What’s Wrong with UX :: a podclash

What’s Wrong with UX is a periodic podcast in which two old ladies (Kate and Laura) drink and fight about what is wrong with user experience design and how to make products suck slightly less. Each episode comes with a recommended drink pairing so you can drink along.

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Being Human Centered Humans

Published June 27, 2015

In which Laura and Kate rail about walking the walk and how to use those handy Human Centered design techniques to make yourself a better human being. Laura tries to sound like she cares about being a better human (she’s not fooling anyone ‘tho) and Kate yangs about things that she finds annoying, to the surprise of absolutely nobody.

Drink Pairing: Fireball Whiskey
Intro music is (still again) The Future Soon by the awesome Jonathan Coulton.

 


What’s Wrong With Personas?

Published June 2, 2015

In which Laura takes the stage with her needs & goals for Personas that Do Not Suck. This time Kate gets to sit back and humor her while offering tidbits of insight. A pint-sized podcast suitable for framing.

Drink Pairing: Late Harvest Zinfandel
Intro music is (still) The Future Soon by the awesome Jonathan Coulton.

 


Should Designers Learn to Code?

Published May 13, 2015

In which The Question is answered: Should Designers Learn to Code? Kate and Laura ramble, wrangle and twist reality to squeeze this question until it weeps. Kate has Strong Opinions about exactly how technical other designers should be. Laura mostly just humors her.

Drink Pairing: Manhattan
Intro music is The Future Soon by the awesome Jonathan Coulton.

 


The Five Things UX Designers Must Never Say

Published May 1, 2015

In which Kate and Laura bitch about the 5 most ghastly things people say during the design and research process and the terrible (terrible!) questions people ask their customers. Also, Laura becomes aware that she should have friends. No UXers were harmed in the making of this episode, probably because Kate was just drunk enough to not have to be restrained.

Drink Pairing: Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Intro music is The Future Soon by the awesome Jonathan Coulton.

 


What the Hell is a Product Designer, Anyway?

Published April 17, 2015

In which the topic of Product Designer vs. UX Designer is explored. Laura makes some marginally good points and Kate gets all dandered up about why products fail.

Drink Pairing: Single Malt Scotch
Intro music is The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton.

 


C-FWOTs

Published March 23, 2015

In which Laura and Kate explore the term C-FWOTs or Colossal Fucking Wastes of Time and discuss them: what makes a design project a C-FWOT, and how can we avoid such a fate?

Drink Pairing: Absinthe
Intro music is The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton.

 


 

Is There Such a Thing As a Junior Designer?

Published March 23, 2015

In which Laura and Kate duke it out on what makes a designer “senior” other than just years on the job (which Kate thinks is total bullshit and Laura almost agrees) and what that means for hiring people to your design organization.

Drink Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc
Intro music is The Future Soon, by Jonathan Coulton.

 


 

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