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UI Narrative: UX, UI, IxD, Design and Research

English, Arts, 1 season, 64 episodes, 1 day, 22 hours, 11 minutes
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Have you ever wondered how the user interface (UI) design was created for a game, website, or app you love? What about the time you were using a website or app and thought, "this could be a better experience, but I wouldn't even know where to start"? UI Narrative shares the stories of black/people of color interface designers and researchers and their contributions towards creating user-centered experiences. We also discuss Tolu Garcia's experience as a Senior Product Designer and how she continues to level up as a black woman in the tech space. Join Tolu bi-weekly to get constructive advice, tools, and insight to help you create successful products.
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How To Facilitate a User Research Study Part 2 | Eniola Abioye, Meta

Episode 63 Show Notes: How To Facilitate a User Research Study Part 2 is finally here! 📝👩🏾‍💻 Once you've started your research study, there are many steps to consider to ensure your research has valuable data.  Some topics covered in this episode are: ➡️ How to properly prepare for your user interview vs. a usability test? ➡️ Best practices for facilitating user interviews ➡️ How to organize your collected data during and after your sessions ➡️ How to present your findings to the team   Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions:   UX Research Help Eniola’s Instagram - @uxoutloud https://www.instagram.com/uxoutloud/   Eniola’s Website https://eniolaabioye.com   Articulating design decisions book https://bookshop.org/a/13365/9781492079224   How might we example https://www.nngroup.com/articles/how-might-we-questions/   Podcast Info: Transcripts available on episode web page. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify. RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected] OR message me on any of my social platforms. Instagram, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco #uinarrative
6/16/202255 minutes, 51 seconds
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Typography in Digital Interfaces | Thomas Girard, Assistant Professor of Design

Episode 62 Show Notes: Typography can help make interfaces more user-friendly, informative, and visually appealing when used effectively. However, knowing which ones to use can be tricky with many different fonts available. In this episode, Thomas Girard provides tips on using type properly for digital interfaces. Some of the topics we discuss include: -Typography best practices -How to pair typefaces -How to check for accessibility and inclusivity -How to stand out and make your font choices memorable -The importance of phonetic type -Best fonts to use on your first UI project This episode is excellent for those looking to learn more about typography and improve their skillset. So take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions: Connect with Thomas Girard! LinkedIn - Send him a message His books - Emerging Scholar book series Website Instagram YouTube Twitter TEDx Talk - How to feel at home in the airport   New Directions in the Humanities Conference Common Ground Conference  Design When Everyone Designs - book The Design of Everyday Things - book Google Fonts   ------   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
4/4/202253 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Common Misconceptions About a Career in UX (Part 1) | Darren Hood, 26+yr exp

Episode 61 Show Notes: How much do you actually know about the history of UX? Think about it, UX has been around since before many of us were even in elementary school. 😳 There are many misconceptions around what a career in UX looks like and how it's evolved. User experience has been around for decades, but it has only recently become a popular term. This is because we're now living in a world where technology is a massive part of our lives. This episode focuses on Darren Hood's 25 years of experience as a UXer and the challenges he's faced. There's so much value in this topic, so he'll be back soon for part 2. In that episode, we'll dive into specific misconceptions I've heard in my career that Darren will fact-check. If you have less than 25 years of experience in UX, I highly recommend you take a listen and learn from Darren's story. Tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions:   Darren Hood Social World of UX podcast LinkedIn (Lookout for the next UX ChitChat Hour) Website Twitter   UXUncensored Social YouTube Twitter Medium Instagram   Books Information Architecture: For the Web and Beyond Information Architecture: An Emerging 21st Century Profession Knock 'em Dead Job Interview: How to Turn Job Interviews Into Job Offers Knock 'em Dead Resumes: A Killer Resume Gets More Job Interviews! 60 Seconds and You're Hired!: Revised Edition   ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
3/17/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 34 seconds
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What Does a Content Designer Do? | Aladrian Goods, Intuit

Episode 60 Show Notes: There are so many paths to take to get into UX, but have you considered Content Design? I know it's another term in the sea of UX terminology, but this could be the career you've been searching for, mainly if you've found that being a visual designer or researcher isn't your thing. In this episode, Aladrian and I discuss her unconventional path to becoming a Content Design Manager at Intuit. We talk about the skill sets you need to become a content designer and get started in this career. She also even gives some tips for how to improve your copywriting skills! So take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments. Mentions:   Connect with Aladrian LinkedIn Twitter Instagram   Intuit is hiring! Check out the job post here   Content Design Recommendations // Books Content Design by Sarah Richards The Content Strategy Toolkit by Meghan Casey Writing is Designing by Michael J. Metts, Andy Welfle // Articles Daily UX Writing - Become a better UX Writer UX Writers Collective // Conferences Brain Traffic Events Confab - Content Strategy Button - Content Design Perspectives - Content Design // Job Board WorkinginContent.com // Courses UX Content Collective // Community Content + UX Slack Channel ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Ready to get started in UX? Sign up for the How To Get Started in UX waitlist today!  Learn More   Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
2/24/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 42 seconds
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How To Facilitate a User Research Study (Part 1) | Eniola Abioye, Meta

2/10/202249 minutes, 58 seconds
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How To UX Audit Like a Pro

Episode 58 Show Notes: Who should use a UX Audit? Suppose you have little to no budget for user research and need a quick yet efficient way to help clients understand digital product problems affecting business goals. It also works well if you are the only UX Designer or Researcher on the team.  Those on an in-house team are most likely evaluating the product and tweaking the experience continually. If you’re on an in-house team and trying to convince management for a buy-in, you could use this method too. Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions:   Course: Getting Started in UX: Design and Research Very limited spots for beta with one-time only discounts uinarrative.com/uxcareer So What? How To Do a UX Audit How To Conduct UX Audits The UX Audit: A Beginner’s Guide 10 Usability Heuristics for User Experience How To Conduct a UX Audit: Step-By-Step Guide   Need help organizing your usability findings? 250 best practices for usability Word template for measurable usability goals   When looking for trends Try insight incubation   ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired. Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
1/28/202223 minutes, 40 seconds
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How To Plan Your UX Career Goals

Episode 57 Show Notes: Is anyone overwhelmed with the idea of setting new goals for 2022? 🙋🏾‍♀️ This episode will help you be intentional about how you're going to progress towards your UX career goals this year, regardless of whether you have 0 years of experience or several years experience.  I discuss UX career tips about: How to get started in UX Things you should be thinking about after you've landed your first UX job How to plan if you want to get a promotion Steps you need to take to quit your job this year How to prepare to start freelancing with a full-time job How to begin mentoring  How to transition from UX designer to UX researcher or any different UX role Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions: Course: Getting Started in UX: Design and Research Very limited spots for the beta with one-time-only discounts uinarrative.com/uxcareer   Knowledge Affirmations Huntr.co ------ Today's sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google's products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired. Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let's Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let's connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
1/13/202225 minutes, 12 seconds
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Life Update as a Senior Product Designer

