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July 23, 2019
Who Is a Designer?
For some horrible reason, Kate and Laura are beating the dead horse that is Everybody is a Designer...wait...NOBODY is a Designer...I mean...oh who the hell cares? Just tell me what we're drinking for this one.  Drink Pairing: Just decide already. I mean I GUESS EVERYBODY IS A BARTENDER NOW TOO.
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32 min
July 9, 2019
Design Doing
What's that? Kate and Laura are talking about doing things again? Well, beats the hell out of actually doing anything, I suppose.  Drink Pairing: Dewars and soda
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29 min
June 25, 2019
Everything Ops is New Again
In this episode, Laura blathers on again about DevOps while Kate desperately tries to explain how any of this is relevant to designers. (Ed. note: It isn't!) They finally agree to yell at people about naming their layers while admitting that they never have and never will. Laura accidentally coins the phrase: Enforce, Evolve, and Enhance, which sounds like something directly out of 1984.  Drink Pairing: Fuzzy Navel
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27 min
June 4, 2019
How Long Will This Take?
An unintentionally long episode about time estimates that proves that time estimates are bullshit. Also, Kate talks about her favorite drink recipe.  Drink Pairing: Old Fashioned
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31 min
May 7, 2019
One Weird Trick to Piss Off Your Users
In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss the only thing they're really experts on: pissing people off.  Drink Pairing: Light Beer
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29 min
April 23, 2019
Don't Read the Comments
In this episode, Kate tries to talk Laura into caring about the podcast listeners. Hey, that's you! If you enjoy hearing people cackle about borderline abusive neglect, this is the episode you've been waiting for.  Drink Pairing: Highball (this was a listener request, so don't say we never listen to our listeners, despite the fact that we explicitly say we don't in this episode)
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32 min
April 2, 2019
Should Designers Lead
In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss something (semi) topical. They argue about whether designers should lead and then of course somehow veer into what design even is anyway and it's pretty much a typical mess.  Drink Pairing: Mojitos (or anything muddled)
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25 min
March 19, 2019
Craft
In this episode, Kate and Laura argue about The Craft, which relates to neither witchcraft nor macrame owls, so honestly why do they even bother? Seriously though, tune in for 30 minutes of blathering about what words mean.  Drink pairing: Craft beer
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30 min
March 5, 2019
Motivation
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about how to get and stay motivated in a design environment. In an ironic and completely foreseeable twist, I honestly can't be bothered to come up with something clever to say about any of this.  Drink pairing: eh. Whatever's closest.
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27 min
February 19, 2019
The World Where We Live
In this episode, Laura and Kate take on the world - specifically, a framework for making decisions that takes into account the fact that humans are bad at long vs short term decision making. You can really tell that Laura failed Philosophy a few times in this one.  Drink Pairing: White Russian
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34 min
January 29, 2019
Should You Write a Book?
In this episode, Kate and Laura ask the important question: Should you make the same stupid mistake that Laura has made repeatedly? No. The answer is no. Also, what is wrong with you? Have we taught you nothing?  Drink Pairing: Absinthe
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30 min
January 15, 2019
Unicorn Hunting
In this episode, Kate and Laura complain about UX job descriptions and give people some suggestions about how to deal with them. TL;DR; There's nothing you can do about it so just ignore them.  Drink Pairing: Anything sparkling
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27 min
January 1, 2019
Protect Your Users from Each Other
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about how and why to protect your users from each other while they slowly lose what little faith they still had in humanity. Happy New Year.  Drink pairing: Bottomless Mimosas. Or topless. Whatever. You do you.
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30 min
December 18, 2018
Storyboarding
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk endlessly about visual things. Again. This time it's storyboards. Also, Laura apparently has something against Cleveland? And also the rest of humanity? Who even knows? Drink pairing: Mulled wine
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26 min
November 19, 2018
Whiteboard Challenges
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about how to be better at whiteboard challenges if you can't avoid them entirely, which you can't, so just deal.  Drink pairing: Wild Turkey
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31 min
November 6, 2018
Build for Now
Once again, Kate and Laura try to pretend that being extremely lazy makes them good at their jobs. Whatever those jobs are. This episode is mostly just maritime puns and Laura whining about not having a yacht yet.  Drink pairing: Veuve Clicquot
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28 min
October 23, 2018
Detours from the Happy Path
In this episode, Kate and Laura get all metaphorical about basic task definition and flows. Also, they introduce a drinking game where you have to chug every time they say "task flow," so you're going to have to sign a release saying the podcast is not responsible for your inevitable alcohol poisoning.  Drink Pairing: Preferably something that won't kill you when you drink a gallon of it
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27 min
October 9, 2018
An Amateur Could Do It
In this episode, Kate and Laura barely conceal their terror that they could be replaced by people with no skills or abilities whatsoever at any time. For once, they're not wrong.  Drink Pairing: Mudslide (in honor of our newest patreon!) You want a drink pairing of your own? Patreon us!  https://patreon.com/WhatIsWrongWithUX
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30 min
September 25, 2018
Should We Be Nice to Tech?
