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UX Almusal

UX Almusal

By ALXC x CSJ
Almusal (breakfast) is better when shared together

You better get your sinangag ready and join your hosts Alexis Collado and Christian San Jose. Listen in on conversations about UX, product design, and life from two hungry designers cooking their way to make sense of a messy design world.

Conversations over breakfast may include — product design breakdowns, building design organizations, self-improvement as a designer, and stuff you probably should listen in on if you want to level up as a designer.
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Should Designers Help Out During A Pandemic? 👍🏼
In this episode, we’ll show examples of what designers have been doing all around the world to help fight COVID-19. 🦠 We also give tips for displaced designers on how to improve your portfolio, where to find your next job, and how you can get in touch with the right people who volunteered to review your work. 💼 Stay safe and stay home everyone! ▶️ Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8FaXGccB0E&
38:59
May 1, 2020
How to Create Design Team Principles ✨🥺🧠
Does your team need Design Team Principles?! 👉In this episode, we define what principles are, why they are important in a team context, and share personal stories on how we adopted principles for our design teams at Kalibrr and First Circle. We also discuss the right format to write down principles, how people view them in the Western world, how it helps us hire new designers, the use of principles to improve productivity and happiness, and so much more. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! 🎄🎅🏼
42:31
December 10, 2019
Impostor Syndrome & the Dunning-Kruger Effect for Product Designers 🧐
In the third episode of UX Almusal, we share our personal stories dealing with Impostor Syndrome and the Dunning-Kruger Effect 🙃🤯🤡. Alexis talks about his experiences at Stanford and design coaching, while CSJ talks about his early experience as an illustrator and web designer for athletes like Kobe Bryant, and being a workshop facilitator. We also describe the ways to combat both of them, especially in the world of UX and product design — plus why the two aren’t necessarily bad or uncommon. These things are totally normal!
32:59
August 15, 2019
Optimization vs Innovation as a Product Designer 🔧😤
Welcome back to UX Almusal. 🥞🌽🥩 This is the podcast to listen to for Filipino designers looking to level up their career through practical pieces of advice —from two people hungry for almusal, and design.  In this episode of UX Almusal, we talk about innovation versus optimization. We discuss the best time to design for metrics, where to find sources of innovation, setting up a north star, tips on how to spur innovation, and more things that could help you build up your strategic design thinking. Join us at our new conference! UX+ is a user experience conference tailored to professionals and students of design and technology. Join us on August 24 at SMX Aura in Metro Manila, for a day of design, learning and community. Learn more at https://uxpl.us/
36:11
July 10, 2019
How to be a Product Designer in the Philippines?!
Welcome to UX Almusal! 🍳🌭🥓 You better get your sinangag ready, and listen in on conversations about UX, product design, and life from two hungry designers cooking their way to make sense of a messy design world. In our first episode, we talk about important stuff like understanding the difference in design process for product and agency companies, designing for outcomes, joining startups in their growth stage, and other tips and tricks to get into the product space. We’re also announcing our new UX conference. UX+ is a user experience conference tailored to professionals and students of design and technology. Join us on August 24 at SMX Aura in Metro Manila, for a day of design, learning and community. Learn more at https://uxpl.us/
39:30
July 1, 2019