127 episodes

Kate and Laura drink and fight about what is wrong with user experience design.

What is Wrong with UX Laura Klein

    • Technology
    • 4.6 • 74 Ratings

Kate and Laura drink and fight about what is wrong with user experience design.

    Collaboration vs Design by Committee

    Collaboration vs Design by Committee

    In this episode, Kate and Laura argue about semantics. Again. This time they try to decide why collaboration is good and committees are bad. 

    Drink Pairing: Sazerac

    • 27 min
    Predicting Disaster

    Predicting Disaster

    In this episode, Kate and Laura argue about how to best predict disasters when deciding what to build. Obviously they never applied this framework before they started making a podcast. 

    Drink Pairing: Hurricane

    • 31 min
    Designing in Triples

    Designing in Triples

    Kate explains why she likes to make everything three times as hard as it needs to be. If you're playing the What is Wrong with UX drinking game and drinking every time they mention Task Flows, then maybe don't make any plans for after the podcast. 

    Drink Pairing: Triple Sec

    • 31 min
    Your Design Voices

    Your Design Voices

    In this episode, Laura and Kate talk about the many voices that talk to them while they're designing things and frankly, we think maybe 2020 was a little bit much for them and they finally snapped. 

    Drink Pairing: Whiskey and Sarsaparilla 

    • 30 min
    Design for Lazy Irrational People

    Design for Lazy Irrational People

    In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss designing for lazy, irrational people. Or, you know, people. 

    • 29 min
    Designing for Complex Products

    Designing for Complex Products

    In this episode, Kate and Laura contradict pretty much everything they've ever told you so that Laura can brag about her new electric car that she doesn't drive anywhere because she never leaves the house. But seriously, sometimes you're designing something you can't really measure! And that's hard!

    Drink Pairing: It's nog season, baby!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

jamescobalt ,

Entertaining

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.

rosyhearts ,

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!

AngelaLoz ,

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!

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