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Cultivating a Creative Culture with Justin Dauer

View the original postBuy the Book Buy Justin’s great book through my Amazon affiliate link, and help User Defenders at no additional cost to you. Win/win! Buy Book “We create human-centered interactions and experiences in our field. Empathetic purpose drives our every decision. Mobile First? In reality, it’s humans first. This same mentality, turned inward, […]

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036: No Designer Left Behind with Nick Finck

View the original postNick Finck teaches us the value of being a connector, and mentoring other designers. He gives us a really compelling, dare I say accurate look into the future of UX. He inspires us to make sure we unplug every once in a while. He also motivates us to find the sweet spot […]

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New Season Teaser Reel

View the original postNew Season Starts 6/12 If you’re seeing this on your podcast player, you can also watch the video here. Greetings User Defenders! The new season is starting June 12th and I could not be more excited to share it with you. So much so that I put together a teaser reel. Oh, […]

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034: Great Products Start with Empathy with Jonathan Pimento

View the original postJonathan teaches us how product managers are the glue between design and engineering. He reminds us that the most important role we can play in the success of a product is being a voice for the customer. He encourages us to never give up on our personal projects. He also motivates us […]

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Demystifying Public Speaking with Lara Hogan

View the original post“I saw a study that said speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear of the average person. I found that amazing. Number two, was death. Death is number two? This means, to the average person, if you have to be at a funeral, you would rather be […]

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033: Design is About People with Andrea Picchi

View the original postAndrea Picchi reminds us that the core of design is always about people. He dives deep into the importance of design thinking. He motivates us to embrace ambiguity, and to fail as often as possible without losing the job. He also inspires us to believe in design and to always defend the […]

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032: There is No There with Sarah Doody

View the original postSarah Doody inspires us to break out of our comfort zones early & often if we want to achieve great things. She teaches us that our drawings should serve more as a communication tool than an art project. She encourages us to tap into our superpowers of using both sides of our […]

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031: Getting Scrappy with Mat Marquis

View the original postMat Marquis reminds us that web design is scrappy business. He inspires us to fight for what we truly believe in. He shows us how we can take our designs and skills further by learning a little code. He motivates us to continue to hone our communication skills by writing a lot. […]

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030: Content for All with Aaron Gustafson

View the original postAaron Gustafson inspires us to build a web for all people. He encourages us to keep an open mind about perspectives that are different than our own. He motivates us to keep focused on context when it comes to the users we’re designing for. He also challenges us to plant seeds of […]

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029: Be Relentless with Ling Lim

View the original postLing Lim inspires us to be relentless in our pursuit of the person we want to become. She teaches us to create products that connect with our users and their lives by becoming them as much as possible. She challenges us to not sacrifice the sentimental quality of a product when we […]