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Design Huddle - Top Rated Design Podcast

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Design Huddle is a top-rated design podcast hosted by Mustafa Kurtuldu and Ryan Warrender. Each week they step inside the minds of creative professionals from a variety of design disciplines. They explore how design impacts our everyday lives, discuss new trends, and explore how we can create better products and brands.

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What are super apps, and why have they taken Asia by storm?
In this episode, we look at super apps, which is an app that includes many functions all rolled into one—for example, having your streaming service, food delivery, and payments app collected together. Some popular ones include China's WeChat and AliPay, India's Paytm, Singapore's Grab, Indonesia's GoTo, Vietnam's Zalo, and South Korea's Kakao. But why haven't they been popular in the West, and what can app developers do to promote their success? About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, and various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years of experience working in Product, Business Development and UX Design. Contact: designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com
31:52
October 18, 2021
What makes a great UX portfolio, Top 21 UX Designer Portfolio Websites in 2021.
This week Ryan and Mustafa look at UX portfolios and take a look at some of the best of 2021. They also cover tips on what to focus on and how you can scale your skillset.  Top 21 UX Designer Portfolio Websites in 2021 https://www.casestudy.club/journal/ux-designer-portfolio Sites reviewed http://www.jonathanpatterson.com/ http://lifeofpai.com/ https://www.kysondana.com/ https://www.lizvwells.com/ About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, and various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years of experience working in Product, Business Development and UX Design. Contact: designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com 
40:44
October 11, 2021
How to run an effective design sprint or UX workshop
The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. Developed at GV, it’s a “greatest hits” of business strategy, innovation, behavior science, design thinking, and more—packaged into a battle-tested process that any team can use. See the GV site for more details: https://www.gv.com/sprint/ About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Product, Business Development and UX Design.
35:37
October 4, 2021
How to make your UX design resume standout and top design interview tips
This week we cover tips and tricks on excellent UX design CVs, looking at some brilliant examples of a designer who designed their resume to look like Spotify when applying for a job there. We cover customization, format and also go into things to look for in a job interview. About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Product, Business Development and UX Design.
33:60
September 27, 2021
David Martin - How to build a successful web design business, UX audits, and UX hacks to consider
David Martin is obsessed with websites. Making them functional. Making them beautiful. Making them fast. But most importantly, making them profitable for the people who run them. After nearly a decade building online businesses for others, he founded UXHACKS - a consultancy that builds and optimizes websites to maximize their traffic's potential and explode conversions. Having worked as a web designer, full-stack developer, and director of user experience in the past, he now shares his expertise on website best practices with his clients and on his YouTube channel where he streams every Friday at 1pm ET. Website: uxhacks.com Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidMartinUX/ UX Audit Course: https://uxhacks.podia.com/website-ux-audit-course Checkout: 50% off course coupon, DSGNHDDL About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design.
47:55
September 20, 2021
Melinda Livsey - How to become a brand strategist, overcoming self-doubt, and Chris Do as a mentor
On this episode we bring back one of our favorite guests - 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. Check out: https://www.marksandmaker.com/
44:52
September 13, 2021
Karl Salisbury - UX Designer provides advice for the travel industry and dark design patterns to avoid
This week we are speaking with Karl Salisbury, a product designer working at the payment processing company Adyen. Adyen serves enterprise clients such as Uber, Wise, Spotify, eBay, Microsoft, and LinkedIn, to name just a few. Before that, he was at Booking.com, joining during the company's hyper growth phase of 2017 and the crisis of 2020 with Covid. Having worked on both the customer and supply sides, Karl has a lot of experience regarding how travel sites and apps are designed. In this episode, we talk about the design process and the UX dark patterns.  About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design.
31:25
September 6, 2021
Design News - How Design Changes Internationally and Tips For Building a More Useful Experience
This week Ryan and Mustafa are talking about Japanese design and how they have a persona that they present to the outside world, which is serene and straightforward, vs. their local style, which appears a lot more chaotic. They also look at other examples of international design that differ from our western styles and methods.  Special thanks to Feedspot, who ranked our Podcast in the top 25 for design. Check it out here https://blog.feedspot.com/design_podcasts/  About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design.
30:27
August 23, 2021
Matthew Mottola - How to be More Productive when Working Remote and Tips for Aspiring Freelancers
Matthew Mottola is a leading voice and entrepreneur building the ‘Human Cloud’, the remote and independent model of work that over half the US workforce will transition to within the next five years. As the author of #1 New Release The Human Cloud, he sets the standard for the Future of Work. As the CEO of Venture L, he enables freelancers and clients to execute remote outcomes at scale. As a Forbes Contributor, he shares the stories and operating insights driving our shift to the human cloud. Matthew has led and transformed today’s leading companies. At Microsoft, in joint partnership with Upwork, he built the Microsoft 365 freelance toolkit - the unlock for enterprises to embrace the human cloud at scale - bringing Microsoft from nascent to an industry leader in under two years. At Gigster, he built Ideation - connecting remote freelance developers, data scientists, and product managers with companies to consistently generate what should be built in the software development lifecycle. At Georgia Tech, he helped develop the entrepreneurship curriculum with Faculty of the Year awardee Arn Rubinoff and guest lectures. Matthew is a recognized voice for leadership teams, public investors, and media. His work has been featured by Forbes and Fortune to name a few. He has been named a top 50 remote work expert to follow. He is an international keynote speaker, speaking at leading conferences Remote Work Summit and YPO’s Innovation Week to name a few. He advises through expert knowledge networks. He is the author of StartUp Not StartDown and contributor to leading industry reports.
