User Defenders: Inspiring Interviews with UX Superheroes
About This Show
There are scores of inspirational UX Designers out there who are doing outstanding, innovative work and helping to shape the future in their struggle to solve important design problems while fighting for the users.
In our highly accelerating world of technology, wearables and the connected life, there's never been a better time to be a great UX Designer.
For those more recently diving in and gaining experience, it can be quite daunting to stay inspired and enlightened in this ever-changing/evolving landscape.
This podcast is aimed at highlighting those leading the way in their craft by diving deeper into who they are, and what makes them tick/successful, in order to inspire and equip those aspiring to do the same.
Most Recent Episode
036: No Designer Left Behind with Nick Finck
2 days ago
Nick Finck teaches us the value of being a connector, and mentoring other designers. He gives us a really compelling, and dare I say accurate look into the future of UX. He inspires us to make sure we unplug every once in a while. He also motivates us to find the sweet spot between users, the business, and technology.
Nick Finck at the time of this interview was the Product Design Manager at Facebook. Now, he’s a User Experience Design Immersive Instructor at General Assembly. Prior to Facebook, he was Head of User Experience at Amazon Web Services. He’s been working on the web for two decades solving complex problems for Fortune 500 companies such as Adobe, Intel, REI, Boeing, Google, and Oprah.com. He spent one of those decades also running one of our community’s leading blogs in the early days called Digital Web Magazine. He’s been an active speaker since 2001, who’s spoken at many of our esteemed conferences. He recently started a really exciting project called “UX for Change” with a two-fold goal: to bridge the experience gap many designers have after graduation, and address the mentor deficiency. He also happens to be runner up for Seattle’s Sexiest Geek thwarted by none other than “The Oatmeal’s” Matthew Inman.
Secret Identity/Origin Story (4:25)
Biggest Superhero (7:35)
Second Career Choice (10:24)
Biggest Failure (11:55)
Awkward Testing Story (23:18)
Design Superpower / Superhero Name (28:50)
Design Kryptonite (32:33)
Fight For Users (37:04)
Future Of UX Design (42:36)
Habit Of Success (62:20)
UX For Change (66:18)
Book Recommendation (75:41)
Invincible Resource (78:00)
Best Advice (78:24)
Contact Info (82:24)