Episode 56 Show Notes: It's time to reflect! I spent this episode reflecting on my UX career and my journey to become a senior product designer. I'm grateful I didn't become a senior designer earlier because I wouldn't have been truly ready. There are a lot of situations I needed to experience beforehand, and I'm still learning and growing. I also go over several tips to become a senior designer or researcher. Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions:   Cyd Harrell - Getting to Senior in UX UX Salary Talk - podcast episode T-Shaped Skills - podcast episode   ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired. Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
12/30/202131 minutes, 43 seconds
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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Product Designer

Episode 55 Show Notes: After almost eight years as a designer, I've learned many things about UX, in general, that teachers didn't teach in the university and UX bootcamp I attended. In this episode, I go over the ten things I wish I knew before becoming a Product Designer. Some of these tips are groundbreaking pieces of advice I discovered early in my career. Others are helpful tips I've picked up along the way.  To be prepared for the real world, you have to experience the good and bad things about being a UXer on your own. Hopefully, this will prepare you for what you might expect. Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments. Mentions:   Becoming a T-shaped Designer or Researcher | Donald Burlock https://www.uinarrative.com/podcast-posts/episode48   DesignSystemsRepo.com for Web inspiration Mobbin.design for mobile inspiration.   The Verge for tech news  NNGroup for UX research.  ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired. Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
12/16/202131 minutes, 2 seconds
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Designing For Emotion | James Castro-Griffiths, Elvie

Episode 54 Show Notes: A sense of delight, a satisfying experience, a sense of belonging, predictability, and a sense of hope are all feelings that people experience in their daily life. Emotion is a part of being human which can be natural or manufactured. At times, it's a challenging experience to design for, but with practice and knowledge, you can make products that make people's lives easier and better. In this episode, James Castro-Griffiths talks about his experience designing for emotion. We dissect the psychological aspects that play a massive role in human decision-making. We also share our personal stories about various products that have affected us positively and negatively. Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions: James Articles on Medium Why Design For Emotion How to Research Emotion How to Establish Emotion   James LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-castro-griffiths-1a3b6456/   Emotional Design - Interaction Design https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/topics/emotional-design Podcast Episode: UX Salary Talk https://www.uinarrative.com/podcast-posts/episode38   ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
12/2/202155 minutes, 54 seconds
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Transition from HR Analyst to AIUX Researcher | Morgan Ramsey, Compass

Episode 53 Show Notes: To jump from HR to the research ladder is nearly impossible at Google, especially for someone who doesn't have a Master's or PhD. However, Morgan Ramsey proved all the critics wrong by planning her unconventional way into UX Research. She started her career as an HR Analyst but quickly realized that her true passion was UX.  In this episode, we discuss her resilient journey to becoming a UX Researcher. It took years of dedication and strategically mapping out her plan to obtain her dream job in research. I'm so inspired by Morgan's commitment to utilizing the resources around her to create her career path to UX Research, and I think she'll inspire you too.  We also discuss what it's like being an AIUX Researcher! Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions:   Morgan’s links:   Website https://www.morgancramsey.com/services-1   LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/morgancramsey/   Twitter https://twitter.com/_Morgan_Ramsey   The Pocket Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems https://bookshop.org/a/13365/9781631593741   Universal Methods of Design Expanded and Revised: https://bookshop.org/a/13365/9781631597480   Clubhouse: UX Research Corner https://www.clubhouse.com/club/uxresearchcorner   Unpacked Angles - Youtube by Nannearl LeKesia Brown https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCum8djro0z8MuZJ9afFVGxQ/featured ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
11/18/202153 minutes, 59 seconds
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UX Mock Interview

Episode 52 Show Notes: Preparing for a job interview can be one of the most stressful parts of the job search. There's a lot of pressure to make a great first impression and convey that you are the perfect fit for the job. The key to any interview is to prepare in advance by writing down your answers to questions. Are you prepared for your interview? Do you know what you're going to say? Have you even practiced? In this episode, I'm narrating a parody UX mock interview with two characters. Yemi 🇳🇬 is interviewing Ade 🤠 for a UX Designer position at Wayne Enterprises. As we progress through the interview, I call out the faults in Ade's answers to questions.  This episode is much wackier than usual since I'm doing a Nigerian and Country accent. 🤣 I will probably never do this again, so enjoy this special edition podcast episode. Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments. Mentions:   The Essential UX Interview Questions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu3xcQm7cEo   UI/UX Design Job Questions and Answers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OzTi0iUMlE ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired. Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
11/4/202122 minutes, 12 seconds
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How To Lead a UX Project

Episode 51 Show Notes: I think it’s essential to improve your work rhythm as you progress in your career. But, first, you must understand how you work best and your method for problem-solving. Of course, you should use the design thinking process for problem-solving, but you’ve got to know what you need from your clients to provide value. In this episode, I’ll be going over how I lead a UX project—basically going over my entire thought process from the beginning, middle, and end. I also cover how to manage your time on a project which will help improve your workflow and efficiency. You should learn how to lead a project because I want you to aim for career growth and not be a mediocre designer or researcher. Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions:   The UX Process podcast episode with Shanisha Collins https://www.uinarrative.com/podcast-posts/episode23   A simple UX exercise to validate product features and requirements https://youtu.be/PnC1gM6YlEo   How to improve your visual design https://medium.com/facebook-design/how-to-make-your-not-so-great-visual-design-better-67972eee3825   What is an MVP? https://xd.adobe.com/ideas/process/prototyping/mvps-in-ux-design/   Prioritization Matrix (MVP Chart) https://www.nngroup.com/articles/prioritization-matrices/   ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired. Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
10/21/202123 minutes, 19 seconds
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50th Episode | Listener Q&A

Episode 50 Show Notes: We've made it to the 50th episode of the UI Narrative podcast!!!! 🎉 I started this out as a hobby, and now I've made it a business. I will forever be thankful for you all listening and supporting my niche podcast. It means so much... truly. The moments that have brought me the most joy on this podcast are connecting with people worldwide. From different countries, backgrounds, and hearing their stories of getting into UX is hugely inspiring. I had to do something special for the 50th episode, so I brought listeners, like you, onto the show for a Q&A episode. I had a lot of fun talking with you all and answering your questions.  Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments. Mentions:   Mobbin https://mobbin.design/browse/ios/apps Land-book https://land-book.com Apple Human Interface Guidelines https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/ Material Design https://material.io   How To Improve Your Design and Research Portfolios https://www.uinarrative.com/podcast-posts/episode44 The UX Designer Salary Talk https://www.uinarrative.com/podcast-posts/episode38 How to Land a Product (UI/UX) Designer Job https://www.uinarrative.com/podcast-posts/episode34 ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
10/7/202154 minutes, 44 seconds
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Maybe You're Supposed To Be a UX Researcher | Nandi Manning, UX HER

