UX Like Us

Ending the Existential Crisis

An episode of UX Like Us

By Roman Bercot & Larry King
UX Like Us is a podcast for the User Experience community. Designers, researchers, analysts, strategists - even product managers and front-end developers - will feel right at home as we discuss the techniques, tools, and toys that help us bring great products to life.
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Do Designers Need Jobs to be Done?
Summary Roman Bercot and Larry King explore Clayton Christensen’s Jobs to be Done framework and whether product design professionals need this “occasionally useful gimmick.” What is a JTBD? Why should designers use them? How many milkshake jokes can we make? And the new Staples branding gets a nod on Stuff Designers Love. ----- Show Notes Clayton Christensen tells the Milkshake story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfGtw2C95Ms  Ash Maurya attempts to define Jobs to be Done - https://blog.leanstack.com/what-is-a-job-to-be-done-jtbd-21304ce7441b  Staples unveils their new logo - https://twitter.com/rysimmons/status/1113464764859068421?s=20  The Pepsi design brief - https://www.goldennumber.net/wp-content/uploads/pepsi-arnell-021109.pdf  -----  Please consider leaving a quick review. It would help us a lot!  iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ux-like-us/id1362088405)  Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3QzWfQ9mJSH9VMBnAyathq)  Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes1362088405/ux-like-us)  -----  Follow the show on Twitter  @UXLikeUs - https://twitter.com/uxlikeus  @LAKing - https://twitter.com/LAKing  @Stuporman - https://twitter.com/Stuporman
April 22, 2019
UX Like Us 15 - the Agile Manifesto
18 years after the Agile Manifesto was published, Agile development methodologies dominate the way we make software. But are any of these methodologies truly Agile? Roman and Larry discuss the 4 Agile Values and 12 Agile Principles to see where we have gone astray. ----- Show Notes Manifesto for Agile Software Development VersionOne State of Agile report the Lean Startup by Eric Ries Notion app Cover photo by Olga Guryanova on Unsplash ----- Please consider leaving a quick review. It would help us a lot! ----- Follow the show on Twitter @UXLikeUs @LAKing @Stuporman
March 22, 2019
Design Ethics - UX Like Us 14
As designers realize greater impact and influence in their organizations, Design Ethics becomes an increasingly important discussion. We start the conversation with the UX of Ts & Cs, the Surveillance Industrial Complex, and designing weapons. ----- Show Notes Design Ethics and the Limits of the Ethical Designer Microsoft CEO defends US military contract that some employees say crosses a line Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe Cover Photo by Nathaniel dahan on Unsplash ----- Please consider leaving a quick review. It would help us a lot! iTunes Spotify Overcast ----- Follow the show on Twitter @UXLikeUs @LAKing @Stuporman
March 15, 2019
the Overlap Pt. 2 - UX Like Us 13
Nelson Yu, Director of Strategy and Business Development at Experian, joins us to give a product manager’s view of the overlap between PM and Design. And you’ll never guess what Nelson picks for Stuff Designers Love! Cover Photo by Josh Calabrese on Unsplash ----- Show Notes Product School Events ----- Please consider leaving a quick review. It would help us a lot! ----- Follow the show on Twitter @UXLikeUs | @LAKing | @Stuporman
March 8, 2019
When Should You Redesign?
In light of several high-profile redesigns greeted by user revolt, Larry asks when is redesign the right move? How might we allow for user choice, while also allowing us iterate and innovate? Stuff Designers Love: indoor skydiving. ----- Show Notes Herb Caudill: Lessons from 6 software rewrite stories Episode Cover Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash ----- Please consider leaving a quick review. It would help us a lot! iTunes | Spotify | Overcast ----- Follow the show on Twitter @UXLikeUs | @LAKing | @Stuporman
March 1, 2019
The Smart and Creepy Home - UX Like Us - 11
