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Episode #91: Beyond Jakob's Law: A Conversation with Jakob Nielsen
Episode #91: Beyond Jakob's Law: A Conversation with Jakob Nielsen
Usability has evolved significantly since 1983 with advancements in technology. Jakob Nielsen highlights the importance of AI, iterative design, and usability heuristics in UX design. He advises UX professionals to adapt to emerging technologies, observe users, and stay updated through mentorship and research to succeed in the evolving UX field.
Steven Samuels
Episode #90: How to Create a User Obsessed Company Culture with Jared Spool
Episode #90: How to Create a User Obsessed Company Culture with Jared Spool
In this podcast episode, Jared Spool explores the challenges organizations face in adopting a UX design-focused culture. He discusses the importance of understanding users' needs and experiences, making them the center of decision-making. Jared shares strategies for overcoming resistance to change, winning over skeptics, and building a thriving UX culture through education, training, and strong leadership. He highlights the role of feedback loops, continuous learning, and strategic thinking in creating exceptional user experiences. Jared's insights provide a roadmap for organizations looking to prioritize UX design and measure success by the impact on users' lives.
Steven Samuels
Episode #89: Advancing UX Maturity for Researchers with Thomas Stokes
Episode #89: Advancing UX Maturity for Researchers with Thomas Stokes
Thomas Stokes, co-founder of Drillbit Labs, shares insights on UX research, emphasizing human factors, adapting methods to industries, and advancing UX practices. He discusses ROI, storytelling, and stakeholder engagement, offering career advice in UX research.
Steven Samuels
Episode #88: Designing with a Problem-Solving Mindset with Ruben Cespedes
Episode #88: Designing with a Problem-Solving Mindset with Ruben Cespedes
Ruben Cespedes, a design expert, discusses adaptability, learning, remote collaboration, AI's impact on design, emphasizing continuous learning, experimentation, and adaptation to new technologies. He stresses the role of mentors, communities, effective communication, and human connection in remote teams, advising against blindly following trends and emphasizing problem-solving and user-centric design.
Steven Samuels
Episode #87: Empathy, Storytelling, and Design Systems with Mitchell Clements
Episode #87: Empathy, Storytelling, and Design Systems with Mitchell Clements
Mitchell, an engineer turned UX designer and product manager, shares insights from his journey, highlighting the value of foundational research and user engagement in shaping actionable product strategies. He discusses building design systems, managing growth, and aligning UX with business goals, offering advice to aspiring professionals.
Steven Samuels
Episode #86: Effective Communication in Design Leadership with Josh Klenert
Episode #86: Effective Communication in Design Leadership with Josh Klenert
Josh Klenert, Chief Design Officer at Bakkt, shares insights on crafting user-centric experiences in the latest Samelogic podcast. Discover how empathy, research, and adaptability drive innovation across industries, from crypto to entertainment. Klenert discusses balancing creativity with regulations, championing inclusivity, and the evolving role of design leadership.
Steven Samuels
Episode #85: How to Transition from Generalist to Specialist with Julia DeBari
Episode #85: How to Transition from Generalist to Specialist with Julia DeBari
Julia DeBari, a seasoned UX designer, shares her fascinating industry journey on the Samelogic podcast. From her early days in interaction design to navigating the challenges of a rapidly evolving field, Julia offers valuable insights into the world of UX. She discusses the shift towards specialization, the potential impact of AI, and the importance of ethics in design.
Steven Samuels
Episode #84: How To Master The Art of Creation with Bob Baxley
Episode #84: How To Master The Art of Creation with Bob Baxley
Bob Baxley, a seasoned Silicon Valley UX Designer, shares his journey in software design and unique perspectives on Apple's culture, his experience working with Steve Jobs, leadership challenges, and the impact of his Autism Spectrum Disorder on his work.
Steven Samuels
Episode #83: How to Chart Product Path with Siddharth Ilangovan
Episode #83: How to Chart Product Path with Siddharth Ilangovan
Sid cracked the code to climb from business analyst to senior product leadership at Autodesk, Amazon and more. In this insider podcast, he downloads hard-won insights on understanding customers, navigating PM roles, crafting strategies, championing users amidst dissent, leveraging data in tough calls, and learning to turn weaknesses into strengths.
Steven Samuels