Just Us

Just Us

By @justus.podcast
Just Us is a weekly design critique of your world brought to you by Danielle SP, Jeremy, and Treasure — three dope creatives of color.

We’re cooking up a new design culture where everyone is welcomed. So come as you are, grab a plate and geek out with us.

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Ep. 22 - Final Answer
It’s *just us* and our shenanigans in the studio this week... We summarize our last few weeks and reflect on our interviews. Thanks to our special guests for enlightening us on experience design! Here we discuss our final thoughts as we hone our career interests. We want to show up in a way that makes space for others. We see growth in the type of designers we want to be, and we are always learning. We talk pivoting into creative careers and working from home…and Jeremy’s backup plans for selling his bathwater on the internet. >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ------- #career #millenials #genz #jobsearching #growth #worklifebalance #opportunities #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
51:36
July 9, 2020
Ep. 21 - So What is Experience Design, Again? With Stanley Hines Jr. (Experience Designer at Stink Studios NYC)
We were hype to be in the “ztudio” this week with our big bro Stanley Hines! We talk logistics in advertising, with his recent move to NYC and adjusting to remote work at Stink Studios. Stanley shares his pragmatic opinions on the current political climate, workplace diversity... we dive into social constructs of black business and cancel culture.. Stanley dropped gem after gem from Chick-fil-A, the economy, our society and personal values and choices.  Too bad we couldn’t turn up with Stanley IRL! Must watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLo5XMjIJD8 >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
1:21:55
July 2, 2020
Ep. 20 - Experience Design is… with Product Designer Carl Joseph
The world is changing, and people have needs. We admit today that we aren’t quite sure what to do with ourselves at the moment.  Our chat with Carl Joseph is philosophical and thought-provoking about society, design, and how we cope. He showed us that experience design is what the world needs now.  It turns out, we all have bright futures ahead of us! Today’s conversation is methodical and idealistic like our thoughtful guest.  What the world needs now is YOU. Take a break and have a seat with us. We are always glad you came. >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice  >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram #blackcommunity #productdesigners #ux #blackpeople #blackdesigners #blackpodcast #blacklives #experiencedesign #blackexperience #culturalshift #healing #selfcare #belonging #inclusion #cooperation #currentevents #hsp #carmax #productive #minorityinclusion #cookout #technology #appdevelopment #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
1:21:12
June 24, 2020
Ep. 19 - What is Life... and Experience Design? with Ashley Glover
Ashley Glover is an Experience Designer in the Bay Area that cemented herself as *our* ally this episode.  She drops gems on us about self care, advocacy, and personal peace. These days, it’s easy to feel hopeless. We are navigating rough waters. We chat educating yourself, the need for healing, and how to make sense of the events that are unfolding. Ashley talks about her career in tech, and how to create opportunities to address micro-aggressions in the workplace. She took us to church before and after the show, in addition to what you’ll unpack in this episode. The tea was served up piping!  >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram #policebrutality #traumaporn #selfcare #blackandbrownbodies #identity #peacefulprotest #martinlutherking #techindustry #blackdesigners #pocintech #blackux #designingwhileblack #socialjusticereform #advocacy #racial #workplacediversity #belonging #inclusion #cooperation #currentevents #georgefloyd #la #oakland #sanfrancisco #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
1:11:52
June 18, 2020
Ep. 18 - What is Experience Design? Unpacking with Tobi Oluwo (Artist & Product Designer @ Robinhood)
"Experience Design" is a dynamic school of thought that is hard to define...  and even harder to search job boards for.  In this episode, we pull in our friend Tobi Oluwo for a fresh perspective that is intelligent and creative. Tobi is full of great advice for exploring this career path.  This is our first train stop on our journey to make it make sense... We talk Cali living, the high-level "labyrinth" of design decisions, the structure of a creative team, and how a photographer and Dragonball Z fan from Nigeria tumbled into the world of art and design.  After the interview,  the Just Us crew digests  this advice. Thanks for putting us on,  Tobi! >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram #VSCO #Robinhood #productdesign #experiencedesign #IKEA #TobiOluwo #VCU #alumni #networking #minorityinclusion #California #LosAngeles #advertising #social media #investing #teaching #careeradvice #interviewquestions #interviewprep #salary #appdesign #appfeatures #creativity #inspiration #ux  #ui #guest #coolpodcasts #newpodcasts #freshcontent #blackculture #workplaceboundaries #minorityinclusion #diversityinclusion #askingprice #visualization #hustle #grind #digital #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
1:00:57
June 11, 2020
Ep. 17 - Where We Pause and Reflect
Black is beautiful. But as we know, being black in America can turn ugly quick.  In today's episode, we create space for the frustration of recent events involving the murder of George Floyd. As always, we offer three different perspectives and peel back layers of complex topics. This time it is about systemic racism. We talk emotional baggage, participating in social media, and our experiences with combatting racism. We discuss constructive involvement like education, and the role allies play.  We started this podcast to give a voice to those labeled as "other." Thank you for your solidarity and support of this vision. Hugs, from the Just Us crew. >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ----------- #special #blm #blacklivesmatter #diversityinclusion #systemicviolence #protests #blackout #selma #conflictresolution #opinions #oped #revolution #newgeneration #community #africanamerican #unarmed #policebrutality #history #colorism #power #whiteprivilege #jfgi #googleit #amandaseales #politics #society #minoritylife #latinx #advocate #lgbtq #pronouns #justice #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
1:01:27
June 4, 2020
Ep. 16 - The HELL is Experience Design?
