10 episodes

Hello, friends!

We're Michelle and Mary Fran – two friends who met through UX and love to geek out about it.

We used to host events through our UX meetup - exploreUX. While we loved hosting the events, it was a lot of work. We took a break, but still longed for a way to contribute to and build a community. After some thinking, Michelle moving to California, and the pandemic, we figured we'd try a podcast!

UX IRL is a podcast about what UX is like at work and in the world around us. We hope to build a community of people who like to geek out about UX as much as we do!

We have a lot of topics we want to cover from our favorite methods of being scrappy (because that's what it's like IRL), UX + video games, career paths in UX, and other UX-y things. If you have a topic you'd like us to cover, please reach out!

Your UX pals,
Michelle + Mary Fran

UX IRL Mary Fran Thompson and Michelle Chin

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Hello, friends!

We're Michelle and Mary Fran – two friends who met through UX and love to geek out about it.

We used to host events through our UX meetup - exploreUX. While we loved hosting the events, it was a lot of work. We took a break, but still longed for a way to contribute to and build a community. After some thinking, Michelle moving to California, and the pandemic, we figured we'd try a podcast!

UX IRL is a podcast about what UX is like at work and in the world around us. We hope to build a community of people who like to geek out about UX as much as we do!

We have a lot of topics we want to cover from our favorite methods of being scrappy (because that's what it's like IRL), UX + video games, career paths in UX, and other UX-y things. If you have a topic you'd like us to cover, please reach out!

Your UX pals,
Michelle + Mary Fran

    Good pandemic experiences to keep (+ goals revisit)

    Good pandemic experiences to keep (+ goals revisit)

    This episode includes a mini-sode for our career series. Our main topic is around pandemic experiences we’d like to keep in a post-pandemic world. Then we spend a little bit of time talking about our goal setting process, where we ended up, and pro tips as you iterate on your goal.

    • 54 min
    2021 Highlights and 2022 Predictions!

    2021 Highlights and 2022 Predictions!

    This is the last episode of the year and we wanted to reflect on some of the highlights both personally and in the field. As we’re ready to say goodbye to 2021, we wanted to make some predictions about what we’ll see in our field next year. Will we predict the future as intended or will we be way off target? Who knows, we have a whole year to find out!

    • 39 min
    Goal Setting

    Goal Setting

    Now is a great time to start thinking about goals for next year. When the new year starts, it’s easy to feel unprepared and you rush to make some goals. Hopefully as you have some downtime with the holiday season, start thinking about what you’d like to accomplish in 2022. 
    In this episode, we’ll go over some tips to get you started when thinking about goals. For 2022, we’ll be starting a small series where we go into various aspects of achieving your career-related goals. In future episodes, we’ll spend some time talking about working toward your career-related goals and we’ll deep dive into bigger topics like UX portfolios.

    • 23 min
    Holiday Gift Guide

    Holiday Gift Guide

    In this episode, we share our holiday gift guide! Maybe you’re looking to get something for your UX colleagues or you’ve been asked, “What do you want for the holidays?” We hope you find these ideas helpful - and please share any additional recommendations that would be great for our listener community!

    • 42 min
    Thanksgiving (Bonus!)

    Thanksgiving (Bonus!)

    In this episode we talk about a little bit of everything around Thanksgiving — food, being thankful, how to show appreciation, tech-based nonprofits to donate to for Giving Tuesday, and more! Say, “Hello!” or let us know how you feel about turkey, what your favorite foods are, or what non-profits would be great for those looking to donate to on Giving Tuesday. Comment below or reply on Twitter @uxinreallife or on Instagram @ux.inreallife.

    • 36 min
    UX & Video Games

    UX & Video Games

    In this episode we talk about UX in video games and what lessons we can apply to our day-to-day work. Comment below or reply on Twitter @uxinreallife or on Instagram @ux.inreallife.

    • 45 min

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