Ux And Growth Podcast

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Sinopsis

Stories, debates, and advice. HubSpot designer Austin Knight regularly sits down with friends from around the world to have a couple beers and discuss User Experience and Growth tactics.This show is entirely non-profit and independent, to ensure that the content is always of the highest quality. It does not have ads, is not associated with any business or organization, and does not accept donations. It is privately funded by the host.To find out more about the show, host, guests, and the resources that we share, visit us at www.UXandGrowth.com.

Episodios

  • Necessity, Innovation  Rapid Launches with Cambria Davies (Product Manager at Ro)

    Necessity, Innovation & Rapid Launches with Cambria Davies (Product Manager at Ro)

    01/06/2020 Duración: 39min

    What factors breed innovation? How do you take a product from zero to one, launching and iterating quickly? What does it mean to create sustainable growth? In this episode, Cambria Davies (Product Manager at Ro) tells us the story of launching one of HubSpot's flagship products from scratch, and all of the critical steps her team took along the way. We dive into jobs-to-be-done, activation metrics, and the significance of sustainable growth. Plus, Cambria gives us a peek into her new role at Ro, and some of their recent fast-paced COVID-19 launches. "For those who might not be familiar with the Jobs-to-be-Done framework, the basic premise is that people hire products to fulfill jobs for them. So in the morning when I wake up, I have a job of waking up as efficiently as possible and I can either hire a cup of coffee to perform that job for me, or I could hire a green juice. So, you really shift the way that you think about competition and how people explore solutions to their problems, which is rooted in acut

  • Podcast Mastery with Jason Ogle (Host of User Defenders)

    Podcast Mastery with Jason Ogle (Host of User Defenders)

    04/05/2020 Duración: 22min

    So you've started a podcast. Now, how do you book guests? What about sponsors and affiliates? Where should you be promoting your show? In this episode, I sit down with Jason Ogle (Host of User Defenders) to discuss the intricacies of being a podcast host. This episode was originally recorded in April of 2017 and we didn't release it. So now, it's being brought to you as a bonus episode. The recording may be a bit dated, but the information isn't. Enjoy! User Defenders Community: https://community.userdefenders.com/ User Defenders Podcast: https://userdefenders.com/ Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasonogle John Lee Dumas' guide to podcast sponsorships: https://www.eofire.com/podcast-sponsorships/ Austin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ustinknight More about me and the show: https://austinknight.com/

  • Design Portfolios with Martijn van den Broeck (Designer at Google)

    Design Portfolios with Martijn van den Broeck (Designer at Google)

    20/04/2020 Duración: 42min

    What are the key pieces of a great portfolio? What are the best tools for building and launching one? And what are the pitfalls to avoid? In this episode, Martijn van den Broeck (Designer at Google) joins me to talk about the art and science of design portfolios. For years, Martijn has closely studied portfolios, developing expertise in everything from the ideal number of case studies to the right way to handle an NDA and beyond. He shares a comprehensive approach to building, launching, and leveraging a portfolio. "I'm surprised by how few people actually have read their NDA and tried to understand it. One thing I did was write an article about what I learned while interning at IDEO. So I couldn't go into the specifics of projects, but I could still say, 'Hey, I went to IDEO and I learned all these amazing things' that weren't NDA protected." — Martijn at 22:56 Martijn's portfolio guide: https://medium.com/portfolio-principles Martijn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MartijnvdBroeck Martijn's portfolio: ht

  • Designer at Scale with Joel Beukelman (Designer at Google)

    Designer at Scale with Joel Beukelman (Designer at Google)

    06/04/2020 Duración: 33min

    What do designers do after they've achieved their career goals? Why aren't designers typically founders, and why is creative burnout so common? In this episode, I sit down with Joel Beukelman (Designer at Google) for a raw and honest conversation about career growth, goal attainment, and the inevitable existential crisis that follows. We touch on the dangers of being emotionally attached to work, the prevalence of ego and homogeneity in design, and the confusing world of design titles and roles (and how they impact us). Plus, Joel shares his framework for evaluating one's career and its impact on life. "I had to look outside of design in my career and be like, 'There has to be something more than this, because this obviously isn't fulfilling or making me feel purposeful'. In the end, I had a meeting with Monica, my manager, and she was like, 'What do you want next?' and I was like, 'I want to work less. I want to be here less. Can we do that?' It was a weird conversation to have with my boss, but that was re