What makes you groan about going to Walmart? Why does Target get all of Jeremy’s coins? How is Chick-fil-A such a beast at quarantine?  In this episode, the Just Us crew launches an official exploration into "experience design." We're on a mission to find an easier way to break down what we do to people outside the industry (like our moms).  We chop it up about roles and titles, services and products and find endless metaphors for defining this field.  SPOILER: Experience Design ISN'T  “marketing” or “graphic design!” >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ----------- #new #fresh#chikfila #chicken #target #walmart #groceries #employment #design #unemployment #adapt #cx #ux #xd #riteaid #graduation #premiere #adobe #userjourney #customers #branding #roles #graphicdesign #marketing #innovation #philosophy #abstract #art #data #experience #culture #culturalcompetency #socialtrends #quarantine #fortune500 #creativeprofessional #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
32:52
May 29, 2020
Ep. 15 - Design Sprintine PHASES 4 & 5
We wrap up our design sprint and season 1 with the final reflection on our sprintine 2020 (*air horns*). These phases were about demonstrating our idea with a prototype, and seeing how this is received by our target users. Overall, we enjoyed the learning and challenge of tackling generational wealth. We talk time constraints, limitations of our concept, and how the testing process unfurled… we did not push this product toward final presentation stages, as a result of our learning. >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ----------- #Sprintine #design #designsprint#remotecollaboration #justuspodcast #blackdesigners #blackcreatives #quarantineideas #zoom #miro #googleventures #sprint #generationalweatlh #blackcommunity #collaborate #virtual #focusgroup #research #uxresearch #ux #ui #habits #money #community #podcast #blackpodcasts #latinxpodcast #prototype #usertesting #seasonfinale #justus2020 #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
48:28
May 26, 2020
Ep. 14 - Design Sprintine PHASE 3
We talk day Day 3 of our Design Sprintine - where we started to form a unified vision and realized the pitfalls of an abbreviated sprint. We talk about what creative exercises worked for our design process and the dynamics of guided group activities. By day three of our remote collaboration, energy started to fade.. but we lived to Sprint! another day! >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ----------- #Sprintine #design #designsprint#remotecollaboration #justuspodcast #blackdesigners #blackcreatives #quarantineideas #zoom #miro #googleventures #sprint #generationalweatlh #blackcommunity #collaborate #virtual #prototype #research #uxresearch #ux #ui #habits #money #community #figma #miro #zoom #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
40:55
May 20, 2020
Ep. 13 - Design Sprintine PHASE 2
We’re back with a breakdown of phase 2 of our design sprint! We talk memorable activities, what exercises we found useful, and how team roles created an opportunity for new learning. Our research period came to a close with a survey and focus group, and the group tried out voting methods with our collaborative Miro workspace. We are “sprinting” along toward a strategy for building generational wealth in the black community! >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ----------- #Sprintine #design #designsprint#remotecollaboration #justuspodcast #blackdesigners #blackcreatives #quarantineideas #zoom #miro #googleventures #sprint #generationalweatlh #blackcommunity #collaborate #virtual #focusgroup #research #uxresearch #ux #ui #habits #money #community #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
41:07
April 30, 2020
Ep. 12 - Design Sprintine PHASE 1
Challenging ourselves with design exercises from Jake Knapp's Sprint! guidebook. The Just Us crew takes on team roles, some in our wheelhouse (Jeremy as Decider) and some that are a challenge by choice (Danielle as Facilitator). We talk remote collaboration, our topic, and trusting an unfamiliar process. We are digging in to a topic on building generational wealth in the black community. We are having a blast! Listen in as we peel back the layers on the design process during #Sprintine2020! >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ----------- #design #designsprint #remotecollaboration #justuspodcast #blackdesigners #blackcreatives #quarantineideas #zoom #miro #googleventures #sprint! #generationalweatlh #blackcommunity #collaborate #virtual #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
46:32
April 23, 2020
Ep. 11 - Design Sprintine
Kicking off an exciting miniseries- a creative challenge to keep up sharp during quarantine!  We are going to bring you commentary of the Design Sprint process, adapted from Jake Knapp's iconic Sprint! handbook. Jeremy has dubbed this #SPRINTINE2020! (That's sprint & quarantine, trademark coming  soon!) >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ----------- #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
04:19
April 16, 2020
Ep. 10 - Status: ACTIVE
Hey all you cool cats and kittens... Thanks for sticking with us! Stay safe out here in these streets! >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ----------- #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠#appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
02:23
April 15, 2020
Ep. 8 - Voter Turn Up
Today we talk voter registration systems, voting processes, visuals at the polls, and new products related to voter turnout and election design.  >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ------- #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
47:41
March 14, 2020
Ep. 7 - A McWhat?
