The MindTrace Podcast

The MindTrace Podcast
The MindTrace Podcast is the bridge between science and industry. The focus is on a broader definition of UX, which incorporates all things that are designed. That can be a form of therapy, to online platforms, or restaurants. We find out what UX can implement from scientific insights and what questions UX practitioners have for scientists to investigate. The actionable bits are for you to use in your work, your life, or simply as inspiration or motivation.

#4: The UX problems within academia
Nov 3, 2019 • 115 min
Did you ever wonder what the career path looks like for a scientist? The academic system can feel obscure to outsiders and not easy to get into. To scientists themselves, it can create uncertainty and is also fiercely competitive. In this conversation, we…
#2: The UX of sound branding and design
Nov 3, 2019 • 92 min
Sounds are all around us but how are they used to affect us? Even if we don’t think about it but sound logos are all around us. In this episode we talk to Erwin de Boer (@boer1993). He’s working as a marketing expert and has plenty of experience as a…
#5: The SCIENCE of decision making
Nov 3, 2019 • 91 min
We most of the time don’t make rational decisions. It feels like feel like we are in control but that’s just an illusion. In this conversation we talk to Prof. Alan Sanfey ( who is the principal investigator of the decision neuroscience lab…
#3: The UX of cocktails and bars
Nov 3, 2019 • 104 min
Did you ever go into a bar and felt comfortable and relaxed but didn’t know why? In this episode we talk to Ivar de Lange (, an award winning bartender and entrepreneur with a background in medical psychology. Ivar gives us insights into…
#1: UX of teaching entrepreneurship
Oct 22, 2019 • 118 min
Is teaching entrepreneurship possible and what are the challenges while doing so? In this episode, we’re discussing this topic with Dr. Raphael Smals ( We focus on different types of institutions and their approaches in teaching important…