NOT a UX designer

NOT a UX designer

By Varima
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This podcast seeks to explore the UX designer role in South Africa, the trends and having conversations with UX design thought leaders in South Africa.
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This podcast seeks to explore the UX designer role in South Africa, the trends and having conversations with UX design thought leaders in South Africa.
Cover art photo provided by You X Ventures on Unsplash: unsplash.com/@youxventures

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Skills of the Future - Remote work
In this special feature "Skills of the future" episode, I have a chat with Stephan Dohrn on Remote working.  Connect with Stephan : https://www.sdohrn.com/ https://medium.com/@sdohrn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sdohrn/ Learn more on remote work https://www.radical-inclusion.com/ https://remote-how.com/ Join the South African Design Sprint Community: #DESIGNSPRINTSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/407772346500293/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13715248/ Varima Henry is a digital product designer and strategist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a thought leader in Design Sprints and helps design teams in agile and waterfall environments build better products at speed. Varima  has worked as a UX designer in the learning, technology and financial landscape of the South African market. For the past 10 years, he has created a deep understanding of how people learn, use products and the processes that make it all happen. He currently facilitates Design Sprints with design teams across the country, helping them build products that are effective for their customers and users. www.varimahenry.com **CONNECT, DM ME**👨🏽‍💻 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varima-he... Twitter: https://twitter.com/varimahenry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/varimahenry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/varimahenry/
34:10
November 6, 2019
Day Job vs Side Hustle?
I think that people should focus on one or the other and not do both at the same time, I have seen many successful "Sides hustles" that became successful but here is why I think you need to focus on your Personal brand, Career, and Skillset. Join the South African Design Sprint Community: #DESIGNSPRINTSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/407772346500293/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13715248/ Varima Henry is a digital product designer and strategist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a thought leader in Design Sprints and helps design teams in agile and waterfall environments build better products at speed. Varima  has worked as a UX designer in the learning, technology and financial landscape of the South African market. For the past 10 years, he has created a deep understanding of how people learn, use products and the processes that make it all happen. He currently facilitates Design Sprints with design teams across the country, helping them build products that are effective for their customers and users. www.varimahenry.com **CONNECT, DM ME**👨🏽‍💻 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varima-he... Twitter: https://twitter.com/varimahenry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/varimahenry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/varimahenry/
21:21
October 20, 2019
What happens after a Design Sprint?👀
This is one of the most asked questions on the internet. What happens after a design sprint? I think there are 3 main ways that things can go after a design sprint. In this podcast episode, I share my thoughts on what happens after the sprint. Are you a UX designer or a Scrum master in an agile team? Join me on this webinar: 👉🏽https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXEUIbbepP0 , find out how to do better UX in agile environments using Design Sprints. Join the South African Design Sprint Community: #DESIGNSPRINTSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/407772346500293/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13715248/ Varima Henry is a digital product designer and strategist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a thought leader in Design Sprints and helps design teams in agile and waterfall environments build better products at speed. Varima  has worked as a UX designer in the learning, technology and financial landscape of the South African market. For the past 10 years, he has created a deep understanding of how people learn, use products and the processes that make it all happen. He currently facilitates Design Sprints with design teams across the country, helping them build products that are effective for their customers and users. www.varimahenry.com  **CONNECT, DM ME**👨🏽‍💻  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varima-he... Twitter: https://twitter.com/varimahenry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/varimahenry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/varimahenry/ 
15:26
October 20, 2019
How to become a Product Designer in South Africa 😎
In this episode I talk about How to become a product designer in South Africa 🇿🇦, I share my personal journey and some of the skills I think one needs to focus on if they want to become a digital product designer in South Africa. Join the South African Design Sprint Community: #DESIGNSPRINTSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/407772346500293/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13715248/ Varima Henry is a digital product designer and strategist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a thought leader in Design Sprints and helps design teams in agile and waterfall environments build better products at speed. Varima  has worked as a UX designer in the learning, technology and financial landscape of the South African market. For the past 10 years, he has created a deep understanding of how people learn, use products and the processes that make it all happen. He currently facilitates Design Sprints with design teams across the country, helping them build products that are effective for their customers and users. www.varimahenry.com **CONNECT, DM ME**👨🏽‍💻 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varima-he... Twitter: https://twitter.com/varimahenry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/varimahenry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/varimahenry/
