This week, Chris and Jon talk about why good writing skills are essential for doing good design. Obviously other things are important too, but writing is just one of those ‘core skills’ every designer must have. Stay tuned to this episode!

Also, here’s a link to the spreadsheet to check the length of your UI text in different languages! (It’s a Google Doc)


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This week Chris and Jon talk about awful meetings, why we have to have them, and what we can do about them. There’s lots of useful information to help you have better meetings, so definitely stick around for this one!

Along with all that, we mentioned a couple other things on the show…

First, the book by Sarah Cooper:

100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to Get By Without Even Trying
Buy it now on Amazon!

We were also included on CSS Author’s list of Best UX Podcasts!
Thanks CSS Author!


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At long last, here’s episode 51! Yaaaaaayyyyyy!!! This week, Chris and Jon discuss production design and how we transition from the big idea to an implemented product. This is where the rubber meets the road, and you don’t want to miss this important episode!

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It’s episode 50 everybody! Woo! We made it! Thanks to everyone for supporting us! But what would be even cooler is if you left us a message… 😀

This week, Chris and Jon talk about why companies STILL don’t get design, and try to figure out some ways that we can all solve this big problem together. Stay tuned for a monumental episode!


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Quick note: The next episode is our our 50th! To celebrate we want to hear from YOU! What does the podcast mean to you? How has it helped your career? Head on over to our contact page to leave a written comment or Audio snippet!

This week on the design review we share our workspace setups: desk, chair, apps, plugins, everything that helps us get r’ done.

 

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Hardware

Software


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How do you create an MVP that doesn’t suck?

This week’s show came to us from one of the listeners. They asked:

How to define the MVP? How picky do we have to be after the devs implement the design? Where is the line?

Have you ever had to make an MVP before?

Jonathan and Chris dive in and share their own successes and failures, as well as their advice on how to work with engineers after you deliver a project.


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The first episode of 2017!

How do you get started in Design? What’s next after your first job? What positions should I build to? What are the possible paths for a designer to take? We discuss these important questions and more in this week’s podcast!


 

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formuction

This week, Chris and Jon have a discussion about form vs. function and created a new word: “Formunction”!!! But is it better to emphasize form or function? Can you achieve both? Listen and find out!

Here’s a link to Tobias Van Schneider’s blog post that we talked about: http://www.vanschneider.com/beauty-vs-function/

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empathy

This week’s show comes to us from a link shared on Twitter by @studioanisa (Thanks Anisa!) It’s an interview from the Harvard Business Review entitled:

Putting Yourself in the Customer’s Shoes Doesn’t Work: An Interview with Johannes Hattula

We did a whole show on empathy and how important it is for product designers to be empathetic, and it’s interesting that there’s some research to suggest that this may not be the best idea.

Here’s the link: https://hbr.org/2015/03/putting-yourself-in-the-customers-shoes-doesnt-work

It’s a short read, so don’t be afraid to click that link.

Listen to this show and let us know what you think!

 

 

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Simply put, politeness is required for better experiences with software. We enter a relationship with the products and services that we use, and if that relationship is not good, negative, or rude, we just won’t keep it around.

This week, Chris & Jon discuss the differences between polite and impolite software, and how it affects the user experience! Believe it or not, politeness matters, so stick around and listen!

 

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