  • Starting  Growing A Podcast

    Starting & Growing A Podcast

    23/03/2020 Duración: 35min

    What are the basic steps to take when starting a podcast? And how do you grow it? In this episode, Matt, Geoff and I recap what we've done to run the UX & Growth Podcast. We talk format, guests, equipment, hosting, distribution, promotion and more. From the best mics to the most unexpected growth channels, these are the big things we've learned while running our small show. This episode was originally recorded in April of 2017 and we didn't release it. So now, it's being brought to you as a bonus episode. The recording may be a bit dated, but the information isn't. Enjoy! Microphones: ATR-2100 (USB/XLR), AKG P220 (XLR) Software: Audacity, Garageband & Auphonic Self-hosting on Wordpress: https://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/podcasting/ Submitting a podcast to iTunes: https://help.apple.com/itc/podcasts_connect/#/itcc0e1eaa94 Austin on Twitter: Twitter.com/ustinKnight Geoff on Twitter: Twitter.com/dailydaigle Matt on Twitter: Twitter.com/mattrheault

  • Side Projects  Incremental Growth with Lee Munroe (Director of Design at OneSignal)

    Side Projects & Incremental Growth with Lee Munroe (Director of Design at OneSignal)

    09/03/2020 Duración: 34min

    How do side projects impact a designer's career? What are the incremental growth tools that can turn a side project into something bigger? In this episode, I sit down with Lee Munroe (Director of Design at OneSignal) to talk about his numerous side projects, the various growth tools that he's used, and why personal growth (not revenue) was always his goal. We also discuss his role at OneSignal, where he's growing a product and a team simultaneously. I've discussed OneSignal (and their unique revenue model) several times in the past, and Lee brings some new insights on that topic throughout our discussion - including how they decided to pivot their revenue model recently. Plus, we dive into a space that OneSignal and Chrome share responsibility for: notifications on the web. "I started a company called Lookaly, which was like the Yelp of Ireland. I thought what we needed to do was create a really good user experience and we didn't focus at all on customer development. We got to a point where the website was d

  • Design at Planet Scale with Hannah Lee (Designer at Google)

    Design at Planet Scale with Hannah Lee (Designer at Google)

    13/09/2019 Duración: 28min

    The UX & Growth Podcast is back, and we’re kicking things off right. In this episode, I sit down with Hannah Lee (Designer at Google) to discuss how she audited Chrome’s entire UI and introduced a new design system in time for its tenth birthday, reducing the application size by megabytes in the process. When rolled out across Chrome’s more than 2 billion users, this represented a material impact on global device memory and data usage. From discovering 98 different shades of grey, to designing for obsolete operating systems, to open sourcing Chrome’s design system, we cover all of the epiphanies, lessons and downright hilarious moments in Hannah’s quest to design at planet scale. Hannah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/san_toki Hannah on Medium: https://medium.com/@san_toki Unboxing Chrome: https://medium.com/@san_toki/unboxing-chrome-f6af7b8161a2 Austin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ustinknight

  • Freemium Growth with Dexter Zhuang (Growth Manager at Dropbox)

    Freemium Growth with Dexter Zhuang (Growth Manager at Dropbox)

    24/07/2017 Duración: 51min

    How do companies like Dropbox, Spotify, Slack, and HubSpot leverage freemium strategies to grow? What are the different approaches to freemium, and when should (or shouldn't) they be used? In this episode, I sit down with Dexter Zhuang (Growth & Monetization Manager at Dropbox) to take a deep dive on freemium growth. From acquiring free users, to converting them to paid customers, to reinvesting that money into acquiring more free users, we cover it all and give you a glimpse at examples where it’s all gone right, and a few where it’s gone terribly wrong. "Spotify has 40 million paid subscribers out of over 100 million monthly active users. The active user to paid subscriber conversion rate is somewhere between 25-40%, which is unheard of. This is an astronomical conversion rate. 80% of all users on Spotify use it multiple times per week. Multiple times per week." — Dexter at 19:30 Dexter on Twitter: Twitter.com/dexteryz Check out Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/ Email us: Hello@UXandGrowth.com Austin

