Kate and Laura drink and fight about what is wrong with user experience design.
Decoding Design Briefs
In this episode, Kate and Laura not so briefly discuss design briefs and how you should approach them. Laura almost achieves enlightenment when she asks "What is Chair?" but then quickly ruins it, as you might imagine.
Drink pairing: Armagnac
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Kate and Laura lecture you on when you should demand cash and when you shouldn't, and the answer isn't "demand cash all the damn time" like you'd think it ought to be.
Sponsor: Springboard (https://springboard.thld.co/usersknow)
Drink Pairing: Money Maker
The Intrinsic Value of a Product
In this episode, Kate and Laura quibble about why on earth people would use anything that they designed. Apparently some people get value out of it? Who knew?
Drink Pairing: Sparkling Persimmon Margarita
Make Your Own UX Podcast
In this episode, Kate and Laura reveal all the secrets (ed note: there are no secrets and they're probably wrong) to creating a successful (ed note: HA!) UX podcast.
Drink Pairing: Shots of Patron
In this episode, Kate and Laura take a decidedly unprincipled look at design principles. Kate proves that drinking does, in fact, affect your memory, when she completely forgets Laura's entire work history.
Drink Pairing: Absinthe
In this episode, Kate and Laura complain about how UX Debt is like a terrible gift from Past You that you now have to clean up. Kate tries to put a good spin on it, and Laura crushes all her dreams immediately. As per usual.
Drink Pairing: Boulivardier
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Updated review: This show gets better and better. You’ll be enamored with their casual style and straight-talk approach. I encourage everyone on my team to listen. The topics range from beginner to advanced, but all are beginner-friendly in how they’re presented.
If you’re the (surprisingly rare) type that stays on the bleeding edge in design, UX, or product, you’ll find many concepts you’re already familiar with; do not let that deter you from subscribing. It’s surprisingly helpful to hear these concepts applied in different areas, the war stories about them in practice, and even just having them reinforced by people who you’d happily join in a wine whine sesh.
The show leans more towards theory than practice, which honestly is better for a podcast, though I would like to hear more specifics. Fingers crossed these two expand the brand to include content and workshops that focus on the nitty gritty of implementation; Like an online Paint Nite but with state tables instead of canvases and drunk UX people instead of drunk ex-sorority girls.
Fun way to learn UX
Omg Laura and Kate are so funny... I just learned about this podcast. I’m only up to episode 3 so far but was already laughing since episode 1. This is such an awesome podcast to listen to while I’m doing work. Looking forward to more!
Laughing in traffic - the best medicine!
Thanks for making me laugh. Loved the everyone is a designer episode! I was super frustrated and a tad confused by this phenomenon as well! Looking forward to more episodes! You guys are hilarious!