In this episode, Kate and Laura, with a somewhat shocking lack of self awareness and irony, argue about whether they should be nicer to technology. Everybody they have ever met rolls their collective eyes and think, "so close..." Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/WhatIsWrongWithUX Drink Pairing: Spiked Punch
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23 min
September 14, 2018
Task Flows
In this episode, Kate and Laura attempt YET AGAIN to describe a visual thing with words. So. Many. Words. They explain what a task flow is, why you should do it, roughly how to do it, and why you're a terrible person for not doing it.  Drink pairing: Lava Flow
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28 min
August 28, 2018
Nuance
In this episode, Kate and Laura whine for 30 minutes about how people should make things simpler and less nuanced. Occasionally they veer dangerously close to debating the nature of truth, but pull back from it because Laura failed Philosophy at least twice.  Drink Pairing: Something with subtle hints of currant, cherry, and asphalt
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27 min
August 14, 2018
Choosing the Right Deliverables
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about not wasting time making the wrong stuff. You'll be completely unsurprised that what sorts of deliverables you should make for your team depends entirely on who you're making stuff for and what you want out of it.  Drink Pairing: Grappa
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31 min
July 29, 2018
A UX Garden of Versus
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about fights instead of fighting. Specifically, they bring up some of their least favorite examples of people comparing totally different methodologies against each other. Personas vs JTBD! Agile vs Waterfall! Come on, people. No need to argue. Everything can suck equally.  Drink Pairing: Appletinis
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30 min
April 17, 2018
Data is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
In this episode, Kate and Laura UXplain GDPR (probably incorrectly) and talk about some good approaches to treating your users' data a little more respectfully.  Drink Pairing: Vodka Martini (I'd say "shaken, not stirred" but that bruises the booze, so knock it off with that nonsense)
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26 min
April 3, 2018
Why Change Sucks
In this episode, Laura and Kate revisit the concept of Change Aversion and talk about why change is hard for users and what you can do to make it easier.  Drink Pairing: California Zinfandel
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24 min
March 20, 2018
Usability Testing Context
In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss how usability testing strategies may change depending on...wait for it...that's right, the context of the company and type of product. Drink every time they say, "It depends." No, seriously, don't do that. You'll die.  Drink pairing: Lemon Drops
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29 min
February 13, 2018
Figuring Out the Possible
In this episode, Kate and Laura argue about how understanding what you can do may affect what you want to do, which is exactly backwards from what they usually drone on about.  Drink pairing: Cheap Chablis
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28 min
January 23, 2018
Designing Beyond the Screen
audio Block Double-click here to upload or link to a .mp3. Learn more In this episode, Kate and Laura complain about screen-based designers again. They also talk about designing for multi-modal interfaces in a failed attempt to sound modern and like they haven't been doing this since the Paleolithic Era.  Drink Pairing: Old Fashioned
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29 min
January 9, 2018
2018 Resolutions
Happy New Year! In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about what they're probably not going to do differently in 2018, because honestly, who are we kidding?  Drink pairing: Bottomless mimosas
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31 min
December 19, 2017
B2B vs B2C
In this episode, Laura and Kate do not sing at you. YOU'RE WELCOME.  Instead, they continue the discussion about different types of work environments, this time looking at how it's different when you're working on a B2B product vs a B2C product.  Drink Pairing: Mulled Cider with Brandy
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26 min
December 15, 2017
The 12 Days of UX | BONUS HOLIDAY EPISODE
In this episode, Kate and Laura decide to sing for some reason. 'Tis the season for assaulting your eardrums, apparently. Anyway, I would like to just preemptively apologize for this, and I promise we'll try not to get this drunk in the future. (We will fail at this, but it's the thought that counts, probably.) Look, at least it's short.  Drink pairing: Whatever it is, you're gonna need a shitload of it. Did I mention we sing? Sorry, "sing". 