39:11
August 16, 2021
Kevin Marshall - Building a Design Career, Learning from Failures, and The Importance of Empathy
The week we are speaking with Kevin Marshall. He has a background deep in a number of design roles and most recently laser-focused on UX design, Kevin is a true expert in the digital space. At The Basement, Kevin helps national clients achieve success across digital products.  Kevin's talent lies within being a lifelong learner. Give him a package or technology and a few hours, and not only will I come back with a creation, but he'll also present it to the client and then show and teach all those around him on how to implement it. He has an extensive background in design theories including UX research and discovery, a desire to listen to the problem at hand, and then explore solutions via ideation. He believes that it just doesn’t end with all the creative, UX, product design stuff though folks. Kevin was awarded the honor of TechPoint's Top 25 in Technology in 2018.    About The Basement: The Basement is a full-service integrated agency, founded by early pioneers of digital, bringing high-quality design and a media-first approach to branding campaigns via interactive storytelling. The agency works to deliver radical clarity to agile brands by leveraging modern storytelling and data acumen. Based out of Indianapolis, The Basement works with brands on the national stage like Schlage, NCAA, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, American College of Education, Transitions and more.
47:14
August 9, 2021
Design News - Exploration of Rebrands from Visa, The Wasps, and More
In this episode we cover the logo design news and trends, from logo mashups to rebrands.  News stories covered https://www.creativebloq.com/news/combined-logos https://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design/pro-guide-logo-design-21221 https://www.creativebloq.com/news/visa-rebrand https://www.creativebloq.com/how-to/logo-typography-guide  https://www.creativebloq.com/news/wasps-logo   About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design.
28:26
August 2, 2021
The Best 7 Tools to Automate and Scale Your Content Creation
In this episode, we look at content creation and several great tools you can use to streamline and scale your content creation. Tools we looked at; Veed.io is amazing for auto-generating subs conversion.ai - writes copy for you goodsalesemails.com - campaign templates Pixelhunter.io - resize photos for all platforms Grammarly - blog copy, spell check Descript - All-in-one audio & video editing, as easy as a doc. Riverside - Locally recorded, separate audio and video tracks. About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design.
37:40
July 26, 2021
Everything you Need to Know About Designing an App or Website for the Travel Industry
This week we are talking about the Top 10 design best practice for travel sites. Topics we cover; 'call to action' design tips, discuss the negative impact of dark patterns plus many more.   About the hosts   Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes.  Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design.
30:43
July 19, 2021
Design News - The Biggest Design Flops in Tech from Blockbuster to Galaxy
This week we talk about the biggest flops and design fo-pars in tech history, from the Galaxy phone to Blockbusters rejection of Netflix. About the hosts  Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design.
19:38
July 12, 2021
Design News - Top 10 Design Updates in 10 Minutes
This week we are covering the top design news stories from around the world.  The Stories we covered are; https://www.designboom.com/design/10-winners-from-if-design-award-2021-creatively-respond-to-the-pandemic-06-11-2021/ https://www.creativebloq.com/features/best-and-worst-web-design-trends-2021 https://www.robertcreative.com/blog/typography-trends-in-2021 https://thecxlead.com/topics/5-common-mistakes-when-deciding-to-build-a-customer-journey-map/ https://www.uxpin.com/studio/blog/hamburger-menu-and-ux-design/ https://www.designweek.co.uk/issues/7-13-june-2021/beatport-rebrand/ https://www.designweek.co.uk/issues/7-13-june-2021/typographic-accessibility/ https://uxmag.com/articles/what-are-ux-errors-of-omission-and-commission https://dribbble.com/stories/2021/06/01/inclusive-design-tips https://www.creativebloq.com/news/fusion-footballs-euro-2020 About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design.
12:36
July 5, 2021
Did We Run Out of Stuff to Talk About? Burner Episode of Would You Rathers
This week Ryan and Mustafa try out a new trend of 'Would you rathers', looking at the fun yet the odd world of weird alternative scenarios. As per usual Mustafa tries to hack his way through.  About the hosts  Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design.
22:35
June 28, 2021
Why UX Designers Are Great at Interior Design
This week Ryan and Mustafa look at interior design trends and how they can be applied to UX and digital design. They also talk about the perfect working environment and the meaning of design.  About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design.
23:11
June 21, 2021
Jason Pamental - What is the W3, Becoming a Design Strategist, and the future of Web Fonts
This week we are speaking to Jason Pamental, a design strategist, author, speaker, UX leader, technologist, an expert in web typography, and an Invited Expert on the W3C Web Fonts Working Group. He has worked with many organizations including Adobe, Audible, Condé Nast, GoDaddy, IBM—and given presentations and workshops at conferences all over the world. I also publish a newsletter on web typography. Responsive Typography Book https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/responsive-typography/9781491907085/ Jason's website https://rwt.io/ https://rwt.io/presentations https://rwt.io/resources
01:04:28
June 14, 2021
10 Things Your Need to Do to Complete a UX Design Review for Websites and Apps
This week we are talking about running design reviews and how we like to run them. Ryan speaks about his consultancy experiences and how he likes to focus on a goal to improve a specific metric and Mustafa dives into a holistic way of running reviews. We also discussed the tools you can use to boost your reviews and quick wins that can help you build confidence.  Tools mentioned in the Podcast; https://www.webpagetest.org/ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.accessibility.auditor https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.faizmalkani.keylines  About the hosts Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design.  
30:17
June 7, 2021
10 Ways to Build an Outstanding Ecommerce Website Design
This week Ryan and Mustafa talk about the best practice for e-commerce websites, how you can improve your search results, and tips on reengaging with your customers so they do not end up on a dead-end.  Good eCommerce web design is crucial for turning website visitors into customers. Ideally, the design elements of your website should make the shopping experience and purchase process as quick, easy, and stress-free as possible. Learn more and subscribe. 
