This week, Chris and Jon talk about the difficulty of dealing with cognitive load. Burdening users with many options or complex navigation systems can increase the amount of cognitive load. Reducing this burden can make your product easier to use! Keep listening for more tips on dealing with this tricky problem!

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This week on the Design Review, Chris and Jon discuss what it takes to land your first job as a professional designer, and answer some of the most common questions on what to do. Later in the show, we have a short discussion on equal pay! Stick around for a much longer than normal episode!

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It all started with this tweet:

https://twitter.com/machinehuman/status/695094120461643777

…which led to this Designer News post:

https://www.designernews.co/stories/63683-ask-dn-what-makes-a-designer-become-jaded

…and of course now, this episode of the Design Review!

This week on the Design Review, Chris and Jon discuss some of the negative aspects of being a designer and talk about how designers can become jaded in their careers. Later they discuss how to stop it from happening based on their own experiences. Lastly, they bring back their stories of “Good UX of the Week”!

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Chris and Jon are back in the recording studio for 2016! This week, they talk about how to prioritize your work and the power of saying “no”!

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This week, both Jon and Chris are back in the studio to discuss personas. We go over what they are, how you use them, along with some tips on how to get started. We close it out with a discussion of why people don’t seem to use them more often, along with our stories of the “Good UX of the Week!”

P.S. Here is the microphone Chris mentioned in the episode.

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This week, we were LIVE on Blab with Michael Darius, formerly a designer at Apple, to discuss UX design mentorship! This is the audio version of everything that we discussed. Thanks to the team at Blab and Michael for a great evening of discussion.

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This week, Chris and Jon talk about design critiques! If you ever had a difficult time both giving and receiving critical feedback on design, listen to this episode! Even if you’re not a designer, this episode is full of helpful information to be a better participant in a design review which will help improve your product overall!

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This week, Chris and Jon discuss the new Apple Music app! They go through the onboarding, discuss the app’s design, and talk about some possible solutions. Do you think Apple did a good job? Or have they resorted to using some dreadful UX dark patterns? Stay tuned! We have a great show for you!

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Duet Display app Chris mentioned

This week, Chris and Jon ask the most important design question in the entire universe, “Why?”. We discuss what is “Why”, why “Why” is so important, and try to figure out how to make your “Why” more obvious. Listen to this very important episode!

Some other things we mentioned on the show:

 

This week, Chris and Jon talk about one of the design industry’s least favorite topics, consistency! We discuss what it is, why it’s important, who owns it, and highlight some real world examples. Stay tuned! You won’t want to miss it!

The idea for this post was spawned from a draft of a blog post that Chris started writing. It has since been published and is available below, complete with links to all the content and articles referenced on the show!

https://ydsgn.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/consistency-and-user-experience/

Other Really Awesome Stuff

Jonathan’s new book, “Tragic Design” is now available for early release or pre-order! Yay!! If you’re interested in how design can actually save lives, or if you just want to support an amazing designer publish a book, definitely get a copy of it!

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Are you a super fan of the show? On Wednesday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. PDT, Chris and Jon will participate in a Blab talk! Don’t really know what Blab is? It’s ok. Chris doesn’t really know either! (ROFL!) But Jon has assured him that it will be fun and exciting. Information is below and definitely stop by the Blab stream to ask your witty design-related questions, or just poke fun at us!

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