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UX Podcast is for those who are passionate about balancing business, technology and people within the realm of digital media. Moving the conversation beyond the traditional realm of User Experience. Hosted by Per Axbom & James Royal-Lawson every othe...Show More
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#150 Dark Patterns with Harry Brignull

34:46 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Harry Brignull joins us to talk about “dark patterns”. Harry coined the phrase back in 2010 to describe the design patterns used on websites to deliberately trick us into doing something. We discuss some examples as well as the ethics behind implemen...Show More
#168 Articulating more design decisions with Tom Greever

34:34 | Sep 28th, 2017

2 years since Tom’s book Articulating Design Decisions was released we catch up with him again and ask what he’s learnt – is there anything he would now do differently? What have readers of the book found challenging? We explore the boundary of persu...Show More
#192 Values are the experience with Kim Goodwin

34:34 | Aug 30th, 2018

Organisational culture – or values – is our design medium rather than pixels or code. Kim Goodwin joins us on the back of her UXLx 2018 talk “Values are the experience” to discuss how we can enable organisations to make the decisions that allow great...Show More
#176 The insane growth of UX

38:10 | Jan 18th, 2018

Episode 176 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention. Article one is A 100 Year View of User Experience by Jakob Nielsen. “For all practical purposes, the growth in UX is still to come. I’m predicting that ...Show More
#169 Reintroduction to Information Architecture with Donna Spencer

30:31 | Oct 12th, 2017

We get a reintroduction to information architecture with Donna Spencer. Donna shares with us some of the methods and tools she teaches as part of her workshops as well as look at some of the challenges that information projects can throw at you. We r...Show More
#164 Engaging with compassion with Eric Meyer

35:49 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Through his own tragic experience after the death of his young daughter Rebecca to cancer, Eric Meyer explains to us how the ideal outcome we design for isn’t the only outcome. We need to use our design skills to humanise the web. We ask how we can e...Show More
#154 Closure experiences with Joe Macleod

44:45 | Mar 30th, 2017

We talk Closure experiences with Joe Macleod. The lack of endings was something that Joe kept noticing again and again. There are so many examples in the digital space where there wasn’t an end, or there was an expectation of controlled or ability to...Show More
#148 Lostness

32:13 | Jan 5th, 2017

Episode 148 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. The first article is Decision Frames: How Cognitive Biases Affect UX Practitioners.  Kathryn Whitenton explains how we are all vulnerable to cognitive...Show More
#141 The death of web design

31:14 | Oct 13th, 2016

Episode 141 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. The first article has the title Is web design dead in 2016? Marcus Bransbury suggests that web design is shifting focus from aesthetics to user experi...Show More
#211 Disruptive design patterns with Laura Kalbag

35:23 | May 23rd

Laura Kalbag, co-author of Accessibility for Everyone, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about accessibility and also disruptive design patterns. We discuss accessibility by default, data collection and business models as well as using the...Show More
#210 Embedding service design with Marc Stickdorn

35:21 | May 9th

Marc Stickdorn, co-author of This Is Service Design and This Is Service Design doing, joins us at From Business To Buttons to talk about how to get service design truly embedded in organisations. We discuss how service design is design, our over-focu...Show More
#209 Paper prototypes

38:32 | Apr 25th

In April 2019 the Interaction Design Foundation tweeted an article from their archives about rapid prototyping. Attached to the tweet was a short video of someone demonstrating a paper prototype. The response, mainly to the video clip, divided the de...Show More
#208 Your next UX job with Jessica Ivins

36:32 | Apr 11th

Preparing for your next job is like saving for retirement says Jessica Ivins. Start putting yourself out there ahead of time, thinking about what you would like your next job to be and do a little bit to prepare on a regular basis. We get lots of que...Show More
#207 Designing voice interfaces with Ben Sauer

31:08 | Mar 28th

We have high expectations for voice interfaces, after all we’ve been talking since birth. It’s natural and nuanced. Ben Sauer joins us to help us navigate the complex world of designing for voice. Multimodal – listening and replying, designing voice ...Show More
#206 The build trap with Melissa Perri

