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

April 17, 2024 48 mins

The Sinister series closes today with Darren examining a "code of silence" that appars to be a norm in UX circles.
This code of silence, however, and its associated mindset have been at the core of UX's downward spiral. Darren identifies and explains each of the related traits. Tune in and empower yourself!

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Building upon last week's traits associated with the war amidst seniors, Darren shares several not-so-comfortable stories illustrating sinister activities at work in the UX community. Better to know than to be blindsided. ;-)

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This week, Darren drops a gauntlet by sharing one of the most sinister and ugliest aspects of today's UX landscape
— traits of senior-on-senior crime within the discipline.
Examples include nullification, reconnoitering, framing, cronyistic support, framing, and apathy to name a few. Tune in for this rich segment.

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In this segment of the Sinister series, Darren outlines a critical yet detrimental milestone in today's UX culture — the redefining of UX. Darren explains how and when it happened, what the various segments mean to people across the discipline, and what we need to do in order to overcome the associated challenges.

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March 19, 2024 36 mins

In this potpourri session, Darren takes time to address some key current happenings and mindsets in UX today:
1) Faux recommendations from UX leaders;
2) The return of the "which design is better" social media posts;
3) The copycat top UX trends blog posts;
4) A word of encouragement for seasoned UXers currently job hunting.

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In another interlude, Darren spends time sharing a few more stories and observations that illustrate sinister activites, behaviors, and attitudes being normalized in UX circles today, including his revisiting and explaining the corruption associated with UX portfolio reviews. Check it out!

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As an interlude to the Sinister series, Darren shares his perspectives on the recent attacks being levied on Don Norman and Jakob Nielsen. He also shares a history of Nielsen and Norman's many contributions to the discipline, provides recommendations on how to process the accusations, and pays homage to several UX pioneers and early practitioners.

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In Part 20 of the Sinister series, Darren addresses a trend observed over the years — one that involves a regularly declining support for operations, within and outside of UX teams, what is costs us, and the importance of overturning this trend.

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In Part 19 of the Sinister series, Darren engages in a few observational and constructive rants about today's UX operation. Topics covered include but are not limited to such things as misdirection with the isms, folks who view accessibility as nothing more than a buzzword, predatory mentoring, people claiming to speak on behalf of the entire design community, and more. Tune in for the latest truth bombs.

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In the return to the Sinister series, Darren presents an "interlude," where he provides some insights derived from his personal journey in UX, coupled with a high-level view of the discipline's history. Via this look, Darren tracks and discusses the freefall of UX, when it began, and what it means for those dedicated to the proper representation of the discipline.

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In this special episode, Darren holds an extended conversation with his guest, Justin Ranton — Principal of Blkhōl Design Studio in Seattle, Washington. Justin provides insights about his transition into design freelancing, the keys to running a successful freelance business, how to find clients, and the connection between sales and UX work. Tune in for this extremely insightful session.

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January 30, 2024 82 mins

As a segue from the Sinister series, Darren holds a conversation with three mid-level UX professionals — Prachi Abhyankar, Christanna Hemmingway, and Andy Shaffer. Tune in as the group spends time discussing a few hot topics associated with the discipline.

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In this episode of Sinister coverage, Darren enters the homestretch of this series. This week, he focuses on the deceitfulness of cancel culture in UX, covering several examples, topics, and the impact they're having on the discipline.

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In this episode of Sinister coverage, Darren covers items 53 through 61 from the list of traits at work in today's world of UX.
He also revisits two of the topics covered in previous episodes. Enjoy!

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In this episode of Sinister coverage, Darren focuses solely on factors associated with UX education — both formal and informal.
Tune in for the deets!

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In this return to the Sinister series, Darren resumes coverage focusing on such topics as UX contests, obscure personal UX status symbols, the 'give people a chance' mentality, overlooked realities of blocking, self-imposed pity parties, the responsibility of being an ambassador, and the ridiculous nature of viral UX social media posts. Ready for some major truth bombs? Check out this episode.

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December 26, 2023 79 mins

This week, Darren talks shop with Tushar Deshmukh, the founder and CEO of UXExpert, UXUITrainingLab Pvt. Ltd., UXTalks and InnovaateU. In addition to the standard Talkin' Shop intro and the guest's background, the duo discusses hot topics in the world of UX such as the high volumes of misinformation today, confusion about UX/UI, and Tushar's UX education resources. Check out the energetic and informative discourse.

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December 20, 2023 71 mins

In this episode, Darren talks shop with Steve Portigal, a noted UX consultant and the author of Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights and Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries: User Research War Stories. 

During the session, Steve also provided a discount code for his book when purchased through Rosenfeld Media.


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In this lightning round segment of the series, Darren talks about eight different sinister traits at work in today's UX circles highlighted by the overvaluing of design systems and hidden agendas behind some design reviews.
Check out the episode for the deets.

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 this segment of the "Sinister" series, Darren focuses on traits associated with how UX work is being done today, focusing solely on:
- The mindsets and expectations of stakeholders and clients.
- The challenges we have to help manage the same.

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

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