Hello and welcome to making UX work; I’m Joe Natoli. Our focus here is on folks like you doing the tough, often unglamorous UX work in the real world. My guests will share their struggles, their successes, and their journey to and through the trenches of product design, development, and of course, user experience. Before we get into it, I’d like to give a shout out to our sponsor, Stache Studio — a streetwear clothing brand focusing on quality products with a positive message, inspired by the resilience to turn a negative situation into a positive outcome. The Stache mantra is that Even in the darkest times, there is a light revealing prosperity. Find your light and let it guide you through the darkness. Visit stache.studio to check out their incredibly well-designed products and learn more.
Episode 16, Rich Harrison: don't "push back" — pull forward.
My guest Rich Harrison has 15 years of design leadership experience, partnering with over 50 organizations. He has served as a UX lead, team leader, and senior designer for higher education, Fortune 500 companies, government, nonprofits, startups, and...
Episode 15, Helen Arvanitopoulos: PREACH!!!
Helen Arvanotopoulis describes herself as a Design Thinking Preacher, UX Evangelist and Service Design Advocate. She is currently Head of UX for the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Aegon NV, working across Europe, Asia and America helping businesses and...
Episode 14, Russ Troester: inspiration, encouragement + resilience
Russ Troester is still very new to UX, but he's definitely in the right place because, in his own words, he has a passion for “helping to make things suck less.” While he especially enjoys the research-related portions of the UX design process, Russ has...
Episode 13, Hida Behzadi: It's the thinking, not the making
My guest today is Hida Behzadi. While she is a graphic designer by trade, she’s also worked as a creative director, a UX strategist, a design lecturer, and continues to work as an art instructor. In addition to her design acumen, Hida is an accomplished...
Episode 12, Rajeev Subramanian: Not Knowing is OK
My guest today is Rajeev Subramanian, who describes himself as the "poster child" for continuous career evolution, and after talking to him I agree with that description.
Episode 11, Jason Ogle: Your Mess is Your MESSAGE!
My guest today is Jason Ogle, who describes himself as a passionate user defender — fighting for users who are victims of bad design decisions.