Larry's smart home increasingly belongs to Amazon. Will Amazon use Eero to make setting up smart homes easier? Should Eero owners worry about their privacy? ----- Show Notes The Verge: Why Amazon buying Eero feels so disappointing https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/12/18221441/amazon-buying-eero-disappointing Analysis of the Eero acquisition by Amazon Culture Eats Strategy https://anchor.fm/uxlikeus/episodes/Culture-Eats-Strategy---UX-Like-Us---10-e35973 Episode 10 of UX Like Us feat. Kevin M. Hoffman The Overlap https://anchor.fm/uxlikeus/episodes/The-Overlap-e2u7f3 Episode 7 of UX Like Us Bose Build Speaker or Headphones https://build.bose.com ----- Please Review Us iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ux-like-us/id1362088405) Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3QzWfQ9mJSH9VMBnAyathq) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes1362088405/ux-like-us) ----- Follow Us on Twitter UX Like Us - @UXLikeUs Larry King - @LAKing Roman Bercot - @Stuporman
February 14, 2019
Culture Eats Strategy - UX Like Us - 10
Kevin M. Hoffman, author of Meeting Design, discusses the power of culture in our organizations. What shapes culture? What transcends cultures and works across contexts? What levers can we pull to influence our cultures, regardless of title? ----- Show notes Kevin M. Hoffman http://www.kevinmhoffman.com/ Meeting Design http://www.rosenfeldmedia.com/books/meeting-design/ Erika Hall's tweet about engineering culture: https://twitter.com/mulegirl/status/1092848898819805186 Sarah Nelson's Tweet on Influence https://twitter.com/sarahbeee/status/931591644876496896 Culture mapping http://www.xplaner.com/culturemap/ Blowhard Syndrome http://xuhulk.tumblr.com/post/110549967516/stop-blowhard-syndrome Gov.uk https://www.gov.uk/ USDS https://www.usds.gov/ 18f https://18f.gsa.gov/ Edgar Schien and Humble Inquiry https://mitsloan.mit.edu/faculty/directory/edgar-h-schein  https://www.amazon.com/Humble-Inquiry-Gentle-Instead-Telling/dp/1609949811/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549457317&sr=8-1&keywords=humble+inquiry 
February 8, 2019
Bold Predictions for UX in 2019
Larry King and Roman Bercot discuss Roman’s Bold Predictions for UX in 2019. Plus, we discuss InVision's The New Design Frontier state of design report.
February 1, 2019
Fresh Perspectives
Larry and Roman discuss exciting new talks from UX Camp DC presenters: @danachis @feadog @jeffpass Stuff Designers Love twitter thread by @bethdean: https://twitter.com/bethdean/status/1084153270644310016
January 24, 2019
The Overlap
Larry considers the overlap between UX and Product Management. And a great new sketching app for iPad Pro. What do you think of the Stuff Designers Love jingle? Let us know what you think on Twitter. @LAKing and @Stuporman Enjoying the show? Please consider leaving a quick review to help others discover the show. Cover photo by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash
January 11, 2019
What is a Design Strategist?
Larry and Roman welcome 2019 by discussing the role of a design strategist, business strategy, ethics, vision, super aggregators, and tiki bars along the way.
January 4, 2019
The Tool Show
Larry and Roman discuss the 2018 Design Tools Survey, and how our tools shape our art. ——- UXTools.co 2018 Design Tools Survey (https://uxtools.co/survey-2018) ——- Actionable Futures Framework by Nordkapp (https://futures.nordkapp.fi/process-and-methods/) ——- Ghost (http://ghost-official.com/)
December 14, 2018
I’m Gonna Be A Webmaster
Who should go into UX? Larry and Roman discuss traits that can make for a great UX professional, and stuff designers love. --- Jake Knapp's 'Make Time' talk at Webdagene 2018 -- https://vimeo.com/297313282?utm_campaign=Design%20Sprint%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter --- Dissecting the Glee logo on Typography Reddit -- https://www.reddit.com/r/typography/comments/ku9uh/dae_find_this_really_annoying_about_the_glee_logo/
December 6, 2018
The WIP Problem
Roman is disappointed with Dark Mode. Larry talks about the Phoenix Project. ----- The Big Batch / Small Batch diagram by John Cutler: https://twitter.com/johncutlefish/status/1002193108765831168 ----- The Phoenix Project by Kevin Behr, George Spafford, and Gene Kim: https://itrevolution.com/book/the-phoenix-project/
November 29, 2018
Just in time for Thanksgiving in the US, it’s the UX Like Us Thank-UX-giving episode. We discuss favorite dishes and all the user experience things we're grateful for.
November 22, 2018
Ending the Existential Crisis
Larry’s recent trip to the Magic Kingdom provides some inspired examples of Experience Design. We put the title debate to bed (hopefully) forever.
November 15, 2018
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