35:28
May 31, 2021
Design News - Legos, Interfaces, London's Metro System, and David Hockney's Brilliant Idea
In this episode, Mustafa and Ryan talk about the history of interfaces with Lego and how they break down their designs. We also take a look at David Hockney's redesign of the London Metro System station signs and finally explore how brands have changed their tone of voice during Covid.  Sites;  https://interactionmagic.com/UX-LEGO-Interfaces https://www.creativebloq.com/news/hockneys-london-artwork  https://www.creativereview.co.uk/brands-tone-of-voice/
26:04
May 24, 2021
Mandy Michael, Senior Software Engineer at Hireup, talks on Variable Typography, her type experiments, and the art of discovery
In this episode we are interviewing Mandy Michael, a Front End Developer, previously a Development Manager for the news organization Seven West Media in Western Australia. She now works as a Senior Software Engineer at Hireup. She speaks at conferences and events locally and internationally sharing her work and experiments with new and old technology.  Mandy gave an introduction to variable fonts, her type experiments, how she used creativity to reignite her passion for coding, and what it is like to be famous.  Mandys Type Experiments: https://codepen.io/mandymichael Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mandy_Kerr 
41:48
May 17, 2021
UX Designers react to Awwward winners: Wax Poetics, Pola and Flipaclip
In this episode Ryan and Mustafa review the winners of the Awwwards.com website. Awwwards.com, as the name suggests, awards the talent and effort of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.  The sites we looked are: https://www.waxpoetics.com/ https://www.pola.com/wecaremore/ https://flipaclip.com/ ➡️ Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/designhuddle ➡️Twitter: https://twitter.com/designhuddlepod ➡️Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designhuddl... Hosted by Ryan Warrender and Mustafa Kurtuldu: ➡️Ryan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryan.warren... ➡️Mustafa's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mustafa.ux/ #DesignTalk #UXD #UXDesign Ryan and Mustafa work for Google. The opinions expressed are solely our own and do not express the views or opinions of our employer.
39:52
May 10, 2021
Liam Spradlin from Google Material Design talks about creating design systems and designing typefaces
In this Episode, we speak to Liam Spradlin, a designer on Google's Material Design System, Speaker, author, and host of the famous Design Notes Podcast.  We spoke about designing a design system, the difference between Android and iOS, and how he went about designing several typefaces.  Design Notes: https://designnotes.fm/ Liams Typefaces: https://iamli.am/work
42:30
May 3, 2021
The Complete History of Branding
In this episode Mustafa takes us through the history of branding, which he has written about on his blog. The term branding comes from the Old Norse “Brandr” which means to burn. Cattle, slaves, timber and crockery were burnt or branded with the markings or symbols of the owner using a hot iron rod. The concept of branding was essentially to depict ownership, in particular things which had value, this practice dating back to 2000BC. The transition from “This belongs to me, so leave it…” to “This was made by me, so buy it” started to evolve in the 1800’s. Article https://www.designtoday.info/brand-new-the-history-of-branding/
24:12
April 26, 2021
Design News: Mental health, Zoom Fatigue, and Nikes accessibly sneakers
In this episode, Mustafa & Ryan talk about Zoom Fatigue, a condition that Stanford researchers have discovered that makes people feel tired due to the overuse of popular video chat platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk about tips you can use to mitigate tiredness. We also discuss Nike reveals hands-free GO FlyEase trainer, the laceless sneakers, which can be put on and taken off without using your hands to replace "antiquated" shoes with laces. References: Stanford researchers identify four causes for ‘Zoom fatigue’ and their simple fixes Team word game - https://draw.rknoll.at Nike reveals hands-free GO FlyEase trainer
19:34
April 19, 2021
Ioana Teleanu from UX Goodies talks about new UX academy - Mento, how to grow on Instagram and navigating your UX career
In today’s episode we have a special guest Ioana Teleanu the UX expert behind the instagram account @UXGoodies, which has over 210k followers.. Ioana is a senior UX Designer with a super impressive design background working in RPA, Healthcare, Financial Services and Banking. She is a phenomenal  mentor and educator. She is also the cohost of Honest UX Talks.  ➡️ Subscribe to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/designhuddle ➡️Twitter: https://twitter.com/designhuddlepod ➡️Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designhuddl... Hosted by Ryan Warrender and Mustafa Kurtuldu: ➡️Ryan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryan.warren... ➡️Mustafa's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mustafa.ux/ #TechNews #DesignTalk #UXD #UXDesign Ryan and Mustafa work for Google. The opinions expressed are solely our own and do not express the views or opinions of our employer.
40:43
April 12, 2021
Design News: Psychedelic Data Visualisation of the web & The San Diego zoo rebrand
In this episode Ryan 'The War Ender' Warrender and Mustafa 'The One Who Escaped' Kurtuldu discover our origins (or rapper names), origins of the web, and how we got started in tech. We take a look at Input Magazine's data visualization of the web and how they present the design in a slideshow design, factual design, and accessibility. From there we speak about how design needs to revolve around the people and not the other way around. We also discuss San Diego's new logo, typeface, and poster design and how brands need to adapt to a digital world. References: This psychedelic data viz shows the wild evolution of the internet Ingenious new San Diego Zoo logo will make you look twice
28:36
April 5, 2021
Design Tips: 5 Key Ingredients of Top-Notch UX Writing
In this episode, Mustafa & Ryan discuss UX best practices with writing. We discuss how users read websites, the two types of readers, Scanners and Methodical, and how you can design your website to improves its readability. We also talk about User Fudged Experiences, which are observations of users who do weird and wacky things with your products, what it means, and how you can innovate to support them achieve their goals. References: Eye-Tracking Study You Won’t Finish This Article Jakob Nielsen study
24:53
March 29, 2021
Brendan Kearns - switching from business to UX and how to start your own design agency
In this episode, we are speaking to Brendan Kearns, a designer who has worked at Twitter, InVision, and Google. He has recently set up his agency and now works with clients from Europe to Silicon Valley.  We discuss how he started as a Business Major at college, transitioned to agency life, and ended up in Silicon Valley. Brendan gives great advice to those who want to start their own design business and his ambitions as a founder of his agency.  We also talk about the time Trump advisor, Anthony Scaramouchi followed him on Twitter and the discussion they had via DMs concerning UX design. 
