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008: There’s a Lot of Opportunity for Those Who Are Willing to Take Some Risks with Ben Callahan

View the original postBen Callahan inspires us to be passionate about the interfaces we design and put ourselves in the shoes of the people who are using them to do amazing things. He shares a really interesting parallel from Jazz music to the work we do. He reminds us to make every day count by […]

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007: Focus More on Solving Problems and Less On Dribbble Likes with Rafal Tomal

View the original postRafal Tomal inspires us to focus more on solving complicated problems for clients, and less on Dribbble likes. He also emphasizes the importance of keeping our UI and layouts minimal to make room for typography and especially to limit the number of choices we want our users to make to the most […]

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006: Let Go of the Things You Can’t Control…Focus On The Things You Can with Chloë Bregman

View the original postChloë Bregman inspires us to not get caught up with titles like UX Designer, but to find what we’re great at and focus our energy on building those strengths to build products that not only solve problems, but bring happiness to people. She reminds us to focus on the team and that […]

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005: Surround Yourself with People That Reflect Who You Want to Become with Andi Galpern

View the original postAndi Galpern inspires us to ask where do we want to go, and then encourages us to meet a mentor who can help take us there. She states that community is the key to becoming all we can be and that five minutes with the right person can change our lives. Andi […]

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004: Use the Materials You’re Given with Christopher Schmitt

View the original postChristopher Schmitt reminds us to use the materials that we’re given and that we can learn something from everybody if we keep an open mind. He also encourages us to share what we know through exercising our superpower of writing and we can never go wrong with practicing kindness in our field. […]

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003: Don’t Launch Anything. Validate and Test Everything with Craig Morrison

View the original postCraig Morrison inspires us to know why we’re building what we’re building by looking for an opportunity in a market that needs something, and then by giving it to them. He also reminds us to do all the user research needed until we’ve built a product that people want to use. Craig […]

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002: Don’t Let Anything Get in the Way of What You Want to Build with Josh Tucker

View the original postJosh Tucker shares with us the importance of determination and resolve when building whatever it is you desire to build. He also stresses the importance of knowing everything you possibly can about your users and designing experiences that delight them and improve their lives. Josh Tucker (The Interactioneer) is an Interactive Designer […]

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001: The Lines Between Designer and Developer are Starting to Blur with Daniel Hooper

View the original postDaniel Hooper declares that any designer who desires to code, can and even should. He shares about how the industry still has a lot to learn from the amazing things that have been accomplished (and sadly forgotten) by the brilliant software design engineers of old. He also shares his excitement of how […]

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Welcome to the User Defenders Podcast!

View the original postThe story behind the mission, the host and the future of User Defenders podcast.