The UX Kitchen Podcast

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How would I start a UX career in 2021 knowing what I know today? Let's explore together!We'll review the key ingredients to get started and be successful in UX. Designing your own learning path! We'll cover:- Where to learn UX (courses or books?)- Do you need a mentor?- How to find your strengths?- How to land a first UX job or freelance gig?
Do you know salmon sushi wasn't originally 'japanese'? And how that relates to UX? You'll find out in this episode!I'm going to walk you through my process for creating websites including gathering insights and requirements, designing information architecture, wireframes, visual design and testing!
How it’s like working in the edtech space as a UX designer?Are you wondering about which industry or space to go after?What’s the difference between a B2B and a B2C business in terms of UX?In today’s episode, I’m covering all these questions, to help you get a better understanding of UX in different industries.
What does a freelance designer do during the week? How a typical day looks like? What tasks and activities we do on a daily basis?I got this question a lot, so I decided to do a sneak peak into my every day life. It's like a documentary without... camerasSome key findings from today's UX Kitchen episode:⭐️  Why should you do less meetings (and how to do it)⭐️  How to batch time and focus on priorities⭐️  Balancing between building your freelance business VS client work⭐️  What is your chronotype?Actually, you are not going to learn your chronotype from this episode. BUT... you will learn WHAT a chronotype is and why is it so cool. 
Empathy is key in UX, but it can be also confusing. What is empathy in design? Is it a skill or a given we are born with? What is service design? How empathy plays role in service design and UX?We are doing a deep dive into these topics with Berlin-based service designer Rubab Paracha. You will learn...what is service designservice design VS UXhow empathy plays a key rolehow to exercises empathy to move things forward with your teamLearn more about Rubab:
When you start out as a designer, you have these awesome processes and cool techniques in your arsenal ready to take on the world. But once you land your first UX job, it turns out it's not so simple.Designers often feel they are in the back seat. Not having real influence on the process and decision-making.If you ever struggled getting your voiced heard and you want to have a better UX process for your company or clients, listen in and learn techniques to step up your game as a designer.Companies are looking for designer leaders who are proactive and can come forward with spot on ideas on how to approach  problems.
In this episode, we are diving into what ideation is, how to fit it into the UX process and share our favorite techniques with UX expert and innovation consultant Agata Braja. Ideation helps designers and teams come up with awesome ideas by giving a framework and a safe space to brainstorm freely and ensure you'll discover something tangible. If you heard about ideation and you always wanted to try, this episode will help you get started! And if you already do workshops and ideation sessions, pop in today and learn some additional techniques that can supercharge the process.We will cover...What ideation isWhen to do ideation in the UX processBrainstormingHybrid brainstormingBodystorming for service designDesign studioWorst possible ideaHow to ensure qualityPitfalls of ideation sessionsFollow Agata on Instagram @uxbyagata and join us every Wednesday 4pm GMT on Clubhouse for a free form converstion on UX, service design and innovation.
Building an agency is tough. I loved building the team, working with various clients, but it was a really challenging business venture overall. I cannot tell you how to build a 7-8 figure agency business, because I couldn't make it there. But I can save you from the mistakes I made and share the lessons learned from building a UX agency with international clientele and a team over 10.