27:37
October 9, 2019
Voice Design Sprints, How they work. (An Interview)
In this episode, I talk to Maaike Coppens about the difference between Product Design Sprints and Voice design sprints. How voice design sprints work and where they can be applied. Join the conversation using the official #designsprintsa on social media or join the private Design Sprint S.A groups on Facebook and Linkedin. Find Maaike on the interwebs:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/maaikecoppens/  https://twitter.com/maaike_coppens  https://www.instagram.com/mcreations.io/  http://www.m-creations.io Join the South African Design Sprint Community: #DESIGNSPRINTSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/407772346500293/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13715248/ Varima Henry is a digital product designer and strategist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a thought leader in Design Sprints and helps design teams in agile and waterfall environments build better products at speed. Varima  has worked as a UX designer in the learning, technology and financial landscape of the South African market. For the past 10 years, he has created a deep understanding of how people learn, use products and the processes that make it all happen. He currently facilitates Design Sprints with design teams across the country, helping them build products that are effective for their customers and users. www.varimahenry.com **CONNECT, DM ME**👨🏽‍💻 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varima-he... Twitter: https://twitter.com/varimahenry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/varimahenry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/varimahenry/
42:41
October 1, 2019
How to Run a Usability Test.
This episode is for UX designers who want to find out more about running a Usability test. what it means and what to look out for. Find out the steps in the process from planning to giving feedback back to the client/stakeholders. Join the South African Design Sprint Community: #DESIGNSPRINTSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/407772346500293/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13715248/ Varima Henry is a digital product designer and strategist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a thought leader in Design Sprints and helps design teams in agile and waterfall environments build better products at speed. Varima  has worked as a UX designer in the learning, technology and financial landscape of the South African market. For the past 10 years, he has created a deep understanding of how people learn, use products and the processes that make it all happen. He currently facilitates Design Sprints with design teams across the country, helping them build products that are effective for their customers and users. www.varimahenry.com **CONNECT, DM ME**👨🏽‍💻 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varima-he... Twitter: https://twitter.com/varimahenry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/varimahenry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/varimahenry/
31:08
September 16, 2019
When to run a ⚡️Design Sprint?⚡️ (A webinar)
Join me, as discuss when to run a design sprint some of the best use cases of design sprints.  Engage with me, ask questions or join the conversation using #designsprintsa   The post: https://lnkd.in/gPvwjUw    Join the South African Design Sprint Community: #DESIGNSPRINTSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/407772346500293/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13715248/ Varima Henry is a digital product designer and strategist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a thought leader in Design Sprints and helps design teams in agile and waterfall environments build better products at speed. Varima  has worked as a UX designer in the learning, technology and financial landscape of the South African market. For the past 10 years, he has created a deep understanding of how people learn, use products and the processes that make it all happen. He currently facilitates Design Sprints with design teams across the country, helping them build products that are effective for their customers and users. www.varimahenry.com **CONNECT, DM ME**👨🏽‍💻 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varima-he... Twitter: https://twitter.com/varimahenry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/varimahenry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/varimahenry/
19:32
September 16, 2019
Why run a ⚡️Design Sprint ⚡️(A webinar)
Find out how "Why to run a design sprint?" What are the team problems do design sprints solve and why you should be considering to run a Design Sprint. See the webinar on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sQcMNKxrjg&t=7s Join the South African Design Sprint Community: #DESIGNSPRINTSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/407772346500293/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13715248/ Varima Henry is a digital product designer and strategist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a thought leader in Design Sprints and helps design teams in agile and waterfall environments build better products at speed. Varima  has worked as a UX designer in the learning, technology and financial landscape of the South African market. For the past 10 years, he has created a deep understanding of how people learn, use products and the processes that make it all happen. He currently facilitates Design Sprints with design teams across the country, helping them build products that are effective for their customers and users. www.varimahenry.com **CONNECT, DM ME**👨🏽‍💻 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varima-he... Twitter: https://twitter.com/varimahenry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/varimahenry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/varimahenry/
14:12
September 16, 2019
How to become a product designer.
