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The XD Podcast is an exploration of how design shapes our experiences with products, services, and our evolving connected lifestyle. Join host Tony Daussat as he sits down with experts in design, leadership, marketing, and entrepreneurship. From user experience and product design, to industrial and service design, no stone will be left unturned in this quest to demystify design and inspire the inner creative in us all to stay curious.

The XD Podcast is an exploration of how design shapes our experiences with products, services, and our evolving connected lifestyle. Join host Tony Daussat as he sits down with experts in design, leadership, marketing, and entrepreneurship. From user experience and product design, to industrial and service design, no stone will be left unturned in this quest to demystify design and inspire the inner creative in us all to stay curious.
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The XD Podcast is an exploration of how design shapes our experiences with products, services, and our evolving connected lifestyle. Join host Tony Daussat as he sits down with experts in design, leadership, marketing, and entrepreneurship. From user experience and product design, to industrial and service design, no stone will be left unturned in this quest to demystify design and inspire the inner creative in us all to stay curious.

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Episodes

The Infinite Power of "No"

4/16/2019
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From an early age we are ingrained with the idea that "no" is a negative word. In some cases, obviously, rightfully so. However, what if we could use "no" to our advantage--instead of as our oppressor? What if "no" became the most powerful word we hear? - Feel free to stalk the XD Podcast on Instagram and Facebook or check out xdpodcast.com for all show notes and a full transcript. - As always thank you for listening...and if you truly have found value in what you're hearing, please...

Duration:00:11:08

UI, UX, XD...Oh My! (Interview with Design Strategist, Ryan Marshall)

4/9/2019
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Ryan Marshall started as a graphic designer and is now an Experience Design Strategist at Bottle Rocket. Together we had a very candid conversation about career, work life balance, and how major life events can shape the way you "design" your own life. You can find Ryan on LinkedIn here. - Feel free to stalk the XD Podcast on Instagram or check out xdpodcast.com for all show notes and a full transcript. - As always thank you for listening, and if you enjoy what you're hearing, please...

Duration:00:23:33

We're All Designers (Interview w/ VP of Products at RewardStyle Ben Newell)

4/2/2019
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My guest this week on the XD Podcast is Ben Newell. He is the Vice President of Products at RewardStyle and LIKEtoKNOW.it. You can find Ben on LinkedIn here. From an incredible and extensive collection of vinyls--to an incredible and extensive knowledge of product management and strategy--Ben is a joy to talk to. I'm excited to share the insights he discussed on the show with all of you. - Feel free to stalk the XD Podcast on Instagram or check out xdpodcast.com for all show notes and a...

Duration:00:34:32

Addictive Design: Don't Listen to This Episode

3/26/2019
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Addictive design is a real thing. Companies even go so far as to hire scientists to design habit forming behaviors. The debate between habit forming behaviors and addictive UX at this point is merely semantics, and we need to start drawing a line in the sand. It's time designers stand for ethical design that bolsters meaningful interactions--instead of hooking users with premeditated tactics. - Feel free to stalk the XD Podcast on Instagram and Facebook or check out xdpodcast.com for all...

Duration:00:11:05

The Importance of Ethical Design (Interview w/ USAA Design Director Jon Sandruck)

3/19/2019
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My guest this week on the XD Podcast is Jon Sandruck; a Design Director at USAA that has won so many design awards... I can't even begin to list them out. So you can check out his Linked in or website for all those goodies. What I founnd most intriguing about Jon is his passion for ethical design, and how we must (as designers) shape the future for good. We are the torch bearers, and it is up to us--even in the face of adversity--to follow a principled approach to design as our North...

Duration:00:26:19

Bad Meetings are a Choice (Interview w/ 'Meeting Design' author Kevin M. Hoffman)

3/12/2019
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I had the pleasure of interviewing author, speaker, and design mastermind Kevin M. Hoffman this week. We discuss meetings. Yes, meetings. I know, I know, meetings are the worst. But do they have to be? Using his background in design, product management and strategy, Mr. Hoffman crafted a book with actionable insights you can share with your organization in order to stop hating, and start loving meetings. And more importantly... loving your time. - Get your copy of meeting design...

Duration:00:44:27

Imposter Syndrome: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ignorance

3/5/2019
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Imposter Syndrome is an often felt, not often talked about feeling that plagues the minds of so many people. But it's time we start talking about it, and furthermore, taking steps toward battling it.

