The World of UX with Darren Hood

The World of UX with Darren Hood

The World of UX podcast, hosted by UX and experience design veteran, educator, and conference speaker, Darren Hood, is dedicated to presenting topics covering and addressing all things UX. We'll cover every UX-related method, discipline trend, career advancement and challenges, education recommendations, UX maturity levels, and maturity level management, and much much more. If you'd like to stay informed about UX, The World of UX is for you!

Episodes

January 24, 2023 69 min

In this Talkin' Shop segment, Darren interviews celebrated author, UX/CX consultant, and thought leader, Debbie Levitt. In this episode Debbie talks about how she first got into UX, how she developed her acumen, and shares several thoughts and concepts from her new book, "Customers Know You Suck." Tune in for this very energetic and informative session.

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In this episode, Darren concludes the 2-part series by sharing several different heuristic models, examples of how they can be applied to a UXer's work, and refutes arguments against the value of heuristics by sharing a story of how they were used to solve a critical eCommerce-related UX problem for a major company WITHOUT conducting any research. Tune in for this enlightening segment.

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Heuristics is a critical part of the successful UXer's toolbox. Unfortunately, it has been neglected for about the last decade. In the intro of this 2-part series, Darren takes time to provide an overview to heuristics and demonstrate its importance to our operation and necessity of its application in the discipline.

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In the finale of Memory Lane, Darren shares a series of nightmare stories — all derived from and related to interviews for UX roles — taking the time to dissect and reverse engineer them to help establish better interviewing strategies and mindsets for UX professionals going forward.

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December 27, 2022 45 min

In this episode, Darren provides three "nightmare" stories from his career. He focuses on a leadership story, an interview story, and a dysfunctional team operation story, all of which are used to dispel the notion that UX is for the thin-skinned, but also to emphasize more skills, aptitudes, and attitudes that UXers need to be successful. Enjoy!

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December 20, 2022 44 min

In this second installment of Memory Lane, Darren shares three more success stories from his 27+ year UX career. With each, he incorporates and illustrates different skills, aptitudes, and attitudes that UXers need to be successful. Check out this episode to hear the stories and partake of some encouragement we all need in order to thrive in the discipline.

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December 13, 2022 35 min

Darren is frequently asked to share stories and obliges in this new series, where he begins a jaunt down "Memory Lane" by sharing success stories from across his 27+ year career. Tune in to the first episode to hear Darren share three memories and the accompanying lessons and takeaways from each.

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It is very common these days to hear someone experiencing a lot of rejection finding their first UX gig saying "They should give us a chance." There are also lots of others who understand the frustration of new UXers echoing the same seniments. What if I told you there's an inherent danger in embracing such a mentality? In this week's episode, I explain the fallacies and dangers associated with giving someone a chan...

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This week, Darren wraps up the series on the UX job landscape by providing career enhancement and key job search tips and their impact. He discusses things such as the need to commit to continued education, maintaining a broad perspective on career trajectory and ways to do the work, developing and maintaining an appetite for constructive criticism, and several more. Tune in for your weekly dose of UX reality.

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This week, Darren explains an oft-mentioned concept on the show — UX being under siege — by way of a brief history lesson. He explains what the siege is, provides several examples of the siege at work, the impact of the siege, and the basic strategies for standing against and overcome the siege and its "children." As always, tune in for your weekly dose of UX reality.

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In this potpourri episode, Darren covers several topics across the UX job landscape such as UX layoffs, hiring insincerity, the hidden problems of working with folks who subscribe to imposter syndrome, and more. Tune in for your weekly dose of UX reality.

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Check out the new World of UX website at https://www.worldoux.com.

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In this episode, Darren revisits a portion of last week's Opportunity Paradox overview, giving specific attention to and providing tips on how to evaluate job opportunties, companies, and leaders associated with the "opportunities." Tune in for the deets.

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You see a job posting. You examine it to confirm whether or not you're qualified. You apply. You're interviewed. You get the gig. Shortly thereafter, you find out the job and company were not as advertised. Tune in to this episode to learn about what Darren calls the "opportunity paradox" and get tips on how to identify these scenarios and overcome them. 

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This week, Darren concludes his discussion with Karen Lin, where she talks about a topic near and dear to her heart — tech supremacy. Tune in to learn about tech supremacy and learn how it impacts the UX job landscape. 

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Check out the new World of UX website at https://www.worldoux.com.

Visit the UX Uncensored blog at https://uxuncensored.medium.com.

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This week, Darren talks about the landscape of the UX job world with special guest, Karen Lin. The topics covered during this segment of the 2-part conversation include interviewing skills, asking the right questions when evaluating candidates, overcoming interviewer bias, overlooked factors about short stints, and the presence of a CXO in organizations. Tune in for the insights!

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This week, Darren concludes the Q and A segment by covering such topics as the importance and function of UX Managers (and how to vet them), the shortage of entry-level UX positions, and the overwhelming nature of learning and growing in the discipline.Tune in for this episode's insights.

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This week, Darren continues answering questions from the UX community. This week's topics include: Managing challenging clients and stakeholders, the best ways for junior UXers to develop their acumen and handle career trajectory, and the differences between remote and in-house UX jobs. Tune in for the insights!

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This week, Darren fields questions about the UX job world received via social media. Topics covered during this episode include recruiters and recruiting, proper expectations for new UXers, dissecting the frequent disconnects between hiring teams, and portfolios. Enjoy!!!

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This week, Darren breaks down one of his popular blog posts to further address the truths needed to help optimize one's job seeking mindset. Tune in for a step-by-step breakdown of The UX Job Seeker Manifesto, plus 5 bonus items and topics.

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Check out the new World of UX website at https://www.worldoux.com.

Visit the UX Uncensored blog at https://uxuncensored.medium.com.

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In Part 5, Darren takes time to address proper mindsets for job seekers and expands by taking a look at the critical thinking required to evaluate job postings. Tune in for the insights.

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Check out the new World of UX website at https://www.worldoux.com.

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