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UX Research Geeks is unsurprisingly a podcast all about User Experience, Design, Research, and everything that goes along with it. It is hosted by a senior UX researcher and overall a badass human Tina Ličková, brought to you by UXtweak (www.uxtweak.com), an all-in-one UX research tool. Join us in geeking out over research with senior researchers, designers, speakers, CEOs, startup founders, and many many more.

See what's Tina – UX Reasearch Geeks host up to:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lickova/

If you have any inquiries about the podcast, write to us at geekspodcast@uxtweak.com

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UX Research Geeks is unsurprisingly a podcast all about User Experience, Design, Research, and everything that goes along with it. It is hosted by a senior UX researcher and overall a badass human Tina Ličková, brought to you by UXtweak (www.uxtweak.com), an all-in-one UX research tool. Join us in geeking out over research with senior researchers, designers, speakers, CEOs, startup founders, and many many more.

See what's Tina – UX Reasearch Geeks host up to:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lickova/

If you have any inquiries about the podcast, write to us at geekspodcast@uxtweak.com

    Season 3 #11 | Grounded Theory and Continuous Discovery | Aiden Hirshfield

    Season 3 #11 | Grounded Theory and Continuous Discovery | Aiden Hirshfield

    Tina talks with Aiden, a research leader and digital strategy consultant. They discuss the combined power of grounded theory and continuous discovery in UX research. Aiden shares their experiences and perspectives on how these methodologies enrich the understanding of user needs, driving innovation in user-centric design while exploring the interplay between teamwork and individual efforts in research.
    🔎 Do you want to know more? Check out this episode at: 

    https://www.uxtweak.com/podcast/aiden-hirshfield-grounded-and-continuous-discovery/

    Episode highlights


    00:01:15 Aiden's Media Background and UX Journey
    00:04:26 Team Dynamics in UX Research
    00:06:48 Critique of the Scientific Method in UX
    00:10:41 Grounded Theory Explained
    00:25:01 Democratization in UX Research

    About our guest Aiden Hirshfield

    Aiden is a research leader and digital strategy consultant across industries, focused on helping people foster more thoughtful and critical relationships with the media and technology they use in business and in life. His work is rooted in empathy building and uses mixed-method research to elevate the stories of people with lived experiences. Aiden believes that research is a group effort, so he is passionate about enabling teams with the right tools, methods, and expertise needed to conduct continuous and fruitful research at any maturity level.

    Aiden holds a Ph.D. in Media Psychology, where his research examines the impact of representation on marginalized identities, primarily the LGBTQ+ community. He also started a new podcast, Media Psyched, where he talks about our complex relationships with media and technology. Aiden loves to give back to the UXR community as a mentor, speaker, and author.

    🔎 Where to Follow Aiden Hirshfield

    LinkedIn / Aiden's website / Media Psyched podcast

    About this podcast:

    Welcome to UX Research Geeks, where Tina Ličková, a researcher and strategist, talks with researchers from around the globe about topics that matter to them. 

    🐝 Brought to you by UXtweak, an all-in-one UX research software. Start your research for free at: https://www.uxtweak.com/ 👈

    🐝 Where to Follow UXtweak:

    LinkedIn / Instagram / YouTube / Facebook / Twitter

    • 33 min
    Season 3 #10 | Shaping Minds: The Intersection of Spirituality and UX Education | Suj Premachandran

    Season 3 #10 | Shaping Minds: The Intersection of Spirituality and UX Education | Suj Premachandran

    In this episode, Tina talks with Suj, who teaches UX design to kids. Suj combines design and empathy to inspire new thinking. We'll explore Suj's journey, his work's impact, and its significance. The discussion also highlights the connection between design and spirituality.

    🔎 Do you want to know more? Check out this episode at: 

    https://www.uxtweak.com/podcast/suj-premachandran-shaping-minds-in-ux/ 

    Episode highlights


    00:01:20 Suj’s Transition from Recruitment to UX
    00:05:34 Innovative UX Education for Children
    00:10:19 The Impact of Meditation and Mindfulness
    00:15:01 Choosing UX as an Educational Tool
    00:22:09 Podcast Episode Wrap-Up

    About our guest Suj Premachandran

    Suj Premachandran has a varied career, with roles at Salt, Revolut, and Fitness First UK. He holds degrees from the University of the Arts London and London South Bank University. Now the CEO of Digital Influx Academy, Suj is recognized for his organizational ability, tech skills and adaptability.

    🔎 Where to Follow Suj Premachandran

    LinkedIn 

    About this podcast:

    Welcome to UX Research Geeks, where Tina Ličková, a researcher and strategist, talks with researchers from around the globe about topics that matter to them. 