Episode 49 Show Notes: As a designer, a lot of my podcast topics are about design. However, some of you may be struggling more than others with design, or you’re finding that your day-to-day pixel-pushing isn’t making you happy. So I must ask you, have you considered that maybe you’re not supposed to be a designer? Perhaps it’s UX Research that you’re genuinely passionate about. Nandi Manning is currently a UX Researcher at Mailchimp, but she didn’t start her career out as a UX Researcher. She was previously a UX Designer! In this episode, she walks us through her process of transitioning from UX Designer to UX Researcher. Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions:   Nandi’s Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/nandimanning?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nandimanning/?hl=en LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nandi-manning-bb7a7593/   UX Her Social UX Mentorship Program (I highly recommend): https://www.uxher.com/mentorship Website: https://www.uxher.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareuxher/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareuxher Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weareuxher   Mobbin https://mobbin.design/browse/ios/apps Land-book https://land-book.com ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
9/21/202152 minutes, 2 seconds
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Becoming a T-shaped Designer or Researcher | Donald Burlock

Episode 48 Show Notes: I've talked a lot on the podcast about how crucial it is to become a multitalented UXer to stand out amongst the competition. A way to do that is to have T-shaped skills.  T-shaped skills mean having deep expertise in one particular area but also broad experience across the field. As an engineer turned designer, Donald Burlock shares in this episode the skills he's gained over the years that help organizations understand the value of the design process. Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions:   Book: Superhuman by Design Website - Include a Post-it Note highlighter Superhumanbydesign.com - Amazon & Kindle   @MrBurlock Instagram & Twitter @Superhumanbydesign Instagram   I, X, and T-Shaped Designers: What’s the Difference?   UX Terms Glossary - Strings article   The Different Types of UX, UI, and Product Designer Roles - Podcast ep 28   ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
9/7/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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Approaching Design With a Builders Mindset | Randall Wilson, Capital One

Episode 47 Show Notes: Randall Wilson has been a designer for several years and has spent a decade working at Capital One. I was surprised when I saw his long tenure with a company because I've had to jump to new positions to achieve growth opportunities and salary increase in my career. His response to why he's stayed so long was, "People don't leave jobs, they leave managers," and that phrase has stuck with me because it's so genuine. There's a lot more I'd love to share with you about Randall's career experience, like being on the hit TV Show Lego Masters and how his background in architecture influences his design. Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments. Mentions: Randall Wilson’s Social Instagram @therockfiles Linkedin @randallwilson Twitter @RW2Designs   Most Incredible - Website Most Incredible on Instagram @mostincrediblestudio HUE Design Summit - Website  Twitter  Instagram  @huedesignsummit Lego Masters Interview   ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
8/26/202149 minutes, 51 seconds
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Starting Your UX Career With No Degree | Jeremy Gaston

Episode 46 Show Notes: You can indeed start your career in UX with no college degree, but how is it possible to land a job afterward? In this episode, Jeremy Gaston and I discuss his journey to becoming a UX Designer with no college degree. He stresses the importance of understanding the value you bring to your clients and finding education tailored to your learning needs. We also break down methods he used to grow and how he learned to excel with imposter syndrome. Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions:   Jeremy Gaston’s social Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jrmygstn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jrmygstn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jrmygstn Uballn app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/uballn-organize-play-earn/id1457252158   ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
8/10/202154 minutes, 50 seconds
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Day in the Life of a Interaction Designer in Mexico City | Omar Tosca, frog

Episode 45 Show Notes: Omar Tosca was born an engineer but was raised between designers. He has over seven years of experience as an interaction designer in Mexico, working with almost fifty companies. In this episode, we discuss his journey and the impact a mentor can have at all stages in your design career.  "I always thought that you always needed to manage people all the time to improve. Some designers just want to improve their skills. They want to be better at illustration or managing colors. And that's good too. If that's the way, you want to go at that time of your life." Omar Tosca Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions:   Polywork https://www.polywork.com Omar’s LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/omartosca/detail/contact-info/ Omar’s Twitter https://twitter.com/omartosca Omar’s Dribbble https://dribbble.com/omartosca Omar’s Website Omartosca.com Omar’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/omar.tosca/?hl=en Omar's podcast: Diseño con Ñ https://open.spotify.com/show/0OkPACgPsJlQT4fvDjIUAS ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
7/27/202151 minutes, 45 seconds
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How To Improve Your Design and Research Portfolios

Episode 44 Show Notes: I recently reviewed over 200 portfolios for a Junior Product Designer position we needed to fill. As I was going through these portfolios, I noticed a common problem. A lot of candidates don’t know what to put in their portfolio or how to keep a hiring manager on their portfolio for at least 2 minutes.  This episode will be me ranting and providing guidance for anyone who is a designer or researcher with a portfolio. After reviewing these portfolios, I understood what most junior Uxers portfolios look like after finishing an online boot camp or college degree. I hate to break this to you, but they suck, and nobody’s told you this. I even hate having to say it out loud because it makes me the bad guy. 😩 I’m not going to be judging you this whole episode; instead, I will be giving you clear steps on why it sucks and how you can make it better because I want you to land the interview. Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.   Mentions:   Website Building Tools: Squarespace www.squarespace.com Webflow https://webflow.com Wix https://www.wix.com Elementor for Wordpress https://elementor.com   Mentor Resources: ADPList.org Designed.org Rookieup.com And of course you can always chat with me at uinarrative.com/workwithme or email me at [email protected] ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired. Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
7/13/202137 minutes, 47 seconds
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How To Be Receptive To Design Feedback | Shanique Shields, Shopify

Episode 43 Show Notes: As designers, I think most of us consider our work a piece of our inner selves because creating design requires us to draw inspiration from our thoughts. So when someone challenges or criticizes our work, I think it's a bit challenging not to take it personally. In this episode, Shanique and I talk about how we equip ourselves mentally to be receptive to design feedback. We also share our worst feedback sessions and how we've grown to speak up for ourselves. Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter to let us know how your last design feedback session went.   Mentions:   Shanique’s Email [email protected]   Shanique’s Twitter https://twitter.com/Shanique__s   ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
6/29/202149 minutes, 37 seconds
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Empowering Black Designers in the Tech Industry | Mitzi Okou, WATBD

It's 2021, and Black designers only make up 3% of the workforce at major tech companies. It's disheartening to think about, but you have the power to make a difference, especially if you're a white creative leader, educator, or designer. Representation is crucial to attracting people of color to the tech industry and ensuring an inclusive environment, and retaining them as employees.   In this episode, Mitzi Okou and I discuss the importance of empowering black designers in your workplace and community. Take a listen and learn how Mitzi is raising awareness for the lack of diversity in most companies.   Where are the black designers (WATBD) https://www.watbd.org   WATBD 2021 Conference https://www.watbd.org/2021   Mitzi Okou’s Instagram @ok_mitz https://www.instagram.com/ok_mitz   Mitzi Okou’s LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitzi-okou-30918b144/   Mitzi Okou’s Website https://www.mitziokou.com/ Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
6/15/202143 minutes, 21 seconds
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You Need a Design Career Growth Plan | Catt Small, Asana

