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UX of EdTech

UX of EdTech

By Alicia Quan
UX of EdTech: An exploration of user experience in the EdTech space.
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Backpack Interactive: How Teachers are Changing EdTech UX Design
Alicia talks with three members of Backpack Interactive, a creative strategy, UX and design company in the EdTech space. As EdTech specialists, they believe in the power of thoughtful design and delightful UX to enable better teaching, learning, and communication. Monica Sherwood - UX designer specializing in EdTech; former Special Education Teacher Milagros Montalvo - Sr. Interactive Project Manager; former teacher with a background in early childhood education Sean Oakes - Principal and Creative Director at Backpack with over 20 years of interactive design and account management experience They chat about all things EdTech and the road to get there, including: How teaching has influenced their current roles The role of research in their product design How remote learning put teachers in UX roles What EdTech companies should consider this year Explore UX and the EdTech space: https://sendfox.com/ux.edtech Connect with Backpack Interactive: Website: https://backpackinteractive.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/backpackinteractive/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackpackEdTech Connect with Alicia & the Podcast: Twitter: @ux_edtech (https://twitter.com/UX_EdTech) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ux_edtech/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia2joy/ Music: Scott Buckley
54:12
October 20, 2020
Learning Experience Design (LXD) vs. UX vs. ID
True or False? UX + ID + UI = LXD What is Learning Experience Design (LXD)? How do you become an LX designer? Should you hire one? Where are the LX designers in the K-12 space? Alicia discusses these questions and features multiple guest voices throughout the show. Explore UX and the EdTech space: https://sendfox.com/ux.edtech Connect with the Guests: Pamela Hogle Article: https://learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/lx-design-shifts-emphasis-from-elearning-content-to-learners Alex Salas: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stylelearn/ Alex - eLearning Launch: https://www.elearninglaunch.com/ Dr. Kiersten Yocum - UX vs. LXD: https://theagilelearningguru.com/blog Niels Flor: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nielsfloor/ Niels - LXD Resources: https://lxd.org/ Dr. Jeff Bergin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffbergin/ Jeff B. - 10 Differences between LX and UX: https://digitalcommons.montclair.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1029&context=eldj Dr. Dan Randall: https://www.danrandall.com/ Dan R. - Job Postings: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan2randall/ Connect with Alicia & the Podcast: Twitter: @ux_edtech (https://twitter.com/UX_EdTech) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ux_edtech/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia2joy/ Music: Scott Buckley; Schematist; Barradeen; TeknoAXE
32:00
October 13, 2020
Openfield: UX Expertise in EdTech
What kind of education, background, and experience make excellent UX professionals in the EdTech space? Alicia talks with the president of Openfield, Adam Sonnett, about this and the current landscape in EdTech. They chat about what should be considered by EdTech companies in 2020 and beyond. Adam also unpacks how their agency functions and their vision for the future. Openfield is an agency of UX professionals with deep domain experience in the EdTech space. Explore UX and the EdTech space: https://sendfox.com/lp/3ly8l6 Connect with Adam Sonnett: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamsonnett/ Openfield: https://openfieldx.com/ Connect with Alicia & the Podcast: Twitter: @ux_edtech (https://twitter.com/UX_EdTech) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ux_edtech/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia2joy/ Music: Scott Buckley
42:38
September 28, 2020
The 2020 Challenges of EdTech Tools in Elementary School
Alicia talks with Dannielle Rivera, a 2nd grade teacher, about what it is like to use EdTech tools in our current distance learning environment. If you have a hand in designing products for learners, you definitely want to check out this conversation! It is sprinkled with “on the ground” insights of usability and high level reflections on takeaways for product designers. Listen in if you want to be freshly reminded of what teachers are considering in an EdTech tool today. Connect with Dannielle: Instagram: @quitedaintyclassroom https://www.instagram.com/quitedaintyclassroom/ Connect with Alicia & the Podcast: Twitter: @ux_edtech (https://twitter.com/UX_EdTech) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ux_edtech/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia2joy/ Music: Scott Buckley Send in your thoughts and perspectives!
1:00:11
September 21, 2020
UX Course Pathway for High Schools
Alicia talks with Belinda Medellin, a Texas “Teacher of the Year” who has created one of the first UX course pathways for high schools in the United States. Listen to find out about her process and opportunities to collaborate with both Belinda and Alicia. Designers, Teachers, Students: Interested in partnering to develop a high school UX course in your area? Connect here for a starter kit and next steps: https://sendfox.com/ux.edtech Connect with Belinda: High School UX Pathway: https://www.bulbapp.com/u/cast-tech-user-experience-pathway-ux LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/belinda-medellin-879a97/ Email: billiedove1@gmail.com Connect with Alicia & the Podcast: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia2joy/ Twitter: @ux_edtech (https://twitter.com/UX_EdTech) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ux_edtech/ Music: Scott Buckley Send in your thoughts and perspectives!
40:47
September 14, 2020
UX Course for Kids
Alicia talks with Suj Premachandran about his work on a UX course designed for 8-11 year olds. Suj is the CEO of Digital Influx, an EdTech consultancy that aims to bridge the gap between education and employment. We chat about the influence that UX principles can have on education globally. Don’t miss out on this vision for educating children. Connect with Suj: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suj-premachandran-b630b444/ UX Course Demo: https://www.digitalinflux.com/courses/ux-for-kids Connect with Alicia & the Podcast: Twitter: @ux_edtech (https://twitter.com/UX_EdTech) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ux_edtech/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia2joy/ Music: Scott Buckley Send in your thoughts and perspectives!