    🐝 Brought to you by UXtweak, an all-in-one UX research software. Start your research for free at: https://www.uxtweak.com/ 👈

    🐝 Where to Follow UXtweak:

    LinkedIn / Instagram / YouTube / Facebook / Twitter

    • 22 min
    Season 3 #9 | Trauma Informed Research: How trauma and UX comes together | Breanna Gentile

    Season 3 #9 | Trauma Informed Research: How trauma and UX comes together | Breanna Gentile

    In this episode, Tina Ličková talks with Dr. Breanna Gentile about integrating psychological principles into UX design, focusing on trauma-informed practices. They explore how understanding users' emotional and psychological backgrounds can inform better design decisions. Dr. Gentile emphasizes cultural sensitivity, the blend of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and the importance of creating safe digital environments. The conversation shows how recognizing the human side of user experiences leads to more empathetic and effective UX research.

    🔎 Do you want to know more? Check out this episode at: 

    https://www.uxtweak.com/podcast/bre-gentile-how-trauma-and-ux-comes-together/ 

    Episode highlights


    00:01:14 The Journey to UX and the Creation of Dr. G's Lab
    00:03:14 The Definition and Depth of Trauma
    00:08:23 The Intersection of Trauma and UX
    00:14:02 The Importance of Cultural and Generational Sensitivity
    00:28:25 Methods for Trauma-Informed Research
    00:32:13 Upcoming Publications and Final Thoughts

    About our guest Breanna Gentile

    Dr. Breanna Gentile, a psychologist turned UX researcher and designer, is dedicated to trauma-informed research and product design. With a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, she founded Dr. G's Lab, empowering teens and publishing studies in peer-reviewed journals. As Chief of Clinical Solutions at Esteem Therapeutics and Director of Product Design at the Center for Youth Wellness, she focuses on resilience through trauma-informed practices.

    🔎 Where to Follow Breanna 

    Breanna / Dr. G’s Lab / From Psychology to UX

    About this podcast:

    Welcome to UX Research Geeks, where Tina Ličková, a researcher and strategist, talks with researchers from around the globe about topics that matter to them. 

    🐝 Brought to you by UXtweak, an all-in-one UX research software. Start your research for free at: https://www.uxtweak.com/ 👈

    🐝 Where to Follow UXtweak:

    LinkedIn / Instagram / YouTube / Facebook / Twitter

    • 34 min
    Season 3 #8 | SPECIAL UXinsight festival: For the bold and curious | Debbie Slijpen & Karin den Bouwmeester

    Season 3 #8 | SPECIAL UXinsight festival: For the bold and curious | Debbie Slijpen & Karin den Bouwmeester

    In this special episode, Tina discusses the UXinsight festival with its organizers, Karin den Bouwmeester and Debbie Slijpen. They share insights into the conference's development, highlight the significance of post-talk discussions, and explore the challenges of fostering online connections. The theme, "Stay Curious, Be Bold," is discussed in the context of UX research's evolving role. The hosts also offer advice for event organizers, emphasizing the importance of personal connections and authenticity within the community. 

    🐝 UXtweak tip: Thanks to our collaboration with the UXinsight festival, we're excited to offer our listeners a unique opportunity: a 10% discount on your festival pass. Just use the code UXFEST-GEEKS24 at checkout.

    🔎 Do you want to know more? Check out this episode at: 

    https://www.uxtweak.com/podcast/karin-den-bouwmeester-debbie-slijpen-uxinsight/

    Episode highlights


    00:03:20 The Journey of UXinsight Festival
    00:09:00 The Challenges and Triumphs of Organizing a Conference
    00:19:14 The Theme of the Conference: Stay Curious, Be Bold
    00:23:27 Speakers of UXinsight
    00:25:33 Organizing Events: Tips and Tricks

    About our guest Karin den Bouwmeester

    Karin is the founder of UXinsight. With 20+ years of hands-on research experience, she's determined to help the research community grow to a mature level. She loves to connect UX researchers from all over the world.

    About our guest Debbie Slijpen

    Debbie is UXinsight's coordinator, planner and go-getter. She looks after our speakers, sponsors, trainers, participants and everyone we work with. She isn't happy until everything - and everyone - is taken care of.

    🔎 Where to Follow Karin and Debbie 

    Karin / Debbie / UXinsight 

    About this podcast:

    Welcome to UX Research Geeks, where Tina Ličková, a researcher and strategist, talks with researchers from around the globe about topics that matter to them. 

    🐝 Brought to you by UXtweak, an all-in-one UX research software. Start your research for free at: https://www.uxtweak.com/ 👈



    🐝 Where to Follow UXtweak:

    LinkedIn / Instagram / YouTube / Facebook / Twitter

    • 29 min
    Season 3 #7 | AI and UX Research: Guidance from Research Co-pilot | Yao Adantor

    Season 3 #7 | AI and UX Research: Guidance from Research Co-pilot | Yao Adantor

    In this episode, Tina talks with Yao about using AI in UX research, focusing on the Research Co-pilot tool. They explore its role in speeding up research and the necessity of human oversight.

