Hosted by product designer & art director Joshua Reach, Design Chat with Josh is a series about anything and everything design related. You’ll hear insight, opinions, and debates on topics related to graphic design, UX design, web design, and a whole lot more.
This month marks my first official year as a UX designer! So, what has it been like transitioning from the graphic design world to the product design world? Brace yourself, because there’s a lot to talk about in this episode!
In part 2 of random thoughts from a UX designer, I thank about paper vs digital prototypes, benefits of understanding Scrum and Product Management (as a designer) and why developers should be included early in your process.
Whoa! A special bonus episode!? That’s right! This episode is answering a lot of questions that many of you had around creating your own podcast. Truth is, it’s easier than you think. So listen on for tips on creating your own design podcast!
Empathy is a term thrown around a lot in the product design world, but what is it really and are we truly empathizing with our users? This episode I talk about what empathy is and why it’s important that it goes beyond designers.
I’m super excited about foldable screens on phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, but what does that mean for us designers? How do we design an experience for a medium that physically changes size and shape?
In this episode I talk about the difference between true product design and the reality of project design. Also a little on how product teams should be structured. [Note] The book talked about in this episode is called “Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love” by Marty Cagan.
Being inspired is a big part of our daily lives as designers, but how do we continue that inspiration? How do we reignite inspiration when the flame has started to fizzle out? In this episode I share some of the ways I’ve stayed inspired, including a new way I just started today!
We often feel like there’s not enough time to do everything (and in most cases there isn’t), but how should designers take charge of their time so we can actually work through our processes and create valuable work? In this episode I share some of my tactics of how I manage my time better, and try not to feel guilty during mental rests and time off.
This episode is all about making yourself a little uncomfortable and putting your thoughts & ideas out to the world as a designer. Content can be a great alternative between portfolio worthy projects, and it not only helps others broaden their views, but the responses can help challenge your own.
In this episode I talk about the experience a lot of us go through: how to work on a team that doesn’t have enough designers. It’s a blessing and a curse all at once, but what are some ways to work with what you got?
In this first episode of Design Chat with Josh, I talk about the difference between visual and product design. We also dive into what to know before jumping into product design as a former graphic designer.