Episode 41 Show Notes: It's essential to be intentional about your career growth. I know that we are looking for a job to get by a lot of the time, but I think we can use every job experience to our advantage. In this episode, Catt and I discuss creating a design growth plan and the benefits of having one. Knowing how you want to use each job opportunity towards your life goals is crucial to your mental health.   Mentions:   Designer Levels, Marissa Louie https://malouie.com/individual-contributor-ic-designer-and-design-management-tracks-levels-framework   Design Team Levels, Peter Merholz https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m-Cso3848CgEz0eng5spL0lDppnwOgt726jJ01pVwO8/edit#gid=288553197   Catt’s Social Website Cattsmall.com LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/cattsmall/ Twitter https://twitter.com/cattsmall Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thecattsuite/   Game Design --- Games Devs of Color Expo Website https://www.gamedevsofcolorexpo.com Twitter https://twitter.com/gdocexpo --- Phaser http://phaser.io Construct 3 https://www.construct.net/en Asana’s Social Twitter https://twitter.com/AsanaDesignTeam Asana’s Hiring! https://asana.design ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
6/1/20211 hour, 6 seconds
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You Need a Design Career Growth Plan | Catt Small, Asana

Episode 41 Show Notes: It's essential to be intentional about your career growth. I know that we are looking for a job to get by a lot of the time, but I think we can use every job experience to our advantage. In this episode, Catt and I discuss creating a design growth plan and the benefits of having one. Knowing how you want to use each job opportunity towards your life goals is crucial to your mental health.   Mentions:   Designer Levels, Marissa Louie https://malouie.com/individual-contributor-ic-designer-and-design-management-tracks-levels-framework   Design Team Levels, Peter Merholz https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m-Cso3848CgEz0eng5spL0lDppnwOgt726jJ01pVwO8/edit#gid=288553197   Catt’s Social Website Cattsmall.com LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/cattsmall/ Twitter https://twitter.com/cattsmall Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thecattsuite/   Game Design --- Games Devs of Color Expo Website https://www.gamedevsofcolorexpo.com Twitter https://twitter.com/gdocexpo --- Phaser http://phaser.io Construct 3 https://www.construct.net/en Asana’s Social Twitter https://twitter.com/AsanaDesignTeam Asana’s Hiring! https://asana.design ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
6/1/20210
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Are You a Human-Centered Researcher or Designer? | Vivianne Castillo, HmntyCntrd

Episode 40 Show Notes:   Are you as human-centered as you think you are? In this episode, Vivianne challenges us to push past the status quo of what it means to be human-centered. She has an 8+ years background in psychology and user research and is passionate about helping researchers and designers build more holistically human-centered leaders through community, coaching, & courses. She brings UX professionals together who want to move beyond the jargon and cliches of our industry so that we can create an equitable, inclusive, and more humanity-centered future.    Mentions:   Hmnty Cntrd https://hmntycntrd.com   Vivianne’s Twitter https://twitter.com/vcastillo630   Vivianne’s LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/vccastillo/   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
5/18/202148 minutes, 28 seconds
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Designers and Researchers Solving Real-World Problems | Rachel Smith, Design to Combat COVID-19

Episode 39 Show Notes:   As a Product Designer, I’m always curious about the impact the products I create have on society. In this episode, Rachel shares her journey to founding her company, Design to Combat COVID-19. Over 2000 Designers and Researchers are working together to support our communities affected by COVID-19. This episode will inspire anyone who’s ever asked themselves, how can I possibly make a global impact as a designer or researcher, or if you’re interested in turning your idea into a product. Mentions:   Design to Combat COVID-19 https://www.designtocombatcovid19.com   CodeAcademy - Free Coding Classes https://www.codecademy.com   Masks for Docs https://masksfordocs.com   Rachel’s Website http://www.rachelsmithdesign.com   Rachel’s Twitter https://twitter.com/ohrachelsmith   Rachel’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ohrachelsmith/   Rachel’s LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachdsmith/   ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired. Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
5/4/202156 minutes, 46 seconds
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The UX Designer Salary Talk

Episode 38 Show Notes:   It’s time to have the UX Designer Salary Talk. In this episode, I reveal everything you need to know about getting the UX Salary you want. I go over my tips for getting the salary I desired and how you can have the same results. We also discuss the 16 signs that you may be underpaid. This episode is excellent for those looking for a script for how to negotiate a salary or ask for a raise/promotion.   Mentions:   CareerContessa, GIMME Method - Raise Template https://www.careercontessa.com/advice/template-asking-for-raise/ Raise Worksheet by The Muse https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hf2jRZPticaIPXuKtGuq669eHR22AG0oQMB_HtWfrYs/edit Resources to compare job salaries in your area:   Indeed https://www.indeed.com/career/salaries   Glassdoor https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/index.htm   Hire Black Radical Transparency https://airtable.com/shrlqY23kVOsLdEST/tblxzf5qWrIWqIFwE   PayScale https://www.payscale.com   Comparably https://www.comparably.com/salaries   Levels.fyi https://www.levels.fyi Salary related articles:   Business Insiders, Signs you’re being underpaid https://www.businessinsider.com/top-signs-youre-underpaid-2015-11   NYTimes: Why you should tell your coworkers your salary https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/smarter-living/pay-secrecy-national-labor-rights-act.html#:~:text=Yes%2C%20it   HR Dive: Salary history ban https://www.hrdive.com/news/salary-history-ban-states-list/516662/ Stats for racial bias in tech workplace:   Wired, Five Years of Tech Diversity Reports—Little Progress https://www.wired.com/story/five-years-tech-diversity-reports-little-progress/   Trust Radius, 2020 People of Color in Tech Report https://www.trustradius.com/vendor-blog/people-of-color-in-tech-report   Computer World - ChartHop https://www.computerworld.com/article/3586552/women-do-better-minorities-worse-when-it-comes-to-the-tech-wage-gap.html   Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
4/20/202141 minutes, 12 seconds
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How Teams Can Be More Productive with Psychological Safety | Abadesi Osunsade, Hustle Crew

Episode 37 Show Notes:   Abadesi and I talk about whether it's worth staying at a company to advocate for inclusion and diversity. She also offers advice to help with building up your self-confidence.   "Each of us as individuals almost has to apply certain frameworks to help us process the environment that we're in and help us decide around if this an environment that you genuinely believe is moving in the direction you want it to or is this an environment that's stagnating or that's even opposed to like being more inclusive, being more progressive?" - Abadesi Osunsade   Mentions:   Abadesi’s Book: Dream Big. Hustle Hard. The Millennial Woman’s Guide to Success in Tech  https://bookshop.org/a/13365/9781548824747   Social links: www.instagram.com/abadesi www.instagram.com/hustlecrewlive www.twitter.com/abadesi www.twitter.com/hustlecrewlive  https://www.linkedin.com/in/abadesi/   Websites: Hustle Crew www.hustlecrew.co Techish Podcast www.techishpod.com      ------ Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.
4/6/202150 minutes, 3 seconds
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Is It Time to Quit Your Job

