Users First - a UX Design Podcast
Summary: A growing podcast whose goal is to make the voices of the most technologically experienced people heard, to help designers build successful careers by becoming the most highly paid innovators.
Alan Pan, director of User Experience for over 10 years comes to talk about you can simplify communication by using powerful visuals. Alan's website: https://alanpanux.com/index.html
Learn how to become more confident in presenting your best self. With Brandie Janow, Digital strategist, we discuss useful tactics and methods to achieve a strategic mindset both on and offline that will result in a professional, creative disposition that helps establish you as both a subject matter expert and thought leader. Getting started in UX? Read the following list of articles:(https://balsamiq.com/learn/resources/advice-for-UX/)
Joey Kilrain, FET UX professor and founder of his own digital experience design company DED, is teaching us about empathy, common sense, negotiation and diplomacy. Hear how you can use these soft skills in your toolkit to get from a good designer to an effective one. Learn more about this topic here: https://balsamiq.com/learn/articles/soft-skills-ux-designers/
Eva Li, a former UX designer who turned into a Product Manager, and now runs her own startup www.immisearch.ca; describes how to manage stakeholders, the agile concept of working with developers, and how to navigate your career. Learn more on how to improve your relationship with product managers: https://balsamiq.com/learn/articles/product-managers-relationships-designers/
Jochem, Co-founder and CEO of https://www.theydo.io/, talks about how to bridge the gap between agile workflows and customer-centric workflows. He shares how understanding the three stages of Journey Management (Mapping, Frameworks, Prioritization) helps to build solutions in line with opportunities. Learn about service blueprints on Balsamiq Wire-framing academy: https://balsamiq.com/learn/articles/wireframing-service-blueprints/
Sarah Doody, a UX Researcher, Experience Designer, and Founder of Career Strategy Lab, gets in a conversation with Alessio on what hiring managers at top brands are looking for, and how you can design your own career. YouTube videos of hiring managers Playlist of interviews with UX hiring managers: https://bit.ly/3JdyYPt How to write an effective LinkedIn headline: https://bit.ly/3NSgJmb Articles Should you choose a UX specialization or remain a generalist https://bit.ly/3Jd8iy3 How to write a resume that showcases your skills and experience https://bit.ly/3r4aqlw More advice by Balsamiq Wireframing Academy on how to get started in UX: https://balsamiq.com/learn/resources/advice-for-UX/.
An insightful conversation on how to make flexible to the market, actionable, and targeted personas to bring product innovation. "Ask questions and push your status quo" - Brandon Comstock, Director of Experience Strategy and Service Design at Mad Pow - To learn more about Madpow Health Design Conference, visit HXDConf.com. and Use code UsersFirstPodcast for $100 off.
Vidhya Ravi, UX researcher with over 14 years of experience in strategy, research and marketing, shares with us how to reposition your background, rebrand yourself, and overcome major difficulties when transitioning to UXR. To learn more about Madpow Health Design Conference, visit HXDConf.com. and Use code UsersFirstPodcast for $100 off.
When presenting your portfolio, you have the opportunity to sell yourself and your uniqueness. Having the right content in your portfolio is crucial, but how you narrate its story, is the cherry on top of this portfolio cake. Listen to how Jannis Hegenwald, Design Manager at Atlassian filters out candidates in the interview process
Kristine Yuen, Senior Design Manager at Linkedin, takes us through the interview steps at large tech organizations and shares insightful information with us on how you can successfully overcome these challenges. From portfolio presentations to app critiques, take-home tasks and whiteboard challenges
Camren, User experience designer on web 3 spaces, traveler and Career Foundry mentor, talks about average UX Design salaries, how much you should get paid for your job, how to convince potential employers that you are the real deal, and a few innovative ways on how find job opportunities via web3 spaces
Paul Boshears, lead UX researcher and award-winning designer talks about how you can transition from Academia to UX Research and how impactful mentorship and networking can be for your future career.
Ale, Head of UX at Noon and ex-IDEO & General Assembly comes to the show to talk about how you can succeed in working as a solo UX Designer. It's much simpler than what you thought it would be, empathise with your peers, have fun in the process, and build a culture of communication and understanding....UX methods will follow along.
Jered Odegard, career mentor, leadership coach (CPCC, ACC) and former Head of Product Design at RedFin and Expedia, comes to the show to talk about: 1. Three paths to start learning UX 2. How to maximise your learning from the program you choose 3. Experimenting in UX. Should you do ux? Research? UI?
Asking Joe Cahill, a product design manager with over 20 years of experience, how you can successfully land your first UX role with the help of recruiters in 2022. Be honest with your expectations, do your homework on your market value and build empathy with the recruiter following up with your application.