33:18
March 22, 2021
UX Design Tips: The psychology of waiting, loading animations, and Facebook's design
The psychology of waiting, loading animations, and Facebook Welcome to Design Huddle, a podcast where two Googlers breakdown what’s new in tech and design. Each week we talk about what’s trending in tech, have some epic interviews, and drop some knowledge on you so you can stay ahead of the robot apocalypse. Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design.
23:34
March 15, 2021
Tech News: What are NFTs? What NFTs might mean for Creatives, Designers and Art Licensing
Welcome to Design Huddle, a podcast where two Googlers breakdown what’s new in tech and design. Each week we talk about what’s trending in tech, have some epic interviews, and drop some knowledge on you so you can stay ahead of the robot apocalypse. Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design. This week we talk NFTs. NFT stands for "non-fungible token." This kind of token is like Bitcoin, except while you can trade Bitcoin and have more of the same thing that represents real money at a varying market value, each NFT is unique. You possess the token that says you own something, like an art piece, and you can trade it, but if you do, you'll be getting an entirely different piece. To keep all the parts in place, there's enforced (artificial, but isn't everything?) scarcity.
25:45
March 8, 2021
UX Principles Test, Incredible Travel Site, Innovative Packaging, and Norwegian Airlines Ad Design
Welcome to Design Huddle, a podcast where two UX designers breakdown what’s new in tech and design. Each week we talk about what’s trending in tech, have some epic interviews, and drop some knowledge on you so you can stay ahead of the robot apocalypse. Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design. Topics: How Well Do You Know UX Principles? - Discuss the pros and cons of being a self taught UX Designer  Travel Remotely - Travel site with a twist, imagine if you could visit a city from the comfort of your own home. Created by John Ornelas Why a cardboard shortage is driving innovation in packaging design - Online shopping, office closures and Brexit have all impacted cardboard supplies. Material innovation and smarter packaging design could provide a solution. As well as being light, easy to rip up and cheap, cardboard has sustainable advantages. It contains a high percentage of recycled material – sometimes up to 80%. Genius airline design - The concept of travel might be a distant memory for many right now, but while we're all waiting for the world to return to normal, one ingenious airline poster has recently resurfaced online. The internet is currently going wild for Norwegian Airlines' clever way of communicating its various destinations, and we're loving the smart and simple execution. Please subscribe and share this episode!
46:29
March 1, 2021
Design News: McDonalds packaging redesign, dangerous selfies, and eco-friendly websites
Welcome to Design Huddle, a podcast where two Googlers breakdown what’s new in tech and design. Each week we talk about what’s trending in tech, have some epic interviews, and drop some knowledge on you so you can stay ahead of the robot apocalypse. New co-host! Mustafa Kurtuldu is a UX lead on install-ability on Chrome and Design Advocate at Google. His skills include user research, interviews, surveys, usability reviews, producing documentation including personas, site maps, user journeys and flows, as well as various fidelities of annotated wireframes. Ryan Warrender is Web Product Partnerships Manager at Google. Ryan has over ten years experience working in Business Development and UX Design. Topics:  McDonalds Packaging Redesign  Influencers Instragram selfies are putting gorillas at risk  Carbon Footprint of Your Website 
40:16
February 21, 2021
Design News: New Nike Shoe Design, 2021 Design Trends, and an AI Games With Infinite Story Lines
In this episode, Ryan and Brandon discuss Nike’s new shoe tech, How AI Dungeon-maker Latitude raises $3.3M to build games with ‘infinite’ story possibilities, and 2021’s Design Trends ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★  
45:08
February 8, 2021
Tech News: r/WallStreetBets, Gamestop, Hyperloop Updates, and HBO Movies in 2021
In this episode, Ryan and Brandon discuss why Gamestop stock went to the moon, the new Virgin Hyperloop designs, and all the HBO movies that drop in 2021.  ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★  
41:12
February 1, 2021
Tech News: Anyone remember Zune, Home Office Car, and new Netflix Shuffle feature
In this episode, Ryan and Brandon discuss Zune collectors, a home office built into the back of a car, and the Netflix shuffle feature.  ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
37:16
January 25, 2021
Tech News: Apple Electric Car, Razer’s Cyber Punk N95 Mask, Robots are Taking Over
In this eposide, Brandon and Ryan discuss the new Apple car concept, Razer's super cool N95 mask, and discuss how robots are taking over. ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
45:42
January 24, 2021
What is Neumorphism - The 2020 Design Trend That’s Plaguing Dribbble
In this episode, Brandon Groce & Ryan Warrender discuss the outlandish 2020 Design Trend Neumorphism. What it is, what’s wrong with it, and where to go from here! ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
14:34
March 9, 2020
Tony Daussat - A Peek Into A Life Of A Creative Entrepreneur
In this episode of Design Huddle, Tony Daussat (Creator of the XD Podcast and HiredUX.com )and Brandon Groce talk about happy accidents in the life of creative and entrepreneurs. 

Tony Daussat shares with us his ups and down, triumphs and failures through his years in the design and tech industry, as well as how he dealt with his losses and turned those losing situations into the energy he needed to kick start his amazing career at Bottle Rocket and amazing digital agency as well as create the amazing XD Podcast, where he interviews MANY of the leading thought leaders in the design industry today. 

