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By Hotline Design
Hey, it’s YuXin, Lauren and Lavinia. 👋 Welcome back to the show where we talk about our experiences as designers and our day to day pursuits, wrapped into the most wholesome layer of unrelenting friendship.
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15. Fostering great design-development collaboration w. Dragos Neagu

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20. Designing for older adults
Wisdom comes with age, but so can degeneration across the senses. Aging is an inevitable part of life, no matter how much botox we use. Given we’re all aging, how can we ensure we are making design decisions that are inclusive and accessible to older users? The trio shares their tips for gallant and glamorous geriatric design in this week’s episode. Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to Lauren for calling the Hotline Design Hotline this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
34:21
June 9, 2021
19. Designing a Killer Start-Up
Join the cohosts this week as they talk to a long time friend and first time guest, Mr. Dan Foster. From the safety of corporate life to an exciting departure into freelancing and co-creating the fantastic immersive murder mystery experience start-up, Session Mysteries, Dan shares his experiences as an entrepreneur extraordinaire. Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and too our Hotline Design Hotline caller this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
51:11
June 2, 2021
18. Defence against the dark UX
This week the trio chats about the infamous 'art' art of dark UX and how it led to one of the hosts to completely changing their identity and hiding into witness protection. Needy parrots also get a special mention. Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to Aga for calling the Hotline Design Hotline this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
41:29
May 26, 2021
17. The Ten Commandments of the Job Hunt Process (Part 2)
This week, join us in the studio as we carry on with Part II of our Job Hunt series and talk all about the exciting but sometimes dreaded application and interview phases. We cover the Ten Commandments of the perfect application process, drawing on Lavinia's recent experiences of applying ("Helping you nav with Captain Lav"!) Special shout-out to Stephen Brown (our friend and guest from Episode 5), whose amazing audio transition tracks make a feature on this week's episode. 
44:29
May 19, 2021
16. Job hunt: Considerations for narrowing in on your dream job (Part 1)
In this episode & highly anticipated job hunt series, the co-hosts talk all about how to narrow down on the perfect job. Lavinia, YuXin and Lauren highlight the most important questions & considerations for identifying fantastic working opportunities & environments... even in this economy. Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to our Hotline Design Hotline caller this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
46:57
May 12, 2021
15. Fostering great design-development collaboration w. Dragos Neagu
This week, the trio welcomes a new guest, Dragos Neagu. Senior developer by day and Bootcamp teacher by night, Dragos also has his own app, KINN, and has a driving passion for equality. For this episode, he's bringing the developer perspective to the table, sharing how we can all collaborate better as essential team mates of multi-disciplinary teams. Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to Ben for calling the Hotline Design Hotline this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
43:37
May 5, 2021
14. The role of the UX designer in a multidisciplinary team
In this week's episode, we talk all about the role of UX designers. We talk about the breadth and the depth of our roles, unrealistic expectations, UX unicorns and hold the criminal authors of Ikea furniture assembly manuals accountable. Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to our anonymous unicorn for calling the Hotline Design Hotline this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
49:38
April 28, 2021
13. Design Systems
This week the Hotline Design team chats all things design systems: organisational wonderlands helping to add structure to the otherwise Wild West of our design documents. Join the co-hosts as they discuss why design systems are invaluable to design teams, cite examples of design systems they love and dish out some top tips on organising design systems! Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to our Hotline Design Hotline caller this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
37:33
April 21, 2021
12. Breaking Through with the Double Diamond (Part 2)
What’s better than one diamond? Two – just ask any fabulous divorcee! In this second part of our first ever 2-part series, we go back for another helping of luster and shine. Join our gleaming co-hosts as we take on the second and final diamond in the Double Diamond Design Framework and zero in on Develop and Deliver. Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to Dragos for calling the Hotline Design Hotline this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Email: hotlinedesignpod@gmail.com
45:51
April 14, 2021
11. Demystifying the Double Diamond (Part 1)
Designers are often seen as artists, or untamed creatives, who create incredible work out of thin air. But really, we love a good framework. And turns out, we love a good cinch too - and the Double Diamond process is our go-to for both! Join the co-hosts this week as we outline the first two stages in the Double Diamond, the Design Council's framework for innovation. Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to Alex for calling the Hotline Design Hotline this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
