62 episodes

UX Cake is helping you become more effective in your UX work and career. Join host Leigh Allen-Arredondo as she speaks with leaders in the field from around the globe, bringing you practical advice to get the best outcomes for your work, your users, and your career in UX. Our guests include well-known leaders like Don Norman and Indi Young, as well as many less globally-known voices with fantastic insights to share, like disability designer & activist Liz Jackson, agile coach & UX champion Shayna Atkins, and UX team experts Mary & David Sherwin.
The podcast launched in February 2018 quickly grew an audience of UX pros around the globe. Our aim is to help the growing UX community become stronger and more effective, by sharing the experience and expertise from leaders in the field.
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UX Cake Leigh Allen-Arredondo

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UX Cake is helping you become more effective in your UX work and career. Join host Leigh Allen-Arredondo as she speaks with leaders in the field from around the globe, bringing you practical advice to get the best outcomes for your work, your users, and your career in UX. Our guests include well-known leaders like Don Norman and Indi Young, as well as many less globally-known voices with fantastic insights to share, like disability designer & activist Liz Jackson, agile coach & UX champion Shayna Atkins, and UX team experts Mary & David Sherwin.
The podcast launched in February 2018 quickly grew an audience of UX pros around the globe. Our aim is to help the growing UX community become stronger and more effective, by sharing the experience and expertise from leaders in the field.
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/uxcake.

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    Making Space For Meaning and Success with Tutti Taygerly

    Making Space For Meaning and Success with Tutti Taygerly

    As human beings, it is embedded in us to seek purpose in everything we do. We want to do meaningful work that affects other people or pursue the passion within us.
    But many people wonder, is it too much to ask for an opportunity to work on something valuable?
    In today's episode, we are joined by Tutti Taygerly, a Leadership Coach, speaker, and author of the book “Make Space To Lead: Break patterns to find flow and focus on what matters” 
    Tutti's primary focus is to help high-achievers make space for sustainable success, so we dive deep into conversations about making space for the things you want to do and achieve. We delve into how we can create more fulfilling work and build a career that is sustainable, by making space for what matters most to us, and how you can navigate through your current environment to maximize your creativity. 
    Join us in this jam-packed episode filled with actionable tips on how to deal with the "Achievement Monster" and what steps you can take to create your space and utilize it the best way possible.
    Tutti coaches cofounders and tech leaders to embrace their unique leadership style to achieve professional impact and a sustainable company culture. She focuses on working with women, people of color, and immigrants. Previously she was a design leader at design firms, startups, and large companies including Disney and Facebook. Tutti writes for Harvard Business Review, Business Insider,  and Fast Company and her book Make Space to Lead shows high achievers how to reframe our relationship to work.  
    Connect with Tutti
    https://www.tuttitaygerly.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tuttitaygerly
    https://www.instagram.com/tutti/
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    • 45 min
    Beyond Titles: The Real Meaning of Leadership

    Beyond Titles: The Real Meaning of Leadership

    Join host Leigh Allen-Arredondo for this UX Cake Pop - short and sweet when you just want a bite of UX Cake!
    In this UX Cake Pop, I’m sharing my experience with the true meaning of leadership, which is not about having a specific job title or position of authority, but about inspiring and guiding others towards a shared goal. Anyone can be a leader at any point in their life, regardless of their title or level of experience. There are different ways of being a leader without a traditional leadership title or authority, starting with being a leader in your own life. UX pros in particular have an opportunity to create positive change through collaboration and effective communication. Listen in and consider what kind of leader you are, and what kind of leader you want to be!
    For more leadership resources, workshops, programs, and coaching, visit StrategicUXLeader.com
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    • 9 min
    Outsiders In Design - with Ryan Rumsey