  • WebVR  A-Frame with Casey Yee (UX Engineer at Mozilla)

    WebVR & A-Frame with Casey Yee (UX Engineer at Mozilla)

    11/04/2017 Duración: 52min

    WebVR is Virtual Reality that runs in the browser, on anything from a smartphone, to a laptop, to an HTC Vive. And it's much easier to build for than you'd think. In this episode, I sit down with Casey Yee (UX Engineer at Mozilla and one of the early pioneers of WebVR) to talk about the future of the web. We cover everything from getting started in WebVR, to unique use cases that we've seen, to ways that forward-thinking businesses are already leveraging it. "We started to feel like we were trying to paint a painting while still designing the paintbrush. It's like you're creating in a medium that's still being created. And this is important because this is our opportunity to define this medium. This is a massive technological revolution that is happening before our eyes, similar to the likeness of the transition from print to digital." — Austin at 42:50 Check out A-Frame: https://aframe.io/ Learn more about WebVR: https://webvr.rocks/ Casey on Twitter: Twitter.com/whoyee Casey's personal site: http://cyee.i

  • Growth in Emerging Economies with Daniel Patiño (Co-founder, Digifianz)

    Growth in Emerging Economies with Daniel Patiño (Co-founder, Digifianz)

    20/03/2017 Duración: 42min

    Emerging economies are expected to contribute up to 70% of global GDP growth between now and 2025. The opportunities to internationalize have never been better. But how do you select the right market to enter? And once you do, how should your design and growth strategies change? In this episode, I sit down with Daniel Patiño (Co-founder of Digifianz) to take a deep dive on emerging markets. "We know that developing countries are fast becoming the driver of the overwhelming majority of global growth. In fact, emerging economies are expected to grow 2-3 times faster than developed nations like the US." — Austin at 9:50 Watch in 360º VR: https://vr.austinknight.com Check out Digifianz: http://inbound.digifianz.com/en/ Digifianz on Twitter: Twitter.com/digifianz Dan on Twitter: Twitter.com/ThisIsDanPatino Dan on LinkedIn: https://ar.linkedin.com/in/danpatino Email us: Hello@UXandGrowth.com Austin on Twitter: Twitter.com/ustinKnight

  • Re-Engaging  Retaining Users (Plus, an Announcement)

    Re-Engaging & Retaining Users (Plus, an Announcement)

    16/01/2017 Duración: 52min

    What is the best way to define churn and how should this affect your retention techniques? What are the right and the wrong ways to re-engage users? In this episode, we get serious about understanding what churn actually is, and determining the best tactics to bring users back into an app. Plus, an important announcement from your hosts. "You're always going to have a healthy number of users that churn, whether it be due to something completely unrelated to your product, or something related to your product, but not something that you should be paying attention to. You're not going to be able to please every user." — Austin at 15:25 Episode with Anum Hussain: https://soundcloud.com/ux-and-growth/personas-content-and-growth-marketing-with-anum-hussain-senior-growth-marketer-at-hubspot Email us: Hello@UXandGrowth.com Austin on Twitter: Twitter.com/ustinKnight Geoff on Twitter: Twitter.com/dailydaigle Matt on Twitter: Twitter.com/mattrheault

  • Remote Work  Digital Nomadism

    Remote Work & Digital Nomadism

    22/12/2016 Duración: 40min

    Is remote work possible in design? How can designers transition to remote work, and what are the pros and cons of doing so? In this episode, we cover the statistics around remote work, the potential pitfalls for companies and employees, the types of individuals that do best with remote work, and why it’s so important for companies to be open to this growing movement. "Etna has 14,500 out of 35,000 employees that work remote. When they switched to this, they shed 2.7 million square feet of office space, which saved them around $78 million. American Express did the same thing and reported an annual savings of $15 million, just thanks to their remote worker options." — Austin at 24:31 Essay on remote work and creativity: https://austinknight.com/writing/want-better-designer-travel/ Email us: Hello@UXandGrowth.com Austin on Twitter: Twitter.com/ustinKnight Geoff on Twitter: Twitter.com/dailydaigle Matt on Twitter: Twitter.com/mattrheault

