Tag: UX

  • Dean Barker, VP for UX at United Health Group on the Human Tech Podcast

    Dean Barker, VP for UX at United Health Group on the Human Tech Podcast

    On this episode of Human Tech we talk with Dean Barker who is the VP for User Experience for United Health Group, and is also a long time friend and colleague. We talk about the challenges of finding UX staff, challenges in doing UX work at a large corporation, and some of the past projects…

  • UX Strategy: Making UX Teams More Efficient, Effective, and Impactful

    UX Strategy: Making UX Teams More Efficient, Effective, and Impactful

    On this episode of the Human Tech podcast we talk about user experience (UX) strategy: What is it, why it’s important and what it entails. We also talk about our new curriculum in UX Strategy that we recently launched at courses.theteamw.com Here are the links we mention in the the episode: The free UX Strategy…

  • A Rant About User Research: The Latest Episode Of The HumanTech Podcast

    A Rant About User Research: The Latest Episode Of The HumanTech Podcast

    For this episode of the Human Tech podcast, Susan Weinschenk goes solo at the microphone to talk about user research: What it isWhy you can’t skip itWhat kind of user research to doMaking the ROI case for user research If you want to learn more about user research by the way, we have an online…

  • Helle Martens From Copenhagen On The Human Tech Podcast

    Helle Martens From Copenhagen On The Human Tech Podcast

    In this episode of the Human Tech podcast we talk with Helle Martens, a User Experience (UX) consultant from Copenhagen. Our discussion includes the UX Copenhagen conference, why behavioral science has a hard time getting traction in UX communities, and the bicycle culture in Denmark, including “party bikes” and “beer bikes” (see images above and…

  • Mistakes People Make With Personas, And Why You Should Care

    Mistakes People Make With Personas, And Why You Should Care

    Creating personas before you design a product seems quaint and old-fashioned these days. In this Human Tech podcast episode we get UX-nerdy and talk about why we still think personas can be useful, how they help you design, and the mistakes that people make when they create personas. You can subscribe to the HumanTech podcast through…

  • A Conversation With Damien Borba from Adobe XD

    A Conversation With Damien Borba from Adobe XD

    I think that AI and robots will be writing all the code and doing all the design of digital products before too long. But until then, we need good design tools. My favorite is Adobe XD. Have you tried it? We met Demian Borba, Stategic Development Manager for the product when we were out in…

  • Why Lean UX Might Just Rock Your World

    Why Lean UX Might Just Rock Your World

    I was standing at the front of a training room at about 2 pm a week ago in Chicago. The room was on the 5th floor of a building in downtown Chicago. It wasn’t a very inspiring room. The windows looked out at another tall office building, so there was no natural light in the…

  • The 4 Magic Questions To Ask Before You Design Anything

    The 4 Magic Questions To Ask Before You Design Anything

    I’ll go so far as to say that if you don’t know the answers to these four questions before you design, then your design will be, at best, mediocre, and possibly a disaster. Designing anything — websites, software, apps, TV ads, physical spaces, documents – is tough. It takes art and science. Most design principles…

  • Top 10 Skills and Knowledge Set Every User Experience (UX) Professional Needs

    Top 10 Skills and Knowledge Set Every User Experience (UX) Professional Needs

    The user experience (UX) of your products is only as good as the knowledge and skills of your UX staff. ​As organizations realize how important the user experience is to the success of their products, UX teams are expanding. People come to role of UX from more and more diverse backgrounds. Some UX staff used…

  • Obstacles To User Experience Success

    Obstacles To User Experience Success

    Have you ever been the User Experience point person on a product team and found yourself explaining over and over again what it is you are actually doing? Working with a team that doesn’t “get” user experience is one of the obstacles to creating a great user experience. I talk about that obstacle plus a…