36:46 | Mar 14th

The build trap is something many organisations fall into. Building features for the sake of building them. Melissa Perri, author of Escaping the build trap joins us to talk about what organisations and product managers can do to avoid it. Do you know...Show More
#205 Evil genius

31:36 | Feb 28th

Episode 205 is a link show. James and Jonas discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention – this time they’re about how lying can make you creative and when (and how) to do user research. Article one is Are you an evil genius? How dishones...Show More
#204 Designing with sound with Aaron Day

29:01 | Feb 14th

Designing sound – or perhaps designing with sound. Sound is part of the user experience and can be added and removed, and in both situations sound needs to be considered and designed. James and Danwei extract some wisdom from audio experience designe...Show More
#203 Ten year challenge with Bruno Figueiredo

33:42 | Jan 31st

The #10yearchallenge involves posting a photo of yourself from 2009 along with a present day photo. We have our own UX Podcast version for you. We look back to UX in 2009 and look forward to what the state of UX could be in 2029. To help look back an...Show More
#202 Digital places with Jorge Arango

40:24 | Jan 17th

Physical places and digital places. Together with Jorge Arango we discuss concepts from the physical world of architecture and buildings and apply them to the world of digital design.   Lisa and James talk to Jorge about systems, structure and sustai...Show More
#201 Consistency

29:29 | Jan 3rd

Episode 201 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time they’re about Consistency in design and polarity mapping. Article one is Consistency in Design is the Wrong Approach by Jared Spool. “We ofte...Show More
#200 Retrospective with James Royal-Lawson & Per Axbom

50:42 | Dec 20th, 2018

200 Episodes! Almost 5 days of podcast content recorded over 7 and a half years. To celebrate this milestone, Lisa Welchman and Anna Dahlström host this special episode of UX Podcast. Their guests in Episode 200 are podcasters, designers and web geek...Show More
#199 Physical prototypes with Kathryn McElroy

31:43 | Dec 6th, 2018

Prototyping doesn’t need to be limited to screens and pages. Making physical prototypes with electronics isn’t as complicated as it perhaps sounds. Kathryn McElroy joins us to talk about being a multi-modal designer, bridging the gap between physical...Show More
#198 Connected content with Carrie Hane

38:02 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Given the benefits of producing content first, why do we still usually leave it to last? Carrie Hane ,co-author of Designing Connected Content, joins us to talk about how we can work smarter and better with producing – designing – content. We talk ab...Show More
#197 Mental health with Jennifer Akullian

33:24 | Nov 8th, 2018

Mental health is something that isn’t discussed openly at the workplace. The tech industry has a higher rate of mental health issues than many other industries. Stress, burn-out, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety. We talked to Jennifer Akullian, ...Show More
#196 Accessibility for designers

39:17 | Oct 25th, 2018

Accessibility and inclusive design is something we’ve regularly mentioned during the years, but we’ve never had a dedicated show about accessibility in general.  We talk about what accessibility means for UX designers and what you can, and should do ...Show More
#195 Infused design with Jared Spool

38:54 | Oct 11th, 2018

Imagine you could just draw a concept on a whiteboard and everyone just got it and got on with it. That’s what a design infused organisation looks like. Jared Spool joins us to talk about the growth stages understanding and the growth states of UX in...Show More
#194 Research on the fly with Cyd Harrell

34:34 | Sep 27th, 2018

Cyd Harrell has done all kinds of user research. At the beginning of this episode Cyd tells us of the time she live streamed a user interview from a vehicle while the participant was using a mobile device whilst driving. There are times where a user ...Show More
#193 Designing democracy with Dana Chisnell

40:31 | Sep 13th, 2018

“Voting in American is hard. There are far more steps than people realise” said Dana Chisnell. We talk to Dana about democracy as a design problem. We look at how the design of civic engagement impacts on both registration and participation and how t...Show More
#191 Ergonomics with Kevin Cannon

