51 episodes

Have you ever wondered how the user interface (UI) design was created for a game, website, or app you love? What about the time you were using a website or app and thought, "this could be a better experience, but I wouldn't even know where to start"?

UI Narrative shares the stories of people of color interface designers and researchers and their contributions towards creating user-centered experiences.

We also discuss Tolu Garcia's experience as a Senior Product Designer and how she continues to level up as a black woman in the tech space. Join Tolu bi-weekly to get constructive advice, tools, and insight to help you create successful products.

UI Narrative: UX, UI, IxD, Design and Research Tolu Garcia

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Have you ever wondered how the user interface (UI) design was created for a game, website, or app you love? What about the time you were using a website or app and thought, "this could be a better experience, but I wouldn't even know where to start"?

UI Narrative shares the stories of people of color interface designers and researchers and their contributions towards creating user-centered experiences.

We also discuss Tolu Garcia's experience as a Senior Product Designer and how she continues to level up as a black woman in the tech space. Join Tolu bi-weekly to get constructive advice, tools, and insight to help you create successful products.

    How To Lead a UX Project

    How To Lead a UX Project

    Episode 51 Show Notes:
    I think it’s essential to improve your work rhythm as you progress in your career. But, first, you must understand how you work best and your method for problem-solving. Of course, you should use the design thinking process for problem-solving, but you’ve got to know what you need from your clients to provide value.
    In this episode, I’ll be going over how I lead a UX project—basically going over my entire thought process from the beginning, middle, and end. I also cover how to manage your time on a project which will help improve your workflow and efficiency. You should learn how to lead a project because I want you to aim for career growth and not be a mediocre designer or researcher.
    Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.
     
    Mentions:
     
    The UX Process podcast episode with Shanisha Collins
    https://www.uinarrative.com/podcast-posts/episode23
     
    A simple UX exercise to validate product features and requirements
    https://youtu.be/PnC1gM6YlEo
     
    How to improve your visual design
    https://medium.com/facebook-design/how-to-make-your-not-so-great-visual-design-better-67972eee3825
     
    What is an MVP?
    https://xd.adobe.com/ideas/process/prototyping/mvps-in-ux-design/
     
    Prioritization Matrix (MVP Chart)
    https://www.nngroup.com/articles/prioritization-matrices/
     
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    Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.



    Podcast Info:
     
    Transcripts available on episode web page.
     
    Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.
     
    RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear.



    Announcements:
    Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.
     
    Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.
     
    Let’s Connect:
    Have a question for me? Email me at hello@uinarrative.com.
     
    Let’s connect! #uinarrative
    Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative
    Twitter @uinarrativeco

    • 23 min
    50th Episode | Listener Q&A

    50th Episode | Listener Q&A

    Episode 50 Show Notes:
    We've made it to the 50th episode of the UI Narrative podcast!!!! 🎉 I started this out as a hobby, and now I've made it a business. I will forever be thankful for you all listening and supporting my niche podcast. It means so much... truly.
    The moments that have brought me the most joy on this podcast are connecting with people worldwide. From different countries, backgrounds, and hearing their stories of getting into UX is hugely inspiring.
    I had to do something special for the 50th episode, so I brought listeners, like you, onto the show for a Q&A episode. I had a lot of fun talking with you all and answering your questions. 
    Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.



    Mentions:
     
    Mobbin
    https://mobbin.design/browse/ios/apps
    Land-book
    https://land-book.com
    Apple Human Interface Guidelines
    https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/
    Material Design
    https://material.io
     
    How To Improve Your Design and Research Portfolios
    https://www.uinarrative.com/podcast-posts/episode44
    The UX Designer Salary Talk
    https://www.uinarrative.com/podcast-posts/episode38
    How to Land a Product (UI/UX) Designer Job
    https://www.uinarrative.com/podcast-posts/episode34



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    Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.
     
    Podcast Info:
     
    Transcripts available on episode web page.
     
    Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.
     
    RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear.



    Announcements:
    Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.
     
    Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.
     
    Let’s Connect:
    Have a question for me? Email me at hello@uinarrative.com.
     
    Let’s connect! #uinarrative
    Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative
    Twitter @uinarrativeco

    • 54 min
    Maybe You're Supposed To Be a UX Researcher | Nandi Manning, UX HER

    Maybe You're Supposed To Be a UX Researcher | Nandi Manning, UX HER

    Episode 49 Show Notes:
    As a designer, a lot of my podcast topics are about design. However, some of you may be struggling more than others with design, or you’re finding that your day-to-day pixel-pushing isn’t making you happy. So I must ask you, have you considered that maybe you’re not supposed to be a designer? Perhaps it’s UX Research that you’re genuinely passionate about.
    Nandi Manning is currently a UX Researcher at Mailchimp, but she didn’t start her career out as a UX Researcher. She was previously a UX Designer! In this episode, she walks us through her process of transitioning from UX Designer to UX Researcher.
    Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.
     