Episode 36 Show Notes:   There’s no perfect job out there because our wants and needs are always changing depending on what we’re going through in life. What you want this month might change to what you need next month. Ya know?   Changing jobs every 1-3 years is okay. I usually know after 6 months when I’m going to quit my job. And every 6 months I make the evaluation to see if that date has changed. I like to have options. I don’t like to feel stuck. I don’t want you to feel stuck.   In this episode, I go over multiple reasons you may want to quit your job. Then go over the steps you can take before handing in your resignation letter.   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
3/23/202128 minutes, 4 seconds
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Balancing Being a Parent While Making a Career Pivot | Terri Rodriguez-Hong

Episode 35 Show Notes:   Becoming a parent is most likely the most challenging job you'll ever have. Terri Rodriguez-Hong shares her story of getting into UX Design and encourages parents looking to make the career pivot.   Mentions:   Contact Out (Chrome plug-in) https://contactout.com/   Online communities   UX Her - Woman of Color product design group https://community.uxher.com   Where are the black designers - Slack group https://wherearetheblackdesigners.com   Black By Design https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12077430/   All Black Creatives https://www.allblackcreatives.com   Hire Black https://hireblacksummit.com   Designer Hangout https://designerhangout.co   Designer’s Guild https://www.facebook.com/groups/designguild Terri’s LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/flaxenink/   Terri’s Twitter  https://twitter.com/flaxenink   Terri’s Website https://www.terrirodriguezhong.com Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
1/26/202148 minutes, 27 seconds
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How To Land a Product (UI/UX) Designer Job

Episode 34 Show Notes:   How the hell do you land a Product (UI/UX) Design job during a pandemic? Are you looking for a job, or plan to soon? This episode is for you.    We are in the middle of a pandemic, so you must be wondering how I will get a job when the economy is down. Here's the real truth: companies are still hiring, and some companies laid people off. I can only speak about the American economy when I say the pattern of how this works.    Tech jobs will only go up from here because there will always be companies looking to create a product that will solve a problem for people. There are still plenty of jobs available right now, but the commonality with most people applying is they don't do anything to stand out.    Most people don't do what I go over in this episode. If you want to stand out while applying for a job, grab your earbuds, and listen to this latest UI Narrative podcast episode.   Mentions:   Portfolio Inspiration https://www.bestfolios.com/casestudy   Portfolio CMS https://www.squarespace.com/ https://www.wix.com/ https://www.behance.net/ https://webflow.com/ https://portfolio.adobe.com/ https://wordpress.com/ https://www.weebly.com/   Resume Templates https://www.etsy.com/search?q=resume+template https://creativemarket.com/search?q=resume+template   Resume Inspiration https://www.casestudy.club/journal/ux-designer-resume         Job boards https://www.uxresearchjobs.com https://www.uxjobsboard.com   Design Challenge Episode https://www.uinarrative.com/podcast-posts/episode21   Interview Questions https://www.springboard.com/blog/ux-design-interview-questions/   Help with Portfolio, Resume, Interviews, Getting Started in UI/UX Design https://www.uinarrative.com/workwithme Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
1/12/202134 minutes, 56 seconds
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Top 10 Skills That Every Product (UX/UI) Designer Must Have | Aminah Cárdenas

Episode 33 Show Notes:   For this episode, Aminah Cárdenas and I discuss all the skills every product designer should have and how to obtain them. We think it’s super important to have a growth trajectory when you’re trying to level up as a designer. This list is super useful to have in mind as an aspiring or current product designer. Mentions:   List of Product Design skills we discussed https://uxdesign.cc/what-it-takes-to-be-a-product-designer-424a4151261e   Aminah’s LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/aminahc/   Aminah’s Website https://aminahcardenas.com Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
12/22/20201 hour, 57 seconds
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A Non-Traditional Product (UX/UI) Design Career Is Attainable | Nastasia Tebeck

Episode 32 Show Notes:   Did you know you don’t have to get a bachelor’s or master's degree in product design to be a product (UX/UI) designer? Nastasia Tebeck and I talk about her non-traditional path to becoming a product designer and how you can do the same. We also discuss her experiences as being a Latinx designer in corporate America.    Mentions:   Daily UI Challenge https://www.dailyui.co   Nastasia’s Twitter https://twitter.com/nastasiaelise   Nastasia’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nastasiaelise/ (personal) https://www.instagram.com/nastasiaelise_art/ (Artwork)   Nastasia’s Website http://www.nastasiaelise.com (Design + Illustration)   Nastasia’s LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nastasiatebeck/ Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
12/8/20201 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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How To Use Your Multicultural Experiences For Product Design | Zalyia Grillet

Episode 31 Show Notes: Zalyia is an Afro-Caribbean UX Strategist striving for a world where emotions meet data. She shares how to use data and empathy to help craft something significant. We discussed her discovery of accessibility and invisible disabilities while her late mom was going through Parkinson's disease. We also talk about the importance of UX-ing your problems.   Mentions:   Website www.zgrillet.com    LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/zgrilletco   Instagram www.instagram.com/ohsoluckee (Personal)  www.instagram.com/zgrilletco (Design Studio) www.instagram.com/lovesylvie.co (business)    Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear.   Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
11/24/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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Using Your Work History To Your Advantage | Maya Rhinehart, athenahealth

Episode 30 Show Notes: I really believe that having a work history is a valuable thing to have no matter the industry. Maya Rhinehart shares her story of how she started as an environmental engineer and used transferable skills since becoming a UX Designer. She also discusses her successful DIY method for getting an education in UX Design, which is especially beneficial for those with little to no budget for a boot camp.   Mentions:   Maya's Twitter @merhinehart   Maya's Instagram @mayarhinehart   Maya’s Portfolio - Business Inquiries https://www.mayarhinehart.com   Maya’s LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/maya-rhinehart/   General Assembly https://generalassemb.ly Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
11/10/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 20 seconds
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How To Become An Adaptable Product Designer | Jay Allison, Microsoft

Jay Allison is a senior product designer, animator and illustrator with 8 years of professional experience. They have a long history of self-teaching and working in a wide variety of work environments has made them an adaptable designer. We go through their entire work history and how they learned new skills at each role to adapt to the position.   Mentions:   Jay Allison’s Twitter  https://twitter.com/allison_janiece   Jay Allison’s Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/janieceallison/   Jay Allison’s Dribbble https://dribbble.com/janieceallison   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear.   Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
10/13/202057 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Different Types of UX, UI, and Product Designer Roles