33:22 | Aug 16th, 2018

By and large our focus in recent times has been on websites and apps, but increasingly we are going to be asked to design things in physical contexts; terminals, IoT devices, lifts. We talk to Kevin Cannon about ergonomics and UX design – The meeting...Show More
#190 Thinking in triplicate

36:51 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Episode 190 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention. Article one is Thinking in triplicate by Erika Hall. “Because so much value inheres in a digital intermediary, the interface/interaction design is the b...Show More
#189 Contrasting design worlds with Namrata Mehta

30:21 | Jul 19th, 2018

Namrata Mehta is a design researcher and innovation consultant, focused on bringing user-centered approaches to public service delivery in emerging economy contexts. We talk to Namrata about the challenges of working with UX within the context of a c...Show More
#188 Designing elevators with Reetta Ranne and Jussi Hiltunen

38:37 | Jul 5th, 2018

Lifts and elevators are things that we love to talk about in UX circles. Every lift seems able to become the starting point for a user experience conversation. To answer all the questions we have about elevators we talk to Reetta Ranne and Jussi Hilt...Show More
#187 Jobs to be done with Tony Ulwick

24:09 | Jun 21st, 2018

Jobs to be done is a tool that comes up regularly in UX circles. But exactly what is it? We talk to Tony Ulwick, author of Jobs to be Done: Theory to practice. The framework helps to break down the job that customers want to get done into discrete st...Show More
#186 Augmented reality with Boon Sheridan

34:44 | Jun 7th, 2018

In the summer of 2016, Boon Sheridan started noticing people gathering outside his home, staring at their phones. Pokemon Go had launched and Boon’s converted church was a Gym. This was Boon’s introduction to the game and how it made use of Augmented...Show More
#185 Gaming behaviour with Kellee Santiago

35:00 | May 24th, 2018

Kellee Santiago said that when making Journey they wanted to “make a game that creates a renewed sense of faith in humanity”. They wanted to make a game that was inclusive and was appealing to people who perhaps didn’t normally play video games. We t...Show More
#184 Accreditation with Zoe Rose

38:10 | May 10th, 2018

“If it sounds like I am saying that design is not a profession, then yes – that is exactly what I am saying. We are not. Without a code of ethics and a body to enforce it, we’re barely even a trade. Maybe less – most trades have accreditation or at l...Show More
#183 Meeting design with Kevin Hoffman

35:47 | Apr 26th, 2018

“When I first joined the workforce, I was unprepared for how much of my work would be dependent upon the success or failure within meetings”. Kevin Hoffman has been both fascinated and frustrated by meetings throughout his career. Meetings are part o...Show More
#182 Semantic building blocks

27:49 | Apr 12th, 2018

Episode 182 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention. Article one is The Secrets of Semantic HTML5 for Document Structure — a Guide by Jason Barnard. “HTML tags tell the browser how to display the content o...Show More
#181 Product strategy with Richard Banfield

35:51 | Mar 29th, 2018

“Product strategy is a product of product vision” says Richard Banfield. In this show Richard shares his thoughts on product strategy, the sharing of language and culture within a team, the importance of psychological safe space, product team challen...Show More
#180 Mobile frustrations with Lina Hansson

39:05 | Mar 15th, 2018

What frustrates people when using mobile sites? Lina Hansson is a conversion specialist at Google. Recently Google has tested almost 500 websites in retail, travel and finance verticals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa on mobile. Lina talk t...Show More
#179 Net Promoter Score with Jared Spool

35:21 | Mar 1st, 2018

“NPS is the KFC of satisfaction scores – it’s everywhere and not good for you”. Jared Spool isn’t a fan of Net Promoter Scores. They are a poor metric, weirdly calculated and easily gamed. Jared says we need to stop using NPS and pay attention, prope...Show More
#178 Games user research with Veronica Zammitto