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10 min
November 28, 2017
When You Are Not Working on the Product
In this episode, Laura and Kate talk about how your job as a product manager or designer can vary based on how close you are to the company's business model. There's a framework, because of course there is.  Drink Pairing: It's nog season, baby! 
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24 min
November 14, 2017
Starting Your Own Thing
In this episode, Kate and Laura give sketchy advice about starting your own freelancing or consulting business. Reminder: you should probably not take legal advice from drunk people on the internet.  Drink Pairing: Whiskey Sour
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31 min
October 24, 2017
Just Work
In this episode, Kate and Laura argue about a very specific kind of complexity. They talk about how some features can be complicated problems while others are "just work," and then argue about why anybody might care about this distinction. Laura quotes someone she hates but who she reluctantly admits might be on to something, which really doesn't narrow it down much.  Drink Pairing: Pisco Sours
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24 min
October 10, 2017
Old Research Stories
In this week's episode, Kate and Laura reminisce about old research stories and how much better things were before. Ok, mostly they talk about what's still true of the things they learned in old research and what's changed.  Drink Pairing: Old Fashioned
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31 min
September 19, 2017
Statistics are Bullshit
In this week's episode, Kate and Laura reveal that everything they've been saying has been a lie and they really think that statistics are lies. Ok, honestly, this is just them banging on about how not everything is for everybody again.  Drink Pairing: It's pumpkin spice season, so enjoy bourbon and disdain for people who drink things that taste like pumpkin spice.
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18 min
September 5, 2017
Expertise
Kate's back! In this week's episode, Kate and Laura talk about what it means to truly be an expert in something, and how hard it can be to believe you are one. Laura admits to occasionally having doubts about something, which shocks everybody.  Drink Pairing: Irish Affogato (This is an Irish Coffee poured over ice cream. It's a drink I invented because I am a genius.)
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28 min
August 22, 2017
Working with Non-Designers
On this week's episode, Kate escapes from her cage, so Christina Wodtke valiantly takes her place to talk about how designers can talk to people who aren't designers. That's right. Two designers talking to each other about how they might hypothetically talk to other people.  Drink Pairing: Gin! 
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31 min
August 1, 2017
Complexity
In this episode, Kate and Laura overthink everything, as usual, and discuss how to take a feature that seems simple and be a total buzzkill by showing how complicated it really is.  Drink Pairing: Mint Juleps (because they're muddled)  
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29 min
July 18, 2017
The New UX Bestiary
Kate and Laura, having run out of actual topics, decide that designers need a new animal, now that unicorns have been stolen by big, private, profitless companies. This may be proof that Kate and Laura will argue about literally anything. Strap in.  Drink Pairing: Wild Turkey
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22 min
July 3, 2017
Tips for Working with Teams
Kate and Laura begrudgingly tolerate each other for just long enough to tell you how to work better with other people. Also, there's some stuff about how people and teams change each other, but it's not like there's any agreement.  Drink Pairing: A 12 pack of something
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29 min
June 13, 2017
A Few of Our Favorite Tools
After a few podcasts talking about things they don't like, Kate and Laura decide to be slightly more positive and discuss a few tools that make their work lives easier. Besides booze. Drink Pairing: Tequila Sunrise
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31 min
May 30, 2017
What Makes a Tool Bad?
Kate and Laura discuss whether some commonly misunderstood tools and frameworks (Surveys? Agile?) are bad or just really misunderstood a lot of the time. Drink Pairing: Shot of Jager
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27 min
May 9, 2017
Stop Designing (and building) Everything!
In this episode, Kate and Laura go off on several tangents about why everything does not have to be designed and built from scratch by your organization. Seriously, you're not making artisanal, locally sourced pickles here, folks. Unless you are. In which case, carry on.  Drink Pairing: Small batch, home brewed cider made from cruelty free, free range, heirloom apples, obviously
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26 min
April 25, 2017
Collaborative Design
In this episode, Kate and Laura fight about what it means to design things collaboratively and the ways in which everybody seems to screw it up. Hint: collaborative design does not mean everybody makes every single decision together! This is not a democracy, people.  Drink Pairing: Sidecar
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28 min
April 4, 2017
4 Possibly Useful Skills for Designers
Kate and Laura really don't like to be told what to do. That's why they get annoyed when people declare "Designers should really be able to..." In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of designers learning things like coding, story telling, and metrics, and then we leave it up to you, the listener, to make your own damn decisions.  Drink Pairing: Who are we to tell you what to drink? Make up your own mind!