🔥HiredUX.com Website: - HiredUX.com 📩 Where to Find Tony Daussat: https://www.xdpodcast.com/links. ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
53:24
March 2, 2020
Scott Dasse - How To Achieve Career Success In Life As A Creative
In this episode, we talk with Scott Dasse on what propels young creatives to make major strides in their careers, get hired, grow their skill set and MUCH MORE. Scott Dasse is a principal at Upstatement where he leads the design department and maintains a hands-on approach to the work. His clients have included MIT, Harvard, Bloomberg, NPR, Penguin Random House, Steelcase, and of course Tito's Handmade Vodka. He brings brands and technology together to build platforms and experiences that users love. His work has won awards from AIGA, SPD, Fast Co, and The Webbys. Scott is a Massachusetts native with an MFA in Graphic Design from Boston University. 🔥Upstatement’s Website: - Upstatement.com 📩 Contact Scott Dasse: - scott@upstatement.com. ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
42:08
February 12, 2020
Ana Santos - How to Become A UX Consultant & Get Paid to Do What You Love
Ana Santos is a UX Consultant, coach and educator, who shares with us her journey of working with global brands like Google to become a full time consultant and design educator, and how you can do the same 🔥. Trust me, this is not an episode you want to miss! Ana Santos Website: Ana-Santos.com Social: ➡️ Instagram.com/ux.by.ana. ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
44:58
January 28, 2020
James Martin - How Your Create Your Own Creative Life. No Matter Where You Start.
James Martin shares with us his back story, how he got into branding & logo design, as well as starting his own agency BabyGiant Design Co. - 🖥 Find James online: Instagram: https://instagram.com/made.by.james?igshid=1xjd89j8vopjn - Website: https://www.baby-giant.co.uk/ - You can find us online here: 🖥Website: ALMOST DONE! 📲Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/designhuddletime - 📗Shop Our Book List: https://amzn.to/35RNbz1 - ✅Instagram Course: https://brandongroce.teachable.com/p/instagram-course
45:38
January 20, 2020
Year In Review & Whats New For Design Huddle
In this episode Ryan & Brandon get into what has gone over well for us in 2019 and what we are looking forward to moving into in 2020. You can find us online here:  📲Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/designhuddletime. ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
29:12
January 13, 2020
What Are User Flows In UX Design?
User flow is the path taken by a prototypical user on a website or app to complete a task. The user flow takes them from their entry point through a set of steps towards a successful outcome and final action, such as purchasing a product. ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
18:59
January 6, 2020
Jeff White - Launching Your Design Career and Tips For Getting Started
Jeff White, Cofounder @ Kula Partners & Previous UX & Design Professor at NSCAD, shares with us what has propelled designers to create amazing careers for themselves and what the most important thing are to truly focus on in ones early career, whether you decide to go to school, or not. - You can find Jeff White online here: 🖥Website: Kulapartners.com 📲Twitter: twitter.com/kulapartners. ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
31:33
December 23, 2019
How to Sell Your Idea and Build Consenus
Creative professionals often find themselves in the middle of everything and everyone. Therefore, you should prepare yourself to convince a room full of people that your design is right.  Consensus decision making is a creative and dynamic way of reaching an agreement between all members of a group. Instead of simply voting for an item and having the majority of the group getting their way, a group using consensus is committed to finding solutions that everyone actively supports, or at least can live with. ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
18:10
December 16, 2019
John D. Saunders - Passive Income & Getting Your Business On Autopilot
In this episode John D Saunders shares his journey as a Digital Marketing Strategist with over a decade of experience helping SMBs, non-profits and Fortune 500 companies find success through online marketing. How he’s launched over 250+ websites for small & medium businesses WITHOUT Touching code at his award-winning boutique agency, 5four. In addition to how he’s been able to help teach over 3,000 students online & teach entrepreneurs in his online course “THE WEB DESIGN ACCELERATOR”, how to launch a profitable web design agency from anywhere. In just the past 2 years he’s built and sold 3 E-commerce businesses from scratch And runs one of the top financial literacy blogs for urban millennials, BLACK WALLET, that reaches over 1MILLION uniques visitors. ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
51:28
December 9, 2019
Jacob Cass - How To Generate Passive Income As A Creative in 2021
Jacob Cass shares with us how he’s built his business from the ground up, worked with brands such as NINTENDO, NIKE, Red Bull, Disney, Powerade, VitaminWater and how he and you can build a passive income stream as a creative. • Find Jacob Cass On Instagram: https://instagram.com/justcreative. ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
59:28
December 2, 2019
Ryan Hayward - How to Build a Startup in 3 Days, CEO of PitchProof.
