Design Huddle

Design Huddle

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By Ryan Warrender & Brandon Groce
This weekly show is hosted by Brandon Groce a designer and digital strategist for Fortune 500s and Ryan Warrender a UX designer based in New York.

The Design Huddle podcast discusses the best ways to level up in your career and become a more valuable team member in the process. We talk about everything from product design, personal branding, tech trends and interview some of the best thought leaders out there.

Join the Design Huddle community and follow us Instagram at @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce.
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How can you become a more effective storyteller?
Storytelling describes the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, sometimes with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. Every culture has its own stories or narratives, which are shared as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation or instilling moral values.  Join the Design Huddle community! Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce.  Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/designhuddle/support
38:05
March 18, 2019
Make sure you ask these questions before you start designing
User research focuses on understanding user behaviors, needs, and motivations through observation techniques, task analysis, and other feedback methodologies. Ryan and Brandon discuss the best questions to ask and how to establish more empathy for your users. Follow us on instagram at @Ryan.Warrender & @Brandon.Groce 
09:01
March 11, 2019
Co-founder of Anchor Michael Mignano & lead designer Emmi Hintz discuss how to design a user first experience
Anchor allows anyone to record or upload high-quality audio, host unlimited episodes, and distribute everywhere with just one click. On this episode we talk to the most down to earth CEO of all of time...Michael Mignano. Michael tells us how him and his co-founder took the idea of Anchor and developed it into a multi-million dollar startup. We were also joined by Anchor's brilliant lead product designer Emmi Hintz. Emmi tells us how she prioritizes a users needs, tells us about the most important UX skills to develop, and what is next for Anchor.  This podcast is a conversation, we'd love to hear from you. New episodes every Monday at 9:00am ET.  Michael - @mignano Emmi - @digitalgogetta Brandon - @brandongroce Ryan - @ryan.warrender  Join the Design Huddle Community.  Reference:  Crunchbase
30:33
March 4, 2019
Matthew Encina - Life as a creative director and how to get there
Matthew Encina is a creative director and brand strategist at Blind. He has created interactive experiences & video content for brands, tech, and video games. He is also a content creator at The Futur, where he teaches about creativity, pitching and motion design. He creates videos regularly on their YouTube Channel and writes articles on Medium. He's had the privilege to share his story as a speaker around the world. Including a TEDx talk about the interactive music video he created for Coldplay. This podcast is a conversation, we'd love to hear from you.  Matthew - @matthewencina Brandon - @brandongroce Ryan - @ryan.warrender  Join the Design Huddle Community. 
1:01:09
February 25, 2019
AJ&Smart's Brittni Bowering - How to get 90% of your clients from social media
Brittni Bowering is the head of media at AJ & Smart.  AJ & Smart helps companies build better products faster. Brandon and Brittni discuss creative advertising strategies, creating a brand, and social media growth.  This podcast is a conversation, we'd love to hear from you.  Brittni - @brittnibow Brandon - @brandongroce Ryan - @ryan.warrender  Join the Design Huddle Community. 
58:41
February 18, 2019
Melinda Livsey - How to become a brand strategy consultant
Ryan and Brandon interview Melinda Livsey. As the founder and brand strategist of Marks and Maker, Melinda unites over ten years of professional design experience with a penchant for thoughtful customer service. Melinda’s experience with notable names like Oakley, Paramount Pictures, and Loot Crate, coupled with her passion for creative thinkers and entrepreneurs, creates the perfect cocktail of impeccable workmanship, exceptional brands, and happy clientele. Not only is Melinda a rockstar entrepreneur she is the works for for The Futur as a Co-host on the Process. If you want to learn to be a better team consultant, strategist, or team member this episode is for you.  This podcast is a conversation, we'd love to hear from you.  Melinda Livsey - @melindalivsey Brandon - @brandongroce Ryan - @ryan.warrender  Join the Design Huddle Community. 
38:51
February 11, 2019
Why does accessibility & inclusivity matter in design?
Web accessibility is the inclusive practice of ensuring there are no barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to, websites on the World Wide Web by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, generally all users have equal access to information and functionality. Today we help you get closer to crafting a more inclusive web experience.   This podcast is a conversation, we'd love to hear from you.  Brandon - @brandongroce Ryan - @ryan.warrender  Join the Design Huddle Community. 
11:18
February 4, 2019
First Impressions Matter: How to get to the point
First impressions matter.  Your customers are very goal-oriented and super impatient. Avoid distracting a user from their goals. Keep your homepage and top landing pages simple. Be sure to have a clear call-to-action and a value proposition above the fold. A user should know what to do and why they should stay on your website in a moment’s glance.   This podcast is a conversation, we'd love to hear from you.  Brandon - @brandongroce   Ryan - @ryan.warrender  Join the Design Huddle Community. 
08:41
February 4, 2019
Why wireframing is vital to any design process
Wireframing is a way to design a website service at the structural level. A wireframe is commonly used to lay out content and functionality on a page which takes into account user needs and user journeys. On today's episode Brandon and Ryan share their wireframing best practices.  This podcast is a conversation, we'd love to hear from you.  Brandon - @brandongroce   Ryan - @ryan.warrender  Join the Design Huddle Community. 
08:24
January 27, 2019
Should designers code or not?
There’s a recurring debate in our industry over whether or not designers should write code. Brandon and Ryan debate the pros & cons of learning to code as a designer.  The opinions stated here are my own, not those of my company. This podcast is a conversation, we'd love to hear from you.  Brandon - @brandongroce   Ryan - @ryan.warrender  Join the Design Huddle Community. 
08:27
January 14, 2019
How to properly kickoff design projects and ask the right questions
Brandon and Ryan discuss the importance of doing the UX research up front. Ryan talks about his experience redesigning a GE customer support application and how to better put yourself in your user's shoes. The opinions stated here are my own, not those of my company. This podcast is a conversation, we'd love to hear from you.  Brandon - @brandongroce   Ryan - @ryan.warrender  Join the Design Huddle Community. 
11:41
January 11, 2019
5 Common pitfalls designers make
Welcome to Design Huddle! In this episode Ryan and Brandon share the most common mistakes that UXers make.   This podcast is a conversation, we'd love to hear from you.  Brandon - @brandongroce   Ryan - @ryan.warrender  Join the Design Huddle Community.  The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
12:21
December 26, 2018
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