29:27
April 7, 2021
10. Product Management x Design with Nicole Faccio
We are thrilled to have our 2nd guest star this week - Nicole Faccio (@facciolita), fellow podcaster at Normal Adjustments (@normaladjustments), product manager and advocate of lymphedema awareness! Nicole dishes out her insights on product management, managing your career and how to ensure greater product management x product design collaboration and cohesion. Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
01:04:38
March 31, 2021
9. Conducting excellent user interviews
Join the Hotline Design cohosts as we delve into the wonderful world of user interviews. We explore the tried and true user interview process, our experiences (including lots of geriatric ethics approval) and give you 10 terrific tips for ensuring your interviews absolutely kill it!  Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to Adam for calling the Hotline Design Hotline this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
45:52
March 24, 2021
8. Tackling imposter syndrome
*Please note we talk about Sarah Everard's tragic loss of life at the start of this episode. If you'd prefer to skip, please start listening at 7:00.* Would we even be a design podcast if we didn't talk about imposter syndrome? Join the cohosts this week as we share the history of imposter syndrome, our experiences and top tips on how to combat the inner saboteur! Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to Bella for calling the Hotline Design Hotline this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
46:44
March 17, 2021
7. Celebrating women in design
Happy International Women’s Week! Join the ladies of the pod as we celebrate women in design we absolutely love, talk sexism in the workplace and take a swing at putting an end to ‘decorative Pan-Am uniform adorned lobby women' Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to Alastair for calling the Hotline Design Hotline this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
59:21
March 11, 2021
6. Wicked Workshops: How to run killer virtual and in-person workshops *with your stakeholders*
This week, the co-hosts share their experiences with facilitating great (and not so great) workshops. Tune in for how to get the most out of your workshops - both virtual and in-person. Hotline Design Hot Tip: unexpectedly pelt participants with beanie babies to keep them alert and energised! Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to Alastair for calling the Hotline Design Hotline this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
52:53
March 3, 2021
5. Makers 'n' Shakers: Applying the design process to other creative endeavours w. Stephen Brown
This week we are proud to introduce our first guest (star 🌟), the one, the only Mr. @stephensjbrown. This creative chameleon talks design, coding, dance, making music, clothing design and even modelling, together with the process that ties them all together. Tune in to this Wednesday's episode to hear more about this fantastic friend of the pod! Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to Audrey for calling the Hotline Design Hotline this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
55:10
February 24, 2021
4. Going beyond the basics of accessibility
Accessibility in UX design is paramount. This week join the cohosts as they discuss why accessibility is important, what tools they use and why lime green text on a red background is *never* okay. Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and to Andrea for calling the Hotline Design Hotline this week. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
44:41
February 17, 2021
3. Battle of the titans of UI tools
Sketch? Figma? Abobe XD? Where do your allegiances lie? Which user interface design tool has your heart? Tune in this week as Hotline Design steps in the ring to see how these titan tools measure up. Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and our anonymous Canadian listener for calling into the Hotline Design Hotline this week! Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Find us on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
49:23
February 10, 2021
2. Origin stories - how we got started in design
This week join the trio to hear about Ottolenghi, reverse scamming, and excel-induced crying.  Aside from that we’ll be focusing on how we got into UX (without going to design school), and answering a question from a mystery Hotline Design Hotline caller! Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music. Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Or send us your questions on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
53:09
February 3, 2021
1. Being a UX team of one
Ring, ring - "Is your podcast running? Well you better go catch it!" We are beyond thrilled to share our VERY FIRST episode of Hotline Design Podcast with you all! This week, we're talking about the pros, cons and wonders of being a UX team of one. Will give you all the top tips you need for success if you find yourself alone in abyss as the sole designer on your project.  Special thanks to @matt_beadnall for the music and @sophieperle_ for calling into the Hotline Design Hotline this week! Don't forget you can always record a question for us at https://anchor.fm/hotlinedesignpod Or send us your questions on social media: Instagram: @hotlinedesignpod Twitter: @hotlinedesignpd
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January 27, 2021
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January 20, 2021