Stefanie Krievins is a big hearted, tough love professional career coach with lots of wisdom to give. Fair warning, a few F-bombs are peppered in with that wisdom! She specializes in change making within organizations and that’s why I wanted to have her on. For UX designers to do their job, they have to foster an environment that’s open to change. Because that’s what we do, we go in and make waves. In this episode Stefanie talks about how important it is to define success upfront, what type of questions to ask in a UX interview, and how to reframe the skills of a past career when you are transitioning into UX.
Stefanie will also be giving a lecture and mini-workshop at the UX Hustle Summit on Saturday Sept 7th. Go to UXhustle.org to learn more about the conference and when you get your ticket, enter uxhustlepodcast all lowercase.
Sign up for Stefanie’s course and join her community: https://stefaniekrievins.com/
Stefanie's Pro troublemaker worksheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I91X2DjveQVcqVnNoU-_tAVA6M8dTjTC/view?usp=sharing
$50 off the UX Hustle Summit: https://uxhustlesummit2019.eventbrite.com?discount=uxhustlepodcast
The Secrets of closing the sale by Zig Ziglar https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Closing-Sale-Included-Emotional/dp/B019NHUY8S/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=zig+ziglar&qid=1567191273&s=gateway&sr=8-6
Million Dollar Consulting by Allen Weiss https://www.amazon.com/Million-Dollar-Consulting-Professionals-Practice/dp/B01HBZCM66/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Allen+weiss&qid=1567191364&s=audible&sr=1-1
TED Talk recommendation: Self-Love, be Intentional by Caitlyn Roux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCNOJmmHLkQ
In the course of just a few years, Gabriela Ospina has transformed her career. She's transitioned from designing print graphics to digital graphics to complex user experiences. We when spoke in December, she was working on the JP Morgan Chase investments mobile apps as a senior UX designer. But recently she’s moved onto a product design role at Namely, a company that builds software for Human Resources and payroll. As if finance was not complicated enough!
In this episode, Gabriela and I talk about her UX journey and how object-oriented UX has played a part. Along with some sharp OOUX skills, she’s also fueling her her trajectory with cross-fitter work ethic and a love of learning.
ANNOUNCEMENT! For those of you coming to the Generate Conference in New York City on April 24-25, Gabriela will be making a cameo appearance in our full day OOUX workshop. How exciting!
Leadership by design
The Hard Thing about Hard Things
It’s the second installment of my #UXyourLife series! In this episode, I’ll help you get more done with less stress. You’ll learn how to end your day feeling satisfied with what you’ve accomplished and set clear boundaries so you don’t take on more than you can handle. It’s time to fire your todo list and give your calendar a big promotion.
Book a 3-session private coaching course to help you implement calendar-blocking in your own life ($199 for THREE hours of private productivity coaching!) https://www.rewiredux.com/services/joyofdoing
Affiliate links to book resources:
Deep work https://amzn.to/2T6Uifq
Atomic Habits https://amzn.to/2TGFFEI
You are a Bad Ass https://amzn.to/2TDnvnm
Amy Landino’s Calendar Blocking video (and her entire channel, really) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvZp-ogt1vw
Jenn Carrington Podcast: Chapter 10: Your are the vessel through which your work comes to life http://www.jencarrington.com/make-it-happen-a-podcast-for-bloggers-and-creatives/2018/6/27/chapter-10-your-are-the-vessel-through-which-your-work-comes-to-life
“Don’t judge everyday by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” Yes, that’s Robert Louis Stevenson!
The BBC is sharpening the cutting edge of voice UI. In this episode, I talk to Paul Jackson, a senior UX Designer on the BBC's Voice+AI team. We discuss the joys and pains of being an #ElderMillennial, the sounds of the Tokyo train system, and aspirational voice UI projects. Geek out with us on “voice-first” design, user testing for voice, and how object-oriented UX might help make Alexa more intuitive. Also, learn one great way to break into the emerging field of voice UI.