Episode 28 Show Notes: Have you been confused about what UX or UI role you should apply for? This is the episode for you! I go over all the types of UI and UX roles out there and define what they mean.   Mentions:   Pttrns https://pttrns.com   Mobbin https://mobbin.design   Layout Grading System https://learn.uinarrative.com/gradingsystem/   Ready to become a UI/UX Designer? Book your appointment with me today. 1:1 Mentoring - Includes a Career Pivot guide for FREE https://toluajayi.as.me/pickmybrain Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
10/7/202021 minutes, 8 seconds
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Building Better Relationships Within The Design Community | Kat Vellos

Episode 27 Show Notes:   Here are some topics Kat Vellos and I discussed: Her journey to becoming a principal for your own company, Kat Vellos Design  How to cultivate adult friendships and build better relationship with others in the design community Gives tips and resources on how to combat the loneliness epidemic Gives advice for a POC/Black person looking to start a design community in their city   Mentions:   Book: Connected From Afar https://bookshop.org/a/13365/9781734379747   Book: We Should Get Together https://bookshop.org/a/13365/9781734379716   Bay Area Black Designers https://www.bayareablackdesigners.com/   Kat Vellos Instagram https://www.instagram.com/katvellos_author/   Kat Vellos Website http://www.katvellos.com/   Connection Club https://weshouldgettogether.com Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
9/29/202045 minutes, 9 seconds
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Inclusive Design For A Digital World | Regine Gilbert

Episode 26 Show Notes:   "When you understand yourself and then you understand your bias and what bias you may have against whomever... you are better able to... emphasize. Because a lot of times when you're working on something, you're like I wouldn't do that. Well why wouldn't you do that first and foremost. And then think about the people who would." Regine Gilbert   Mentions:   Regine’s LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/reginegilbert   Regine’s Twitter https://twitter.com/reg_inee   Book: Creative Confidence https://bookshop.org/a/13365/9780385349369   Geomaster app http://geomasterapp.com   Webaim https://webaim.org   Wave Chrome tool https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wave-evaluation-tool/jbbplnpkjmmeebjpijfedlgcdilocofh?hl=en-US   W3c https://www.w3.org   The A11Y Project https://www.a11yproject.com   Book: Mismatch Design   https://bookshop.org/a/13365/9780262038881   Hire Black Designers https://blackdisabledcreatives.com Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
9/1/202056 minutes, 6 seconds
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UX Writing For Tech | Kimmoy Matthews, Tech Copy Expert

Episode 25 Show Notes:   Kimmoy goes through everything you need to know about UX Writing. How to get started, where to find jobs, and what it’s like working for Google.   Mentions:   UX Writing https://www.keepingupwithkimmoy.com   Tech Copy Expert (Portfolio) https://www.techcopyexpert.com   Kimmoy’s Instagram kimmoym   Podcast Info:   Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
8/4/202038 minutes, 4 seconds
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Designers Working With Software Engineers | Kaya Thomas, Calm

Episode 24 Show Notes: Kaya goes over best UI practices for iOS development, common UI misconceptions about development, and how to get started with software engineering. Mentions: Kaya’s We Read Too app https://apps.apple.com/us/app/we-read-too/id908782619 Kaya’s Twitter https://twitter.com/kthomas901 Kaya’s Website https://kayathomas.info/ Kaya’s Email [email protected] Paul Hudson: 100 Days of Swift UI https://www.hackingwithswift.com/100/swiftui Podcast Info: Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
7/21/202053 minutes, 21 seconds
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The UX Process | Shanisha Collins

Episode 23 Show Notes: Shanisha and I go over the entire UX Process step by step. Here’s an outline of what we discussed. Discovery and Research Phase Identify user needs and find inspiration for our design Synthesizing Research and Design Strategy Explore our research to find trends and meaning in our data and develop a clear understanding of our target users. Placement and Layout Design Sketch solutions based on our user research and discuss their strengths and weaknesses Execution (Wireframing & Prototyping) Make a decision about our design and bring it to life as an interactive prototype Usability Testing Explore the functionality and ease of use of our prototype   Mentions: Shanisha’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ux.diva/ Shanisha’s Website https://shanishacollins.com Optimal Sort https://www.optimalworkshop.com/optimalsort/ Proto.io   Podcast Info: Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify. RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Transcripts available on the website episode page. Announcements:   Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
7/7/20201 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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Your First Remote Hackathon | Olabode Felix Akinyemi

Episode 22 Show Notes: Felix and I go on a rant about our experience with the Hack From Home hackathon. We talked about the good and the bad. Also prepare you for your first hackathon.   Mentions: Hackathon.com Devpost.com hackathon.io   Podcast Info: Transcripts available on episode web page.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
5/12/202034 minutes, 1 second
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Preparing For UX Interviews | Nasom Ikoko

Episode 21 Show Notes:   Nasom and I talk about what to prepare for a UX interview and what to expect. We also go on a rant about design challenges and advice for when your’re nervous at an interview.   Mentions: Book a 1:1 Discovery Call with Tolu https://uinarrative.com/discovery Job Board https://www.angel.co Glassdoor https://www.glassdoor.com LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/ Indeed https://www.indeed.com/ Slack Groups Design X - Canada|USA|Europe https://designx.community/slack/ United Designers - USA https://uniteddesigners.chat Black UX Network https://www.instagram.com/blackuxnetwork/?hl=en Blacks Who Design https://blackswho.design Hexagon http://hexagonux.com/join-us A directory of UX Design slack groups https://www.userzoom.com/blog/a-directory-of-ux-design-slack-groups/ https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2018/05/08/28-helpful-slack-communities-you-should-join-as-a-ux-designer/ Link to interview questions https://www.thebalancecareers.com/how-to-prepare-for-a-job-interview-2061361 Podcast Info: Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify. RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear.   Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected]. Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
3/31/202050 minutes, 2 seconds
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A Day In The Life Of A Multimodal Designer | Jen Cotton, Google Nest

Episode 20 Show Notes:   "What people never tell you is if you cold apply, you're put into a pool with everyone else. But if you just know somebody on the inside. That now puts you in an internal referral pool, for you to now be bumped up for a recruiter actually reaching out to you about a job opportunity." -Jen Cotton, Staff Designer | Google Nest Mentions:   Jen’s Twitter https://twitter.com/jencotton Jen’s Medium https://medium.com/@jencotton Jen’s Talk at Frontier Conference https://vimeo.com/297958442 Jen’s Ceramics Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jencottondesign/ Jen’s Ceramics Website http://www.jencottondesign.com Other Ceramic accounts Mission Clay Studio https://www.instagram.com/missionclaystudio/ Clay Room SF https://www.instagram.com/clayroomsf/ Design Systems: Nathan Curtis https://medium.com/eightshapes-llc Jina Anna https://www.sushiandrobots.com Empowering the Next Generation of Black and Brown Designers https://inneractproject.org Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Book a 1:1 session or workshop with me. uinarrative.com/workwithme   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
3/18/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 44 seconds
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How To Freelance With A Full-Time Job

