16 episodes

Have you ever wondered how the user interface (UI) design was created for a game, movie or app you love? Ever had a time a form wouldn’t submit and thought this could be a better experience, but I wouldn’t even know where to start? UI Narrative shares the secret recipe of how industry-leading professionals got started in interface design and create user-centered experiences. We also discuss Tolu Ajayi’s daily journey of developing skills as a UI Designer and the challenges she faces along the way. Join Tolu bi-weekly to get constructive advice, tools, and insight to help you create successful interface experiences.

UI Narrative: UI/UX Design Podcast Tolu Ajayi

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Have you ever wondered how the user interface (UI) design was created for a game, movie or app you love? Ever had a time a form wouldn’t submit and thought this could be a better experience, but I wouldn’t even know where to start? UI Narrative shares the secret recipe of how industry-leading professionals got started in interface design and create user-centered experiences. We also discuss Tolu Ajayi’s daily journey of developing skills as a UI Designer and the challenges she faces along the way. Join Tolu bi-weekly to get constructive advice, tools, and insight to help you create successful interface experiences.

    Empathizing With Users

    Empathizing With Users

    Episode 16 Show Notes:
     
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    https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/09/5-step-process-conducting-user-research/
     
    https://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2008/07/preparing-for-user-research-interviews-seven-things-to-remember.php
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empathy
     
    https://psychcentral.com/lib/how-to-really-empathize-with-someone/
     
    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1948550614559650
     
    https://www.nngroup.com/articles/sympathy-vs-empathy-ux/
     
    https://uxplanet.org/empathy-in-ux-design-what-it-is-and-why-its-important-3f6a8919ef10
     
    https://uxplanet.org/empathy-the-foundation-of-a-great-design-9b1887497c09
     
    https://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2017/12/the-role-of-empathy-in-understanding-users.php
     
    https://www.solutionsiq.com/resource/blog-post/what-is-an-empathy-map/



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    • 20 min
    How Do Heuristics Affect UI/UX Design?

    How Do Heuristics Affect UI/UX Design?

    Episode 15 Show Notes:
     
    We each have our heuristics for UI & UX Design, but what if the information we know leads to lousy UI and UX heuristic judgment.
     
    You can improve your heuristics by continuously challenging what we think we know. In the latest episode, I talk about how you can make better heuristic decisions.



    Mentions:
     
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heuristics_in_judgment_and_decision-making
     
    https://careerfoundry.com/en/blog/ux-design/what-is-a-heuristic-evaluation-in-ux/
     
    https://www.nngroup.com/articles/usability-heuristics-applied-video-games/
     
    https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ten-usability-heuristics/




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    • 36 min
    Designing And Developing A Website | Ire Aderinokun, BuyCoins

    Designing And Developing A Website | Ire Aderinokun, BuyCoins

    Episode 14 Show Notes:
     
    Ire goes over how she got started in front-end development, how she gets through imposter syndrome, and what it’s like designing and developing for web.
     
    Mentions:
     
    Ire’s blog
    https://bitsofco.de
    Ire’s Twitter
    https://twitter.com/ireaderinokun
    Ire’s Website
    https://ireaderinokun.com
    Contently
    https://contently.com
    Things
    https://culturedcode.com/things/
    Code Academy
    https://www.codecademy.com
    Udacity
    https://www.udacity.com
    Google Expert
    https://developers.google.com/community/experts





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    • 43 min
    Creating Good Work Habits

    Creating Good Work Habits

    Episode 13 Show Notes:
    Change might not be fast and it isn't always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.
    Mentions:
     
    Be Focused - Mac
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/be-focused-focus-timer/id973134470?mt=12
     
    Interval Timer - Desktop, iOS, Android
    http://www.intervaltimer.com
     
    Grammarly
    https://www.grammarly.com
     
    Harvest
    https://www.getharvest.com

    Asana
    http://www.asana.com
     
    Web Design Inspiration
    https://interfaces.pro


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    • 39 min
    Is A Career In UI or UX Design Right For You?

    Is A Career In UI or UX Design Right For You?

    Episode 12 Show Notes:
     
    I hope that by me going over what it’s like to be in each role it’ll help you have more confidence to pursue a career in UI or UX Design.
     
    Mentions:
    Layout Grading System (Design Help)
    https://learn.uinarrative.com/gradingsystem/
     
    UI Reading list
    https://uxplanet.org/top-16-free-ux-ui-design-books-worth-reading-in-2018-ffab21b16393
     
    UX reading list
    https://medium.com/interactive-mind/the-only-ux-reading-list-ever-d420edb3f4ff
     
    Asana
    https://asana.com/
     
    UI Kits
    https://ui8.net/category/freebies
     
    Career Foundry - 7 day UI Design Short Course
    https://careerfoundry.com/en/short-courses/become-a-ui-designer-o/
     
    Skillshare
    https://www.skillshare.com
     
    UI Design Challenge
    https://www.dailyui.co/
     
    NNGroup (UX)
    https://www.nngroup.com/articles/
     
    General Assembly
    https://generalassemb.ly




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    • 30 min
    Which UX Research Methods Should You Use?

    Which UX Research Methods Should You Use?

    Episode 11 Show Notes:
     
    It can be intimidating looking at all the methods for user research. Where do I start? Which ones will work best for my client? What if I choose the wrong one? In this episode, I go over what user research methods are out there and what type of results you can get from them. I also go over, which are the best methods to choose for your budget and time.
     
    Mentions:
     
    NNGroup has lots of articles on user research:
    https://www.nngroup.com/articles/
     
    Usability Body of Knowledge
    https://www.usabilitybok.org
     
    Card Sorting Tool - OptimalSort
    https://www.optimalworkshop.com/optimalsort
     
    Remote video conferencing - zoom or ringcentral
    https://zoom.us
    https://www.ringcentral.com


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

Dr-Groovy ,

Real UI/UX Talk!

So happy I found this podcast. Great to hear real talk from Tolu and her industry professional guests. If you’re like me... someone transitioning into UI/UX... this podcast is for you. Great insight! Excited to see what’s coming up in future episodes. 🔥

emmyyusufuu ,

So much UI/UX clarity

I really enjoy each episode of this podcast because it provides so much clarity about all things UI & UX. There are massive resources out therre thta can contradict or get confusing but this podcast provides knowledge in a distilled and easy to understand manner. Big Ups!!

Ham.B.Y ,

My start in design

I found your podcast just by chance. It was one of the many UX/UI pods cast out there but the way you explain your journey gives hope to someone like me, who is just starting out in this industry. Thank you and keep up the great work

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