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HC-Hive

HC-Hive

By GT HC-Hive
HC-Hive is a podcast run by M.S. Human-Computer Interaction students at Georgia Institute of Technology.
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The HC-Hive: Ep. 7 - UX Machina (Engineering to HCI)
According to Temple Grandin, "engineering is easy - it's the people problems that are hard." But what happens when three engineers enter a field where the focus is solving human-centered problems? In this episode, guests Anushri, Kevin, and Jay join hosts Ngoc and Harshali to chat about transitioning from engineering to the multidisciplinary world of HCI. Together, the three shed light on their pivot toward UX and HCI, as well as skills they leveraged from their backgrounds. Tune in for a fun conversation, enlightening advice, and some hot takes.  Disclaimer: We recorded remotely with each person in different environments. We're experimenting and will always aim to make every episode better than the last! Credits: - Host(s): Ngoc Tran, Harshali Wadge - Production and Edits: Savannah Phillips - Logo: Olivia Hughes - Featured Music: "Maria" - Kyle Kohlheyer (Check out his music here: https://open.spotify.com/track/05YJvJnzkVb6zs3jVnYb4W?si=Q5aokzn5Q_OD08-m9bDLOg)
31:57
November 16, 2020
The HC-Hive: Ep. 6 - Legends of UX (Game Design)
Ever wondered what makes a great video game? This episode, hosts Ngoc and Harshali sit down with fellow HCI students, Ryan, Stephanie, and Aditya, to hear about their thoughts on video game design. All avid gamers, the three guests shine light on how HCI intersects with game design, coursework at Georgia Tech, and spill some tea on terrible game UX.  Credits: - Host(s): Ngoc Tran, Harshali Wadge - Production and Edits: Savannah Phillips - Logo: Olivia Hughes - Featured Music: "Devon" - Sue Reon Kim (Check out her EP here: https://suereonkim.bandcamp.com/album/oorideuren) 
47:29
November 4, 2020
The HC-Hive: Ep. 5 - 50 Shades of Research
In this episode, hosts Ngoc and Harshali travel into the wild west of research, in all its various forms. Many people think of UX research as a single type of work, but it's actually a wonderful medley of methodology, data, empathy, business processes, and puzzles. Guests Sonam, Tiffany, and Anjali shed some light on the complexity of studying humans, the skills you need, and some great pieces of advice. Listen for a great (and very nerdy) conversation!  Credits: - Host(s): Ngoc Tran, Harshali Wadge - Production and Edits: Savannah Phillips - Logo: Olivia Hughes - Featured Music: "Vice City" - Gurudutt Perichetla 
46:01
October 27, 2020
The HC-Hive: Ep. 4 - Keeping Up Appearances (Impostor Syndrome)
This week, hosts Ngoc and Harshali sit down with Sav, Taylor, and Austin - other members of the podcast team - to discuss imposter syndrome and the unique challenges of fitting into the HCI world. Touching on HCI, UX, and grad school, the podcast team shares personal stories of how they've experienced imposter syndrome, as well as their strategies for overcoming it. Tune in for a great (and candid) conversation! Disclaimer: We recorded remotely with each person in different environments. We're experimenting and will always aim to make every episode better than the last!  Credits:  - Host(s): Ngoc Tran, Harshali Wadge - Production and Edits: Savannah Phillips - Logo: Olivia Hughes - Featured Music: a.DOT (Austin Peete)
43:29
October 14, 2020
After Dark: UX Research
Along with regular programming, hosts Ngoc and Harshali have a late night conversation about UX Research, and share their thoughts on anything from affinity mapping to portfolios to personality traits needed for HCI.  Host(s): Ngoc Tran, Harshali Wadge Production and Edit(s): Ngoc Tran
25:12
October 6, 2020
The HC-Hive: Ep. 3 - The Design of Everybody's Things (Inclusive Design)
Inclusive design is often mentioned in the HCI community, but what does inclusive design actually entail? How should we incorporate it in our work? This week, guest Hannan talks about the difference between universal and inclusive design, how it's used in the user-centered design process well (or not well), and what she'd like to redesign if she had the chance. She joins hosts Ngoc and Harshali to discuss designing with everyone in mind, along with what we can do better as designers, researchers, engineers, and anything in between.  Disclaimer: We recorded remotely with each person in different environments. We're experimenting and will always aim to make every episode better than the last!  Credits:  - Host(s): Ngoc Tran, Harshali Wadge - Production and Edits: Savannah Phillips - Logo: Olivia Hughes - Featured Music: Will Foody
38:00
September 25, 2020
The HC-Hive: Ep 2 - Six Feet Apart (Remote UX)
What does a completely virtual, remote internship look like? Guests Yiming, Kunal, and Shelby join hosts Ngoc and Harshali to chat about their experiences interning this summer. They discuss the trials and triumphs with working from home, finding creative ways to connect with teammates, and achieving that great work/life balance during Covid-19.  Note: Yiming was a Product Design Intern at VMWare, Kunal was a UX Design Intern at Nutanix, and Shelby was a Product Design Intern at U.S. Air Force Detachment 12: Kessel Run.  Disclaimer: We recorded remotely with each person in different environments. We're experimenting and will always aim to make every episode better than the last!  Logo made by Olivia Hughes. 