34:46 | Feb 15th, 2018

Game UX – doing research for video games. It’s a relatively young field, coming to the forefront of the gaming industry during the last 5-10 years. We talk to former psychologist Veronica Zammitto who is now the Director of UX research at gaming gian...Show More
#177 GDPR with Heather Burns

38:43 | Feb 1st, 2018

On May 25, 2018, GDPR comes into effect throughout the EU. Heather Burns joins us to help us understand the implications. The General Data Protection Regulation aims to return control back to people in Europe. It raises a lot of questions about how w...Show More
#175 Human centred design with Alastair Somerville

33:30 | Jan 4th, 2018

We are constantly simplifying the world around us and the people within it. This is a perfectly understandable reaction to the messy things we have to work with. But with every step back we are building a wall between the user and what it is to be hu...Show More
#174 UX Panel game – without hesitation, repetition or deviation

47:42 | Dec 21st, 2017

UX Podcast Panel game. Inspired by the legendary panel game devised by Ian Messiter we bring you a UX Podcast Christmas Special. We try to speak uninterrupted for 60 seconds about a given UX related subject. Chaired by Jonas Söderström our panel incl...Show More
#173 Building a team with Alissa Briggs

35:09 | Dec 7th, 2017

Alissa Briggs has mastered design leadership. We talked to her during EuroIA in Stockholm where she had held a presentation entitled Race to the Top: Building Skyscrapers & Design Teams that Soar.  In this interview Alissa shares her experiences of –...Show More
#172 Re-branding with Jon Bergsman

40:15 | Nov 23rd, 2017

After over 6 years, UX Podcast is re-branding. Updating or changing your brand doesn’t happen in a vacuum, it impacts everything, including the user experience – but that impact is, in our experience, often overlooked or underplayed. We talk to Jon B...Show More
#171 Surviving UX with Eric Reiss

35:12 | Nov 9th, 2017

IA, IxD, SEO – all of these and more come under the canopy of UX. “I don’t think any of us can truly call ourselves UX designers, although that’s a very convenient title” said Eric Reiss towards the beginning of our conversation. The environment we w...Show More
#170 Discovery with Dan Brown

31:25 | Oct 26th, 2017

We need to ask the big hard questions at the beginning of the process so we can make good design decisions later. We talk to Dan Brown about the discovery phase or perhaps as Dan suggests the discovery mindset. Not too fast and not too slow. “The mor...Show More
#167 As a user…

30:27 | Sep 14th, 2017

Episode 167 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. Article one is Questions To Ask As A New Designer On The Team by Jason Cashdollar. “I couldn’t wait to start the project. It seemed like a textbook de...Show More
#166 Oblivious design

35:28 | Aug 31st, 2017

Per recently launched a service called DickPicLocator to highlight not only the bullying and abuse many people face through digital media, but also the amount of data that we are (often unwittingly) sharing. “Oblivious design” – is how we, as designe...Show More
#165 Enterprise stories with Donna Lichaw

26:06 | Aug 17th, 2017

Donna Lichaw returns to UX Podcast for another chat, this time we focus on how stories could be used when working with Enterprise UX. Donna is the author of The User’s Journey. In the book Donna explains the idea of storymapping. How, when, and why t...Show More
#163 Design systems with Jina Anne

37:13 | Jul 20th, 2017

Jina Anne joins us to talk design systems. Jina has for a number of years worked as the lead designer with the Lightning Design System at Salesforce and has been working with style guides since 2004. We dive right in and ask what a design system. How...Show More
#162 Co-creation and an army of partners with Katie Dill

29:43 | Jul 6th, 2017

Katie Dill, Director of Experience Design at Airbnb, joined us in the Green Room at From Business To Buttons. A journey is both offline and online. It all comes together in the user experience – but what happens when you, as a UX designer, can’t cont...Show More
#161 Get people to Take action with Susan & Guthrie Weinschenk

35:07 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Susan and Guthrie Weinschenk work together as The Team W. They like to take behavioural economics, neuroscience and behavioural psychology; combine them, and apply them to design. We chatted to them after the Stockholm leg of their “How to get people...Show More
#160 I need more sleep 💤

