karl Fast and do our best to Figure It Out. we talk about the challenge of making something understandable, different theories of cognition including embodied cognition, how some things we often consider wrong or mist…
 
Episode 241 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time the articles are about “privacy privilege” and the gulf between other professionals and web development plus how design systems haven’t perhaps delivered on the expectation to improve collaboration. Article one is Check your privacy privileg…
 
In this classic UX Podcast interview we talk to Lisa Welchman about our responsibility as designers and creators of digital products, services and information. A thought-provoking and philosophical chat about the way we work and should work. “Are you doing your best work right now?” asked Lisa at UXLx back in 2015. A call to... The post #240 Archit…
 
Everything is a story. Every product experience is a story. Anna Dahlström, author of Storytelling in design joins us to talk about how we can manage, choreograph and narrate that story. We discuss story structure, managing the multiverse, choose your own adventures, happy and unhappy journeys – We also ask Anna how traditional storytelling is... T…
 
Tim Kariotis talks to us about privacy. What is privacy? How do we go about embedding privacy into design and understanding the privacy and social norms around information? How do we make sure that we treat user’s data in a way that doesn’t make them uncomfortable? We talk about “that icky feeling” you get when... The post #238 Embedding privacy wi…
 
Mar Murube joins us to talk about the experience of interviewing vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic and what we can do to help ourselves and those being interviewed. It’s not a simple matter of “just” switching to remote interviews. There’s a general increased level of anxiety in many communities. Interviews may not go as... The post #2…
 
What makes you anxious when using the internet? We talk to David Swallow about the ways in which websites can make us stressed, irritated and cause serious problems for people with panic and anxiety disorders. We also talk about possible solutions, some of the technical challenges as well as the practical ones. How to find... The post #235 Internet…
 
Eva-Lotta Lamm joins us to talk about sketching, visualising and using visualisations for uncovering and exploring problems. We also talk about giving people permission to do rubbish drawings – to get over not being good enough, how to make your visualisations more robust, and how to draw straight lines. We don’t waste time trying to... The post #2…
 
Richard Whitehand has been working hands on with usability testing for decades. He’s spent more hours than anyone we know in a usability lab testing with users. He joins us to talk about the benefits of usability testing, which are more than just discovering issues with your design. We also talk about developing a culture... The post #233 Usability…
 
Amy Bucher, author of Engaged – designing for behaviour change, joins us to talk about how psychology can influence the design of digital products. Behaviour change design is the application of psychological science to the creation of products or experiences in order to influence specific behaviours in users. We talk with Amy about the difference..…
 
Designing with words – writing is designing. We talk to Andy Welfle and Michael Metts about how you can go about applying a design methodology to your words. In a conversation based around the content in their Rosenfeld Media book Writing is designing, we learn how to be intentional about content, to have the courage... The post #231 Writing is des…
 
What is growth marketing? We were curious so we asked Swedish digital marketing expert Sara Öhman to join us and explain what is it and share some of the methods and processes she has in her toolbox. Sara is one of the leading experts in social media and digital marketing in Sweden and has taught... The post #230 Growth marketing with Sara Öhman ap…
 
Six years have passed since Erika Hall published Just Enough Research. Recently she’s released an updated second edition. We took the opportunity to talk to her about her book and research. What exactly is research and how do we know we’ve done enough of it? We talk about making sure you’ve got clear business goals... The post #229 Just enough rese…
 
Episode 228 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time the articles are: The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox and Three Principles for Designing Machine Learning-Powered Products. Article one is The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox by Anthony Tseng. This controversial and misleading article argues…
 
In this classic interview from 2015, we talk to Lori Cavallucci and Amy Silvers to learn more about imposter syndrome – what is it and how it effects us. Why does our branch in particular seem to suffer from it? What can we do to deal with it and can it be a good thing... The post #227 Imposter syndrome with Amy Silvers & Lori Cavallucci (UXP Class…
 
How is improvisation, or improv as it’s known, be relevant to those of us working with UX? Mike Gorgone joins us for an entertaining look into how it’s useful and how you can practice it. We learn how improv can help with creative thinking, team building, meetings, but also listening and building trust. Mike shares... The post #226 Improv with Mike…
 
Nir Eyal joins us to discuss some of the ideas and topics covered in his two books, Hooked and Indistractable. In his work with digital ethics Per has frequently pushed back against attempts to influence people without their informed consent. And on UX Podcast we frequently discuss the dangers of oblivious design. In September, Per... The post #225…
 
Jeanne Liedtka, author of multiple books around design thinking and organic growth, was visiting Stockholm and we had the opportunity to talk to her in person about design thinking and the business value of design. We also talk about why design thinking matters, why it’s okay to not be perfect, the nuances of value creation... The post #224 The bus…
 
Becki Hyde, Design Practice Lead at Pivotal, joins us to talk about how to make “Magic with Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration”. Collaborating by actually working together and creating a balanced team with design, product Management and developers. We also get into multiple projects versus submersion in one big thing, job titles, power dynamics, empo…
 
Josh Seiden and Jeff Gothelf have together written the books Lean UX and Sense and Respond. We learn how they used their own methods to develop their second book based on the feedback from their first. We also discuss how to make change happen, using recipes as a starting point (rather than letting them become... The post #222 Sense and respond wit…
 