26:10
September 8, 2020
Digital Media Design for Learning with a UX Director
Alicia talks with Alex Britez, Director of User Experience at MacMillan Learning and adjunct professor at NYU. Alex has also received his graduate degree in Digital Media Design for Learning from NYU. He unpacks his journey from graphic design to his pivot towards educational technology and design as he discovered his “why” and purpose as a designer. We discuss how learning science affects our application of AR/VR and voice interfaces in education and we consider how to prepare for more online teaching under the pandemic. So many insights! Connect with Alex Britez: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/unthinkmedia/ Medium: https://medium.com/@abritez Connect with Alicia & the Podcast: Twitter: @ux_edtech (https://twitter.com/UX_EdTech) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ux_edtech/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia2joy/ Music: Scott Buckley Send in your thoughts and perspectives!
50:31
August 3, 2020
How Important is UX Research in EdTech Development?
How important are the research phases of UX and product development? Alicia connects with Alesha Arp, a Senior UX Research at MIND Research Institute. MIND is  an EdTech math organization supporting K12 students and educators. They chat about the role of research in developing educational technology products. Connect with Alesha Arp: Twitter: @AleshaArp (https://twitter.com/aleshaarp?lang=en) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alesha-arp-078b853/ MIND Research Institute: https://www.mindresearch.org/ Connect with Alicia & the Podcast: Twitter: @ux_edtech (https://twitter.com/UX_EdTech) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ux_edtech/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia2joy/ Music: Scott Buckley Send in your thoughts and perspectives!
57:49
July 27, 2020
Mission-Driven Work at Every Career Stage
Alicia connects with Eva PenzeyMoog, Principal Designer at 8th Light and Founder of the Inclusive Safety Project. They chat about her former experiences at an education nonprofit, her transition into UX and the tech industry, and her current work in designing against domestic violence. Join us as we explore what a mission-driven mindset can look like throughout multiple fields of work. Connect with Eva: The Inclusive Safety Project: (https://www.inclusivesafety.com/) “Designing Against Domestic Violence” Conference Talk: (https://www.inclusivesafety.com/resources) Twitter: @inclusivesafety @epenzeymoog (https://twitter.com/epenzeymoog) Connect with Alicia & the Podcast: Twitter: @ux_edtech (https://twitter.com/UX_EdTech) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ux_edtech/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia2joy/ Music: Scott Buckley Send in your thoughts and perspectives!
38:01
July 20, 2020
Special Education Teacher to UX Design
Alicia connects with John Lewis, a Special Education teacher of 13 years moving into the field of UX. They chat about his experiences as a teacher, a boot-camper at Springboard, his research on Google Classroom, and what it is like to change careers and transfer his skills to a new field. Connect with John: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-lewis-userex1/ Connect with Alicia & the Podcast: Twitter/Instagram: @ux_edtech (https://twitter.com/UX_EdTech) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia2joy/ Music: Scott Buckley Send in your thoughts and perspectives!
41:17
July 13, 2020
Why Every UX Team Should Have a Teacher
Alicia connects with Jules Bennett, a former social studies middle school teacher, and they chat about his past experiences as an educator and the path he took to his current career as a UX/UI designer. Connect with Jules: Blog Post - Why Every Teacher is also a UX Designer (https://medium.com/@julesdylan/why-every-teacher-is-also-a-ux-ui-designer-103e35cbf7d3) Blog Post - The $10,000 UX/UI Bootcamp. Is it worth it? (https://medium.com/nyc-design/the-10-000-ux-ui-bootcamp-is-it-worth-it-facd901cf585)   LinkedIn: Jules Bennett (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jules-bennett/)  Email: jules.d.bennett@gmail.com Connect with Alicia Quan & the Podcast: Twitter/Instagram: @ux_edtech (https://twitter.com/UX_EdTech) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia2joy/  Music: Scott Buckley Send in your thoughts, stories, and perspectives!
29:17
July 6, 2020
Biology Teacher to UX Designer
Alicia connects with Alice Barton, a former high school Biology Teacher, and they chat about her experiences as an educator and a designer.  Connect with Alice: Blog Post - Teachers: Natural Born UX Designers LinkedIn - Alicewbarton Connect with Alicia & the Podcast: Twitter/Instagram: @ux_edtech LinkedIn Music: Scott Buckley Send in your thoughts and perspectives!
23:55
June 29, 2020
An Epic Collab: EDU + UX = ???
This episode launches listeners into a journey of collaboration. What can happen when experienced educators and UX designers come together on the topic of EdTech? Alicia shares how she began this process and extends the invite your way. Q: If you are an educator, what are some things you wish the designers behind EdTech knew about your world? Q: If you are a user experience designer, what are some things you wish the educational community knew about your role and craft? Let me know! You can send in messages at the podcast Home page: https://anchor.fm/ux-edtech Or reach out on Twitter: @UX_EdTech For more of an introduction to this topic, check out my recent article at UX Collective.  https://uxdesign.cc/k12-teachers-as-ux-designers-2c93894f2a3e Music by Scott Buckley
15:55
June 21, 2020