Users First - a UX Design Podcast show

Users First - a UX Design Podcast

Summary: In this Podcast, Alessio will interview many UX Designers, as well as various professionals who focus on human centred design in product development, product design, UI, business, product management, marketing, SEO, etc. This Podcast is for anyone interested in UX or UI Design, even beginners! and also for anyone who can somehow relate to the topics mentioned above. Enjoy!

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 Summer Break announcement - Even I need a break! - We'll be back in September | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:01:31

I am not Iron Man, and even I need a summer break! I will be back in September stronger than ever, in the meantime, let's connect and tell me what you think about the podcast. What would you like to see more? what do you think we should talk about more? Any topics you want us to talk about? Drop me an e-mail at: Send me a message on Linkedin:

 #13 - Uizard's Co-Founder talks about rapid prototyping and why Uizard is such a unique tool in UX | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:02

Uizard's Co - Founder, Florian van Schreven, comes to Users First to talk about the latest up and coming prototyping tool he is been working on for the past 2 years and a half. Try Uizard's private Beta, it's still free for now!

 #12 - Being a product designer in Silicon Valley - with Lily Anna | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:58

Lily is an experience product designer in Silicon Valley as well as a one of the most followed tik tok influencers for product design and UX. In this episode, Lily takes the time to share with us many insights of her mindset and work habits, as well as what is like to be working in the San Francisco area. Listen to the end, as she also gives the titles of her favourite books, and how they helped her make her working style more efficient. Follow Lily on Tik Tok: @designalily Follow her meetup in San Francisco and her other social media profiles:

 #11 - UX Designer and Instagram influencer in Toronto @trupsfolio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:45

Trupti's website: Trumpti's Instagram: Wonderful chat with Trupti about freelancing, her journey to design and the way she approaches work and businesses.

 #10 - Agile methodologies, Digitalisation in Business, and Users needs, with Gavin Dale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:07

Today, with Gavin, we’ll be talking about agile methodologies that he uses in the industry, tips for businesses and startups during these difficult times of Coronavirus, and why digital transformation is so important in all industries. We’ll also talk about the Scottish Tech Army, an organisation that helps businesses with the challenges posed by coronavirus, and also an opportunity for new designers to get exposure. Gavin's contact: Links mentioned in this episode: Follow Alessio on his Channels Website: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin:

 #09 - Freelancing, books, and Transitioning to UX Design, with @aga.ux | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:22

In this episode we talk about freelancing, books where you can learn design thinking, and how Aga transitioned to UX Design. Aga's Instagram: @aga.ux Alessio's Instagram: @alessio.ux

 #08 - User Research in Virtual reality and Portfolio tips for UX Designers - with Theo Johnson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:40

Theo Jhonson is a master graduate in Human-Computer Interaction and holds a Bachelors degree in cognitive psychology. He has been researching users for many years, especially in the emerging industry of AR and Virtual reality! Get in touch with Theo: Theo's portfolio:

 #07 - Graphic Design to UX Design - suggestions on design books, with Sara Brunettini | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:02

Sara is a Product Designer with 5 years of experience, and she is currently part of the design team at Crunch, crafting design solutions for their software and website. She also works remotely with individuals, startups and small businesses helping them build websites and digital products that stand out. Enjoy this episode with me and Sara! Sara's Instagram: @saretta.ux

 WIX Vs Wordpress For UX Designers - Choose a Portfolio's platform | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:30

In this video I will help you prioritize your needs when choosing a website builder. I cover pricing, costumer service, speeds, technicalities, time put into the website design, etc Sources mentioned in this video: Wix: Wordpress: Wordpress plugins mentioned: Elementor: WP Rocket: Woocommerce:

 #06 - Game Design, Side hustles and UX, with designer & Carmico's owner, Selina Muriel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:59

Today We’ll be interviewing an experienced 2d artist and UX designer in Toronto, Selina Muriel. Selina is a professional with many hats, she is a UX designers, she has been a 2D artist for over 8 years now, she is an entrepreneur, and she sells art! She has been in the Game Design industry for 3 years, with a focus on She is focused on character design, product design, game art and UI/UX Design in general! today we’ll discover what motivates her, and lead her to move into the User Experience Design field, as well as what she does in videogames for User Experience Enjoy this episode with me and Selina! Support Selina! Carmico website: Carmico’s twitter: Carmico on Instagram: Follow me on my Channels Website: Instagram: Twitter:

 #05 - From Project management to UX Design, with UX Lead Jenny Björkman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:15

Today We’ll be interviewing UX lead in Edinburgh, Jenny Bjorkman, and talk about what motivated her to switch career to User Experience Design. Jenny currently works as UX Lead for Sustainably, she is highly engaged in the UX and tech community as a mentor, facilitator, panel member and guest speaker. Jenny worked many years as Project manager and marketing consultant, and today we’ll discover what lead her to move into the User Experience Design field. Jenny shares with us some tricks and tips of her mastered craft, and she also gives some suggestions on how to look for a job during these difficult times. Mentioned websites and links: Research tools: Books:…ne/dp/1492180742 Jenny's Linkedin: Follow me on my Channels Website: Instagram: Twitter:

 #04 - The best time to hire - The UX Market now - with UX recruiter Jack Steven | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:02

In this episode, UX recruiter in Scotland, Jack Steven, talks about how the UX market is currently being affected by Coronavirus. We also discuss how companies and recruiters make a decision when hiring a UX Designer. The market is slowing down, but on the other hand, this is also the best time of the year to hire UX designers... and a great opportunity for UX designers to be working on their portfolio. Enjoy this episode with me and Jack!

 #03 - Switching career to UX Design - with design and marketing lead Helen Peak | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:46

Learn how design and marketing lead Helen Peak decided to switch career, and began a new journey in UX Design. Get in touch with Helen:

 #02 The importance of user research and visual design in the automotive industry - With Deniz INCE | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:48

Welcome to this episode of Users First, with Alessio UX. I am Alessio Ferracuti, your host, and today we’ ll be interviewing a User Experience Designer with many hats, Deniz INCE. Deniz is a Visual Designer who is worked in many Startups, advertisement agencies and the automotive industry. She is a Product Designer master graduate and also a great storyteller, passionate about people and technology. Enjoy this episode with me and Deniz

 #01 - Who can begin UX and why? with Adobe Instructor Alma Strutt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:52

Experienced graphic designer, software developer and Adobe instructor Alma Strutt shares with us how she used research methods even before the name UX existed, why she decided to make a career change, and what should motivate companies to hire UX Designers. Moreover she also shares tips and tricks on portfolios and networking Links mentioned in this audio:


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