Sinopsis

No chit-chat, just focused in-depth discussions about design topics that matter. Jonathan Shariat and Chris Liu are your hosts and bring to the table passion and years of experience.

Episodios

  • Episode 45 - The Dangers of Empathy

    Episode 45 - The Dangers of Empathy

    18/10/2016 Duración: 26min

    This week, Chris and Jon discuss the danger of using empathy in your design process. This show is based on an interview published in the Harvard Business Review where researchers conducted studies on how being empathetic can actually cause problems that you may not be able to see! Stay tuned!

  • Episode 44 - Polite vs. Impolite Software

    Episode 44 - Polite vs. Impolite Software

    04/10/2016 Duración: 46min

    This week, Chris & Jon discuss the differences between polite and impolite software, and how it affects the user experience! Believe it or not, politeness matters, so stick around and listen!

  • Episode 43 - UI Vs. No UI

    Episode 43 - UI Vs. No UI

    08/09/2016 Duración: 38min

    This week on the Design Review: we discuss the principle of No UI and whether or not the best interface really is no interface.

  • Episode 42 - Pokemon Go!

    Episode 42 - Pokemon Go!

    17/08/2016 Duración: 53min

    The guys have returned to the studio! This week, we discuss everyone's favorite app, Pokemon Go!

  • Episode 41 - Designing A/B Tests

    Episode 41 - Designing A/B Tests

    12/07/2016 Duración: 40min

    We're a little late with this show, but Chris and Jon are back in the studio to discuss A/B testing! We break down what it is, why it's important, and even go over some of the common myths about it. So stay tuned to another great episode!

  • Episode 40 - The Myth of the Power User

    Episode 40 - The Myth of the Power User

    21/06/2016 Duración: 38min

    This week Chris and Jon talk about the "Power User"! Chris thinks is all BS, and wrote a post about it. But we discuss more about this topic on the show! Stay tuned!

  • Episode 39 - Designing a product launch and more!

    Episode 39 - Designing a product launch and more!

    01/06/2016 Duración: 46min

    This week Chris and Jon answer some listener questions on taking a product to market and then later, how to deal with monetization. Stay tuned!

  • Episode 38 - Unloading Cognitive Load

    Episode 38 - Unloading Cognitive Load

    03/05/2016 Duración: 44min

    This week, Chris and Jon talk about the difficulty of dealing with cognitive load. Burdening users with many options or complex navigation systems can increase the amount of cognitive load. Reducing this burden can make your product easier to use! Keep listening for more tips on dealing with this tricky problem!

  • Episode 37 - Landing your first design job!

    Episode 37 - Landing your first design job!

    14/04/2016 Duración: 01h29min

    This week on the Design Review, Chris and Jon discuss what it takes to land your first job as a professional designer, and answer some of the most common questions on what to do. Later in the show, we have a short discussion on equal pay!

  • Episode 36 - Free your mind from design blocks!

    Episode 36 - Free your mind from design blocks!

    22/03/2016 Duración: 45min

    This week, Chris and Jon discuss the ways in which designers can get blocked in their creative process, and what can be done about it. Later in the show, we introduce a brand new segment that we hope you'll enjoy. So stick around for another great episode!

  • Episode 35 - Designers, stop being so hypercritical!

    Episode 35 - Designers, stop being so hypercritical!

    01/03/2016 Duración: 51min

    The guys are back with another episode. This week Chris and Jon discuss the hypercriticism in the design community. It's a difficult topic, since everyone has an opinion, but if we improve how we talk about design, maybe others will too! Stick around for another great episode!

  • Episode 34 - Why do designers become jaded?

    Episode 34 - Why do designers become jaded?

    16/02/2016 Duración: 40min

    This week on the Design Review, Chris and Jon discuss some of the negative aspects of being a designer and talk about how designers can become jaded in their careers. Later they discuss how to stop it from happening based on their own experiences. Lastly, they bring back their stories of "Good UX of the Week"!

  • Episode 33 - Diversity in Tech with Melanie Araujo

    Episode 33 - Diversity in Tech with Melanie Araujo

    02/02/2016 Duración: 41min

    At long last, the guys are back in the studio! This week Chris and Jon have a conversation with Melanie Araujo, a designer and founder of frontandcenter.co, an organization dedicated to solving the problem of diversity in tech, through design. Stay tuned for another excellent episode!

  • Episode 32 - The power of saying No!

    Episode 32 - The power of saying "No"!

    12/01/2016 Duración: 35min

    Chris and Jon are back in the recording studio for 2016! This week, they talk about how to prioritize your work and the power of saying "no"!

  • Episode 31 - Defining a design strategy that works!

    Episode 31 - Defining a design strategy that works!

    24/11/2015 Duración: 43min

    This week, Chris and Jon are back with another topic from the listeners! This time, we're talking about how to define a design strategy at the beginning of a project. Later in the show, we discuss measuring your designs by using metrics and data. Lastly, we close out the show with our stories of "Good UX of the Week". Stay tuned to another great show!

  • Episode 30 - Designing with Personas!

    Episode 30 - Designing with Personas!

    10/11/2015 Duración: 36min

    This week, both Jon and Chris are back in the studio to discuss personas. We go over what they are, how you use them, along with some tips on how to get started. We close it out with a discussion of why people don't use them more often, along with our "Good UX of the Week" stories.

  • Episode 29 - Usability Testing and User Experience

    Episode 29 - Usability Testing and User Experience

    27/10/2015 Duración: 01h02min

    This week, while Jon is busy editing his new book, Chris spends some time talking (ranting) about usability testing, and addressing some of the common myths about it.

  • Episode 28 - Designing with Empathy

    Episode 28 - Designing with Empathy

    15/10/2015 Duración: 23min

    This week, Jonathan spends some time alone and talks about empathy in design. It's an important topic that is good for the whole company, not just designers. Stay tuned!

  • Episode 27 - UX Design Mentorship with Michael Darius

    Episode 27 - UX Design Mentorship with Michael Darius

    22/09/2015 Duración: 43min

    This week, we were LIVE on Blab with Michael Darius, formerly a designer at Apple, to discuss UX design mentorship! This is the audio version of everything that we discussed. Thanks to the team at Blab and Michael for a great evening of discussion.

  • Episode 26 - Stop having bad critiques!

    Episode 26 - Stop having bad critiques!

    18/08/2015 Duración: 51min

    This week, Chris and Jon talk about design critiques! We discuss what they are, what they aren't, why you need them, how to run them, and so much more!

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