Users First - a UX Design Podcast show

Users First - a UX Design Podcast

Summary: Users First is a design podcast for any senior and newcomer in UX/UI Design. If you are beginner in UX Design, this podcast gives you enough resources to rise and excel in your field, as we often talk about courses, portfolios, networking tips, and much more! While if you are a Senior Designer, Users First can be an entertaining way for you to keep your motivation levels high, while getting all the knowledge on the latest design methods to stay on top of the curve. Every Monday of each week a new guest comes to talk about their expertise in the tech industry, and an episode is streamed on all available platforms

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 #21 - Emphasising design to clients - with strategist Christian Richards | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:26

Christian Richards is an enthusiastic, strategically minded individual with a passion for solution driven thinking. Christian is a former UX recruiter and a current strategist at Equator. Topics covered in this episode: ✅ Christian's journey to UX Design ✅ Employers expectations when recruiting UX/UI Designers ✅ How to make clients understand the importance in design ✅ Becoming a Strategist ✅ Tips for new designers and graduates Enjoy this episode! Get in touch with Christian: https://bit.ly/381QKGc Get in touch with Alessio: https://www.alessioux.com/

 #20 - Research Driven Design - with Brandon Reynolds, Founder of Further.global | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:20

Brandon is a User Experience Designer and founder of "Further.global", a website application for job seekers, recruiters and employers. Topics discussed in this episode today: ✔️ General assembly immersive program ✔️ Ways to document your learning journey in UX, gain exposure and get prospective employers attention ✔️ Events and online groups to join remotely ✔️ The design process behind the making of Further.global, a job seeking web application on its way to expansion. ✔️ The importance of Research when building a product Links mentioned in the episode: Further Global: https://further.global/ Brandon's journal: https://www.brandonreynolds.design/general-assembly-journal Brandon's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonreynoldsdesign/ Diamond design process

 #19 - The impact of design in Health - with Adam Rotmil | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:11

Adam is design and product lead at AstraZeneca, one of the world’s foremost bio pharmaceutical companies, and he is also a former interaction design leader at Fjord, a global design firm with 27 studios and over 1,000 design professionals. Today we’ll talk about how Adam can turn ideas into life-changing medicines and digital products that improve patients’ lives and benefit society, and we'll also touch base on his past experiences in the design industry, mentoring, teaching, volunteering, and much more. Adam is a volunteering mentor at ADP List with InVision, and at UX coffee, where he co-leads the Black solidarity initiative, and he is also a product design teacher at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Adam has decided to open his own Podcast and share other people's journeys in a Podcast called “ Still iterating” where he chats about mentorship, growth, and design trends with other amazing people. Enjoy this episode! You can listen to Adam's Podcast here: https://www.stilliterating.com/ You can visit's Adam blog and his contribution to Design at: https://adam.design/

 #18 - How to conduct successful usability testings, with David Hamill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:11

David works as a consultant for start-ups and large corporations and he is also a design advisor, providing feedback to designers on their work. David is a UX specialist and his favourite areas of UX involve research, and usability testings. In this episode David shares with us what it takes to conduct a successful usability testing and the power of this research method. Get in touch with David: https://www.upux.biz/ Read his articles on Medium: https://medium.com/@david.hamill David Travis UX course: https://www.udemy.com/user/davidtravis/

 #17 -The importance of learning - Taking user experience design from Brazil to Canada | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:41

What does it take to become a good User experience designer? Marcos sets the example of an excellent work ethic, taking his 12 years of digital expertise all the way from Brazil to Ottawa. We also discuss how important it is to have accredited certificates, receive awards to gain exposure, and always be looking for Constructive feedback. Marcos also shares a book with us that lets you practice your design thinking with UX exercises. Moreover he explains why he made some changes in the industry, along with what a mature company to work for should look liike The design thinking process is different in some countries, but why? and how can you find a company that suits your design skills? Find out the answer to these questions in the full audio of the podcast episode. Book mentioned in the podcast episode: https://productdesigninterview.com/ Marcos website: https://bit.ly/3ichghE

 #16 - Simplifying decisions with Rob Gifford | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:44