    Outsiders In Design - with Ryan Rumsey

    In this episode I’m talking with Ryan Rumsey about feeling like an outsider in design,
    the very human need to belong, and some of the affects that feeling like an outsider can create in our lives and in our careers. Find out how we’ve overcome feeling like outsiders, and what we’ve done to find community. 
    My guest Ryan Rumsey is author of Business Thinking for Designers and CEO of Second Wave Dive and the Chief Design Officers school. Before founding Second Wave Dive, Ryan worked for over 20 years as a designer and executive at Apple, Electronic Arts, USAA, Nestlé, and Comcast.  Ryan has a plethora of experience and titles in design, and yet, as we discuss, those things aren’t what we need to combat the feeling of being an outsider, or to create a feeling of belonging. 
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    Grab your FREE PDF download of Ryan’s book: 
    Business Thinking for Designers by Ryan Rumsey 
    https://www.secondwavedive.com/book
    Learn more about Ryan Rumsey's Chief Design Officer School:
    https://thecdo.school/
    Other resources:
    Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World
    https://amzn.to/3iwyU5q
    Originals: How Nonconformists Rule The World
    https://amzn.to/3VwwyT2
    Follow along Leigh’s upcoming workshops & programs:
    www.strategicuxleader.com
    www.uxcake.co
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    • 49 min
    Building Design Teams That Scale with Anjali Deswandikar

    Building Design Teams That Scale with Anjali Deswandikar

    A business can only grow as much as its people. That is why it is important to build teams with the knowledge that each of them is a key member who will eventually become a senior as you grow. In this episode, Leigh Allen-Arredondo interviews Anjali Deswandikar, the Design Director at Terralogic, Inc. and Design Team Lead at Lollypop Design, about building design teams that scale. Anjali talks about the process it took to build her teams across the globe, seeing as they grew from a handful to over 250. She takes us through the structures in place as well as how she ensures that teams are both values-driven and function with high performance. As design leaders, you don't have to bear all the weight alone. You have your team with you who can help, so build them well through this conversation.
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    • 40 min
    Designing For Accessibility With Chimmy Kalu

    Designing For Accessibility With Chimmy Kalu

    Accessibility needs to be the gold standard for everything. If you have the power to make things more accessible and inclusive, strive for that. You are actually leaving money on the table if you don't design with accessibility in mind. There are billions of persons with disabilities, and companies need to consult them. If you're a small company, then it's okay to start small. Start with what you can control and change first.
     
    Join Leigh Allen-Arredondo as she talks to product designer Chimmy Kalu about the importance of designing with accessibility. Chimmy is the Chief Design Officer of Lovable Studio. She also does workshops and talks about product design. Learn Chimmy's process when designing something that's accessible. Discover how you can spread accessibility. If everyone does a little bit, then everyone collectively becomes more accessible.
    Related: Listen to UX Cake Episode #25 with Liz Jackson, "Changing the Design Narrative"
    LINKS
    Chimmy's Website
    Follow Chimmy on Twitter
    Follow Chimmy on LinkedIn
    Chimmy's Design Courses & Workshops:
    Sketch Essentials
    How to design anything
    Advanced Figma
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    • 37 min
    Designing With Developers - Abhishek Nayak

    Designing With Developers - Abhishek Nayak

    Great digital products don't just happen. They're the result of a strong designer-developer relationship. That is because the two groups bring different but complementary skill sets. By understanding and respecting each other's strengths, the designer and developer can work together to create user-friendly and technically sound products. In this episode, Abhishek Nayak talks about how their company, Appsmith, addresses some of the common issues in the designer-developer relationship and how they have set up both sides for success. Abhishek is the CEO and Co-founder of Appsmith, an open-source low-code tool that helps developers build dashboards and admin panels very quickly.
    Abhishek also shared with us Appsmith's design system in a bonus video, and showed us how the designers and developers collaborate on files, and get feedback on work-in-progress from customer in real time: View video on our Youtube channel
    Links
    AppsmithUX Cake – YouTubeAbhishek Nayak – Twitterhttps://www.Linkedin.com/in/AbhishekNayak/https://GitHub.com/AppsmithOrg/Appsmith
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    follow us on twitter - like and reshare our postssubscribe to the newsletter for updates and bonus contentshare this episode, or any of our episodes, with a friend. rate & review us on Apple Podcast or iTunes on desktop!
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    • 42 min

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