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080: Everything I Know (So Far) on Landing a Job in UX with Jason Ogle

View the original postVideo available on the show notes page at userdefenders.com/080 This is the last episode of 2021. After nearly two years of outlining the content for this episode and nearly two months (at time of writing) of recording and editing, here’s everything I know (so far) about landing a job in UX. I […]

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079: Listener Spotlight – Landing My First UX Job

View the original postHere’s a fun treat I’ve never done before. In this episode I shine the spotlight on listeners Jordan Burke + Joel Ryerson who recently landed their first job in UX! Hear them tell their inspiring stories of their journey getting here while gaining some valuable insights on how you can too! I […]

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078: There and Back (and Forward) Again with Bob Baxley

View the original postBob Baxley, a Silicon Valley pioneer, takes us back in time through the history of Silicon Valley and gives us a glimpse into the future of it. Spoiler alert: He’s got concerns. He reveals how every little interaction matters and motivates us to be proud enough of the work we do to […]

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077: Conflict Resolution for People Who Hate Conflict with Josh Mauldin

View the original postJosh Mauldin shows us how resolving conflict not only makes us better humans, but better designers. He challenges us to approach conflict with a growth mindset and the question, “What can I learn from this?” to help us become less anti-conflict and more pro-resolution. He articulates the difference between healthy and unhealthy […]

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076: User Research? Game On with Steve Bromley

View the original postJoin the UD Email List at userdefenders.com/join through March 2021 and enter to win a free signed copy of Steve Bromley’s new book, “How to be a Games User Researcher”! Steve Bromley shows us how to level up our user research skills. He illuminates the path to getting started as a Games […]

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075: You Belong Here with Jessica Gaddis

View the original postJessica Gaddis motivates us to realize that we belong here. Not only in the field of design, but in this often painful and perplexing world we call home. Why? Because somewhere, sometime, somehow…someone needs us. She inspires us to find our community because they’re already out there, searching for us and waiting […]

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074: Designers, Mind Your Business with Pek Pongpaet

View the original postPek Pongpaet teaches us how to be business-minded designers. He reveals how designers with business knowledge and more tools in their tool belt will get hired more often than ones without and with less. He shows us how to get a seat at the table while challenging us to count the costs […]

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073: The Unstoppable Designer with Jeff Gothelf

View the original postJeff Gothelf tells us how to be unstoppable designers. He debunks the mythical creature known as Phase 2. He shows us what a designer effectively working in Agile looks like, and enlightens us to how new UX teams can show immediate value. He articulates the need to differentiate between outputs and outcomes. He […]

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072: Everyone's a UX Designer with Jared Spool

View the original postJared Spool has been doing and defining UX long before many of us existed and/or even knew what it was. He invites us in to hear his fascinating yet seldom discussed UX origin story. He reveals how and why we’re all UX designers. He demystifies the arduous and often frustrating process of […]

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What the Next Season is Looking Like…

View the original postThis episode is me apologizing for the literal radio silence and filling you in on all the very valid reasons why I’ve been MIA with new content here in this feed. I miss you, and I miss putting content out regularly, but there have been (and continue to be) some significant transitions […]