    Mentions:
     
    Nandi’s Social
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/nandimanning?lang=en
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nandimanning/?hl=en
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nandi-manning-bb7a7593/
     
    UX Her Social
    UX Mentorship Program (I highly recommend): https://www.uxher.com/mentorship
    Website: https://www.uxher.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareuxher/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareuxher
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weareuxher
     
    Mobbin
    https://mobbin.design/browse/ios/apps
    Land-book
    https://land-book.com



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    Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.
     
    Podcast Info:
     
    Transcripts available on episode web page.
     
    Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.
     
    RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear.



    Announcements:
    Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.
     
    Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.
     
    Let’s Connect:
    Have a question for me? Email me at hello@uinarrative.com.
     
    Let’s connect! #uinarrative
    Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative
    Twitter @uinarrativeco

    • 52 min
    Becoming a T-shaped Designer or Researcher | Donald Burlock

    Becoming a T-shaped Designer or Researcher | Donald Burlock

    Episode 48 Show Notes:
    I've talked a lot on the podcast about how crucial it is to become a multitalented UXer to stand out amongst the competition. A way to do that is to have T-shaped skills. 
    T-shaped skills mean having deep expertise in one particular area but also broad experience across the field.
    As an engineer turned designer, Donald Burlock shares in this episode the skills he's gained over the years that help organizations understand the value of the design process.
    Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.
     
    Mentions:
     
    Book: Superhuman by Design
    Website - Include a Post-it Note highlighter
    Superhumanbydesign.com - Amazon & Kindle
     
    @MrBurlock Instagram & Twitter
    @Superhumanbydesign Instagram
     
    I, X, and T-Shaped Designers: What’s the Difference?
     
    UX Terms Glossary - Strings article
     
    The Different Types of UX, UI, and Product Designer Roles - Podcast ep 28
     
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    Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.
     
    Podcast Info:
     
    Transcripts available on episode web page.
     
    Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.
     
    RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear.



    Announcements:
    Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.
     
    Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.
     
    Let’s Connect:
    Have a question for me? Email me at hello@uinarrative.com.
     
    Let’s connect! #uinarrative
    Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative
    Twitter @uinarrativeco

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Approaching Design With a Builders Mindset | Randall Wilson, Capital One

    Approaching Design With a Builders Mindset | Randall Wilson, Capital One

    Episode 47 Show Notes:
    Randall Wilson has been a designer for several years and has spent a decade working at Capital One. I was surprised when I saw his long tenure with a company because I've had to jump to new positions to achieve growth opportunities and salary increase in my career. His response to why he's stayed so long was, "People don't leave jobs, they leave managers," and that phrase has stuck with me because it's so genuine.
    There's a lot more I'd love to share with you about Randall's career experience, like being on the hit TV Show Lego Masters and how his background in architecture influences his design.
    Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.



    Mentions:
    Randall Wilson’s Social
    Instagram @therockfiles
    Linkedin @randallwilson
    Twitter @RW2Designs
     
    Most Incredible - Website
    Most Incredible on Instagram @mostincrediblestudio
    HUE Design Summit - Website  Twitter  Instagram  @huedesignsummit
    Lego Masters Interview
     
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    Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.
     
    Podcast Info:
     
    Transcripts available on episode web page.
     
    Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.
     
    RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear.



    Announcements:
    Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.
     
    Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.
     
    Let’s Connect:
    Have a question for me? Email me at hello@uinarrative.com.
     
    Let’s connect! #uinarrative
    Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative
    Twitter @uinarrativeco

    • 49 min
    Starting Your UX Career With No Degree | Jeremy Gaston

    Starting Your UX Career With No Degree | Jeremy Gaston

    Episode 46 Show Notes:
    You can indeed start your career in UX with no college degree, but how is it possible to land a job afterward? In this episode, Jeremy Gaston and I discuss his journey to becoming a UX Designer with no college degree. He stresses the importance of understanding the value you bring to your clients and finding education tailored to your learning needs. We also break down methods he used to grow and how he learned to excel with imposter syndrome. Take a listen and tag @uinarrativeco on Twitter with your questions or comments.
     
    Mentions:
     
    Jeremy Gaston’s social
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jrmygstn/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jrmygstn
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jrmygstn
    Uballn app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/uballn-organize-play-earn/id1457252158
     
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    Today’s sponsor, Google Design, produces original content like articles and videos to show how Google’s products come to life—and to inspire designers everywhere. Head over to goo.gle/UINarrative to get inspired.
     
    Podcast Info:
     
    Transcripts available on episode web page.
     
    Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.
     
    RSS feed: https://uinarrative.libsyn.com/rss
     
    Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if you like what you hear.



    Announcements:
    Join the UI Narrative Email Club to be the first to hear about weekly blog posts and exclusive podcast recaps. You can sign up at uinarrative.com/emailclub.
     
    Want to become a Product Designer? Or need a portfolio review? Learn more at uinarrative.com/workwithme.
     
    Let’s Connect:
    Have a question for me? Email me at hello@uinarrative.com.
     
    Let’s connect! #uinarrative
    Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn @uinarrative
    Twitter @uinarrativeco

    • 54 min

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