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Kate and Laura drink and fight about what is wrong with user experience design.

Kate and Laura drink and fight about what is wrong with user experience design.
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United States

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Kate and Laura drink and fight about what is wrong with user experience design.

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English


Episodes

Craft

3/19/2019
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In this episode, Kate and Laura argue about The Craft, which relates to neither witchcraft nor macrame owls, so honestly why do they even bother? Seriously though, tune in for 30 minutes of blathering about what words mean. Drink pairing: Craft beer

Duration:00:30:13

Motivation

3/5/2019
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In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about how to get and stay motivated in a design environment. In an ironic and completely foreseeable twist, I honestly can't be bothered to come up with something clever to say about any of this. Drink pairing: eh. Whatever's closest.

Duration:00:27:27

The World Where We Live

2/19/2019
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In this episode, Laura and Kate take on the world - specifically, a framework for making decisions that takes into account the fact that humans are bad at long vs short term decision making. You can really tell that Laura failed Philosophy a few times in this one. Drink Pairing: White Russian

Duration:00:34:03

Should You Write a Book?

1/29/2019
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In this episode, Kate and Laura ask the important question: Should you make the same stupid mistake that Laura has made repeatedly? No. The answer is no. Also, what is wrong with you? Have we taught you nothing? Drink Pairing: Absinthe

Duration:00:30:42

Unicorn Hunting

1/15/2019
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In this episode, Kate and Laura complain about UX job descriptions and give people some suggestions about how to deal with them. TL;DR; There's nothing you can do about it so just ignore them. Drink Pairing: Anything sparkling

Duration:00:27:29

Protect Your Users from Each Other

1/1/2019
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In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about how and why to protect your users from each other while they slowly lose what little faith they still had in humanity. Happy New Year. Drink pairing: Bottomless Mimosas. Or topless. Whatever. You do you.

Duration:00:30:36

Storyboarding

12/18/2018
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In this episode, Kate and Laura talk endlessly about visual things. Again. This time it's storyboards. Also, Laura apparently has something against Cleveland? And also the rest of humanity? Who even knows? Drink pairing: Mulled wine

Duration:00:26:35

Whiteboard Challenges

11/19/2018
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In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about how to be better at whiteboard challenges if you can't avoid them entirely, which you can't, so just deal. Drink pairing: Wild Turkey

Duration:00:31:13

Build for Now

11/6/2018
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Once again, Kate and Laura try to pretend that being extremely lazy makes them good at their jobs. Whatever those jobs are. This episode is mostly just maritime puns and Laura whining about not having a yacht yet. Drink pairing: Veuve Clicquot

Duration:00:28:07

Detours from the Happy Path

10/23/2018
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In this episode, Kate and Laura get all metaphorical about basic task definition and flows. Also, they introduce a drinking game where you have to chug every time they say "task flow," so you're going to have to sign a release saying the podcast is not responsible for your inevitable alcohol poisoning. Drink Pairing: Preferably something that won't kill you when you drink a gallon of it

Duration:00:27:39

An Amateur Could Do It

10/9/2018
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In this episode, Kate and Laura barely conceal their terror that they could be replaced by people with no skills or abilities whatsoever at any time. For once, they're not wrong. Drink Pairing: Mudslide (in honor of our newest patreon!) You want a drink pairing of your own? Patreon us! https://patreon.com/WhatIsWrongWithUX

Duration:00:30:37

Should We Be Nice to Tech?

9/25/2018
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In this episode, Kate and Laura, with a somewhat shocking lack of self awareness and irony, argue about whether they should be nicer to technology. Everybody they have ever met rolls their collective eyes and think, "so close..." Support the show on Patreon! Drink Pairing: Spiked Punch

Duration:00:23:49

Task Flows

9/14/2018
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In this episode, Kate and Laura attempt YET AGAIN to describe a visual thing with words. So. Many. Words. They explain what a task flow is, why you should do it, roughly how to do it, and why you're a terrible person for not doing it. Drink pairing: Lava Flow

Duration:00:28:11

Nuance

8/28/2018
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In this episode, Kate and Laura whine for 30 minutes about how people should make things simpler and less nuanced. Occasionally they veer dangerously close to debating the nature of truth, but pull back from it because Laura failed Philosophy at least twice. Drink Pairing: Something with subtle hints of currant, cherry, and asphalt

Duration:00:27:39

Choosing the Right Deliverables

8/14/2018
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In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about not wasting time making the wrong stuff. You'll be completely unsurprised that what sorts of deliverables you should make for your team depends entirely on who you're making stuff for and what you want out of it. Drink Pairing: Grappa

Duration:00:31:09

A UX Garden of Versus

7/29/2018
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In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about fights instead of fighting. Specifically, they bring up some of their least favorite examples of people comparing totally different methodologies against each other. Personas vs JTBD! Agile vs Waterfall! Come on, people. No need to argue. Everything can suck equally. Drink Pairing: Appletinis

Duration:00:30:03

Data is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

4/17/2018
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In this episode, Kate and Laura UXplain GDPR (probably incorrectly) and talk about some good approaches to treating your users' data a little more respectfully. Drink Pairing: Vodka Martini (I'd say "shaken, not stirred" but that bruises the booze, so knock it off with that nonsense)

Duration:00:26:44

Why Change Sucks

4/3/2018
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In this episode, Laura and Kate revisit the concept of Change Aversion and talk about why change is hard for users and what you can do to make it easier. Drink Pairing: California Zinfandel

Duration:00:24:18

Usability Testing Context

3/20/2018
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In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss how usability testing strategies may change depending on...wait for it...that's right, the context of the company and type of product. Drink every time they say, "It depends." No, seriously, don't do that. You'll die. Drink pairing: Lemon Drops

Duration:00:29:03

Figuring Out the Possible

2/13/2018
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In this episode, Kate and Laura argue about how understanding what you can do may affect what you want to do, which is exactly backwards from what they usually drone on about. Drink pairing: Cheap Chablis

Duration:00:28:49