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29 min
March 21, 2017
10 Bad Words
In this episode, Kate and Laura argue about terrible things they hear people say when building products. Apparently, there are words more triggering than "chatbot." Drink Pairing: Dirty Martini
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26 min
March 7, 2017
Why You Should Care about the Business Model
In this episode, Kate and Laura give five reasons why everybody, even designers and researchers, need to understand how their products and companies make money.  Drink Pairing: Margaritas
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30 min
February 21, 2017
Blind Spots
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about the kinds of things people miss when building products, why that's bad, and how to avoid it. Drink Pairing: Anything but Moonshine (which can cause blindness)
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29 min
February 7, 2017
Hot Takes
The hottest of takes on the most trivial of topics. Kate and Laura argue about the future of AR, chatbots, the on demand economy, and whether pattern libraries will finally put designers out of business (fingers crossed!).  Drink Pairing: Trader Joe's Brand Bourbon (BECAUSE APPARENTLY KATE DRANK ALL THE BLADE AND BOW)
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28 min
January 24, 2017
Building Your Brand
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about building a personal brand as a designer, and why in the name of all that is holy anybody in their right mind would want to do that. They have some vague advice about speaking at conferences, writing about design, and (don't do it) podcasting.  Drink Pairing: Blade and Bow Bourbon (Thanks, Bob and Celeste!)  
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28 min
January 10, 2017
Hypothesis Tracker
In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss a tool and process for tracking the things you believe and getting better at predicting. The tool, predictably, is from Build Better Products. Which you should have bought by now, but if you haven't, there's still time! Build Better Products: A Modern Approach to Building Successful User-Centered Products $39.00 By Laura Klein Drink Pairing: Bloody Marys
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26 min
December 27, 2016
Rapid Fire, Part Deux
In this episode, Kate and Laura try and fail to tackle some typical UX questions in 2 minutes or less. Laura gives the most useful advice you will ever get about starting a new job. It's a short one, because frankly, it's the holidays, and this podcast crap is cutting into our drinking time. Drink Pairing: Veuve Clicquot, Vintage Rosé Brut 2004
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18 min
December 13, 2016
Advocating for the User
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about picking the right users and advocating for them. Also, they explain why this is not entirely the designer's job.  Drink Pairing: Mulled Wine Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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29 min
November 29, 2016
Making the User Map
In this episode, Kate and Laura plug their new book, Build Better Products, by discussing how the User Map was created. Surprise! It involves design thinking and sketching.  Drink Pairing: Irish Coffee (this is a long one. you'll need the caffeine.) Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton User Map Template: Get the Book! Build Better Products: A Modern Approach to Building Successful User-Centered Products $35.73 By Laura Klein
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31 min
November 8, 2016
Where Should You Work
In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss the pros and cons of doing UX work in agencies, big companies, and startups. This is a good one if you're trying to figure out where to go next.  Drink Pairing: Sidecar Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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31 min
October 25, 2016
Should You Build a Chatbot?
Kate and Laura discuss the difference between "building a chatbot" and "building a product that solves a need for a human." Also, we talk about how to decide which platform is right for something that you're building.  Drink Pairing: Sidecar Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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22 min
October 10, 2016
Sketching
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about why sketching is useful and how to get better at it without being an artist.  Drink Pairing: G&T & keep 'em coming Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Want more advice from people who know what they're talking about? Check out the User Research for Everyone conference from Rosenfeld Media on October 11, 2016! Use KLEIN for $50 off the ticket price. 
