8 episodes

Mock IT is a design and culture podcast sponsored by MetroStar.

An inside look at two UX Designers navigating design for the government, the relevancy of the work they do, emerging trends, and everything in between.

Liz and Marie are passionate about design of all shapes and forms and the impact it can generate for all generations. This podcast features their insights and thoughts about what inspires them, motivates them, or makes them go "hmm?"

Join us every two weeks as they share their personal stories about the highs and lows of life as a designer.

Mock IT MetroStar Systems, LLC

    • Government
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Mock IT is a design and culture podcast sponsored by MetroStar.

An inside look at two UX Designers navigating design for the government, the relevancy of the work they do, emerging trends, and everything in between.

Liz and Marie are passionate about design of all shapes and forms and the impact it can generate for all generations. This podcast features their insights and thoughts about what inspires them, motivates them, or makes them go "hmm?"

Join us every two weeks as they share their personal stories about the highs and lows of life as a designer.

    Misinformation on Social Media and Digital Literacy (Part 2 with Guest Leslie Bozoian)

    Misinformation on Social Media and Digital Literacy (Part 2 with Guest Leslie Bozoian)

    Liz and Marie welcome back special guest, Leslie Bozoian, on the podcast this week. Leslie is a Visual Designer who has a passion for design and social media. In this special social media-focused episode, the trio discusses the responsibilities social media companies have to protect users, like Facebook, and the steps designers are taking to aid users in navigating a new era of digital literacy. From algorithms to font texts and data tracking, they unpack a lot in this jam-packed episode.

    Read the "Frankenstein UX" blog here: https://blog.metrostar.com/design-systems-frankenstein-ux-solutions 

    Connect with us out on social:

    + Interested in a career at MetroStar? Check out our open roles: metrostar.com/join-us/ 

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    + Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/metrostarsystems/  

    +Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/metrostarsystems/

    • 32 min
    Using Design to Tackle Misinformation on Social Media (with Guest Leslie Bozoian)

    Using Design to Tackle Misinformation on Social Media (with Guest Leslie Bozoian)

    Liz and Marie welcome a special guest, Leslie Bozoian, on the podcast this week. Leslie is a Visual Designer who has a passion for design and social media. The trio discusses how the pandemic has changed digital experiences, social media, and how designers can help tackle the spread of misinformation online. From understanding popups to navigating the redesign of share and flag buttons, this week's episode dives into social media platform design. 

    Interested in a career at MetroStar? Check out open roles here: metrostar.com/join-us/  

    Check us out on social:

    + LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/metrostar-systems/mycompany/ 

    + Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/metrostarsystems/  

    +Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/metrostarsystems/ 

    • 19 min
    Our Insights: Communicating with Government Customers

    Our Insights: Communicating with Government Customers

    So, you're a UX Designer about to start a career in government contracting? We know the environment can feel different than the work you've done in the past. This week, Liz and Marie chat about how they landed their roles at MetroStar, the different types of growth you can find in the industry, and tips for communicating with government customers. In the episode, you'll learn more about their process and tips for being successful.  

    Interested in a career at MetroStar? Check out open roles here: metrostar.com/join-us/   

    Check us out on social:  

    + LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/metrostar-systems/mycompany/  

    + Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/metrostarsystems/   

    +Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/metrostarsystems/ 

    • 34 min
    Part One: Design Systems & Design Libraries

    Part One: Design Systems & Design Libraries

    This week, Liz & Marie explore design systems, design libraries, and the United States Web Design System (USWDS). The pair explain what these tools are and how they impact designers in the government sector. They talk about things like the Obamacare website failure and how it changed the industry for designers. 

    Questions? Reach out at metrostar.com  

    Stay in Touch:  

    + LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/metrostar-systems/mycompany/  

    + Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/metrostarsystems/  

     + Twitter: https://twitter.com/metrostarsystem 

    • 17 min
    Let's Talk About Sunsetting Tech in Government, Chatbots, & More

    Let's Talk About Sunsetting Tech in Government, Chatbots, & More

    Inspired by the recent Apple event, which introduced new tech to the world once again, Liz & Marie's discussion this week tackles what emerging tech means when you work for the government. They explain how they've seen teams sunset tech, what changes they've been a part of implementing, and their advice on tackling new tech.

    The duo deep dive into AI chatbots, the tech behind help desks, DAR analysis, and more. Questions? Reach out at metrostar.com

    Stay in Touch:

    + LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/metrostar-systems/mycompany/  

    + Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/metrostarsystems/ 

    + Twitter: https://twitter.com/metrostarsystem

    • 22 min
    Building Successful Remote UX Teams

    Building Successful Remote UX Teams

    This week, Liz & Marie explore how their team handled the ever-changing dynamic of the pandemic. Their team transitioned to remote work right as they started a new project; Learn how they made it work! 

    The duo discuss everything from the tools they used (like Google Sheets and Miro) to how they fostered strong virtual relationships (Spoiler: They love to have their Zoom camera off).

    Questions? Reach out at www.metrostar.com/contact-us/ (Click on general under reason for contact) 

    • 35 min

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

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Informative & Fun

The two co-hosts have a great dynamic. They make you feel like you’re sitting in a coffee shop listening to two friends talk about design. Not only are the fun, but you’ll actually learn a thing or two and get an idea of how design works in the government!

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