35:05 | Jun 8th, 2017

Episode 160 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. Article one is Emojis: Tools for Emotions Communicating affect in text messages by Monica Riordan “Being unbound by linguistic rules, they engage a us...Show More
#159 Politics or design? with Mike Monteiro

31:36 | May 25th, 2017

We locked Mike Monteiro in a room at From Business To Buttons here in Stockholm and had a chat. “So, do you want to talk about design or politics?” That was the question that Mike posed to the audience at the start of his presentation earlier in the ...Show More
#158 Shoot for The Moon with Jaime Levy

25:33 | May 11th, 2017

Jaime Levy, author of UX Strategy joined us in the green room at From Business To Buttons. We talked about Jaime’s Hyperloop study – the personal journey that led her there and why. Andy Warhol, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk. We talk about the importance of ...Show More
#157 Listener phone-in (part 2)

29:48 | May 4th, 2017

James, Per and Danwei were gathered in Studio Axbom to take questions from you, the listeners, in the 9th UX Podcast Listener phone-in.  This is part 2 of the highlights we’ve extracted the 2-hour live session. In part 2 we discuss social media share...Show More
#156 Listener phone-in (part 1)

32:16 | Apr 27th, 2017

James, Per and Danwei were gathered in Studio Axbom to take questions from you, the listeners, in the 9th UX Podcast Listener phone-in.  This is part 1 of the highlights we’ve extracted the 2-hour live session. We are asked to give our book recommend...Show More
#155 Channels of misinformation with Alan Cooper

28:18 | Apr 13th, 2017

How are designers tackling the idea of ethics? We start the episode with Alan using politics and democracy as a vehicle for highlighting the importance of ethics in our work as digital practitioners and the massive impact our work has on the world. W...Show More
#153 Ruthless Prioritisation

33:49 | Mar 16th, 2017

Episode 153 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. Article one is Ruthless Prioritization by Brandon Chu. “All high functioning teams must prioritize. Not once a month, not once a week, but rigorously,...Show More
#152 Shortcuts

34:42 | Mar 2nd, 2017

We take a deep dive into Keyboard shortcuts, or hotkeys in this topic show. We dig into how to decide and design what keyboard shortcuts to have in your web app. What are keyboard shortcuts? Are they the same thing as Accesskeys? What standards and c...Show More
#151 Liminal thinking with Dave Gray

38:49 | Feb 16th, 2017

Dave Gray wants to change the way you think. By changing the way you think you can achieve the change you want says Dave. His latest book Liminal Thinking gives you a set of principles and practices to follow. Liminal Thinking is “the art of creating...Show More
#149 War Stories with Steve Portigal

34:21 | Jan 19th, 2017

For a number of years Steve Portigal has been collecting user research war stories. The stories describe experiences researchers have had whilst doing fieldwork. Awkward, morally challenging, painful, unsuccessful. We talk to Steve about the benefits...Show More
#147 Listener phone-in (part 2)

29:29 | Dec 29th, 2016

This is part 2 of highlights from our 8th UX Podcast Listener phone-in.  On a dark December afternoon James, Per and Danwei gathered in Studio Axbom to chat and take calls from you, the listeners for a 2-hour live show. We discuss living in a VR worl...Show More
#146 Listener phone-in (part 1)

28:12 | Dec 22nd, 2016

James, Per and Danwei open the video channels for the 8th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. On a dark December afternoon gathered in Studio Axbom to chat and take calls from you, the listeners. This is part 1 of the highlights we’ve extracted the 2-hour ...Show More
#145 Complexity with Jonas Söderström

39:26 | Dec 8th, 2016

Jonas Söderström joins us to talk about complexity. We like to think that we have make the world better through digitalisation, but perhaps all of the productivity gains were actually in the very early days of computing. We hear of the Productivity p...Show More
#144 Anticipatory design & cross-channel ecosystems with Sarah Doody & Andrea Resmini