In this episode we talk about how users can be making decisions in a very simple way, and how they can feel more in control of the product they are using. We also touch the topic of remote research and collaborative design sprints / workshops through online whiteboards like Miro. If you want to learn more about Simplified decisions and choice architecture, Rob explains these topics very well during a workshop: https://www.madpow.com/insights/2019/11/simplifying-decisions-and-choice-architecture If you would like to get know Rob and see his top notch case studies, you can visit his site at https://www.giffordux.com/ If you would like to get in touch with me, we can can connect on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alessio-ferracuti-100ba4169/

 #15 - New Season - End of Summer 2020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:33

New season of users first. Contact me for feedback, improvements, or if you would like to suggest a guest! you can fill out the form at the end of this page: https://www.alessioux.com/about

 #14 - Summer Break announcement - Even I need a break! - We'll be back in September | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:01:31

I am not Iron Man, and even I need a summer break! I will be back in September stronger than ever, in the meantime, let's connect and tell me what you think about the podcast. What would you like to see more? what do you think we should talk about more? Any topics you want us to talk about? Drop me an e-mail at: alessioferracuti@outlook.com Send me a message on Linkedin: https://bit.ly/2Bz2a6H

 #13 - Uizard's Co-Founder talks about rapid prototyping and why Uizard is such a unique tool in UX | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:02

Uizard's Co - Founder, Florian van Schreven, comes to Users First to talk about the latest up and coming prototyping tool he is been working on for the past 2 years and a half. Try Uizard's private Beta, it's still free for now! https://uizard.io/

 #12 - Being a product designer in Silicon Valley - with Lily Anna | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:58

Lily is an experience product designer in Silicon Valley as well as a one of the most followed tik tok influencers for product design and UX. In this episode, Lily takes the time to share with us many insights of her mindset and work habits, as well as what is like to be working in the San Francisco area. Listen to the end, as she also gives the titles of her favourite books, and how they helped her make her working style more efficient. Follow Lily on Tik Tok: @designalily Follow her meetup in San Francisco and her other social media profiles: productdesignlife.com/join

 #11 - UX Designer and Instagram influencer in Toronto @trupsfolio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:45

Trupti's website: https://truptishirodkar.com/work.html Trumpti's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trupsfolio/ Wonderful chat with Trupti about freelancing, her journey to design and the way she approaches work and businesses.

 #10 - Agile methodologies, Digitalisation in Business, and Users needs, with Gavin Dale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:07

Today, with Gavin, we’ll be talking about agile methodologies that he uses in the industry, tips for businesses and startups during these difficult times of Coronavirus, and why digital transformation is so important in all industries. We’ll also talk about the Scottish Tech Army, an organisation that helps businesses with the challenges posed by coronavirus, and also an opportunity for new designers to get exposure. Gavin's contact: https://bit.ly/3fKzGFl Links mentioned in this episode: https://www.scottishtecharmy.org/ Follow Alessio on his Channels Website: https://www.alessioux.com/ Instagram: https://bit.ly/2UKJ5Uv Twitter: https://bit.ly/2xtpj8e Linkedin: https://bit.ly/2UpYL0l

 #09 - Freelancing, books, and Transitioning to UX Design, with @aga.ux | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:22

In this episode we talk about freelancing, books where you can learn design thinking, and how Aga transitioned to UX Design. Aga's Instagram: @aga.ux Alessio's Instagram: @alessio.ux

 #08 - User Research in Virtual reality and Portfolio tips for UX Designers - with Theo Johnson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:40

Theo Jhonson is a master graduate in Human-Computer Interaction and holds a Bachelors degree in cognitive psychology. He has been researching users for many years, especially in the emerging industry of AR and Virtual reality! Get in touch with Theo: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theojohnson3001/ Theo's portfolio: https://uxfol.io/theojohns91

 #07 - Graphic Design to UX Design - suggestions on design books, with Sara Brunettini | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:02

Sara is a Product Designer with 5 years of experience, and she is currently part of the design team at Crunch, crafting design solutions for their software and website. She also works remotely with individuals, startups and small businesses helping them build websites and digital products that stand out. Enjoy this episode with me and Sara! Sara's Instagram: @saretta.ux

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