ProjectUX Podcast

ProjectUX Podcast

On the ProjectUX podcast we dive deep into the multitude of topics that make up the discipline of User Experience (UX). From the latest news in tech and design to insights into the field of design and research we tackle it all. Brought to you by the producers of the web series ProjectUX, the UX show for startups.... Show More

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Dominos Pizza is in the news regarding a potential case involving the accessibility of their website, one that could be a landmark case if it goes to  the Supreme Court. Join Jeff Whitfield, Seda Maurer, and Greg Rutledge as they talk about this case and what it means for the future of accessibility standards.

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  • July 19, 2019 63 min

    Surveys are a great tool for UX research and can be useful in finding answers to many questions you might have about your users. But they can also be misused and misunderstood. In this episode, we talk about the different types of surveys, best uses and practices, as well as some of the tools used to create them. Anne Badt joins us for the first time along with Jeff Whitfield, Rob Andrews, and Cheenu Chari for a wonderful discus... Read more

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    Jeff and Rob dive into the problem of startup fraud. The discussion starts with the story of the rise and fall of Theranos, a company that has gone on to have an influence on other similar startups. Both Jeff and Rob share a few personal stories about instances where they saw potential startup fraud.

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  • Jeff and Cheenu dive into a variety of heavy hitting topics. Cheenu talks about the UX of chatbots and AI which leads us into a conversation about quantum computing. We also touch on some user experience related topics with health. We end things with our picks on a negative UX experience. Cheenu talks about his experience with Snapchat and Jeff talks about the UX problems with underwear.

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    April 4, 2019 50 min

    In this episode we explore the emerging trend of experiential art with a deep dive into Rainbow Vomit, an immersive art exhibit created by lead curator Deanna Theis, Rob Andrews, and other members of ProectUX. Rainbow Vomit contributor Melody Ramey makes her podcast debut in which we cover topics such as service design, the nature of experience in physical environments, the relationship between art and design, and more!
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    April 4, 2019 50 min

    In this episode we explore the emerging trend of experiential art with a deep dive into Rainbow Vomit, an immersive art exhibit created by lead curator Deanna Theis, Rob Andrews, and other members of ProectUX. Rainbow Vomit contributor Melody Ramey makes her podcast debut in which we cover topics such as service design, the nature of experience in physical environments, the relationship between art and design, and more!Check out ra... Read more

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    February 24, 2019 77 min

    ProjectUX had the distinct pleasure of attending the Dallas World IA Day event held at UT Dallas. While we were there, we interviewed the presenters as well as one of the organizers including:

  • Jennifer Blatz (Organizer, Senior UX Designer, Fidelity Investments)
  • LaBoria Willis (UX Operations Manager  Alkami)
  • Lana Gibbons (Senior UX Content Strategist, Fidelity Investments)
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  • February 24, 2019 77 min

    ProjectUX had the distinct pleasure of attending the Dallas World IA Day event held at UT Dallas. While we were there, we interviewed the presenters as well as one of the organizers including:Jennifer Blatz (Organizer, Senior UX Designer, Fidelity Investments)LaBoria Willis (UX Operations Manager  Alkami)Lana Gibbons (Senior UX Content Strategist, Fidelity Investments)Loretta Hudelot (CX Strategist / Researcher, Verizon)Courtn... Read more

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    February 15, 2019 64 min

    With Amazon Go locations opening up in a few select markets, the future of the retail shopping experience is likely to change. So we asked the question: What does the future really hold for retail? Jeff Whitfield, Rob Andrew, and Cheenu Chari dig into this topic along with a discussion on why some markets have been failing.

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  • November 27, 2018 55 min

    Recently, the Oculus Go was released, a $199 device that gives consumers a reasonably inexpensive entry point into the world of VR. Other products like the Everysight Raptor show big promise for where AR could go for consumer-based products. We asked Karen Vanderpool and Preston McCauley what they thought about these pro... Read more

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    November 6, 2018 53 min

    The founding fathers may never have heard the term UX, but they clearly had an understanding the concepts. However, are we living up to a system of governance that really works well for all people? In this special election themed episode we dive into UX as it relates to government, covering topics including lean government, the voting process, the constitution, and ways we can make our public systems run more efficiently.
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    November 6, 2018 53 min

    The founding fathers may never have heard the term UX, but they clearly had an understanding the concepts. However, are we living up to a system of governance that really works well for all people? In this special election themed episode we dive into UX as it relates to government, covering topics including lean government, the voting process, the constitution, and ways we can make our public systems run more efficiently.Links:Lean... Read more

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    October 23, 2018 61 min

    Storytelling sits at the core of many of the greatest experiences of our lives, from the media we consume to the apps, websites and services we utilize. In this episode we talk with ProjectUX contributor Brianna Taeuber about the art of storytelling and the many layers through which it weaves into UX. Along with its benefits we discuss practical tips for harnessing the power of storytelling as well as a personal story from each ... Read more

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    Educating the next wave of designers is a complex task, as preparing someone for real-world jobs is not always easy in a classroom setting.  Cassini Nazir, UTD professor and keynote speaker at the Big Design conference, talks about the state of UX education, the methods that belong in a UXers toolbox, and the implementation of the practice across different industries in this special episode we go inside the Big Design studio. Read more

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    Many of us fall victim overuse of our phones, playing too many video games, or switching tasks too often. The truth is the power of design can have serious implications on the way we live our lives. In this special episode we go inside the Big Design studio with Coco Chalfant, an information architect who gave a talk at the conference about how good UX can sometimes have negative consequences. Every year the Big Design Conference ... Read more

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    September 25, 2018 104 min

    Every year the Big Design Conference gathers several of the brightest minds and most interesting ideas in design and UX. ProjectUX reported live on the scene talking topics ranging from VR, ethics, cannabis and leadership in this jam-packed episode featuring speakers Preston McCauley, Randy Krum, Jay Schu, and Brandon Ward.

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  • September 18, 2018 58 min

    Most everyone uses email on a daily basis in their work, but there are many UX issues we face with this common tool. On this episode we break down the UX of gmail and talk with Zachary Wiles, co-founder of the public benefit corp Coedit. We also offer tips for writing better emails in addition to talking about the philosophy of creating companies that focus not just on profits but also public benefit.

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    September 11, 2018 47 min

    Need to take a quick note? There’s an app for that! Everybody has experience taking notes, from our days at school to making to-do lists to brainstorming sessions. In this podcast we explore how the UX of note-taking has changed with the introduction of apps such as Evernote, Google Docs, and companies like Rocketbook. Episode Notes:

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  • September 4, 2018 21 min

    On this special episode we get a chance to interview Jared Spool, maker of UX awesomeness and founder of UIE and Center Centre. Conducted by ProjectUX host Brandon Ward, we discuss design education, the UIE conference, and get a dose of his unique sense of humor with some personal questions as we go inside the big design studio.

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    August 28, 2018 52 min

    Technology and design can do a lot to help improve our fitness, from wearables to fitness apps to smart gym equipment, On this episode we discuss the UX of these tools and what separates the useful ones from the not-so-useful. Topics covered included the differences in FitBit versus the Apple Watch, changing the metrics of fitness tracking, and using technology to assist in customizing workouts.

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