33:32 | Nov 24th, 2016

Sarah Doody joined us to talk about anticipatory design. What if we didn’t need to find and search through information to help us make decisions. What if instead, information came to us at the right time and with the right context? Professor Andrea R...Show More
#143 Chatbots & emotional data with Daniel Harvey & Pamela Pavliscak

38:11 | Nov 10th, 2016

In a chat based world, the words are the UI. Rather than tapping or clicking, we’re writing and responding. Daniel Harvey talked to us about chatbots and AI and how we are heading for a future where appstores are going to be replaced by botstores. As...Show More
#142 Presumptive design & Explaining yourself with Leo Frishberg & Lou Rosenfeld

34:30 | Oct 27th, 2016

We don’t generally have a problem considering objects from the past. Speculating about what they are and how they might have been used. We could look at artefacts from the future in a similar manner. We talk to Leo Frishberg about presumptive design ...Show More
#140 Storymapping with Donna Lichaw

36:23 | Sep 29th, 2016

Donna Lichaw is the author of The User’s Journey. In the book Donna explains the idea of storymapping. How, when, and why to use narrative structure in your design work. During our chat we learn more about narrative structure, storymapping, “origin s...Show More
#139 Education & Leadership with Evgenia Grinblo & Melissa Perri (Part 2)

29:01 | Sep 22nd, 2016

In part2 of our two part chat with Melissa Perri and Evgenia Grinblo about education and leadership, we ask why are we doing all this stuff? The importance of metrics, incentives and leadership. Caring about your team and keeping them on track. “If y...Show More
#138 Education & Leadership with Evgenia Grinblo & Melissa Perri (Part 1)

27:29 | Sep 15th, 2016

We found ourselves talking separately to Melissa Perri and Evgenia Grinblo about education within the UX and design industry. So we brought them both into the same room and pressed record. We discussed the education gap and the challenge of progressi...Show More
#137 Design leadership with Andy Budd

36:00 | Sep 1st, 2016

We talk to Andy Budd about design leadership. As our relatively young industry matures and expands, many people are moving from being UX practitioners to being UX leaders, or design leaders. How do we make this move? What does being a design leader m...Show More
#136 Creativity with Denise Jacobs & Chris Noessel

37:17 | Aug 18th, 2016

“Unfold your brain – Skyrocket your creative ability” was the title of Denise Jacobs’s highly interactive workshop at UXLx this spring. We talked to Denise about how to banish our inner critic and the mental blocks that get in the way of creative thi...Show More
#135 Asian e-commerce & Object Oriented UX with Stephanie Rieger & Sophia Voychehovski

36:07 | Aug 4th, 2016

We live in a bit of a western-world UX-bubble. Stephanie Rieger joined us in the first half of this episode to give us a glimpse into how things are in Asia. Amongst other things we talk about social media as an eCommerce platform and the dominance o...Show More
#134 Material design with Richard Fulcher

30:00 | Jul 21st, 2016

Since its launch in 2014, Google’s design framework – Material Design has been gathering momentum and spreading beyond its original focus of mobile applications. To lift our knowledge and understanding of what it is all about we are joined by Richard...Show More
#133 Animation and Fairytale UX with Val Head & Per Axbom

30:06 | Jul 7th, 2016

At UXLx James and Per both attended Val Head’s workshop to learn more about animation in online interfaces. The workshop gave us some excellent examples and Val had us experiment with prototyping animation. In this interview we learn a bit more about...Show More
#132 Listener phone-in

28:32 | Jun 23rd, 2016

James, Per and Danwei open the video channels for the 7th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. On a warm Friday afternoon in June we took questions and calls from listeners. We’ve extracted some highlights from the 2-hour live session and condensed them int...Show More
#131 Ranch stories with Alan Cooper (Part 2)

