Making UX Work with Joe Natoli

Making UX Work with Joe Natoli

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Hello and welcome to making UX work; I’m Joe Natoli. Our focus here is on folks like you doing the tough, often unglamorous UX work in the real world. My guests will share their struggles, their successes, and their journey to and through the trenches ?


16, Rich Harrison: don’t “push back” — pull forward.
Aug 10 • 69 min
My guest Rich Harrison has 15 years of design leadership experience, partnering with over 50 organizations. He has served as a UX lead, team leader, and senior designer for higher education, Fortune 500 companies, government, nonprofits, startups, and…
15, Helen Arvanitopoulos: PREACH!!!
Jun 24 • 70 min
Helen Arvanotopoulis describes herself as a Design Thinking Preacher, UX Evangelist and Service Design Advocate. She is currently Head of UX for the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Aegon NV, working across Europe, Asia and America helping businesses and…
14, Russ Troester: inspiration, encouragement + resilience
Apr 16 • 70 min
Russ Troester is still very new to UX, but he’s definitely in the right place because, in his own words, he has a passion for “helping to make things suck less.” While he especially enjoys the research-related portions of the UX design process, Russ has…
13, Hida Behzadi: It’s the thinking, not the making
Mar 3 • 81 min
My guest today is Hida Behzadi. While she is a graphic designer by trade, she’s also worked as a creative director, a UX strategist, a design lecturer, and continues to work as an art instructor. In addition to her design acumen, Hida is an accomplished…
12, Rajeev Subramanian: Not Knowing is OK
Feb 3 • 67 min
My guest today is Rajeev Subramanian, who describes himself as the “poster child” for continuous career evolution, and after talking to him I agree with that description.
11, Jason Ogle: Your Mess is Your MESSAGE!
Mar 5, 2019 • 66 min
My guest today is Jason Ogle, who describes himself as a passionate user defender — fighting for users who are victims of bad design decisions.
10, Kristin Currier Ludlow: YES WE CAN!
Dec 17, 2018 • 57 min
My guest today is Kristin Currier Ludlow, a Digital Designer with over 20 years of helping people shop better online and in stores.
09, Peter Kaizer :: Designing with the head, the heart and the hands
Oct 16, 2018 • 67 min
My guest today is Peter Kaizer, a UX designer and developer with over 20 years of professional experience — a career he began making things with his hands.
08, Mary Shaw :: UX Troubadour
Sep 4, 2018 • 53 min
Mary Shaw’s more than 20-year career has taken her from accomplished touring singer-songwriter to marketing strategist and UX consultant to some of the biggest brands in the world.
07, Anne Dougherty :: Behind all great UX is equally great content
Jun 5, 2018 • 61 min
For more than 20 years, content architect Anne Dougherty has pursued UX excellence by architecting and advocating for the power of useful, usable and valuable content.
06, Jason Bowden :: Faith, Hope and UX
Apr 9, 2018 • 57 min
UX designer Jason Bowden believes in making the world a better place through design, and in building and coaching the next generation of user-centered, business-savvy, ethical designers.
05, Doug Collins :: “There is no Plan B.”
Mar 5, 2018 • 63 min
They say necessity is the mother of invention, and in Doug’s case, as you’ll hear, that’s true. You’ll also hear how he overcame some extremely difficult circumstances through belief, positivity and sheer will.
04, Lisa Baskett :: Grace Under Pressure
Feb 12, 2018 • 80 min
UX designer Lisa Baskett describes herself as empathic, impatient, pedantic, dedicated and curious, but there are a few adjectives I’d like to add: namely, brave, tenacious and strong. I believe you’ll understand why in this episode of Making UX Work.
03, Esther Schinkel :: Gamification, Higher Education and Life as a UX Team of One.
Jan 8, 2018 • 53 min
I talk to Netherlands-based UX Designer Esther Schinkel about gamifying higher education tools, the challenges of being a UX team of one, and the joy of new music.
02, Leon Strydom :: Job searches, design obsessions and a dog named Process.
Dec 11, 2017 • 53 min
I talk to user-centered designer Leon Strydom about his current UX job search, negotiating tough situations with colleagues and clients and his obsession with all things process.
01, Daniel Bosnjak :: Planes, Passion and UX.
Nov 13, 2017 • 57 min
I talk to UX Designer Daniel Bosnjak about high-risk UX in the world of aviation, dealing with disappointment and making the leap to UX entrepreneur.