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26 min
September 26, 2016
Red Flags
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about some of the red flags that can mean a project or a job is not a great place for doing good UX design work.  Drink Pairing: Red Bull and Vodka Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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26 min
September 13, 2016
Questions about Craft
In this episode, Kate and Laura completely fail to answer simple questions about UX. We do blather on for a bit about ourselves though, as usual.  Drink Pairing: Craft brews - the more pretentious the better Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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29 min
August 30, 2016
Delight
Kate and Laura dig in a little more on what "designing for delight" really means. They argue that most things designers find delightful just end up annoying users.  Drink Pairing: Something delightful, obvs Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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24 min
August 16, 2016
Being Flexible vs Pushing Back
It's not always clear when you should stand up for yourself against clients or stakeholders and when you should do what is asked of you, even when you think it's a bad design decision. Kate and Laura argue about where the line is and whether it's better to be flexible or to push back.  Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: The stiffest drink you can stand
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30 min
August 2, 2016
UX Trends
Kate and Laura answer questions submitted by the fine UXers at Tradecraft. This week, we completely fail to tell the future of the UX.  Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: Vintage Champagne
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25 min
July 19, 2016
The Best Advice We Were Never Given
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about the advice we wish people had given us instead of making us learn things the hard way. We really don't like doing things the hard way.  Drink Pairing: You never drink what we tell you to, anyway Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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23 min
July 5, 2016
The Best Advice We've Ever Been Given
In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss the best advice that we've ever been given about life, products, and work in general.  Drink Pairing: Ask someone else for advice on this Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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30 min
June 14, 2016
What Is Good Design?
In this episode, Kate and Laura argue about what makes a design good and come dangerously near a few moral absolutes.  Drink Pairing: Whatever you like best. Who are we to judge?  Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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22 min
May 31, 2016
What We Wish People Knew About Design
In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss the things that we wish people, including designers, knew about UX design.  Drink pairing: Rum and coke Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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30 min
May 3, 2016
Maybe Is Not an Option
In this rapid fire episode, Kate and Laura try (and fail) to answer easy, yes or no UX questions. Maybe is not an option, nor is death. It's the antidote to "It Depends."  Drinks: Screwdrivers Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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17 min
April 19, 2016
Setting Design Priorities
You can't solve every problem for every user. That means you need to learn to prioritize your design changes. In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about how we think about priorities and the really important things that you're probably forgetting to prioritize.  Drink Pairing: The important thing is that you're drinking.  Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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25 min
April 15, 2016
Answering the Unanswerable
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about some of the unanswerable questions they get asked all the time like "What sort of research should  do?" and "What is wrong with my product?" Then we answer them, because why the hell not?  Drink Pairing: Absinthe Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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29 min
April 5, 2016
Getting Creatively Unblocked
In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss why it's so easy to get blocked when doing "creative" work. We also offer a few, probably unhelpful, tips about how we personally get past the blockers. Hint: it's not all booze and self loathing.  Drink Pairing: Singapore Sling Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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21 min
March 22, 2016
On Jargon
In this episode, Kate and Laura complain about the overuse of UX-specific jargon and then totally contradict ourselves by explaining why we sometimes find it incredibly useful. Laura also complains, unsurprisingly, about the fact that we can't all agree on what certain words like "designer" mean anyway.  Drink Pairing: Lemon Drops Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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21 min
March 8, 2016
Designing Your Design Space
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about the different types of spaces in which design activities occur and fight about which are the best ones for which tasks.  Drink Pairing: Scorpion Bowl (which Kate assures me is a Tiki drink and not an actual bowl of scorpions, but she is not to be trusted) Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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28 min
February 24, 2016
Just Do What You're Told
Sometimes stakeholders or clients want things that you know will be terrible for their users. In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss how to handle bad feature or design requests and argue about our responsibilities as designers.  Drink Pairing: Dry Martinis Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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23 min
February 11, 2016
When Stakeholders Want Pixel Perfect
Sometimes stakeholders refuse to look at any deliverables that aren't pixel perfect Photoshop mocks, which causes all sorts of problems for designers. In this episode, Kate and Laura explain why this is such a terrible idea and give designers some suggestions for handling it better.  Drink Pairing: Something Artisinal Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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26 min
January 26, 2016
It Depends
You can never get a straight answer out of a designer. In this episode, Kate and Laura explain why designers like the phrase, "It depends" so damn much and what we can do to make it slightly more useful.  Drink Pairing: Truth Serum (or gin, whichever you have on hand) Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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19 min
January 12, 2016
Stop Arguing with Feedback