    The conversation also touches on AI's benefits for both new and experienced researchers, its future in the field, and how it integrates with the tools of UX professionals. This discussion illustrates the combination of technological advancements with human expertise in advancing UX research.

    🔎 Do you want to know more? Check out this episode at: 

    https://www.uxtweak.com/podcast/yao-adantor-ai-and-ux-research/ 

    Episode highlights

    00:03:11 - Building an AI System

    00:07:01 - Introduction to the Co-Pilot

    00:12:54 - Future of AI in Research

    00:22:18 - Vision for Research Co-pilot

    About our guest Yao Adantor

    Yao Adantor is the Co-Founder and Lead UX Researcher at Research Bookmark, widely known for helping organizations to create exceptional user experiences. With an impressive client portfolio that includes KPMG, CapitalOne, Toyota, T-Mobile, and Abbvie, Yao excels in collaborating with both internal and external stakeholders to develop human-centered products.

    Beyond research processes and informing product roadmaps, Yao is instrumental in leading research initiatives on emerging markets, consistently applying user-centered design principles to deliver data-driven solutions. Connect with Yao on LinkedIn or on his website to learn more about his expertise.

    🔎 Where to Follow Yao Adantor

    LinkedIn / His webpage / Research Bookmark

    About this podcast:

    Welcome to UX Research Geeks, where Tina Ličková, a researcher and strategist, talks with researchers from around the globe about topics that matter to them. 

    🐝 Brought to you by UXtweak, an all-in-one UX research software. Start your research for free at: https://www.uxtweak.com/ 👈

    🐝 Where to Follow UXtweak:

    LinkedIn / Instagram / YouTube / Facebook / Twitter

    • 25 min
    Season 3 #6 | Tiny Pieces, Big Picture: The World of Atomic Research | Daniel Pidcock & Larissa Schwedersky

    Season 3 #6 | Tiny Pieces, Big Picture: The World of Atomic Research | Daniel Pidcock & Larissa Schwedersky

    Tina talks with Daniel Pidcock and Larissa Schwedersky from Glean.ly, exploring Atomic UX Research and its effective use of varied data for strong research outcomes. Larissa also covers the positives of non-linear research, and together they demonstrate how atomic UX research can flexibly support organizations, aiming to boost both user experience and customer satisfaction.

    🎅 We're excited to share a special offer for our listeners in collaboration with Daniel Pidcock: Use the coupon code UXRGEEKS on Glean.ly, your scalable user research repository, to enjoy 12 months of free access to Contributor!

    🔎 Do you want to know more? Check out this episode at: 

    https://www.uxtweak.com/podcast/daniel-pidcock-and-larissa-schwedersky-atomic-research/

    Episode highlights


    00:04:08 - Origins of Atomic Research
    00:06:52 - Explaining Atomic Research
    00:18:48 - The Necessity of Insights in Recommendations
    00:26:07 - Putting Different (Green) Pieces together
    00:34:34 - Connecting with the Atomic Research Community

    About our guest Larissa Schwedersky

    Larissa Schwedersky, a Brazilian researcher, holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, a Master's in Social Anthropology, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the same field. Combining her academic background with practical experience, she works as a UX Researcher while also contributing to urban planning projects as a freelance researcher.

    Larissa's portfolio includes work as a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) consultant for renowned organizations like UNICEF, UNDP, and ILO, emphasizing her expertise in mixed methods studies.

    About our guest Daniel Pidcock

    Daniel Pidcock, a UX Consultant renowned for the Atomic UX Research method, combines his expertise in User Experience Design and research with a digital UI design background. With a profound grasp of UX strategy, accessibility, and design systems, Daniel's innovative approach has set a global standard in User Research.

    His achievements include the development of a Research Repository system used by leading global brands. Having collaborated with FTSE100 giants and startups alike, Daniel's extensive experience in lean product design facilitates the rapid design, validation, and launch of digital products with a focus on accessibility for all users.

    🔎 Where to Follow Larissa and Daniel:

    Glean.ly / LN Larissa / LN Daniel 

    About this podcast:

    Welcome to UX Research Geeks, where Tina Ličková, a researcher and strategist, talks with researchers from around the globe about topics that matter to them. 

    🐝 Brought to you by UXtweak, an all-in-one UX research software. Start your research for free at: https://www.uxtweak.com/ 👈

    🐝 Where to Follow UXtweak:

    LinkedIn / Instagram / YouTube / Facebook / Twitter

    • 36 min

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