Navigating the Post-Pandemic UX Job Market - UX Like Us - S2E29
UX Like Us
by Roman Bercot & Larry King
9M ago
As the pandemic recedes, unprecedented numbers of employees seek new jobs that better suit the new reality of work-from-anywhere. And as the economy recovers, companies need to fill roles put on hold or eliminated during the COVID-19 crisis. The result is frenetic UX jobs market as pent-up demand for talent meets workers ready to find their next gig. But despite lots of opportunities, locking in the perfect role remains a challenge even for UX-famous designers. In our season 2 finale, Larry and Roman discuss the Great Resignation and expand on thoughts Dan Saffer recently shared abou ..read more
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Designers in Space - UX Like Us - S2E28
UX Like Us
by Roman Bercot & Larry King
9M ago
The Space industry is shaping up to be one of the most significant growth areas in the market, estimated to exceed $1 Trillion by 2040. All this growth leads to new opportunities for User Experience professionals. Join us as we chat with Paul Lumsdaine, UX Designer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, about the unique challenges facing Designers in space. Show Notes Paul Lumsdaine - Senior Lead User Experience Designer - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | LinkedIn For All Mankind | Apple TV+ Space Shuttle Enterprise - Wikipedia JaimeLevy.com NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) - Robotic Space Ex ..read more
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The Right Way to Structure Teams
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by Roman Bercot & Larry King
9M ago
Building successful products requires Design, Product, Engineering, Marketing, Support, Documentation, Operations... everyone working together. So why do we continue to structure our organizations in silos? This week Larry and Roman discuss how to align people, goals, and incentives with cross-functional teams while continuing to mature and evolve skills with communities of practice. Show notes 6 Top Picks for UX Podcasts by Berenice DeGusti Manager Tools and Career Tools are free weekly podcasts designed to give managers and individual contributors actionable recommendations to further their ..read more
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Stop Saying It Depends
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by Roman Bercot & Larry King
9M ago
The right answer to every question does in fact depend on the context. But answering every question with "It depends" makes designers seem spineless, undermining others' confidence in our ability, judgment, and leadership. In this episode, Roman and Larry offer practical suggestions for building decisiveness and eliminating "It depends" from your vocabulary. Episode artwork by Joyful on Unsplash Show notes: 11 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Overcome Uncertainty Are You Actually Going to Get Fired? ----- Please consider leaving a quick review. It would help us a lot! iTunes (https://itunes ..read more
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When Should You Override Your Direct’s Design?
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by Roman Bercot & Larry King
9M ago
Designers should be given the freedom to make the best design they can without the fear of their designs getting changed for arbitrary reasons. This is a tricky scenario because design leaders have to believe in the designs their team produces. In this episode, we discuss finding a balance between trusting your designers and leading them in a positive direction. Also, Larry got a puppy and is definitely not dead. ----- Please consider leaving a quick review. It would help us a lot! iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ux-like-us/id1362088405) Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3QzWf ..read more
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DesignOps
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by Roman Bercot & Larry King
9M ago
Larry and Roman wrap up 2020 with a discussion of Design Ops (after a quick diversion into the Anova Precision Oven). In the last few years Design Operations (or DesignOps, as the cool kids call it) has emerged as an important role for a lot of teams. We discuss what Design Operation are, what kind of teams need DesignOps, and the right way to say it. Show Notes the Anova Precision Oven - https://anovaculinary.com/anova-precision-oven/ Dave Malouf on Twitter - https://twitter.com/daveixd?s=20 Org Design for Design Orgs book - https://orgdesignfordesignorgs.com/2016/08/30/the-printed-book-is-h ..read more
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The Robot Episode - UX Like Us - S2E22
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by Roman Bercot & Larry King
9M ago
Larry and Roman explore the design of robots in science fiction and real life. Should robots have faces? What about gender? Are Asimov ‘s Laws of Robotics enough for responsible robot design? Episode artwork by Mina FC on Unsplash ----- Please consider leaving a quick review. It would help us a lot! iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ux-like-us/id1362088405) Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3QzWfQ9mJSH9VMBnAyathq) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes1362088405/ux-like-us) ----- Follow the show on Twitter @UXLikeUs - https://twitter.com/uxlikeus @LAKing - https://twitter.com/LAKi ..read more
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AI-powered Design - S2E21 - UX Like Us
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by Roman Bercot & Larry King
9M ago
Product Designer Jordan Singer (@jsngr) recently shocked the design world with his Figma plugin that renders interface designs using narrative text as the input. Larry King (@LAKing) and Roman Bercot (@Stuporman) discuss whether designers have reason for concern in this episode of UX Like Us. Show Notes https://twitter.com/jsngr/status/1284511080715362304 Is the creative industry equipped to work with emerging technologies? ----- Please consider leaving a quick review. It would help us a lot! iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ux-like-us/id1362088405) Spotify (https://open.spotify.com ..read more
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2 Kinds of Design
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by Roman Bercot & Larry King
9M ago
In our Season 2 premier, Larry King and Roman Bercot discuss why Industrial age design practices don’t hold up in the cloud era. Modern product design and development teams must adopt an iterative, experiment-driven approach. Inspired by thoughts from Christina Wodtke and Dan Brown here: https://twitter.com/brownorama/status/1170847783705858048?s=21. Photo by Martim Braz via Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/photos/LrZb1PQeC3o --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/uxlikeus/message ..read more
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Everybody Isn’t Not a Designer
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by Roman Bercot & Larry King
9M ago
Summary With #DesignTwitter becoming increasingly toxic, @LAKing and @Stuporman take on one of the issues making designers lose their minds: Is everyone a designer? We discuss a bit of background, why it matters, and our own takes on the issue as well as the dumpster fire design discourse has become. ----- Please consider leaving a quick review. It would help us a lot!  iTunes Spotify Overcast  ----- Follow the show on Twitter  @UXLikeUs @LAKing @Stuporman --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/uxlikeus/message ..read more
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