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UX Like Us

29 EpisodesProduced by Roman Bercot & Larry KingWebsite

UX Like Us is a podcast for the User Experience community. Designers, researchers, analysts, strategists - even product managers and front-end developers - will feel right at home as we discuss the techniques, tools, and toys that help us bring great products to life.

29 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Navigating the Post-Pandemic UX Job Market - UX Like Us - S2E29

July 7th, 2021

44:51

As the pandemic recedes, unprecedented numbers of employees seek new jobs that better suit the new reality of work-from-anywhere. And as the economy …

Designers in Space - UX Like Us - S2E28

May 25th, 2021

37:08

The Space industry is shaping up to be one of the most significant growth areas in the market, estimated to exceed $1 Trillion by 2040. All this growth leads to new opportunities for User Experience professionals. Join …

The Right Way to Structure Teams

May 11th, 2021

44:51

Building successful products requires Design, Product, Engineering, Marketing, Support, Documentation, Operations... everyone working together. So …

Stop Saying It Depends

March 30th, 2021

31:42

The right answer to every question does in fact depend on the context. But answering every question with "It depends" makes designers seem spineless, undermining others' confidence in our ability, judgment, and …

When Should You Override Your Direct’s Design?

February 12th, 2021

39:36

Designers should be given the freedom to make the best design they can without the fear of their designs getting changed for arbitrary reasons. This …

the UX of Distance Learning

January 12th, 2021

59:46

In a world where everyone has to learn online, why are the platforms so bad? Larry and Roman discuss the user experience of distance learning sites …

DesignOps

December 28th, 2020

34:39

Larry and Roman wrap up 2020 with a discussion of Design Ops (after a quick diversion into the Anova Precision Oven). In the last few years Design …

the Robot Episode - UX Like Us - S2E22

December 11th, 2020

1:01:27

Larry and Roman explore the design of robots in science fiction and real life. Should robots have faces? What about gender? Are Asimov ‘s Laws of …

AI-powered Design - S2E21 - UX Like Us

October 5th, 2020

33:06

Product Designer Jordan Singer (@jsngr) recently shocked the design world with his Figma plugin that renders interface designs using narrative text as the input. Larry King (@LAKing) and Roman Bercot (@Stuporman) …

2 Kinds of Design

September 13th, 2019

35:19

In our Season 2 premier, Larry King and Roman Bercot discuss why Industrial age design practices don’t hold up in the cloud era. Modern product …

Everybody Isn’t Not a Designer

July 1st, 2019

47:12

Summary

With #DesignTwitter becoming increasingly toxic, @LAKing and @Stuporman take on one of the issues making designers lose their minds:
Is everyone a designer?

We discuss a bit of background, why it matters, and …

Maturity Models to Advance Your Practice

June 6th, 2019

1:02:59

Summary

Roman Bercot and Larry King discuss a variety of maturity models and how to choose one that suits your needs. What is a maturity model? What is a model used for? Which model works best? Listen to this episode …

UX Bootcamps - UX Like Us 17

May 27th, 2019

42:10

Kelly Nakawatase (@UX_Kelly) joins the show to share her experience entering the design field as a graduate of General Assembly. 

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Do Designers Need Jobs to be Done?

April 22nd, 2019

57:05

Summary

Roman Bercot and Larry King explore Clayton Christensen’s Jobs to be Done framework and whether product design professionals need this …

UX Like Us 15 - the Agile Manifesto

March 22nd, 2019

1:18:48

18 years after the Agile Manifesto was published, Agile development methodologies dominate the way we make software. But are any of these …

Design Ethics - UX Like Us 14

March 15th, 2019

44:33

As designers realize greater impact and influence in their organizations, Design Ethics becomes an increasingly important discussion. We start the conversation with the UX of Ts & Cs, the Surveillance Industrial …

the Overlap Pt. 2 - UX Like Us 13

March 8th, 2019

58:28

Nelson Yu, Director of Strategy and Business Development at Experian, joins us to give a product manager’s view of the overlap between PM and Design. And you’ll never guess what Nelson picks for Stuff Designers Love!

When Should You Redesign?

March 1st, 2019

43:30

In light of several high-profile redesigns greeted by user revolt, Larry asks when is redesign the right move? How might we allow for user choice, …

The Smart and Creepy Home - UX Like Us - 11

February 14th, 2019

47:02

Larry's smart home increasingly belongs to Amazon. Will Amazon use Eero to make setting up smart homes easier? Should Eero owners worry about their …

Culture Eats Strategy - UX Like Us - 10

February 8th, 2019

1:09:39

Kevin M. Hoffman, author of Meeting Design, discusses the power of culture in our organizations. What shapes culture? What transcends cultures and …

Bold Predictions for UX in 2019

February 1st, 2019

52:21

Larry King and Roman Bercot discuss Roman’s Bold Predictions for UX in 2019. Plus, we discuss InVision's The New Design Frontier state of design …

Fresh Perspectives

January 24th, 2019

35:14

Larry and Roman discuss exciting new talks from UX Camp DC presenters:

@danachis

@feadog

@jeffpass

Stuff Designers Love twitter thread by @bethdean: https://twitter.com/bethdean/status/1084153270644310016

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The Overlap

January 11th, 2019

47:21

Larry considers the overlap between UX and Product Management. And a great new sketching app for iPad Pro.

What do you think of the Stuff Designers Love jingle? Let us know what you think on Twitter.

@LAKing and …

What is a Design Strategist?

January 4th, 2019

44:02

Larry and Roman welcome 2019 by discussing the role of a design strategist, business strategy, ethics, vision, super aggregators, and tiki bars along …

The Tool Show

December 14th, 2018

34:56

Larry and Roman discuss the 2018 Design Tools Survey, and how our tools shape our art.
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UXTools.co 2018 Design Tools Survey (

I’m Gonna Be A Webmaster

December 6th, 2018

33:13

Who should go into UX? Larry and Roman discuss traits that can make for a great UX professional, and stuff designers love.
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Jake Knapp's 'Make Time' …

The WIP Problem

November 29th, 2018

44:32

Roman is disappointed with Dark Mode. Larry talks about the Phoenix Project.
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The Big Batch / Small Batch diagram by John Cutler: https://twitter.com/johncutlefish/status/1002193108765831168
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The Phoenix Project …

Thank-UX-giving

November 22nd, 2018

30:34

Just in time for Thanksgiving in the US, it’s the UX Like Us Thank-UX-giving episode. We discuss favorite dishes and all the user experience things …

Ending the Existential Crisis

November 15th, 2018

34:24

Larry’s recent trip to the Magic Kingdom provides some inspired examples of Experience Design. We put the title debate to bed (hopefully) forever.

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