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  1. Andy Budd, CEO At Clearleft

    Intercom co-founder Des Traynor chats with Clearleft CEO and design thought leader Andy Budd. Andy explains why young startups tend to prioritize development over design, the role designers will play in the new world of voice and chat-based UIs, and much more.

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/intercom/andy-budd-ceo-at-clearleft
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  2. 015: Going The Distance with Rachel Andrew – User Defenders : UX Design Podcast

    Rachel Andrew inspires us to understand people who are not like us because most often the products we design are not for us. She motivates us with her successful habit of GTD (Getting Things Done). She teaches us that solid attention to detail and ability to execute can be more important than specific technical skills. She also proves to us that experience never gets old.

    Rachel Andrew is a Web Pioneer and the Managing Director and founder of UK-based web development company EdgeOfMySeat.com. She’s a prolific author of a number of Web Development books including her most recent A Book Apart published “Getting Ready for CSS Grid Layout”. She’s also an active speaker who has spoken at a number of notable web conferences. When she’s not writing code, or writing about writing code…she’s a taxi to teenagers and quite a fitness buff.

    THEME

    Solid attention to detail and ability to execute can be more important than specific technical skills. Knowing how to break a problem down, design a solution, and coordinate with stakeholders is more important than mastering any one tool or platform.

    TAKEAWAYS

    Many of the most valuable skills we have today are the result of accidental or unplanned career moves. Today, you may be trying to figure out how to do something for your own use. Tomorrow someone else will hire you for that same skill. In our industry, long term planning is tough, so grab the challenges at hand, build good solutions and products, and see where it takes you.

    AWKWARD TESTING STORY

    Nothing huge, but working with users across Europe, language has sometimes been a barrier. One time a user got angry because we were asking about her mental model. She thought we were CALLING her a mental model!

    DESIGN SUPERPOWER

    I’ve been doing this for a long time! My experience allows me to draw on a lot of past projects when I’m approaching a new one.

    DESIGN KRYPTONITE

    Stuff moving around on a page in my peripheral vision is a major pet peeve.

    HOW DO YOU FIGHT FOR YOUR USERS?

    On my own product Perch CMS, I always think about “forgotten users”–the content editors who actually have to use our product day to day after a company buys it. I spend a lot of time making sure that the product looks good not only to the person who may decide to buy it, but also the regular daily users who spend a lot of time there.

    FUTURE OF UX

    We are finally moving beyond a design approach primarily oriented to replicating the print experience online. True web layouts and approaches are here. We’ll have to take into account not only many devices but many mediums (audio, touch, visual).

    HABIT OF SUCCESS

    I’m a big believer in the “GTD” approach (Getting Things Done). I make lists, organize things, and work hard to check things off. You have to know how you work best yourself to get through the not so fun and more mundane stuff.

    BEST ADVICE

    Try to understand people who are not like you. We often work in a design bubble, but the majority of our audience for most products is outside that universe of specialists.

    http://userdefenders.com/podcast/015-going-the-distance-with-rachel-andrew/

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  3. EP.4 - JON RONSON by Adam Buxton

    Adam Buxton talks to Jon Ronson (author of ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’, ‘The Psychopath Test’, ‘The Men Who Stare At Goats’ etc. about dealing with criticism, Woody Allen, neuroses, podcasts and the reaction to his latest book. At the end of the podcast Adam also unveils his brand new song about James Bond, which may or may not be considered unnecessary overkill…

    https://soundcloud.com/adam-buxton/podcast-ep4-jon-ronson

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  4. EP.9 - CAITLIN MORAN by Adam Buxton | Free Listening on SoundCloud

    Adam talks to British writer Caitlin Moran about driving, life on line, feminism, wee wee drips, a painful memory of Paul McCartney and a great one of Lady Gaga. Adam also tells Caitlin about some of the responses to a recording of his daughter talking about Princess Leia’s slave dress when she was 5.

    https://soundcloud.com/adam-buxton/ep-9-caitlin-moran

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  5. Adam Buxton on David Bowie, 31st March 2013

    Adam Buxton on David Bowie - Adam Buxton embarks on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of David Bowie, featuring rare interviews and hand-picked classic BBC Bowie moments.

    https://archive.org/details/AdamBuxtonOnDavidBowie31stMarch2013

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  6. EP.9 - CAITLIN MORAN by Adam Buxton

    Adam talks to British writer Caitlin Moran about driving, life on line, feminism, wee wee drips, a painful memory of Paul McCartney and a great one of Lady Gaga. Adam also tells Caitlin about some of the responses to a recording of his daughter talking about Princess Leia’s slave dress when she was 5.

    https://soundcloud.com/adam-buxton/ep-9-caitlin-moran

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  7. Interact London 2015: Ben Scott-Robinson

    Designing change:­ How OS is learning to love the customer

    In the old world, the maps of Ordnance Survey were a work of art, patiently learnt by avid users. Now, impatient users expect products to be immediately intuitive. Changing to a user centred world means changing the way OS creates its products. It means changing the way the company works.

    Find out how a British institution is adapting to design thinking, and learning to love its customers.

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    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAUdoFIyQ1g
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  8. Running a user experience workshop

    This week on the Boagworld Show we are joined by James Box co-author of Undercover user experience design to talk about running a user experience workshop.

    https://boagworld.com/season/13/episode/1304/

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  9. CHI 2014 Scott Jensen Keynote: The Physical Web

    Too often when we discuss "interaction" we think of it as a desktop vs tablet vs mobile issue. However, with the plummeting cost of both processing and connectivity, our understanding of a ‘smart device’ is rapidly changing. The challenge is that this new, amazing category of devices will blind side us, requiring entirely new ways of interacting. This talk will discuss the exploding new area of smart devices, how the Internet of things is a UX disaster, and how we are on the verge of an entirely new way of interacting with devices.

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    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X_ktouD6YM
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  10. Experience design gives you the competitive edge - O’Reilly Radar

    This week on the Radar Podcast, O’Reilly’s Mary Treseler chats with Andy Budd, a partner and UX designer at Clearleft. Their wide-ranging conversation circles around lessons learned at Clearleft, understanding who your user really is, and why design agencies have a bright future. Budd also offers some insight into the people and projects he’s keeping an eye on, or rather, as he explains, keeping a look out for — the next big things probably aren’t yet on our radar, he says.

    http://radar.oreilly.com/2015/04/experience-design-gives-you-the-competitive-edge.html

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