Duration:00:10:09

Turn Down the Ego, Turn Up the Curiosity (Interview w/ Mr. Cooper VP of Product Design Greg Flory)

2/26/2019
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Curiosity didn't kill the cat. In fact it hasn't killed anyone. To be a curious designer and person is to be a successful person. And one that both Greg Flory and I love working with. I had the pleasure of having Mr. Cooper VP of Product Design, Greg Flory on the XD Podcast. We talk ego, curiosity, and applying the principles of design thinking fundamentals into legacy products in order to move the needle, and company forward. - Find Greg Flory on Linkedin. - Feel free to stalk the XD...

Duration:00:26:21

Self Actualization (Interview w/ Precocity Director of UX Brandon Ward)

2/19/2019
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After facing rejection and winding path, former actor/singer Brandon Ward found his life taking a turn toward User Experience design...before he even knew what UX was. - Find him on Linkedin - Feel free to stalk the XD Podcast on Instagram and Facebook or check out xdpodcast.com for all show notes and a full transcript. - As always thank you for listening, and if you enjoy what you're hearing, please leave a review and subscribe! #staycurious

Duration:00:29:55

The Design Innovation Fallacy

2/12/2019
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On this week's solo show I discuss innovation...or rather, the fact that too many organizations believe that innovation can somehow be born from a top down demand, or declaration. And more often than not, people believe that in order to be innovative or disruptive, you have to be the first to market, or invent something new from a blank canvas--and this couldn’t be further from the truth. - Feel free to stalk the XD Podcast on Instagram and Facebook or check out xdpodcast.com for all show...

Duration:00:08:37

Design Thinking + Be More Human (Interview w/ Southwest Airlines Designer Adrienne Guillory)

2/5/2019
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I first met Adrienne when I worked at Sabre, and from there, she went on to AT&T, and now at Southwest Airlines. She brings interesting insight into design thinking, and how we all might be just a little bit more human with each other. - Find her on Linkedin - Feel free to stalk the XD Podcast on Instagram and Facebook or check out xdpodcast.com for all show notes and a full transcript. - As always thank you for listening, and if you enjoy what you're hearing, please leave a review and...

Duration:00:22:07

Accessibility: the Anti-Buzzword (Interview w/ Design Accessibility Specialist Kristin Patterson)

1/29/2019
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This week I sit down with Kristin Patterson, CPACC and we talk about Digital Accessibility. For one reason or another, accessibility has become a dirty word, or at the very least gotten a bad rap. And yet... the topic couldn't be more relevant and important for designers and businesses. Find Kristin on Linkedin Resource links from the episode: The Billion-Customer Digital Accessibility Opportunityautomatic accessibility scanners gapcool lamp - Feel free to stalk the XD Podcast on...

Duration:00:25:33

Design a Better Monday

1/22/2019
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Hey designers and curious folk! Welcome back to the XD Podcast. What do you think about Mondays? They're the worst right? Well, what if they didn't have to be? What if you could design a better Monday for yourself and everyone around you? - Feel free to stalk the XD Podcast on Instagram and Facebook or check out xdpodcast.com for all show notes and a full transcript. - As always thank you for listening, and if you enjoy what you're hearing, please leave a review and...

Duration:00:11:44

Usability, Research and... Board Games? (interview w/ Design Researcher John Sarmiento)

1/15/2019
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John Sarmiento is a Usability expert and is a delight to interview, and work along side at Bottle Rocket Studios. In design - Usability is paramount for a successful product. This week John and I discuss all things Usability. From empathy and public health, to testing labs and field studies. And, oh yeah, maybe a board game. - You can find John Sarmiento on linkedin. You can also stalk the XD Podcast on Instagram and Facebook or check out xdpodcast.com for all show notes and a full...

Duration:00:25:35

From IA to AI (Interview w/ Design Strategist Adam Polansky)

1/8/2019
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Welcome back! Happy New Year, all the good stuff. On this episode I sit down with the one and only Adam Polansky. Colleague, friend, and walking data base of all things UX, it was a great and wide spreading conversation. Adam discusses his journey into design, and how information architecture and product design have evolved over the years. We discuss how designers can get a seat at "the table" and how as technology changes, we must stay true to our ethics. To follow the sage words of...

Duration:00:31:29

Introduction: What is XD (Experience Design)?

12/19/2018
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Welcome to the XD Podcast - Experience Design Demystified. Yes, another design term thrown into the mix with UX, UI, CX, IxD, SD, and... more. But to me, XD is a great umbrella for so many, if not all, aspects of design. Listen and discover how we can help demystify design and make it a little more human. I’m your host, Tony Daussat and I so thankful you’re here. In this first episode I'll tell you a little bit about myself, and also lay some groundwork for the definition of what the heck...

Duration:00:09:14