Kim Goodwin, three-time guest on UX Podcast and a person we have huge amounts of respect for joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about decision systems – Design systems are often a good investment, but do they give the highest rate of return? No says Kim, changing how we make decisions gives... The post #221 Decision systems with Kim Goodw…
 
Episode 220 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time the articles are: version 2 of the Lean UX Canvas, and how a positive user experience could increase conversions. Article one is Lean UX Canvas V2 by Jeff Gothelf. Three years ago Jeff published his... The post #220 Positive user experience …
 
How do i facilitate someone’s discovery? Stephen Anderson has a passion for learning, teaching and facilitating and helps us in this episode think about how we can help both ourselves and others along their journey as a designer. We talked to Stephen about teaching, workshops, tools, coaching, facilitating, leadership – and the future of designers.…
 
The Feedback loop – it’s not just about giving, but also about asking, receiving as well as acting on the feedback you’ve been given. Claire Lew joins us to share how we can be great a culture of feedback. One of the main benefits of receiving feedback is that it fills in the blindspots. But... The post #218 Feedback with Claire Lew appeared first …
 
Chris Noessel, UX veteran and many-time UX Podcast guest, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about randomness – a broad philosophical topic with a rich history and some interesting applications for creativity and design. We move from tarot reading through haruspication to a 20th century French movement for constrained writing, and all... …
 
In this classic episode, Nathan Shedroff and Christopher Noessel, authors of Make It So, join us to talk about interaction design lessons from science fiction. For a number of years Nathan and Chris have been collecting and investigating interfaces seen and used in science fiction, that research has now made it into book form. We... The post #216 M…
 
People worry that machines are going to get too smart. The bigger problem right now is that they aren’t smart enough. Daryl Weir, mathematician and data scientist joins us to talk about machine learning and AI. We discuss the impacts of seeding systems with biased data, how our designs and algorithms evolve and impact beyond... The post #215 Machin…
 
Episode 214 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time they’re a research paper about a large scale accessment of dark patterns used on shopping websites, and the story of a health platform roll-out in Denmark. Article one is Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from... The post #214 Lost in transla…
 
Lindsey Aitchison, spacesuit designer at NASA, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about the challenges and process of designing the equipment astronauts need to wear in order to survive and work in space and other extra-terrestrial environments. We reflect on the similarity between “space” design and “regualar” digital design. We talk abo…
 
How can we stay up-to-date in a world constantly in flux? Kate Rutter, designer, teacher and co-host of What Is Wrong With UX joins us to talk about how to embrace continious learning and personal growth. We talk about a world of serial careers, being relaxed about tools and methods, recruitment – and the usefulness... The post #212 Continuous lear…
 
Laura Kalbag, author of Accessibility for Everyone, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about accessibility and also disruptive design patterns. We discuss accessibility by default, data collection and business models as well as using the web for good. “engagement that doesn’t serve a users’ intentions is addiction.” Laura Kalbag (Listenin…
 
Marc Stickdorn, co-author of This Is Service Design and This Is Service Design doing, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about how to get service design truly embedded in organisations. We discuss how service design is design, our over-focus on processes, tools and methods, the ROI of service design, how to know... The post #210 Embedding…
 
In April 2019 the Interaction Design Foundation tweeted an article from their archives about rapid prototyping. Attached to the tweet was a short video of someone demonstrating a paper prototype. The response, mainly to the video clip, divided the design world in two. It was either “waste of time!” or “fantastic!”. The video was not... The post #20…
 
Preparing for your next job is like saving for retirement says Jessica Ivins. Start putting yourself out there ahead of time, thinking about what you would like your next job to be and do a little bit to prepare on a regular basis. We get lots of questions related to looking for your next, or... The post #208 Your next UX job with Jessica Ivins app…
 
We have high expectations for voice interfaces, after all we’ve been talking since birth. It’s natural and nuanced. Ben Sauer joins us to help us navigate the complex world of designing for voice. Multimodal – listening and replying, designing voice first, touch free design, error handling, prototyping voice interfaces – we cover a great deal... Th…
 
The build trap is something many organisations fall into. Building features for the sake of building them. Melissa Perri, author of Escaping the build trap joins us to talk about what organisations and product managers can do to avoid it. Do you know why you design and build the things you do? Often we are designing... The post #206 The build trap …
 
Designing sound – or perhaps designing with sound. Sound is part of the user experience and can be added and removed, and in both situations sound needs to be considered and designed. James and Danwei extract some wisdom from audio experience designer Aaron Day, co-author of Designing With Sound along with Amber Case. We get practical... The post #…
 
The #10yearchallenge involves posting a photo of yourself from 2009 along with a present day photo. We have our own UX Podcast version for you. We look back to UX in 2009 and look forward to what the state of UX could be in 2029. To help look back and speculate, Per and James are... The post #203 Ten year challenge with Bruno Figueiredo appeared fi…
 
Physical places and digital places. Together with Jorge Arango we discuss concepts from the physical world of architecture and buildings and apply them to the world of digital design. Lisa and James talk to Jorge about systems, structure and sustainability. We reflect on how disposable our digital places are and how the context given to... The post…
 
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