34:26 | Jun 16th, 2016

Alan Cooper was the closing keynote on the speaker day at UXLx 2016. Alan, the creator of visual basic and co-founder of design agency Cooper, hasn’t made so many public appearances in recent years. Instead he’s been concentrating on running Monkey R...Show More
#130 Ranch stories with Alan Cooper (Part 1)

30:22 | Jun 9th, 2016

Alan Cooper was the closing keynote on the speaker day at UXLx 2016. Alan, the creator of visual basic and co-founder of design agency Cooper, hasn’t made so many public appearances in recent years. Instead he’s been concentrating on running Monkey R...Show More
#129 Beyond user research with Lou Rosenfeld

33:41 | May 26th, 2016

We talk to Lou Rosenfeld about the 4th edition of Information Architecture (“The Polar Bear book”) and how the fields of IA and UX have evolved over the years since the book first came out. We also talk about going beyond user research and the import...Show More
#128 Occupational challenges

39:35 | May 12th, 2016

In our listener survey we ask the question: What is the biggest occupational challenge facing you right now? Over the past few surveys we’ve gather quite a number of responses to that question. In this episode we take a look at some of the challenges...Show More
#127 The Compassion Team

29:13 | Apr 28th, 2016

A linkshow. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. The first article is Users always choose the path of least resistance by Paul Boag. Paul says that users will always take the easy option so to maintain a competitive...Show More
#126 Design doing with Don Norman (Part 2)

34:30 | Apr 21st, 2016

Don Norman is without a doubt one of the most influential voices within the UX and design industry and also the cognitive sciences. Don produced some of the earliest literature about human-centered design within the digital space – he also coined the...Show More
#125 Design doing with Don Norman (Part 1)

27:46 | Apr 14th, 2016

Don Norman is without a doubt one of the most influential voices within the UX and design industry and also the cognitive sciences. Don produced some of the earliest literature about human-centered design within the digital space – he also coined the...Show More
#124 Listener phone-in (Part 2)

36:35 | Apr 7th, 2016

James, Per and Danwei open the video channels for the 6th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. We’ve pulled out the highlights from the live session and made them into 2 separate episodes. The topics covered in part 2 of this two-part episode are: The batte...Show More
#123 Listener phone-in (Part 1)

38:43 | Mar 31st, 2016

James, Per and Danwei open the video channels for the 6th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. On a Friday afternoon in March we took questions and calls from listeners. We’ve pulled out the highlights from the live session and made them into 2 separate epi...Show More
#122 Calm technology with Amber Case

41:42 | Mar 17th, 2016

This podcast is episode 3 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016We talk to Amber Case, cyborg anthropologist and UX designer. We chat about the ideas expressed in Amber’s popular TED talk “We are all cyborgs now” before turning our attention to the notion of ca...Show More
#121 Agentive technology with Chris Noessel

52:08 | Mar 3rd, 2016

This podcast is episode 2 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016Spawned from his keen interest in sci-fi interfaces Chris Noessel is passionate about the concept of agentive technology; computers doing things on our behalf. Computers may do things we don’t want...Show More
#120 Product management & UX with Melissa Perri

51:00 | Feb 18th, 2016

This podcast is episode 1 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016Melissa Perri has a background as both a product manager and a UX-er. We learn more about the overlap between the two disciplines and discuss some of the issues surrounding their convergence. Melis...Show More
#119 Articulating design decisions with Tom Greever

45:41 | Feb 4th, 2016

We talk to Tom Greever about Articulating Design Decisions. How do we talk about our designs effectively with stakeholders? Every designer has to explain (and justify) their design decisions to non-designers but what are the skills tactics and method...Show More
#118 Inclusive design with Sara Lerén

36:20 | Jan 21st, 2016

Sometimes we just run on auto-pilot. Male and Female. Two genders. His and Hers. A simple, polarised, view. When gender is implemented this way in websites and apps, it can not only lead to individuals feeling excluded but also cause emotional distre...Show More
#117 Designing with Images

