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The forwarding thinking podcast about experience design. Jackie D'Elia, Cathi Bosco, and Monique Dubbelman discuss what makes a good design good. From user research to design thinking, we've got you covered. Brought to you by the team at UXATT.com

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The forwarding thinking podcast about experience design. Jackie D'Elia, Cathi Bosco, and Monique Dubbelman discuss what makes a good design good. From user research to design thinking, we've got you covered. Brought to you by the team at UXATT.com

    Designer-isms: speak plain language

    Designer-isms: speak plain language

    In episode 6, Cathi, Jackie & Monique discuss designer-isms. As designers, we tend to use too much jargon. This episode is based on the article we wrote for UXATT (link below), where we wrote about 15 design terms. We talk about why you should avoid jargon. And give suggestions on how you could speak about the same thing in plain language. And yes, we need to get better at it too.







    Related interesting reads or resources







    * 15 designer-isms - how to avoid jargon - UXATT.com* Why Design-isms are a problem - UX Collective* How to deal with information overload in everyday life - Monique Dubbelman* Most Used words/terms in UX Design - Linkedin post by Akash Solanki

    Understanding the value of UX research

    Understanding the value of UX research

    In episode 5, Cathi, Jackie & Monique discuss the value of UX research. Many designers, including larger agencies, have difficulties 'squeezing' user research into a project, because clients prefer to immediately jump to the visual part of design. But what is the value of UX research?







    List of used terms







    * UX researchUser eXperience research. Find out how people feel when they use your product.* UIUser Interface. The visual part of a digital product that people see when they use it.







    Related interesting reads or resources







    * Just Enough Research, by Erika HallStart doing good research faster than you can plan your next pitch.* Exposure is key to evidence-based decision making for product teams. Presentation for WPVIP- BigWP - 2020, by Cathi Bosco Why speculate about the people we are building and designing for? Our teams need a deep understanding of their needs and their environments.* What Proactive User Research Looks Like, by Jared Spool - UIE Articles* Unsplash plugin for WordPress by XWP

    How to approach usability on digital products

    How to approach usability on digital products

    In episode 4, Cathi, Jackie & Monique talk about how you can approach usability on digital products in a systematic way. We also introduce and explain our usability model, a pyramid that is based on the foundation of performance, accessibility and security. Listen now or read the transcript in the show notes to learn more.







    Links to discussed topics on usability







    * From the UXATT blog: 10 critical usability heuristics to improve a digital experience







    Related interesting reads or resources







    * Press This podcast episode with Jackie D’Elia* Nielsen Group 10 Usability Heuristics

    Web Stories for WordPress

    Web Stories for WordPress

    In episode 3, Cathi, Jackie & Monique talk about Web Stories for WordPress. Google recently released this plugin in Beta. With Web Stories, you can create visually immersive and engaging content. In this podcast, we look at the plugin from a design perspective. Who can benefit from this way of publishing content? What does it mean for accessibility? How is the overall editing experience? And why should you use this open source alternative, rather than use what's already out there, like Instagram Stories? We answer all these questions and more in this episode of the Rethink.fm podcast.







    Links to discussed topics on Google Web Stories







    * Google Web Stories* Pulitzer Prize Awarded: Powerless: A photographer's journey into Yemen's shattering war  by Lorenzo Tugnoli* CodePen: Text Magic by Paul Bakaus* Web Stories on WordPress Beta







    Related interesting reads or resources







    Other ways to publish stories in the include: Web Stories, Tapable HQ, Make Stories, Ampstor, Visual Stories







    * Tappable* Make Stories* Ampstor* Once* Visual Stories* roll your own with Web Stories released in 2019* PressThis episode with Cathi Bosco and David Vogelpohl discussing the value and features of Web Stories for WordPress

    What is good digital design?

    What is good digital design?

    In episode 2, Cathi, Jackie & Monique discuss: What is good digital design? We take you back to the 80s and talk design for print. From there we touch on some design changes over the years and discuss how we work now. We also talk about the design of lawnmowers and Monique will tell you why she thinks Apple products like the magic mouse and the iPhone 11 are examples of bad design.  Listen now through your favorite podcast software, or read the transcript at the bottom.

    Links to discussed topics on good digital design



    * Unsplash WordPress plugin  (coming to the plugin repo next week!)

    * How progressive web apps can drive business success



    Related interesting reads



    * What is intuitive design?

    * Nobody told me UX would be like this

    Season 3, Episode 1: Introducing the new co-hosts

    Season 3, Episode 1: Introducing the new co-hosts

    In episode 1 of season 3, Jackie D'Elia introduces the new co-hosts for the rethink.fm podcast: Cathi Bosco and Monique Dubbelman. The podcast continues in a new format, focusing more on design and user experience, both in and outside the WordPress ecosystem. Please find the transcript of the podcast at the bottom of this post.







    Listen to Episode 1









    New co-hosts for rethink.fm podcast

    While we're redesigning this website to fit our new branding, please learn more about the new co-hosts for rethink.fm.

    Cathi Bosco





    I'm Cathi and I'm a Connecticut based UX Architect. I'm really excited to be part of this! Since we all bake, it's also a baking support group!

    Where to find Cathi

    Cathi's Business Website

    Cathi's Personal Website

    Cathi on Twitter

    Jackie D'Elia





    Hi I'm Jackie, the founder of this podcast. In another life, I could have been Rizzo from Grease.

    Where to find Jackie

    Jackie's Personal Website

    Jackie on Twitter

    Monique Dubbelman





    Hi, I'm Monique and I'm one of the inventors of Dutch Directness! (Or is it in our dna?).

    Where to find Monique

    Monique's Business Website

    Monique's Personal Website

    Monique on Twitter



    Or contact us via UXATT.com

    Links to discussed topics



    * UXATT

    * PressNomics

    * GravityView Diversity Grant 2019

    * WordCamp US 2018

    * WordPress.org Design

    * John Maeda Design-in-Tech Report 2020

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Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

JamieBergen ,

Inspires me to continue improving my development skills!

I remember Jackie from Carrie Dils' Office Hours podcast, and I was pleased to discover that she has her own podcast now! I've really enjoyed listening to the first few episodes. Jackie asks excellent questions and has really insightful discussions with her guests. I was feeling a bit stagnant in my growth as a developer, and she pointed me in the direction of some great new resources!

JohnyKings ,

Great podcast for frontend WordPress developers

Jackie does a great job in getting some of the most interesting people from frontend and WordPress in front of microphone so we can benefit from their personal experiences.

TxGSpice ,

A must-listen for frontend web developers and designers!

This podcast is an awesome resource for anyone in the WordPress frontend developer or deisgner space. Jackie is one of those rare unicorns who has design and developer chops, excelling at both. Tune in! You won't be disappointed, she asks great questions of her guests.

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