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071: User Defenders Live – A Panel on Design Accessibility, Diversity & Ethics with Mina Markham, Derek Featherstone and Farai Madzima

View the original postI had the great honor of being invited back to An Event Apart Denver (2019) to record a live podcast episode with Mina Markham, Farai Madzima, & Derek Featherstone on the important topics of Accessibility, Design Inclusion & Ethics, Hiring & Retaining Diverse Talent and Landing a Job in UX. Amazingly, we […]

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070: Harnessing Life Experiences in Design with Shaheena Attarwala

View the original postShaheena Attarwala defends a woman’s right to design her own future, especially in the face of fierce adversity and opposition. She champions living ruthlessly amid oppressive whims and societal precepts. She’s a magnet that brings the issues forward and carries the water for anyone who dreams of raising their standards and never […]

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069: We Are All Pioneers with Sophia Prater

View the original postSophia Prater reminds us that we’re all pioneers in a field that is changing every minute. She encourages us to use forcing functions by getting the gig first, and then figuring it out. She introduces us to a design philosophy she pioneered called Object-Oriented UX which is all about taking really complex […]

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068: People May be the Most Important Thing You Build as a Designer with Braden Kowitz

View the original postBraden Kowitz reveals how human-centered design has everything to do with the humans we design and build with every day. He advocates for a genuinely supportive environment where it’s okay to be who you are, and where you’re encouraged to speak up, and openly share how you’re truly feeling. He reminds us […]

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067: Design for How People Think with John Whalen

View the original postDr. John Whalen teaches us what it means to design for how people think. He reveals the powerful principals behind what he calls the six minds of user experience, and explains how anybody can harness them to build better products (no doctorate degree required!). He reminds us that it takes serious research […]

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066: Is Web Design Dead? with Jeffrey Zeldman

View the original postJeffrey Zeldman answers the provocative question, “Is Web Design Dead?”. He enlightens us to what the Web was, where it’s at now, and where it could go in the future. He touches on the many short-sighted predictions that tend to prod our delicate psyches such as automation and new technologies poised to […]

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Advertise on User Defenders (Only One Spot Left Until Spring 2020)

View the original postIf you’ve got a UX-related product, service or event you want to get in front of the most passionate, inspired and hungry UX podcast listening audience in the known Universe, please email me asap at sponsorship (at ] userdefenders (dot] com. This will be the only opportunity to advertise on User Defenders: […]

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065: Yes, AI will Replace Designers with Jasmine Oh

View the original postJasmine Oh informs us that AI will one day replace our current jobs as designers. She challenges us to adapt to AI since no career field is exempt from its influences. She also reminds us not to fear AI but to harness it to our advantage instead. She reveals that AI shouldn’t […]

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064: How to Become Indistractable with Nir Eyal

View the original postNir Eyal teaches us how to harness the skill of the century…becoming Indistractable. He reminds us that distraction is an action that starts from within. He motivates us to take command of our personal development in a world that is frequently competing for our attention. He encourages us to recognize the external […]

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063: Mindset & Learning How to Learn with Jessica Ivins

View the original postJessica Ivins schools us on the critical value of a growth mindset in UX Design. She teaches us how to learn how to learn. She enlightens us as to why it’s always better to generalize before specializing. She reminds us introverts that we can only truly succeed by extroverting. She also reveals […]