Ryan Hayward shares with us how he built his start up PitchProof in 3 days, created FrontRow 2019, one of the largest online design conference for designers, and shares with us a little bit behind the curtain how he does it all. 🔥Ryan’s Social Media: ✅Instagram: - Instagram.com/usepitchproof - Instagram.com/theryanhayward. ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
43:04
November 25, 2019
Peter Smart - How to Tell a Story and Grow Your Brand
Peter Smart Head of Product at Fantasy.co shares with us: 1. His creative journey to Head of Product @ Fantasy & his challenges 2. How to find a mentor to excel 3. Why Experience will always beat theory 4. How to seek & take hold of job opportunities 5. How being open to change can open a lot of doors in your career 6. The power of being a “curious idiot” ✅ Peter Smarts Amazing talk at the Awwwards Conference: https://youtu.be/AonZeJFsaxc. ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
55:23
November 18, 2019
Empathy in UX Design: How To Put Yourself in Your User's Shoes
Empathy is the ability to fully understand, mirror, then share another person's expressions, needs, and motivations. In UX, empathy enables us to understand not only our users' immediate frustrations, but also their hopes, fears, abilities, limitations, reasoning, and goals.  The 3 Whats of User Perspective A good design communicates 3 things: 1) What is this? 2) What is the benefit for the user? 3) What should they do next? Let's be friends on Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
18:51
November 5, 2019
How to become a UX Designer
The 5 Main Ingredients of UX: Psychology, Usability, Design, Copywriting, and Analysis. Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
32:03
October 28, 2019
Adam Romano - From College Dropout To Creative Director
Adam Romano is a Creative Director at Jam3 in Toronto Canada. - He and his team have the pleasure of working with brands such as Facebook, Google, eBay, Adidas, Postmates. Today, Adam shares his story of becoming creative, his struggles, challenges and how he overcame them, to be where he is today. - Join us in this amazing story of hustle from Adam Romano, a college drop and self-taught designer turned creative director at Jam3.  Let's be friends on Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★
51:48
October 21, 2019
The Best Under the Radar Apps you Should Check Out on Andriod and iOS
Unsung heroes: the best under the radar apps you should check out Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★ The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
17:58
October 14, 2019
Michael Janda - The Ultimate Designers Career Guide - Entry Level to Being Your Own Boss
Michael Janda breaks down what is expected from a designer who wants to progress in their career. In this episode, you will learn what skills need to be learned and what to focus on in order to progress from entry-level creative, executive-level creative, and business owner.  Join the Design Huddle community and follow us on Instagram at @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce. Become a supporter of this podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.   ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★ The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
20:20
October 7, 2019
Anfisa Bogomolova - How to become a design leader and create a personal brand
Anfisa Bogomolova shares her journey from traditional “pixel pusher” to UX Strategist, how teaching makes you a better designer, and the pros and cons of being a Freelancer vs working at a 9-5 job. Join the Design Huddle community and follow us on Instagram at @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce. Become a supporter of this podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★ The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
46:50
September 30, 2019
The Business Value of UX
User Experience, or UX for short, is the term used to describe an innovation process that uses a deep understanding of user needs to help create products and services that provide meaningful experiences to our customers. UX uses a set of design methods to unlock actionable insights that help to define products. It takes these insights to design and develop the behavior of the products we create, organize the workflow for interacting with them, and to connect them with our brand.  User experiences are created in stages over the course of a product’s development. UX teams engage end-users to discover insights; they design and prototype concepts and work them into detailed solutions; they implement the final product and evaluate how customer and users respond to release after release. Every product requires its own approach based on local constraints, but these stages represent a healthy UX process that can bring exceptional user experiences to life. Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
13:05
September 24, 2019
Obvious Mistakes that Designers Make When Applying for a Job
Brandon discusses some common mistakes people make when designers apply for new jobs. Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★ The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
24:45
September 16, 2019
How to Start a Podcast, Why you should have a Podcast, and Tips for Success
On this episode Ryan discusses how to start a podcast, why podcasting is growing, and learnings from starting Design Huddle.  Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
23:27
September 10, 2019
Becoming an Influencer, Building a Personal Brand, and Storytelling with Goldie Chan
In the episode of Design Huddle we talk with Goldie Chan the Oprah of LinkedIn.
54:17
September 2, 2019
Growing on Instagram, Taking Risks, and How to Transition into a Design Role with Ioana Adriana Teleanu
In this episode of Design Huddle the mastermind behind UXGoodies on Instagram (Ioana Adriana Teleanu) discusses UX best practices, how to get started, and how to grow your Instagram channel. Featured Guest: Ioana Adriana Teleanu,  UXGoodies! Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Topics: Growing on Instagram, UX Design, FinTech, Career Advice, Research The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
46:26
August 29, 2019
How to Start a Career in Design, Staying Humble, and Receiving Feedback with Jesse Showalter
In this episode we discuss our first jobs, how to kickstart your design career, and how to be more teachable.  Jesse Showalter is a full stack designer who focuses on providing thoughtful solutions to user based problems. He specializes in brands, web design, UI and UX design and of course... front-end development. He is one of the most personable and down-to-earth designers out there. Please subscribe and leave us a review!  Make sure you follow Jesse on YouTube and help him get to 100K subs. Let's be friends. Connect with us - @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce.  If you got any value from this podcast share it with a friend or become a supporter: bit.ly/support-designhuddle. The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
38:46
August 26, 2019
Hustle Culture, Work Life Balance and Ways to be More Productive
Brandon and Ryan discuss the growing need to prioritize a work-life balance. They discuss how social media can impact your mental wellbeing, hustle culture, and ways to become more productive.
