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UX has a usability problem.

Chris and Carla are on hand to help you navigate through the jargon, user flows and mind maps so you can concentrate on designing great things for users.

**Disclaimer** The views on this podcast are ours and don’t represent the views of any former or current employers or clients.

Design Untangled | A UX & design podcast in plain English Chris Mears

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UX has a usability problem.

Chris and Carla are on hand to help you navigate through the jargon, user flows and mind maps so you can concentrate on designing great things for users.

**Disclaimer** The views on this podcast are ours and don’t represent the views of any former or current employers or clients.

    DU062 - Starting a branding agency during COVID - Andy Lester Interview

    DU062 - Starting a branding agency during COVID - Andy Lester Interview

    A global pandemic is not the time many would think about setting up a new branding business, but our guest today has done just that.

    We speak to Andy Lester, founder and Creative Director at Childish Design about setting up his branding agency during COVID-19 and talk about what exactly a Brand Designer is.

    A Brand Designer is critical in bringing brands to life and creating their identity. They help brands define how to talk to their customers and position themselves based on their values. But how are they different to Visual Designers or Copywriters?

    We discuss:


    Packaging design
    Teaching the next generation of Designers
    Setting up an agency during COVID-19
    How brands are thinking about sustainability

    • 34 min
    DU061 - Designing Spaces - Anna Lee Interview

    DU061 - Designing Spaces - Anna Lee Interview

    How do design approaches and techniques work when it comes to designing spaces rather than digital products?

    We speak to Anna Lee, Senior Interior Designer at HLM Architects. She shares how she works with clients to deliver spaces that add value to the people using them.


    What is the difference between Interior Design and decorating?
    How do Interior Designers work with clients?
    How do brand and values feed into the design process?
    What are the elements of good Interior Design?
    How do digital elements form part of a space?
    How has Coronavirus changed the way spaces and buildings are being designed?
    How do you measure the effectiveness of a design?

    Show notes


    A Pattern Language - Christopher Alexander
    Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things - Don Norman

    • 37 min
    DU060 - ProtoPie - Jenna Yim Interview

    DU060 - ProtoPie - Jenna Yim Interview

    ProtoPie is a rich and powerful prototyping tool straight out of South Korea. ProtoPie is used by companies such as Microsoft and Google. It can be used to prototype everything from mobile apps to in-car systems.

    Chris and Carla chat to Chief Strategy Officer, Jenna Yim about her experiences in both Canadian and South Korean tech culture. We also talk about her experiences being a woman in leadership.

    What is it like to get a company ready for Series A funding? What impact do investors have on the product roadmap?

    What is unique about ProtoPie and what are interaction recipes?

    Show notes

    Video on interaction recipes
    UX Researcher position

    Transcript
    Coming soon.

    • 34 min
    DU059 - Can UX Specialists exist after Coronavirus?

    DU059 - Can UX Specialists exist after Coronavirus?

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the way organisations are thinking about and delivering Design. For many, getting things designed, developed and out the door is a matter of survival. Discovery Research or strategic UX work seems to be on the back burner for now, in favour of tactical approaches.

    Chris and Carla talk about the changes they have seen in industry hiring. They discuss:


    How can UX and Research specialists fit into this new world?
    What risks are there to focussing on Product Design?
    What vegetables is Chris growing?
    How can Product Designers step outside of their day to day to look at the big picture?

    Transcript

    Coming soon.

    • 20 min
    DU058 - Sustainability and COVID-19 - Yasmin Borain Interview

    DU058 - Sustainability and COVID-19 - Yasmin Borain Interview

    How have consumer and brand attitudes to sustainability changed over the last few years?

    How have things changed with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic?

    From virtual conferences to shopping more locally, the impact of the lockdown has been large and far fetched across the globe.

    Carla speaks to Yasmine Borain, Creative Director at Publicis Sapient about the changes she has seen, and how clients, society and businesses are responding.

    Yasmine Borain is a creative leader with 15 years of experience across experience design, innovation, design and
    storytelling. She is. a Creative Director and Head of Experience Design at Publicis Sapient London. She leads the experience team and clients to tackle a broad range of strategic customer experience challenges across retail, finance, commercial, health-care, luxury and retail.

    • 26 min
    DU057 - Think About Design Thinking

    DU057 - Think About Design Thinking

    Design thinking is a powerful framework for implementing user-centred thinking and outcomes. But you shouldn't apply it to everything if it's not the most appropriate approach for your brief.

    Chris and Carla get together in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic to talk about ways you can apply it in a sensible way to your projects.


    When should you use design thinking?
    How can you use parts of design thinking in your projects?
    When shouldn't you use design thinking?
    How can you use design thinking as a communication tool to stakeholders?
    Why should you stop panic buying toilet roll?

    • 18 min

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