In this episode i explore the product designer role and some of the skills that i think any UX designer who wants to get in the product designer role should learn. Enjoy the podcast. 
20:00
September 4, 2019
Not a UX designer | an update, Join Design Sprints.a groups.
This is episode 3, going solo to give you an update on what has been going on in my world and what to look out for.  Join the South African Design Sprint Community: #DESIGNSPRINTSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/407772346500293/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13715248/ Varima Henry is a digital product designer and strategist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a thought leader in Design Sprints and helps design teams in agile and waterfall environments build better products at speed. Varima  has worked as a UX designer in the learning, technology and financial landscape of the South African market. For the past 10 years, he has created a deep understanding of how people learn, use products and the processes that make it all happen. He currently facilitates Design Sprints with design teams across the country, helping them build products that are effective for their customers and users. www.varimahenry.com **CONNECT, DM ME**👨🏽‍💻 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varima-he... Twitter: https://twitter.com/varimahenry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/varimahenry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/varimahenry/
07:26
August 7, 2019
How to hire a UX designer in South Africa.
Working with a UX designer on any team or environment requires the business to shift their mindset and get better at understanding the user, their needs and frustrations. Having a UX designer on the team changes the process of how products get delivered to the market. The process may be different from the traditional methodologies used in most business processes and by many UX/UI designers in South Africa today. This is a part of my latest post on www.varimahenry.com. Read the full post there and let us know what you look for in a UX designer when hiring? Join the South African Design Sprint Community: #DESIGNSPRINTSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/407772346500293/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13715248/ Varima Henry is a digital product designer and strategist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a thought leader in Design Sprints and helps design teams in agile and waterfall environments build better products at speed. Varima  has worked as a UX designer in the learning, technology and financial landscape of the South African market. For the past 10 years, he has created a deep understanding of how people learn, use products and the processes that make it all happen. He currently facilitates Design Sprints with design teams across the country, helping them build products that are effective for their customers and users. www.varimahenry.com **CONNECT, DM ME**👨🏽‍💻 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varima-he... Twitter: https://twitter.com/varimahenry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/varimahenry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/varimahenry/
14:48
April 29, 2019
So you want to be a UX designer in South Africa?
The UX designer role in South Africa is often confused with what we call the "UX/UI" role. This misleads a lot of humans who want to get into a career in what experience design is about. I hope that this post will provide some clarity on what a UX designer is, how to become one and what to look out for to make it in the South African market. I want to focus on the “UX” role exclusively, what it entails and separating it from the “UI” role. I disagree that they are one and the same thing, though they are very commonly associated together, especially in the digital business era we are in. See the rest of the post on www.varimahenry.com Join the South African Design Sprint Community: #DESIGNSPRINTSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/407772346500293/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13715248/ Varima Henry is a digital product designer and strategist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a thought leader in Design Sprints and helps design teams in agile and waterfall environments build better products at speed. Varima  has worked as a UX designer in the learning, technology and financial landscape of the South African market. For the past 10 years, he has created a deep understanding of how people learn, use products and the processes that make it all happen. He currently facilitates Design Sprints with design teams across the country, helping them build products that are effective for their customers and users. www.varimahenry.com **CONNECT, DM ME**👨🏽‍💻 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/varima-he... Twitter: https://twitter.com/varimahenry Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/varimahenry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/varimahenry/
04:24
April 23, 2019
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