The UX Hustle
By Sophia V Prater, UX Coach
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This is a show about crafting a badass UX career and refining your UX process to become better at what you do. We'll also talk about applying UX to your life to get more done—with less stress. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/uxhustle/support
||CleanEpisode 7 - Reframe the Check and Find the Joy of Doing (#UXyourLife Series)||It’s the second installment of my #UXyourLife series! In this episode, I’ll help you get more done with less stress. You’ll learn how to end your day feeling satisfied with what you’ve accomplished and set clear boundaries so you don’t take on more than you can handle. It’s time to fire your todo list and give your calendar a big promotion. Book a 3-session private coaching course to help you implement calendar-blocking in your own life ($199 for THREE hours of private productivity coaching!) https://www.rewiredux.com/services/joyofdoing Affiliate links to book resources: GRIT https://amzn.to/2u9pQHh Deep work https://amzn.to/2T6Uifq Atomic Habits https://amzn.to/2TGFFEI Essentialism https://amzn.to/2W0FdOj You are a Bad Ass https://amzn.to/2TDnvnm Amy Landino’s Calendar Blocking video (and her entire channel, really) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvZp-ogt1vw Jenn Carrington Podcast: Chapter 10: Your are the vessel through which your work comes to life http://www.jencarrington.com/make-it-happen-a-podcast-for-bloggers-and-creatives/2018/6/27/chapter-10-your-are-the-vessel-through-which-your-work-comes-to-life “Don’t judge everyday by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” Yes, that’s Robert Louis Stevenson! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/uxhustle/support||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Alexa Wrangling, AI Celebrities, and #ElderMillennial Nostalgia with Paul Jackson from the BBC||The BBC is sharpening the cutting edge of voice UI. In this episode, I talk to Paul Jackson, a senior UX Designer on the BBC's Voice+AI team. We discuss the joys and pains of being an #ElderMillennial, the sounds of the Tokyo train system, and aspirational voice UI projects. Geek out with us on “voice-first” design, user testing for voice, and how object-oriented UX might help make Alexa more intuitive. Also, learn one great way to break into the emerging field of voice UI. Here’s Paul's Tokyo train sounds for your workday focus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kmdmNzUxpg Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/madebymagnolia And Sophia’s OOUX your UX Portfolio Workshop in Atlanta: https://oouxyourportfolio.eventbrite.com Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/uxhustle/support||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Crypto Kitties, Magic Sticker Albums, and Object Oriented UX||Lili Feyerbend’s a UX designer with some serious geek street cred. She’s the cofounder of startup CryptoDecks and she’s also got a law degree tucked away in her resume. Lili is a practitioner of my object-oriented UX methodology and gave a lecture on OOUX at the Nifty Conference in Hong Kong this summer. In this episode, we talk about contextual navigation, crypto-assets, and her favorite rare Pepe. WARNING: We get into the weeds…you might want to avoid multi-tasking on this one. I hope you learn as much as I did! When your are ready to get started with NFTs, make sure to visit https://cryptodecks.co. PS! If you are interested in learning some of the hard skills around OOUX, check out the online event happening Feb 2nd, 2019. Use discount code UXHUSTLE for $30 off. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/object-oriented-ux-with-sketch-and-webflow-tickets-53751391860 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/uxhustle/support||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - West Coast Design Systems with Devon Alkire-Cussen and Karl Schultz||In 2017, Karl Schulz brought me and my Object-Oriented UX workshop to the design team at Macys.com. One of the designers on the team was Devon Alkire-Cussen, who immediately clicked with OOUX. Today, Karl is bringing object-first thinking to Atlassian and Devon is bringing OOUX to CreditKarma. In this conversation, we sit down in my beautiful San Francisco Airbnb to talk about the twists and turns of their UX journeys, what makes a great UX designer, the challenges of OOUX, and the future of our industry. Make sure to check out the swimwear company that Devon works with https://paliswim.com/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/uxhustle/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 - Seven Ways to Take Action on your Dreams (#UXyourLife Series)||At the end of every episode, Saundi reminds us: "Don't wait for inspiration to act, ACT TO GET INSPIRED." Why does this statement always wrap up the Hustle? Because without this way of thinking, the UX Hustle podcast wouldn't exist. In this solopisode, I'll take you through 7 principles that have revolutionized my ability to get s**t done with less stress and more joy. Get out of your endless vortex of thinking, planning, ideating, sketching, researching—so that you can actually manifest all your ideas into the world. Recommended further reading from this episode: Miracle Morning (BOOK): https://amzn.to/2P5yXRo War on Art (BOOK): https://amzn.to/2SdNxIA Better than Before (BOOK): https://amzn.to/2QjRYnU Calendar Blocking and Amy Landino (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvZp-ogt1vw Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/uxhustle/support||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Do the UX Chillhop with your Customer Service Team||Havana Nguyen, a UX designer at Commissions Inc, first experienced the magical power of the Internet at age 12 when her Sonic the Hedgehog website became one of the top fan sites for this speedy creature. From there, her path to UX took many twists and turns, all of which have influenced how she works today. For example, after working as a customer service representative, she has a unique view on how to involve these roles in the design process. We also have a ton to learn from Havana when it comes to managing our creative impulses and boundless curiosity (the curse of many UX designers). She’s a character artist for an award-winning comic, a YouTuber, a jujitsu fighter, and a blogger. But with some simple hacks, she manages to give all her interests the attention they deserve. Not only is Havana’s story fascinating and inspiring, it’s incredibly useful. Enjoy! Resources and links... More on Havana: http://www.havananguyen.com/ Kamikaze: https://kamikazeanimated.com/comic/ NNG Newsletter: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/subscribe/ Havana’s interaction flows article: https://uxplanet.org/an-introduction-to-interaction-flows-a4f783402529 Micro interactions by Dan Saffer: https://www.amazon.com/Microinteractions-Full-Color-Designing-Details/dp/1491945923 Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon: https://www.amazon.com/Steal-Like-Artist-Things-Creative/dp/0761169253 Sophia's force prioritization (OOUX) article: https://alistapart.com/article/object-oriented-ux Chill hop for your Workshops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8HDvTuctOU Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/uxhustle/support||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Vintage Chatbots and Problems that Talk Back with Zach Pousman||In the very first episode of the UX Hustle Podcast, Sophia talks to Zach Pousman, CEO of Helpfully, an innovation and UX firm in Atlanta. Sophia learns about WIMP and the magical 1-3-5 to-do list hack. They discuss the parallels between the command line and chatbots. Down the rabbit hole, Sophia and Zach explore the design challenges found in the blind void of voice UI. Zach gives sage advice on designing within constraints—when and how should you push the boundaries? He also talks about the philosophical difference between breaking down an engineering problem and a design problem. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/uxhustle/support||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTRAILER: Introducing the UX Hustle Podcast||This is a podcast about having fun doing better UX design and also crafting an intentional career in UX. Listen to this brief intro to get the deets and figure out if the Hustle is right for you. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/uxhustle/support||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Sophia is a great, fun host with a strong background in the field. I love her honesty and her fun interview style. I would definitely recommend this podcast to anyone interested in UX.
Fun and Insightful!
I’ve only listened to episode 1 so far, but Sophia is an entertaining host! She and her guest were fun to listen to, and as a new UX designer, I learned a lot from her and her guest sharing about their several years of working in UX. I’ll definitely continue to listen!
Fun and motivational!
These are conversations I can really sink my geek teeth into and the first two episodes have left me with fun, actionable stuff I can try to make myself and my work better. I look forward to listening to future episodes!!