28:03
September 14, 2020
The HC-Hive: Ep. 1 - First Day of the Rest of Your Grad Life
And we're back! Guests Tushar Gupta, Hannah Tam, and Gabriel Britain kick off the first episode by discussing their thoughts on the upcoming semester. From exciting class projects to personal goals (e.g. hitting the gym, picking up hobbies), they join hosts Ngoc and Harshali to talk about transitioning from "work mode" to "school mode", as well as sharing advice for students joining the program.  Disclaimer: This is the first time we recorded remotely with each person in different environments. We're experimenting and will always aim to make every episode better than the last!  Logo made by Olivia Hughes. 
25:29
August 27, 2020
The HC-Hive Season 2 Trailer
This season on the HC-Hive, hosts Ngoc and Harshali explore various topics related to UX, HCI, and what it's like being a graduate student at Georgia Institute of Technology. 
00:38
August 18, 2020
[Season 1] The HC-Hive: Ep. 8 - Dr. Carrie Bruce and Rishma Mendhekar on Inclusive Design
In this episode, host Su chats with Dr. Carrie Bruce and Rishma Mendhekar about inclusive design and accessibility.  Host: Su Fang Production and Edits: Jordan Chen
35:35
April 25, 2020
[Season 1] The HC-Hive: Ep. 7 - Dr. Amy Bruckman on Online Communities
In this episode, host Su joins Dr. Amy Bruckman, a professor at Georgia Tech best known for her pioneering research in the fields of online communities and the learning sciences. They discuss several topics, from the evolution of social computing and content moderation to understanding how grassroots groups use technology.  CW: Suicide (7:00-8:20) - mentioned while Dr. Bruckman discusses her role as a r/gatech moderator. Host: Su Fang Production and Edits: Su Fang
20:44
April 7, 2020
[Season 1] The HC-Hive: Ep. 6 - Nandita Gupta & Avinandan Basu on the Aware Home
In this episode, host Su chats with Nandita Gupta and Avinandan Basu about the Aware Home, a focused research program at Georgia Tech. The goal of the Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI) is to develop requisite technologies to create a home environment that can perceive and assist its occupants.  Host: Su Fang Production and Edits: Jordan Chen
22:47
March 28, 2020
[Season 1] The HC-Hive: Ep. 5 - Ryan Rumsey on Working with Business Partners as a Designer
This week on the HC-Hive, Jordan chats with Ryan Rumsey, CEO and Founder of Second Wave Dive, about how designers can work better with their business-minded partners.  They talk about Ryan's extensive background as a designer across many different companies and firms, how designers can utilize their existing skill-set to better understand their business partners, and how to develop a common language of design and business in cross-team work.    Host: Jordan Chen  Production and Edits: Jordan Chen
40:38
February 28, 2020
[Season 1] The HC-Hive: Ep. 4 - Dr. Rosa Arriaga
On this episode, Su talks with Dr. Rosa Arriaga, Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs in the School of Interactive Computing, about her work as a research scientist in the field of design for mobile healthcare.  They discuss how individuals from different backgrounds can apply their skill-sets to interdisciplinary design work, how her background in cognitive science helped lead to her current work in developing means for maintaining a continuum of care, and how she approaches advising MS-HCI students in project work. Host: Su Fang Production and Edits: Jordan Chen
21:56
February 21, 2020
[Season 1] The HC-Hive: Ep. 3 - Jason Paul on Design Education & Cross-Disciplinary HCI Work
On this episode, we talk with Jason Paul, an alum of the GT MS-HCI program and a current UX Designer at State Farm.  We discuss how he decided to pursue a career in HCI, the importance of effective communication skills as an HCI professional, and being an advocate for the importance of HCI work within cross-disciplinary teams.  Host: Jordan Chen Production and Edits: Jordan Chen
41:09
January 15, 2020
[Season 1] The HC-Hive: Ep. 2 - Su Fang and Courtney Allen on User Research Internships
In this episode, we interview two students about their summer internships doing user research. Su Fang shares her experience working at Verizon Media in Sunnyvale, CA and Courtney Allen speaks more about her work at GrubHub in Chicago, IL.  Host: Jordan Chen Production and Edits: Jordan Chen
35:10
January 13, 2020
[Season 1] The HC-Hive: Ep. 1 - Shelly Chen, Isabel Newsome, Hiroo Ayoama on Design Internships at Facebook
On this episode, we talk with GT students Shelly Chen, Isabel Newsome, and Hiroo Aoyama about their experience working as Product Design Interns at Facebook.  We discuss the process of landing a design internship and how design work is done at Facebook over the course of a summer internship.  Host: Jordan Chen Production and Edits: Jordan Chen
26:40
January 11, 2020