In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss how to take the feedback you asked for a little more graciously and maybe even benefit from it. Do not, in any way, think that this is a request for you to give feedback to Kate and/or Laura. Yes, we understand the irony, and no, we're not having any of it.  Drink Pairing: Your Tears, probably Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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24 min
January 5, 2016
Stop Saying Users Don't Know What They Want
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about the dismissive bastards who claim "users don't know what they want." In a surprising twist, they also give some decent advice about how to think about getting user feedback.  Drink Pairing: Mimosas  Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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22 min
December 22, 2015
Your Research Character
In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss the one weird trick to doing better customer interviews. Ok, it's not really a trick, but it is weird. When conducting research, interviewers often behave very differently than they would normally, creating a sort of Research Persona or Character that helps them build rapport quickly and get participants to open up and share.  Drink Pairing: Wassail (that's a thing, right?) Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
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25 min
December 8, 2015
It's Not the Change They Hate
Users who care deeply about your product can get very angry when you make changes. Sometimes it's change aversion, and sometimes you seriously screwed something up. In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about how to tell when it's your fault that your users hate you.  Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: Eggnog
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25 min
November 25, 2015
In Defense of Assholes
Just in time for Thanksgiving, a plea to consider the assholes in your life and workplace. Sometimes people who are hard to work with can be incredibly productive, useful members of teams. You can make great products with people you wouldn't necessarily invite over for a drink. In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about what really makes a coworker an asshole and how to deal with difficult people.  I shouldn't have to say this, but the language on this one is probably not safe work unless you work with a bunch of assholes.  Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: Wild Turkey or anything with Pumpkin Spice
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23 min
October 6, 2015
4 Things that Will Make You a Better UX Designer
In this episode, Kate and Laura discuss four things that will make you a better UX Designer. Learn why getting better at taking feedback and understanding business can help improve your career. Also, Laura gets shouty. Again.  Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: Single Malt Scotch
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28 min
September 29, 2015
6 Things We Wish We Had Known
Kate and Laura talk about the things we wish we'd learned earlier in our careers as UX Designers.  Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: Brandy Alexanders 
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20 min
September 24, 2015
The Worst Clients
In this episode, Kate and Laura talk about terrible clients (no, not by name. we're not committing career suicide just yet.) and how we can deal with them better as UX Designers. If you work with other people as a UX Designer, this one might be helpful. If you have worked directly with clients, consider this a possible trigger warning.  Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: The strongest thing you have in the house
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30 min
August 13, 2015
Don't Be a UX Designer
In this episode, Kate and Laura bitch about some of the most annoying things about being a UX Designer and do everything in our power to keep you from becoming one. You'll thank us later.  Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: anything with bitters
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30 min
August 5, 2015
Storytelling for Entrepreneurs
In this very special hour long episode, Kate and Laura argue about how entrepreneurs and founders can tell their stories better by applying some very basic UX design techniques (like thinking about humans and whatnot). This episode was filmed in front of a live studio audience, and we take questions for the second half of it. Yes, there is video of us drinking while filming this Podclash. No, you may not see it.  Intro Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: Prosecco
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59 min
June 27, 2015
Being Human Centered Humans
UX Designers can talk a great game when it comes to empathy and being Human Centered, but how well do you walk the walk? In this podcast, Laura and Kate discuss how you can use some of those Human Centered design techniques to make yourself a better co-worker and human being. If that's what you're into. Also, Kate bitches about things that she finds annoying, to the surprise of absolutely nobody.  Intro Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: Fireball Whiskey
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24 min
June 2, 2015
What is Wrong with Personas
Laura and Kate discuss the reasons that most UX personas are useless and how to fix them to make them actually worth doing.  Intro Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: Late Harvest Zinfandel
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21 min
May 13, 2015
Should Designers Learn to Code?
Kate has Strong Opinions about exactly how technical other designers should be. Laura mostly just humors her.  Intro Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: Manhattan
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30 min
May 1, 2015
The Five Things UX Designers Must Never Say
In this week's episode, Kate and Laura bitch about the stupid things people say during the design and research process and the terrible questions people ask their customers. No UXers were harmed in the making of this episode, probably because Kate was just drunk enough to not have to be restrained.  Intro Music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton, who is awesome Drink Pairing: Woodford Reserve Bourbon
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30 min
April 18, 2015
What the Hell is a Product Designer, Anyway?
In this episode of What Is Wrong with UX, Kate and Laura argue about what the term Product Designer means and whether it's just a new word for the same job we've been doing for years.  Intro music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton.  Drink Pairing: Single Malt Scotch
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27 min
March 23, 2015
C-FWOTs
Kate and Laura talk about C-FWOTs or Colossal Fucking Wastes of Time. What makes a design project a C-FWOT, and how can we avoid them?  Intro music: The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: Absinthe
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22 min
March 23, 2015
Is There Such a Thing As a Junior Designer?
Kate and Laura fight about what makes a designer "senior" other than just years on the job and what that means for hiring people to your design organization.  Intro music: The Future Soon, by Jonathan Coulton Drink Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc
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22 min
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