Being a great UX designer begins and ends with being a great human.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by superheroes. Early on, it was their amazing superpowers that drew me in. As I grew older, it was the realization of a very tangible connection between us and them.
Superheroes typically possess a strong moral code, including a willingness to risk one’s own safety in the service of good without expectation of reward. Even though they still fall and fail often, they always get back up, learn, and continue to make things better.
Sound a little like UX?
I also discovered this little-known, world-changing link between UX Design and personal growth after beginning my own personal growth journey in 2015 (just before starting this podcast & community) that quite literally changed my life.
The reality is, we cannot pour an empty cup into another. There’s a reason why on every flight we’re told to put our oxygen mask on first…we can’t help others unless we first help ourselves. We can’t lead others where we are not.
What the world needs now is not just love, but especially more empathy. We live in some of the most divided times in human history. It’s true empathy isn’t everything, but please don’t design or ship a product or experience meant for other human beings without it!
This UX podcast will help you become the best, most powerful UX designer (and human) you can be.
As you listen to the most inspiring and influential UX superheroes in the world tell impactful stories, reveal their design superpowers/kryptonite and offer game-changing advice–you’ll be moved and inspired to unleash your growth mindset, grow in your empathy for others, all while being enlightened, informed and even entertained as you learn about the most important issues facing our UX community today.
Yes, you’ll discover how-to’s, but much more importantly you’ll discover why-to’s
Every episode is sure to inspire and equip you on how to better fight for your users and business, and dare I say change the world (even if only for one human at a time) in a much deeper and more tangible way than you ever thought possible.