Brands are looking for new ways to be authentic and keep up with culture through some odd juxtapositions. Beginning with McDonald's latest e-commerce novelty, we discuss the ways mature brands keep relevant through social trends.  >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ------- #experientialmarketing #productdesign #mcdonalds #burgerking #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
47:00
March 6, 2020
Ep. 6 - Black AF Trivia
In honor of black history month, we test our black trivia wits >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ------- #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
57:53
February 28, 2020
Ep. 5 - Online Dating
Dating apps carve out a large portion of our time and industry dollars, and also pose an excellent challenge in designing for connections. Online and physical interactions are colliding in a way that is evolving our customs, use of social media, and sense of identity.   >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ------- #tinder #onlinedating #swiperight #apps #datingculture #messy #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
58:58
February 14, 2020
Ep. 4 - New Year, New Trends
After ringing in the New Year, we set our table with a discussion of 2020 design trends. These visual and process developments are rooted in consumer habits and our current social climate. >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ------- #trending #collaboration #develop #techtrends #designtrends #uxdesign #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-museum-of-art-designs-for-different-futures-review-20191017.html  https://uxplanet.org/ui-ux-design-trends-for-2020-f6512b5eb3ac  https://womenwho.design @lenora.porter
1:23:47
February 14, 2020
Ep. 3 - Accessibility (ft. Barbie Adams)
With a special guest, we talk product design with regard to accessible gaming and designing for public spaces. We also take a deep dive into socioeconomic levels of engagement with digital platforms and how institutions can leverage design and advocate for greater opportunity and inclusivity. >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ------- #disability #socialmobility #inclusion #designthinking #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/nyregion/long-island-city-library.html Microsoft Adaptive Controller https://www.polygon.com/2018/5/17/17363528/xbox-adaptive-controller-disability-accessible Logitech Apative Kit https://www.logitechg.com/en-us/products/gamepads/adaptive-gaming-kit-accessories.html#943-000318 Digital Access & Social Mobility PDF (UK) https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/reports/the-new-digital-learning-age
1:07:27
February 14, 2020
Ep. 2 - The Hell is Empathy?
We talked about the history of gynecology and its tools in consideration of human centered design. Shifting paradigms to flex the "empathy muscle" can increase understanding and make for more impactful work. How relating to others has changed in our fast-paced society. >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram -------  #homelessness #toxic #empathy #sympathy #socialchangemodel #gratitude #womenshealth #comingout #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives https://www.wired.com/story/the-speculum-finally-gets-a-modern-redesign https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/45-quotes-from-mr-rogers-that-we-all-need-today.html
1:13:27
February 14, 2020
Ep. 1 - Wearable Tech
Innovation for use cases that aren't always considered but can be impactful. Wearables can start conversation and provide visibilty to subcultures that aren't usually heard. How minority bodies can require specific design considerations. Treasure discusses the infusion of empathy in her work designing a wearable for pregnant black women.  >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ------- #usecases #figital #wearables #heartsensor #sex #health #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives  Resources OHNUT - https://ohnut.co/
55:21
February 14, 2020
Ep. 0 - Hey, It's Us!
It's Just Us, Jeremy, Danielle SP, and Treasure B, a gaggle of minority designers having provocative conversations. Every week we discuss a design theme that is ripped from the headlines, dive deep into a related suptopic.  >>Check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to make your own impact on racial injustice >>Follow @justus.podcast on Instagram ------- #minority #diversity #design #thoughtleaders #youngprofessional #contemporary #userexperiencedesign#productdesign #blackcreatives⁠ #appdesign #amplifyblackvoices#userexperience #ux #pocintech#blackdesignersmatter #hustle #uxui #blackproductdesigner#blackpodcasters #blkcreatives
01:33
February 14, 2020