Episode 19 Show Notes: Freelancing with a full-time job can affect your social life, depending on how much work you take on. You can get lonely if you aren’t aware of how you’re feeling. So out of everything I’ve said today, the most important thing is to take care of yourself.   Book a 1:1 session or workshop with Tolu 7 sessions available are: Professional Opinion, Portfolio Review, Discovery, Mobile App Design Workshop, Mobile App Review, UX Research Workshop, and Follow-up. uinarrative.com/workwithme   Mentions: dailyui.co https://rocketreach.co https://www.thebalancecareers.com https://creativeclass.co https://invoicehome.com https://apps.apple.com/us/app/be-focused-focus-timer/id973130201 Resume Examples: https://medium.com/p/deedb315ec47/responses/show Proposal Examples: https://www.pandadoc.com/graphic-design-proposal-template/ https://www.invisionapp.com/inside-design/how-to-write-a-proposal/   Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
2/25/202043 minutes, 24 seconds
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How UX Designers Work Well With Agile Methods

Episode 18 Show Notes:   Not everyone works well in this type of environment. I personally like it because I see my ideas come to life very quickly. Is an agile process hurting you or helping you as a designer? Or could you adapt? It takes a bit of time to get used to working in agile, and I think it’s like this for everyone when they first start doing it.   Mentions:   Working Collaboratively https://trello.com   Remote User Testing https://usabilityhub.com https://www.usertesting.com https://zoom.us   Research https://www.ambition.com.au/blog/2019/03/what-its-like-working-in-an-agile-environment https://blog.prototypr.io/design-in-agile-2204c5943580 https://techbeacon.com/app-dev-testing/agility-beyond-history-legacy-agile-development https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development https://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html https://www.blueprintsys.com/agile-development-101/agile-methodologies https://uxdesign.cc/agile-design-process-24be92018ad2 https://www.atlassian.com/agile/design https://www.figma.com/blog/state-of-design-systems-2018/   Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
2/11/202035 minutes, 41 seconds
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Why Do We Suck At Accessibility Design?

Episode 17 Show Notes:   We need to take time to think about if the products we’re creating are accessible. We can’t miss out on these potential relationships with people. You never know who could impact from the product you’re helping create. We must consider them while designing. Mentions:   Research: https://uxdesign.cc/designing-for-accessibility-is-not-that-hard-c04cc4779d94 https://www.w3.org/WAI/business-case/ https://digileaders.com/the-business-case-for-accessibility-and-inclusive-design/ https://medium.com/@lsnrae/how-to-make-your-wireframes-more-accessible-in-five-easy-steps-d3fbec7d6556 https://vimeo.com/374642744 http://www.uiaccess.com/accessucd/evaluate.html http://www.uiaccess.com/accessucd/personas.html   Accessibility testing tools https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/axe-web-accessibility-tes/lhdoppojpmngadmnindnejefpokejbdd https://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/index.html   Color Blindness Simulator http://colororacle.org  Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Enter the UI/UX Giveaway at uinarrative.com/10k.   Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
1/28/202029 minutes, 51 seconds
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Empathizing With Users

Episode 16 Show Notes:   Mentions:   10k Giveaway Enter the Sweepstakes here: https://www.uinarrative.com/10k   Entry Requirements Follow me on Instagram (@uinarrative) or Twitter (@uinarrativeco) Leave a comment about why you like the podcast UI Narrative on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, SoundCloud, or Website. Go to uinarrative.com/10k to let me know you’ve entered. Did you already leave a comment? Make sure you’re following me on Instagram or Twitter and head to uinarrative.com/10k to enter the giveaway.   https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/09/5-step-process-conducting-user-research/   https://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2008/07/preparing-for-user-research-interviews-seven-things-to-remember.php   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empathy   https://psychcentral.com/lib/how-to-really-empathize-with-someone/   https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1948550614559650   https://www.nngroup.com/articles/sympathy-vs-empathy-ux/   https://uxplanet.org/empathy-in-ux-design-what-it-is-and-why-its-important-3f6a8919ef10   https://uxplanet.org/empathy-the-foundation-of-a-great-design-9b1887497c09   https://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2017/12/the-role-of-empathy-in-understanding-users.php   https://www.solutionsiq.com/resource/blog-post/what-is-an-empathy-map/ Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
1/14/202020 minutes, 22 seconds
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How Do Heuristics Affect UI/UX Design?

Episode 15 Show Notes:   We each have our heuristics for UI & UX Design, but what if the information we know leads to lousy UI and UX heuristic judgment.   You can improve your heuristics by continuously challenging what we think we know. In the latest episode, I talk about how you can make better heuristic decisions. Mentions:   https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heuristics_in_judgment_and_decision-making   https://careerfoundry.com/en/blog/ux-design/what-is-a-heuristic-evaluation-in-ux/   https://www.nngroup.com/articles/usability-heuristics-applied-video-games/   https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ten-usability-heuristics/ Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
12/31/201936 minutes, 58 seconds
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Designing And Developing A Website | Ire Aderinokun, BuyCoins

Episode 14 Show Notes:   Ire goes over how she got started in front-end development, how she gets through imposter syndrome, and what it’s like designing and developing for web.   Mentions:   Ire’s blog https://bitsofco.de Ire’s Twitter https://twitter.com/ireaderinokun Ire’s Website https://ireaderinokun.com Contently https://contently.com Things https://culturedcode.com/things/ Code Academy https://www.codecademy.com Udacity https://www.udacity.com Google Expert https://developers.google.com/community/experts Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
11/19/201943 minutes, 48 seconds
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Creating Good Work Habits

Episode 13 Show Notes: Change might not be fast and it isn't always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped. Mentions:   Be Focused - Mac https://apps.apple.com/us/app/be-focused-focus-timer/id973134470?mt=12   Interval Timer - Desktop, iOS, Android http://www.intervaltimer.com   Grammarly https://www.grammarly.com   Harvest https://www.getharvest.com Asana http://www.asana.com   Web Design Inspiration https://interfaces.pro Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
11/5/201939 minutes, 26 seconds
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Is A Career In UI or UX Design Right For You?

Episode 12 Show Notes:   I hope that by me going over what it’s like to be in each role it’ll help you have more confidence to pursue a career in UI or UX Design.   Mentions: Layout Grading System (Design Help) https://learn.uinarrative.com/gradingsystem/   UI Reading list https://uxplanet.org/top-16-free-ux-ui-design-books-worth-reading-in-2018-ffab21b16393   UX reading list https://medium.com/interactive-mind/the-only-ux-reading-list-ever-d420edb3f4ff   Asana https://asana.com/   UI Kits https://ui8.net/category/freebies   Career Foundry - 7 day UI Design Short Course https://careerfoundry.com/en/short-courses/become-a-ui-designer-o/   Skillshare https://www.skillshare.com   UI Design Challenge https://www.dailyui.co/   NNGroup (UX) https://www.nngroup.com/articles/   General Assembly https://generalassemb.ly Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Want to improve your UI design? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
10/14/201930 minutes, 39 seconds
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Which UX Research Methods Should You Use?