Here’s Paul's Tokyo train sounds for your workday focus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kmdmNzUxpg
Paul on Twitter:
And Sophia’s OOUX your UX Portfolio Workshop in Atlanta:
Lili Feyerbend’s a UX designer with some serious geek street cred. She’s the cofounder of startup CryptoDecks and she’s also got a law degree tucked away in her resume. Lili is a practitioner of my object-oriented UX methodology and gave a lecture on OOUX at the Nifty Conference in Hong Kong this summer. In this episode, we talk about contextual navigation, crypto-assets, and her favorite rare Pepe. WARNING: We get into the weeds…you might want to avoid multi-tasking on this one. I hope you learn as much as I did!
When your are ready to get started with NFTs, make sure to visit https://cryptodecks.co.
PS! If you are interested in learning some of the hard skills around OOUX, check out the online event happening Feb 2nd, 2019. Use discount code UXHUSTLE for $30 off. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/object-oriented-ux-with-sketch-and-webflow-tickets-53751391860
In 2017, Karl Schulz brought me and my Object-Oriented UX workshop to the design team at Macys.com. One of the designers on the team was Devon Alkire-Cussen, who immediately clicked with OOUX. Today, Karl is bringing object-first thinking to Atlassian and Devon is bringing OOUX to CreditKarma. In this conversation, we sit down in my beautiful San Francisco Airbnb to talk about the twists and turns of their UX journeys, what makes a great UX designer, the challenges of OOUX, and the future of our industry.
Make sure to check out the swimwear company that Devon works with https://paliswim.com/
At the end of every episode, Saundi reminds us: "Don't wait for inspiration to act, ACT TO GET INSPIRED." Why does this statement always wrap up the Hustle? Because without this way of thinking, the UX Hustle podcast wouldn't exist.
In this solopisode, I'll take you through 7 principles that have revolutionized my ability to get shit done with less stress and more joy. Get out of your endless vortex of thinking, planning, ideating, sketching, researching—so that you can actually manifest all your ideas into the world.
Recommended further reading from this episode:
Miracle Morning (BOOK): https://amzn.to/2P5yXRo
War on Art (BOOK): https://amzn.to/2SdNxIA
Better than Before (BOOK): https://amzn.to/2QjRYnU
Calendar Blocking and Amy Landino (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvZp-ogt1vw
Havana Nguyen, a UX designer at Commissions Inc, first experienced the magical power of the Internet at age 12 when her Sonic the Hedgehog website became one of the top fan sites for this speedy creature. From there, her path to UX took many twists and turns, all of which have influenced how she works today. For example, after working as a customer service representative, she has a unique view on how to involve these roles in the design process.
We also have a ton to learn from Havana when it comes to managing our creative impulses and boundless curiosity (the curse of many UX designers). She’s a character artist for an award-winning comic, a YouTuber, a jujitsu fighter, and a blogger. But with some simple hacks, she manages to give all her interests the attention they deserve.
Not only is Havana’s story fascinating and inspiring, it’s incredibly useful. Enjoy!
Resources and links...
More on Havana: http://www.havananguyen.com/
NNG Newsletter: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/subscribe/
Havana’s interaction flows article: https://uxplanet.org/an-introduction-to-interaction-flows-a4f783402529
Micro interactions by Dan Saffer:
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon: https://www.amazon.com/Steal-Like-Artist-Things-Creative/dp/0761169253
Sophia's force prioritization (OOUX) article: https://alistapart.com/article/object-oriented-ux
Chill hop for your Workshops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8HDvTuctOU
In the very first episode of the UX Hustle Podcast, Sophia talks to Zach Pousman, CEO of Helpfully, an innovation and UX firm in Atlanta. Sophia learns about WIMP and the magical 1-3-5 to-do list hack. They discuss the parallels between the command line and chatbots. Down the rabbit hole, Sophia and Zach explore the design challenges found in the blind void of voice UI. Zach gives sage advice on designing within constraints—when and how should you push the boundaries? He also talks about the philosophical difference between breaking down an engineering problem and a design problem.