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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

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

Designing Beyond the Screen

1/23/2018
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audio Block Double-click here to upload or link to a .mp3. Learn more In this episode, Kate and Laura complain about screen-based designers again. They also talk about designing for multi-modal interfaces in a failed attempt to sound modern and like they haven't been doing this since the Paleolithic Era. Drink Pairing: Old Fashioned

Duration:00:29:34

2018 Resolutions

1/9/2018
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Happy New Year! In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about what they're probably not going to do differently in 2018, because honestly, who are we kidding? Drink pairing: Bottomless mimosas

Duration:00:31:01

B2B vs B2C

12/19/2017
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In this episode, Laura and Kate do not sing at you. YOU'RE WELCOME. Instead, they continue the discussion about different types of work environments, this time looking at how it's different when you're working on a B2B product vs a B2C product. Drink Pairing: Mulled Cider with Brandy

Duration:00:26:15

The 12 Days of UX | BONUS HOLIDAY EPISODE

12/15/2017
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In this episode, Kate and Laura decide to sing for some reason. 'Tis the season for assaulting your eardrums, apparently. Anyway, I would like to just preemptively apologize for this, and I promise we'll try not to get this drunk in the future. (We will fail at this, but it's the thought that counts, probably.) Look, at least it's short. Drink pairing: Whatever it is, you're gonna need a shitload of it. Did I mention we sing? Sorry, "sing".

Duration:00:10:19

When You Are Not Working on the Product

11/28/2017
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In this episode, Laura and Kate talk about how your job as a product manager or designer can vary based on how close you are to the company's business model. There's a framework, because of course there is. Drink Pairing: It's nog season, baby!

Duration:00:24:03

Starting Your Own Thing

11/14/2017
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In this episode, Kate and Laura give sketchy advice about starting your own freelancing or consulting business. Reminder: you should probably not take legal advice from drunk people on the internet. Drink Pairing: Whiskey Sour

Duration:00:31:44

Just Work

10/24/2017
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In this episode, Kate and Laura argue about a very specific kind of complexity. They talk about how some features can be complicated problems while others are "just work," and then argue about why anybody might care about this distinction. Laura quotes someone she hates but who she reluctantly admits might be on to something, which really doesn't narrow it down much. Drink Pairing: Pisco Sours

Duration:00:24:25

Old Research Stories

10/10/2017
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In this week's episode, Kate and Laura reminisce about old research stories and how much better things were before. Ok, mostly they talk about what's still true of the things they learned in old research and what's changed. Drink Pairing: Old Fashioned

Duration:00:31:48

Statistics are Bullshit

9/19/2017
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In this week's episode, Kate and Laura reveal that everything they've been saying has been a lie and they really think that statistics are lies. Ok, honestly, this is just them banging on about how not everything is for everybody again. Drink Pairing: It's pumpkin spice season, so enjoy bourbon and disdain for people who drink things that taste like pumpkin spice.

Duration:00:18:25