Episode 11 Show Notes:   It can be intimidating looking at all the methods for user research. Where do I start? Which ones will work best for my client? What if I choose the wrong one? In this episode, I go over what user research methods are out there and what type of results you can get from them. I also go over, which are the best methods to choose for your budget and time.   Mentions:   NNGroup has lots of articles on user research: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/   Usability Body of Knowledge https://www.usabilitybok.org   Card Sorting Tool - OptimalSort https://www.optimalworkshop.com/optimalsort   Remote video conferencing - zoom or ringcentral https://zoom.us https://www.ringcentral.com Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Have you ever received bad feedback on your designs? Want clarity on how to decipher client and boss feedback to improve your designs? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
10/1/201930 minutes, 39 seconds
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A Day In The Life Of A Game UI Designer | Maïmouna Brownrigg, Ubisoft

Episode 10 Show Notes:   Are any of you interested in pursuing a career in game design? I was initially intimidated about my plans to pursue a career in game UI design, but after this conversation with Maïmouna, I feel confident that I can make it happen. I hope you do too.    Mentions: You can follow Maïmouna on Twitter @m_brownrigg https://twitter.com/m_brownrigg LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/maïmouna-brownrigg-9b69415/ Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Have you ever received bad feedback on your designs? Want clarity on how to decipher client and boss feedback to improve your designs? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
8/20/201939 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Day In The Life Of A Product Designer | Mariam Braimah, Netflix

Episode 9 Show Notes: Do you enjoy solving complex design problems? Are you continually looking for ways to make a product better? Product Design could be the career for you. Mariam Braimah talks about what her process is like as a product designer at Netflix. She shares how she creates successful products in the tech industry.   Mentions: Kimoyo Fellowship https://www.kimoyofellowship.org   You can follow Mariam on Twitter @mbraimah https://twitter.com/mbraimah_   Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Spreaker.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear. Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Have you ever received bad feedback on your designs? Want clarity on how to decipher client and boss feedback to improve your designs? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
8/6/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 7 seconds
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Finding Your UI Design Niche

Episode 8 Show Notes: In this episode, we’re going to talk about UI Design niches. We’ll discuss if you need a niche, the types of UI Design niches, and the skills you need to design for each of them. I’ll also share the niche I’m getting into and how I decided it was right for me.   Mentions:   Basic Patterns for Mobile Navigations https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/05/basic-patterns-mobile-navigation/   Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Spreaker.   RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and write a review because it’s the best way for me to know what you think about the show.    Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Have you ever received bad feedback on your designs? Want clarity on how to decipher client and boss feedback to improve your designs? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
7/23/201918 minutes, 57 seconds
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How To Manage Designer Imposter Syndrome

Episode 7 Show Notes: Have you ever felt like a fraud while you're designing something? I had this exact feeling when I was creating the UI Narrative podcast. I would tell myself, "you don't know UI Design. You haven't been in the industry for ten years, so how can you tell people that you know what you're saying." It took me six months to get this podcast out to you guys. And I could've had it out by last year in 3 months. I kept sitting on it, trying to refine it and make it better. When, in reality, it was already perfect. I would keep comparing my podcast to other people. I would say "well, this person already talked about this topic, so I can't do it because they have more experience than me."   I have designer imposter syndrome, and I'm going to share with you how I manage it, and hopefully, you can learn how to get through yours too.    Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Spreaker.   RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and write a review because it’s the best way for me to know what you think about the show.    Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Have you ever received bad feedback on your designs? Want clarity on how to decipher client and boss feedback to improve your designs? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco  
7/9/201917 minutes, 2 seconds
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How To Design A Successful Mobile App UI

Episode 6 Show Notes:   Mentions:   Marvel App https://marvelapp.com   Invision https://www.invisionapp.com   Zeplin https://zeplin.io   Sketch https://www.sketch.com   Image Optim https://imageoptim.com/mac   Tiny JPG https://tinyjpg.com   Apple App Store Guidelines https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/   Google Play Store Guidelines https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/1078870?hl=en Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Spreaker.   RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and write a review because it’s the best way for me to know what you think about the show.    Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Have you ever received bad feedback on your designs? Want clarity on how to decipher client and boss feedback to improve your designs? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco  
6/25/201927 minutes
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How To Advance In Your UI/UX Design Career With Strong Work Ethic | Bryan Scott

Episode 5 Show Notes: Scotty shares his journey to becoming a UX Designer. His story is an example of how one role can lead to another position. He advises how to progress as a designer at a corporate company.   Mentions:   Design Inspiration https://www.designspiration.net   Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Spreaker.   RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and write a review because it’s the best way for me to know what you think about the show.   Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Have you ever received bad feedback on your designs? Want clarity on how to decipher client and boss feedback to improve your designs? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco  
6/11/201935 minutes, 40 seconds
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10 UI/UX Design Myths I Believed

Episode 4 Show Notes: I go over ten UI/UX myths that I used to believe. My hope is for you to learn about what myths are true and false and maybe spark an interest in UI/UX design. Also, stay curious and research any UI/UX design facts you find.   Mentions:   Layout Grading System uinarrative.com/gradingsystem   Email Club uinarrative.com/emailclub   Coca Cola New Coke https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Coke   Nielsen Norman Group nngroup.com/articles/how-many-test-users/   Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Spreaker.   RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and write a review because it’s the best way for me to know what you think about the show.   Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Have you ever received bad feedback on your designs? Want clarity on how to decipher client and boss feedback to improve your designs? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco  
5/28/201923 minutes, 16 seconds
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UX for Change with Louisa Laughton-Scott

Episode 3 Show Notes: Louisa went from Data Research Analyst to User Experience and Interface Designer. In this conversation we talk about her challenges and success in developing her career and how you can get in involved in creating UX for Change.   Mentions: UX for Change  & Organization’s Twitter You can follow Louisa's UX/UI journey on her Instagram @louisatechdesign.   Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Spreaker.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear.   Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Have you ever received bad feedback on your designs? Want clarity on how to decipher client and boss feedback to improve your designs? Learn more at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
5/16/201951 minutes, 21 seconds
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Creating Ugly Design Made Me A Better Designer

Episode 2 Show Notes: I talk about how a negative experience empowered me to become a better designer. I dive into what to do with negative feedback from clients. And in the last segment, I go over what to do if your designs aren’t getting better after months to years of practice.   Get your copy of the Layout Grading System guide at uinarrative.com/gradingsystem.   Mentions: https://cantunsee.space Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon   Podcast Info:   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Spreaker.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear.   Announcements: Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Let’s Connect: Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
5/14/201919 minutes, 26 seconds
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How I Became a UI Designer

In this episode, I talk about how I became a UI Designer. I also talk about the struggles and challenges I faced to get to where I am today.   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Spreaker.   RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss   Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear.   Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.   Have a question for me? Email me at [email protected].   Let’s connect! #uinarrative Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative Twitter @uinarrativeco
5/14/201917 minutes, 27 seconds