  • Balancing Design  Conversion with Dr. David Darmanin (CEO of Hotjar)

    Balancing Design & Conversion with Dr. David Darmanin (CEO of Hotjar)

    15/11/2016 Duración: 36min

    What is the relationship between design and conversion? Is one more important than the other? Is it possible to quantify the aesthetics of a design? In this episode, we sit down with Dr. David Darmanin (CEO of Hotjar) to discuss these difficult problems, and ultimately rethink everything we’ve ever known about them. “I think conversion is actually a bad thing to be good at if you want to be an entrepreneur. Because the thing is, an entrepreneur should never be an optimizer. It’s different with design though. I don’t think you can be a successful entrepreneur or build a successful organization without a true appreciation of design. And design, to me, is not pixel design. It’s having that mindset of, if the user has a problem, it’s always our fault.” — Dr. David Darmanin at 8:23 Get Hotjar: www.Hotjar.com Dr. Darmanin's CRO Action Plan: Hotjar.com/action-plan Dr. Darmanin on Twitter: Twitter.com/daviddarmanin Hotjar on Twitter: Twitter.com/hotjar Email us: Hello@UXandGrowth.com Austin on Twitter: Twitter.com

  • Creating  Measuring Delight

    Creating & Measuring Delight

    26/09/2016 Duración: 40min

    What is delight, beyond the buzzword? How should it really be used and can it be measured? In this episode, we examine how delight fits into the hierarchy of user needs and where it should sit in a product roadmap. "The best way to delight your users is to deliver on the core value that you promised them. Why are they using your product in the first place? If you can't deliver on that in a functional and reliable way, then you aren't delighting them. And you loose every opportunity to delight them." — Matt at 2:25 Thoughts on delight: http://uxmastery.com/formula-delight/ Email us: Hello@UXandGrowth.com Austin on Twitter: Twitter.com/ustinKnight Geoff on Twitter: Twitter.com/dailydaigle Matt on Twitter: Twitter.com/mattrheault

  • Keys to Running Successful Experiments  Documenting Results

    Keys to Running Successful Experiments & Documenting Results

    18/07/2016 Duración: 42min

    What should you do if your experiments are regularly failing? How can you turn every experiment into a success and scale those benefits across all of your company? In this episode, we talk about the importance of paying less attention to quantitative results and more attention to core learnings, and how experiment results should be documented. "Let's say that you have a modal where you're going to test a newsletter subscription on a blog page. And let's say that adding the modal improves your subscription rate by 1%. Are you learning that adding this modal improves conversion rate by 1% or are you learning that 99% of people on that page don't want the modal?" — Matt at 9:15 Episode with Brian Balfour: http://www.uxandgrowth.com/startup-growth-tactics-w/-brian-balfour Email us: Hello@UXandGrowth.com Austin on Twitter: Twitter.com/ustinKnight Geoff on Twitter: Twitter.com/dailydaigle Matt on Twitter: Twitter.com/mattrheault

  • Technical Debt  Design Debt

    Technical Debt & Design Debt

    04/07/2016 Duración: 45min

    What are Technical Debt and Design Debt, and why they so important in the experimental process? What can we do to identify and combat them? In this episode, we discuss the critical experimentation downfall that they don’t mention in the A/B testing handbook. "Having a cohesive and consistent experience is really important in design. So, going through the process of recognizing when your design has gone through a lot of experiments and it's become a different version of itself, and taking those learnings and compiling them back together in a single and cohesive design, is the best way to approach that. But unfortunately, in the iterative mindset, a lot of the time we forget to do that last step." — Austin at 8:11 Design Debt essay: https://austinknight.com/writing/design-debt/ Email us: Hello@UXandGrowth.com Austin on Twitter: Twitter.com/ustinKnight Geoff on Twitter: Twitter.com/dailydaigle Matt on Twitter: Twitter.com/mattrheault