Join us for this conversation with lead frontend engineer Daniel Knaust, a great friend of mine who has tons of experience with channeling in data to make more educated decisions.In this episode, we will talk about...... What validation is... Misunderstandings around validation... How to use quantitative and qualitative data and research to make better decisions... Stories from our own experience... Shipping today VS refining the product until it's perfect
What to do if your client doesn't want to follow your UX process? What can you do if there's a pushback on user research? In this episode we are diving deep into how the transition to UX happens!In this episode you can learn...Understand UX transition - what it takes to follow processHow to develop empathyStrategies to take steps towards UX processKey takeaways:Know it's a process and takes timeCoffee example - don't expect to jump to level 100Find those low-hanging fruitsEmpathise with stakeholders - understand their frustrationsStick to the process long enoughComplete shownotes:
There are many ways to start freelancing. If you want to do it on the side, or expand it to be your full-time income, this episode will have actionable strategies for you to implement. I started my career as a freelancer. Then built an agency. Then went back to freelancing. Freelancing is awesome, but it's not for everyone - at least doing it full time. Doing SOME freelancing is a great experience that every designer should try at some point in their career.In this post I highlighted the key questions you need to ask and some hard truth you need to accept when going into freelancing. I know it might seem like an oversimplification - but hey it's just a 10 slide carousel :) But if somebody told me all this when I was starting out, that would save me from years of trial and error.Episode 19 of the UX Kitchen podcast is going into all the details what I highlight here in this carousel. So if you...... want to do freelancing on the side... don't know how to start... don't know if freelancing full time is for you... how to get clients... how to beat frustrationcome join me and I'll share my lessons learned as a freelancer so that you can avoid the mistakes I made :)
In this episode, I invited my friend Dan who works as a Lead Frontend Engineer at Smallpdf to share his experience and stories about how they use data and support tickets to make a better product. Dan is a superb engineer who is also very experienced in UX - the best of both worlds :)You will hear lots of first-hand stories with actionable tips and tricks. Here's what we will cover:How a data-driven process looks like in actionHow to use support tickets to build better featuresUX is NOT the sole responsibility of designersDiscuss the pros and cons of freemium modelsIf you want to learn more about Smallpdf, check out there website (tons of free tools to help you work with documents):
We will cover...What to do when a client reaches out How to guide clientsHow to extract the informationHow to scope the project
In this episode we will cover:What is a design systemWhen to build oneTools of the tradeHow to create a design systemDangers of creating a design system
I wanted to talk about getting clients for a long time, because you guys often ask me like how to get freelance projects, how to get clients and what to do.
In this episode, I want to talk about like how we can harness the knowledge that you already have, the experience you already have, or maybe even the job you already have and use it as a vehicle to get you to a more UX focused job or getting to the UX space
Today what we're going to discuss is we'll be going through how the hiring process looks like, like recruiters and hiring managers and what recruiters are looking for in a UX and UI portfolio.
In this podcast, we're going to continue expanding your skills as a designer to really be like a top tier designer and be very comfortable and happy in your everyday work.
Today I have one of my favorite topics, which is redesigning a complex SAS products, SAS, as in software, as a service.
In this episode we are going to talk about do you need to learn UX as a UI designer and the other way around, which is do you need to learn UI as a UX designer? What are the pros and cons?
In this episode, I will show you six plus one tangible and actionable ways, how you can improve your UI designs, and your skills.
I have one of my favorite topics for today, which is sketching. I love sketching because it's fast, it's efficient. In this episode, I'm going to teach you three techniques, how to do them step-by-step.
How to kickstart a project, how to get into the middle of things and get to the point where you can actually start designing. It's kind of a cornerstone of my process but it wasn't always like that.
What should I do after learning the basics of UI/UX design?After learning the basics of UX, how do I move on? How do I land a job?How do I get clients as a freelancer?These questions I get asked a lot. Today's episode is about how you can...👉 land a job as a UX designer👉 how to become a freelancer👉 how to land contracts It's important to be clear on your goals. What do you want to do? Do you value freedom over a single reliable job? Or is it more important to fulfill your dreams, being your own boss, and deciding which projects to take on?You will walk away, knowing...what to land a job as a junior designerwhat to do if you have a weak portfolio (or nothing at all)what it takes to be a freelancerwhat's the strategy that will guarantee you will be successful in freelancingshould you be a freelancer or independent contractor
Today I have a special guest. She is Kinnari Parikh and she's a product designer and UX thinker. In this episode, we are going to look at a day in a life, as well as talking about career and how to get into UX.
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Created by
Csaba Házi
Podcast Status
Sep 24th, 2020
Latest Episode
May 5th, 2021
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33 minutes

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