36:08
August 19, 2019
8 Ways to Be a More Effective Project Manager
In this episode Ryan discusses 8 ways to be a more effective project manager. The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals within the given constraints. This information is usually described in project documentation, created at the beginning of the development process. The primary constraints are scope, time, quality and budget. The secondary – and more ambitious – challenge is to optimize the allocation of necessary inputs and apply them to meet pre-defined objectives. The object of project management is to produce a complete project which complies with the client's objectives. Let's be friends. Connect with us - @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce. I If you got any value from this podcast share it with a friend or become a supporter: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
09:32
August 5, 2019
Prototyping Best Practices, UX Designer Tips, and Career Advice with Miriam Isaac
In this episode Brandon and Miriam Issac discuss UX careers and prototyping best practices. Let's be friends. Connect with us - @misaac85,  @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce.   If you got any value from this podcast share it with a friend or become a supporter: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
46:10
July 29, 2019
What is a Prototype: A Guide to a Better User Experience
In this podcast we discuss UX Prototyping best practices.   A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from. It is a term used in a variety of contexts, including semantics, design, electronics, and software programming. There are many kinds of materials that can be involved during this iterative phase, from whiteboards to paper prototypes. As the interaction framework establishes an overall structure for product behavior, a parallel process focused on the visual and industrial designs. The visual design framework defines the experience attributes, visual language, and the visual style. Let's be friends. Connect with us - @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce. I If you got any value from this podcast share it with a friend or become a supporter: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
24:01
July 22, 2019
What is UX Writing? Rules to Follow to be a More Effective UX Writer
UX writers write the words we read or hear when we use a digital product. Every user needs some help while using a website, an app, or a software. UX writing bridges a gap between the visual layout and the usability, between the product and its users. On this episode we dive into what UX writers actually do and tips on you can be a more effective UX writer.  Let's be friends. Connect with us - @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce. I If you got any value from this podcast share it with a friend or become a supporter: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  Resources: https://uxdesign.cc/best-ux-writing-portfolios-2019-update-7e6a066631af https://uxplanet.org/16-rules-of-effective-ux-writing-2a20cf85fdbf https://uxplanet.org/the-rise-of-the-ux-writer-8beb836c13f1 The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
17:35
July 15, 2019
Become a Better Facilitator and Design Sprint Best Practices with Zach Hill
On this episode we talk to Zach Hill about design sprint best practices and how to become a more thoughtful designer. A design sprint is a time-constrained, five-phase process that uses design thinking with the aim of reducing the risk when bringing a new product, service or a feature to the market.  Zach is a passionate design centered strategist that combines an obsession for user experience, product strategy, and process with a foundation in visual communication. Zach uses the experience from the variety of creative disciplines he has been involved in to inform his decisions as a consultant and strategist and inspire his visual solutions as a design communicator. Zachary is currently the head of strategy at Toi, a design and innovation agency that specializes in user experience and digital product design. He has had the opportunity to work with several businesses and brands that include the University of Chicago Medical Center, Verizon, Waste Management, Sennheiser, and Clifton's LA. Follow Zach on Instagram! Join the Design Huddle community and follow us on Instagram at @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce.  Become a supporter of this podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
40:28
July 8, 2019
10 Ways To Help You Measure Success In Web Design
What's the definition of “success” for a product/feature? Sometimes it can be hard to prove the value of your work. It is common to hear things like "user experience is hard to measure" or "how do we know if this design is working". On this episode we discuss some quantitative and qualitative ways to measure UX success. We cover frameworks, questions to ask, and breakdown some of the most common web metrics that you should monitor.  Join the Design Huddle community and follow us on Instagram at @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce. Become a supporter of this podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
25:03
July 1, 2019
80/20 Rule - Pareto Principle for Designers
The 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, states that 80% of results in a system come from 20% of the causes. Its origins stem back to Vilfredo Pareto, an economist who noticed 80% of Italy's land was owned by 20% of the population.  The original observation was in connection with population and wealth. Pareto noticed that approximately 80% of Italy's land was owned by 20% of the population. He then carried out surveys on a variety of other countries and found to his surprise that a similar distribution applied. Let's be friends. Connect with us - @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce. I If you got any value from this podcast share it with a friend or become a supporter: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
11:13
June 24, 2019
A Full Breakdown of the UX Process End To End
A UX design process typically follows something similar to a design thinking approach, which consists of five basic phases: Empathize with the users (learning about the audience) Define the problem (identifying the users' needs) Ideate (generating ideas for design). The UX process is an iterative method that helps you to continuously improve and polish your designs with user feedback. Also, one thing you should know is: A UX process can be different from one UX designer to another, organization to organization, and sometimes depending on the project.  Join the Design Huddle community and follow us on Instagram at @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce. Become a supporter of this podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★ The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
15:44
June 17, 2019
CX versus UX: What’s the difference, and why does it matter?
User experience (UX) is all aspects of the end user’s interaction with the company, its services, and its products. Customer Experience (CX) is how customers perceive their interactions with your company. In this ep we discuss the difference and why they matter more than ever.  Join the Design Huddle community and follow us Instagram at @Ryan.Warrender& @BrandonGroce.  Become a supporter of this podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
20:41
June 10, 2019
Michael Janda - Succeeding in Business, Developing a Personal Brand and Creating A High Quality Content Strategy
In this episode of Design Huddle we discuss the business side of design, ways to uplevel your personal brand, and some career advice from our amazing guest - Michael Janda. Michael Janda is an executive-level creative leader with more than 20 years of experience in both in-house creative departments and agencies working with some of the greatest brands in the world. He has earned some of the most coveted awards in the industry including Webbys, FWA, Awwwards, AIGA and Addys. Learn more about UX design with Michael Janda, the creator, and presenter of the course, “UX Design: The Processes of Creativity and Crafting User Experiences.” He is also the author of the book, Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff they don’t teach you in design school, but should. You find him on the web at @morejanda. Join the Design Huddle community and follow us on Instagram at @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce. Become a supporter of this podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★ The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
41:24
June 3, 2019
Gabriel Kirmaier - How to Grow an Audience on Instagram to 30K Followers in 90 days with UXBites
One of the most popular UX Instagram handles - UX Bites explains his brilliant content strategy. We discuss how to grow your Instagram account and how to create better content that people will share.  @uxbites is based on a devoted product designer’s finding in UX design. You can find UX Research, learn about the process of an efficient UX design, find out more about user testing in daily bite sized form. + Some fun stuff along the journey.   If you have requests of new files, want to chat about your ongoing project or about anything else, write Gabriel at uxbites@gmail.com. Let's be friends. Connect with us - @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce.  If you got any value from this podcast share it with a friend or become a supporter: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