52:15 | Jan 7th, 2016

It’s so easy to add a little rectangle to a wireframe, but what are the consequences of adding an image to your design? Are images good or bad for UX? How can we improve our design processes so that we take the impact of images properly into account?...Show More
#116 Christmas Listener phone-in

56:23 | Dec 24th, 2015

James, Per and Danwei Tran Luciani open the video channels for the 5th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. The theme for this phone-in is The Demise of UX. Our guests in this Christmas phone-in ended up being James Mole McConnell, Craig Sullivan and Mike A...Show More
#115 The utility of UX

38:40 | Dec 10th, 2015

A linkshow. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. The first article is The Business of User Experience by Jonathan Beckman, founder of Apptourage. Jonathan explains why UX is good business. James goes off into econom...Show More
#114 Zero UI with Andy Goodman

49:35 | Nov 26th, 2015

One of the problems with user interfaces is that it often feels like we’re serving the machines rather than them serving us. They demand so much care and need so much attention. We are joined by Andy Goodman to talk about Zero UI and the challenges t...Show More
#113 Interacting with Jim Kalbach, Vanessa Kirby, Craig Sullivan & Sofia Hussain

53:13 | Nov 12th, 2015

This podcast is episode 10 of 9 recorded at Interact London 2015The second of our two shows featuring interviews from Interact London 2015. We talk to Jim Kalbach, Vanessa Kirby, Craig Sullivan and Sofia Hussain. Jim Kalbach discusses visualising val...Show More
#112 Brain food with Steve Portigal, Pete Trainor & Anjan Chatterjee

53:28 | Oct 29th, 2015

This podcast is episode 9 of 9 recorded at Interact London 2015Our first of two shows featuring interviews from Interact London 2015 has a bit of a brain-related theme to it. We talk to Steve Portigal about mindfulness, self-insight and presence and ...Show More
#111 Meta moments

42:50 | Oct 15th, 2015

A linkshow.  James and Per discuss three articles that have caught their attention. The first article is Who Needs UX Strategy by Paul Bryan. Secondly we look at 7 things that make it harder to manage your multinational websites by Lise Bissonnette J...Show More
#110 UX Coaching with Whitney Hess

34:53 | Oct 1st, 2015

We were lucky enough to meet up with Whitney Hess during her summer vacation in Sweden. We talk to Whitney about her journey from “producer of wireframes” to coaching UX-ers. How to you design yourself? How do you give yourself permission to do your ...Show More
#109 UX Strategy with Simon Norris

34:56 | Sep 17th, 2015

Simon Norris, CEO of Nomensa joins us to chat about UX strategy. We look back over how digital has matured during the last 15 years and how the world today is so utterly different to how we thought it would be back then. Simon differentiates between ...Show More
#108 Listener phone-in special

36:37 | Sep 10th, 2015

“Thank you for ginning us!” In the style of a radio phone-in, James and Per open the door and invite in you, the listener. Our guests in our fourth listener phone-in ended up being Heather Burns, Simon Kemp, and Artem Pereverzev. We followed up on ou...Show More
#107 Architecting the information age with Lisa Welchman

33:59 | Sep 3rd, 2015

Lisa Welchman was the opening speaker on the conference day of UXLx 2015. She posed the question Are we Architecting the Information Age? We talk to her about our responsibility as designers and creators of digital products, services and information....Show More
#106 Imposter syndrome with Amy Silvers & Lori Cavallucci

39:39 | Aug 20th, 2015

Many of us suffer from imposter syndrome. Everyone else is better than me. This was just luck. Good timing. Soon they’re going to find out that I’m faking it. We talk to Lori Cavallucci and Amy Silvers to learn more about what is it and how it effect...Show More
#105 Content, sensory experiences & linked data with Nicole Fenton, Alastair Somerville & Mike Atherton

43:35 | Aug 6th, 2015

A triple set of interviews with Nicole Fenton, Alastair Somerville and Mike Atherton recorded at UXLx 2015.  Nicole is an editor, writer, content strategist. Alastair is a specialist in sensory cognition and accessibility. Mike is a user experience d...Show More