  • Building a UX Team  Educating Designers with Aarron Walter (VP of Design Education at InVision)

    Building a UX Team & Educating Designers with Aarron Walter (VP of Design Education at InVision)

    19/06/2016 Duración: 44min

    What does it mean to build a strong UX team and when should a company look to do that? With no formal education path, how should designers be cultivating their abilities? In this episode, Austin sits down with Aarron Walter (VP of Design Education at InVision) to discuss what it was like to build the UX Team at MailChimp and what his vision is for the future of education in design. "A lot of times, designers want to refine. They want to change the typeface, adjust the kerning, or tweak the button color. A lot of engineers will see that and think that's self-indulgent. That's another thing that designers really struggle with. And I'll be honest, designers kind of just suck at talking about the value of their work." — Aarron at 29:30 Aarron on Twitter: Twitter.com/aarron Aarron's Website: www.AarronWalter.com Check out InVision: www.InVisionApp.com Email us: Hello@UXandGrowth.com Austin on Twitter: Twitter.com/ustinKnight Geoff on Twitter: Twitter.com/dailydaigle Matt on Twitter: Twitter.com/mattrheault

  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality,  the Internet of Things

    Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, & the Internet of Things

    30/05/2016 Duración: 45min

    With the dawn of VR, AR, and IoT, how will things change for designers? What opportunities could lie within these emerging technologies? In this episode, we speculate on the possibilities and implications that the changing technological landscape could bring. "I think that there are a lot of parallels or things that we're doing well in the digital space that aren't being solved in the physical space, with appliances or anything else. But what we're going to find with something like Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality is that we can start merging the two together." — Geoff at 40:36 Google Cardboard: https://vr.google.com/cardboard/index.html An Internet without screens: http://www.ted.com/talks/tom_uglow_an_internet_without_screens_might_look_like_this Virtual science lab: https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_bodekaer_this_virtual_lab_will_revolutionize_science_class Email us: Hello@UXandGrowth.com Austin on Twitter: Twitter.com/ustinKnight Geoff on Twitter: Twitter.com/dailydaigle Matt on Twitter: Twitter.co

  • Design Leadership with Tim Merrill (Director of Product Design at HubSpot)

    Design Leadership with Tim Merrill (Director of Product Design at HubSpot)

    17/05/2016 Duración: 42min

    What are the important qualities that go into design leadership? What can design leaders do to help their teams collaborate and grow? In this episode, we sit down with Tim Merrill (Director of Product Design at HubSpot) to discuss the unexpected intricacies and challenges of leading a design team. "When you're doing design critiques, which are ultra important to growth as a designer, you have to have that kind of trust and understanding that you're both coming from a place of wanting to make things better. Not from a place of ego or trying to show that you know what you're talking about and somebody else doesn't." — Tim at 10:30 Tim on Twitter: Twitter.com/timeril Tim on LinkedIn: LnkedIn.com/in/timmerrill Email us: Hello@UXandGrowth.com Austin on Twitter: Twitter.com/ustinKnight Geoff on Twitter: Twitter.com/dailydaigle Matt on Twitter: Twitter.com/mattrheault

  • Why Accessibility Matters  How to Design for It

    Why Accessibility Matters & How to Design for It

    10/05/2016 Duración: 51min

    What is Accessibility and why should businesses care about it? How difficult is it to design for disabled audiences? In this episode, we discuss the myths and misconceptions around Accessibility, why it’s so important to incorporate it into products (and the unexpected benefits that come from doing so), and how designers can do that with ease. "When I first really started to work with Accessibility Standards, my initial reaction to it was 'I don't have time for this. Why would I try and add this extra bit of work into my workflow to serve a small demographic? Is it worth the time and energy to do it?'" — Matt at 1:35 Sim Daltonism: https://michelf.ca/projects/sim-daltonism/ Tota11y: http://khan.github.io/tota11y/ W3C Accessibility Evaluation Tools: https://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/ W3C Accessibility Guidelines: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/ Section 508: http://section508.gov/ and http://www.usability.gov/ Accessibility Inspector for Mac: https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Accessibility/Con

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