Episode

022 - How to Speak Up (feat. Allison Zubal)

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Communication is a vital part of each UX designer’s role. However, sometimes we can find ourselves in situations where we lack the confidence to speak our opinions or offer feedback even if we think our input could offer more value for a product. Andy and Patrick had a speak up session with product designer, Allison Zubal to find out why speaking up is important and how designers can get better at sharing their thoughts with others.

 

LISTEN IN TO HEAR:

  • How to can gain the confidence to speak up.

  • How senior designers and executives can create a better environment that encourages more to speak up.

  • How to get better at offering feedback that has value.

MORE ABOUT Allison:

Allison is a UX designer at Canopy. She has nearly 4 years designing great user experiences for industries such as e-commerce, healthcare and tax. Connect with Allison on LinkedIn.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The next Lunch UX will be Friday, November 30th. Mike Curtis will teach us how write about your work and present your portfolio with confidence. Free lunch and venue provided by 1800- contacts in Draper. RSVP here

021 - Are You Afraid of the Dark...Patterns? (feat. Andy and Patrick)

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For this special Halloween episode, Andy and Patrick did what all designers do on Halloween, they sat down at a campfire in the dead of night just to tell each other about product experiences that give them the spooks. That’s right, this episode is all about dark UX patterns, the experience design that haunts its users to the bone.

 

LISTEN IN TO HEAR:

  • Haunting tales that feature both digital and physical dark UX experiences

  • How dark UX patterns can effect users

  • How to recognize and avoid designing dark UX patterns


MORE ABOUT DARK UX:

Although, dark patterns are kinda fun to talk about, they are no joke. Dark UX is user hostile design that only serve the business at the user’s expense. Check out some resources to get a better idea of the types of dark UX patterns how to avoid them and how to shame the companies the use them:

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The next Lunch UX will be Friday, October 26th. Jeff Carter will teach us how to choose your design decline. Free lunch and venue provided by Instructure in Cottonwood Heights. RSVP here

020 - How to Test Designs at Every Step (ft. Brett Gunter)

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Testing, in some form or another, can almost always be found in each designers utility belt. But as designers, when and how often should we be testing our designs? How do we know we are testing the right thing? Andy and Patrick sat down with UX designer, Bret Gunter, to learn about the importance and the benefits of incorporating more testing into the design process.


 

LISTEN IN TO HEAR:

  • How to know when you should test a design

  • Strategies for testing designs earlier and more often

  • How testing more can lead to better designs and better designers


MORE ABOUT BRETT:

Brett Gunter is a UX designer at Landvoice. He has a little over 3 years experience in UX design working on mobile file managers, language learning products, and real estate lead generation products. Connect with Brett on Product Hive, follow him on Twitter or check out his portfolio.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

The next Lunch UX will be October 26th. Speaker and location is TBD.