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Michael Fienen

Host, Producer & Editor of The Drunken UX Podcast
Michael has been building successful websites for over twenty years. Now, he shares his experiences, thoughts, and advice with others, both to teach and show that not everything is easy for everyone all the time.
Recent episodes featuring Michael Fienen
#51: We’ve Made Mistakes
The penultimate episode for season 2 is here, and Aaron and Michael couldn’t be more excited to share their mistakes with you! Over the years, they have collected their share of oopsies when working on sites, and the real measure of performance is how you respond to those challenges. It’s okay to make a mistake, and everyone will, and this week they offer up advice to help you avoid the same ones they’ve made, and how to confront new ones of your own creation. (more…)
#50: UI/UX Design Tools w/ Frank Romeu
In the home stretch for season 2, and we present our penultimate interview for the year as we sit down with Frank Romeu, a product designer at Hubspot, to take a look at the importance of UI/UX design tools in the process of making projectsfor the web. We’ll look at tools like Adobe XD, Figma, InVision, and others to help you understand their value and how to choose one that’s right for your process. (more…)
#49: UX Impressions of the Facebook Redesign
Aaron returns for this week’s episode, where we take a look at Facebook’s FB5 redesign. While the new look and feel brings a much needed refresh to an aging layout, it’s not without its issues. Strange choices in whitespace responsiveness, mystery meat navigation, and confusing notifications give as an opportunity to question the usability of the new design, and discuss possible solutions. (more…)
#48: Do Less Better
With Michael flying solo for this episode, we take the opportunity to reflect on a piece of advice that we’ve emphasized in several past episodes, but never taken much time to explain why. This week, we look specifically at what the mantra “Do Less Better” means, and why it’s worth taking time to consider how you might be spreading yourself too thin by trying to take on too much when it comes to your job and life. (more…)
#47: Talking Accessibility, Portfolios, and CSS Hacks
Michael’s on his way to HighEdWeb in Milwaukee, but before that, he and Aaron tackle three quick topics in this week’s episode. First up is an update on Domino’s attempt to push an web accessibility lawsuit up to the Supreme Court, then there’s a look at a website that builds itself and how that might impact how you think about your portfolio, then finally a review of some useful CSS hacks. (more…)
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Feb 9th, 1982
Pittsburg, KS, USA
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3 days, 7 hours