27:57
May 27, 2019
How Graphic Designers Can Transition Into UX Design Careers
It is easier than ever to pivot from being a graphic designer to a UX designer.  Join the Design Huddle community and follow us Instagram at @Ryan.Warrender& @BrandonGroce.  Become a supporter of this podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
22:47
May 20, 2019
10 Lessons From Billion-Dollar 'Unicorn' Startups
Brandon and Ryan reflect on the Entrepreneur article: "10 Lessons From Billion-Dollar 'Unicorn' Startups - Entrepreneur".  Join the Design Huddle community and follow us Instagram at @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce.  Become a supporter of this podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
34:53
May 13, 2019
Books Every Designer Should Read
Ryan has created this reading list for anyone that works on a product, at a start-up, or is simply looking to get inspired. This list includes some classics and some of the newest books out in 2019. Happy reading!  Full List: Read Now  Kit: Additional Books to Read  Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Recommended Reading: Don't Make Me Think  Send us feedback and help us become the Best Design Podcast - designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
17:24
May 6, 2019
How to Prepare for the Jobs of the Future
In this episode Ryan discusses practical ways to prepare for jobs of the future. He discusses soft skills that can accelerate your career and jobs of the future.  Join the Design Huddle community and follow us Instagram at @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce.  Become a supporter of this podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
22:14
April 29, 2019
Taking Risks, Freelancer Life, and Becoming an A-List Designer with Roque Silva
On this episode we guess Roque's journey of becoming a rockstar designer.  Roque is a designer from Bogota, Colombia and now living in New York City. Before starting his own company Roque worked on the Google Translate app and the Facebook Messenger app. He tells us about his career, passions, and things he has learned along the way.  Our Featured Guest: Roque - @thisisroque  Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Recommended Reading: Don't Make Me Think  Send us feedback and help us become the Best Design Podcast - designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
52:45
April 15, 2019
Ran Segall - Explains Life as a Full Stack Designer and Ways to Become a more Productive Designer
Ran Segall is a full stack designer who helps early stage startups with everything from branding, product design, video and investor decks. He has worked with top teams working across a variety of B2C & B2B industries in Israel and across the globe. He is a conference speaker, Youtuber, and a rockstar designer. In this episode we discuss how to become a full stack designer,  work life balance, and owning your own career path.  Follow us on instagram at @RanSegall @Ryan.Warrender & @Brandon.Groce.  Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/designhuddle/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
55:40
April 1, 2019
Ways to Become a Better Storyteller and Connect with Your Audience
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.  Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Recommended Reading: Don't Make Me Think  Send us feedback and help us become the Best Design Podcast - designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
36:34
March 18, 2019
Learning to Ask The Right Questions to Better Understand Your Users
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.  Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Recommended Reading: Don't Make Me Think  Send us feedback and help us become the Best Design Podcast - designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
09:58
March 11, 2019
Michael Mignano - CEO of Anchor.fm Explains How He Started Anchor
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.  Featured Guests - Michael - @mignano & Emmi - @digitalgogetta Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender  Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Recommended Reading: Don't Make Me Think  Send us feedback and help us become the Best Design Podcast - designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.  Reference:  Crunchbase
30:16
March 4, 2019
Matthew Encina - How to become a Creative Director, Finding Inspiration, and Working with Coldplay
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. Featured Guest: Matthew - @matthewencina Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender  Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Recommended Reading: Don't Make Me Think  Send us feedback and help us become the Best Design Podcast - designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
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February 25, 2019
Brittni Bowering - How to Use Social Media to Get Clients and Grow Your Brand
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. AJ&Smart started with the philosophy “Solve Problems, then Decorate.” As the antithesis of the traditional Design Agency, AJ&Smart has been lean and digital from day one. AJ&Smart is dedicated to creating the best products and services, without wasting their client's time or budget. Learn more about AJ & Smart - https://ajsmart.com/about-ajs/ Featured Guest: Brittni - @brittnibow Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Recommended Reading: Don't Make Me Think  Send us feedback and help us become the Best Design Podcast - designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
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February 18, 2019
Brand Strategy, Managing Expectations, and Life as a Founder with Melinda Livsey
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.  Featured Guest: Melinda Livsey  Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Recommended Reading: Don't Make Me Think  Send us feedback and help us become the Best Design Podcast - designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
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February 11, 2019
Designing For Accessibility And Inclusion
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.   Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Recommended Reading: Don't Make Me Think  Send us feedback and help us become the Best UX Podcast - designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
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February 4, 2019
Mobile Web Design and Making a Great First Impression
First impressions matter.  Mobile users 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.   Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Recommended Reading: Don't Make Me Think  Send us feedback and help us become the Best UX Podcast - designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
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February 4, 2019
UX Designers Debate If Wireframing Is Required to Build Great Products
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.  Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Recommended Reading: Don't Make Me Think  Send us feedback and help us become the Best UX Podcast - designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
09:20
January 27, 2019
UX Designers Don't Need to Know How to Code
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.   Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Recommended Reading: Don't Make Me Think  Send us feedback and help us become the Best UX Podcast - designhuddlepodcast@gmail.com The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
08:49
January 14, 2019
UX Research: A Beginner's Comprehensive Guide
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.  In this episode we focus on user research focuses on understanding user behaviors, needs, and motivations through observation techniques, task analysis, and other feedback methodologies. Mike Kuniaysky further notes that it is “the process of understanding the impact of design on an audience.” Instagram: @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce Support this Podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle Recommended Reading: Don't Make Me Think  ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★ The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
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January 11, 2019
We Started a Podcast - Common Mistakes Designers Make
Welcome to the design huddle, a podcast where two internet friends breakdown what’s new in tech and design. Each week we talk about what’s trending in tech, have some hilarious candid interviews with creative professionals, and drop some knowledge on you so you can stay ahead of the pending robot apocalypse. Join the Design Huddle community and follow us on Instagram at @Ryan.Warrender & @BrandonGroce.  Become a supporter of this podcast: bit.ly/support-designhuddle.  ★ Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/XEsKbd9 ★ The opinions stated here are our own, not those of our companies.
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December 26, 2018