The UIE Podcast

The UIE Podcast

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The Next Generation of Podcasts from UIE. Stay tuned for new stories and take-aways you can use in your day to day design work.
The Tension of Art and Science When Communicating Complex User Research
Sep 28, 2017 • 22 min
Art versus Science is the quintessential Left Brain/Right Brain cage match. But in reality, math factors into great works of art as much as developing a treatment plan for a patient could be considered the doctor’s design. Andrew Shipe is a developer at…
More Human than Human?: Designing a Conversational UI
Sep 20, 2017 • 21 min
You can draw a direct line in the UX family tree from User Experience Design back to Human Computer Interaction. What if we could make the “computer” aspect of that interaction, feel less like a machine, and more like a human? Robert Sens, the Lead…
About Face: How About.com Changed its Design Process and became Dotdash
Sep 7, 2017 • 25 min
According to Heraclitus, the only thing that remains constant is change. The internet itself has evolved exponentially over a relatively short amount of time. Few relics from the early days of the web remain, and those that have, have been forced to…
Systems and Stages: Building a Design System and a Systems Team
Aug 11, 2017 • 19 min
Design systems can organize and clarify a team’s design practice. Made of patterns and component libraries, they add a level of cohesion across designs. This, of course, can only occur once you have a design system in place. So how do you build one in the…
Narrative Virality: Changing Course from a Simple Story
Aug 3, 2017 • 23 min
Storytelling is an essential form of human communication. You likely have a favorite story, something really memorable. The more that story is told and retold, the further it travels and the more influence it gains. A good story can be infectious. Stories…
Empathy as a Service: Applying Service Design to the Homelessness Issue
Jul 20, 2017 • 25 min
Empathy. It’s an unavoidable word in the world of user experience design. Too often it is applied to designs in too narrow a fashion. Your empathy should come from the problem your design is solving, not measured in the level of frustration or delight…
Getting a Clue: Journey Mapping and the Rashomon Effect
Jun 23, 2017 • 19 min
We often talk in terms of silos in organizations, where information isn’t readily shared and communication leaves something to be desired. Another way to think of a team who is heads-down working on the overall journey is to imagine swim lanes. Each…
Sticky Situations and Unexpected Solutions — Lean UX Outside the Lab
Jun 8, 2017 • 18 min
Sometimes, the world of user experience design requires creative solutions. There are numerous methodologies and an even greater number of myths about where and when they are supposed to be used. Lean UX is one such process that is associated mostly with…
Spirits, Claws, and Analytics — A study in superstition and science
May 15, 2017 • 19 min
Much like superstition, something that is believed to be an important metric may not apply to the reality of your product or service’s experience. Understanding the behavior of your users, introducing some science, is what leads to greater context and…
Redesigning an Enterprise App to Battle the Clutter Tax
Apr 5, 2017 • 19 min
If we keep adding functionality, we start to clutter our enterprise application’s design. That clutter can create a substantial burden on the user while obscuring the functionality we want them to use. In this episode of the UIE Podcast, Amanda Linden…
It’s Safe to Say, I Don’t Know - UX Immersion: Interactions Podcast
Mar 18, 2016 • 11 min
Corporate life expects us to be experts, to know the answer to every question. We make “requirements”, which turn out to really be assumptions, but because we never call them assumptions, we never go about testing them. This is as much a social political…
A Story Told About Story Listening - UX Immersion: Interactions Podcast
Feb 23, 2016 • 12 min
Storytelling is a powerful way to measure our understanding of our users and their experiences. But unfortunately, we don’t always get the story right. User experience rests more on listening to what the users want to tell us rather than the stories…
Adding New Features Can Literally be a Game Changer - UX Immersion Podcast
Jan 21, 2016 • 11 min
When your user gets value from your design, they’ll likely make using it into a habit. They’ll keep coming back, forming more habits as they continue to get results. When we add new features, we often force them to break the habits they’ve carefully…
Navigation: Oh, The Places You Were Trying to Go - UX Immersion Podcast
Jan 5, 2016 • 7 min
There’s a saying that you can’t know where you are going unless you know where you come from. Designing navigation for enterprise applications is a journey unto itself. One that UX Immersion speaker, Hagan Rivers is quite familiar with. In this podcast,…
Time Traveling with Enterprise Applications - UX Immersion Podcast
Dec 17, 2015 • 12 min
Enterprise applications are massive, often unwieldy pieces of software. You get a sense they were never truly improved or updated, they just had a continuous string of features tacked on until it got to the point where they are almost impossible to use.…