Eight podcasts every UX designer should know

Podcasts are a refreshing way to snag some workflow, stay up-to-date with industry news and design process tips, or get inspired by your field’s experts. Why should UX Designers listen to a podcast? As companies like CNN start to expand their customer research efforts throughout their organizations, more designers’ teams are attempting to advance their understanding of best UX practices. The task that many designers require to fulfill involves the complexity of continually evolving UX trends. Therefore, updating skills and improving yourself have now become must-do jobs. Podcasts are exceptional in that they enhances consumer knowledge by listening instead of reading. As a UX designer, I’m sharing eight of my favorite podcasts that I used to listen to for the latest trends and insights from leaders in the UX field. I suggest you should sample a few of these podcasts, and be sure to make them a part of your listening routine. Google Design https://medium.com/media/d34f8b4e6d18e4c0c5b29ea00eb9e71e/hrefWithout any doubt, Google is the largest company worldwide to enjoy millions of people using its services and infrastructure. My point is that if any business understands how to do UI, it’s them. Hence, if their approach to UI design inspires anyone like me, Google Design podcast is exactly what they should be listening too. Listening to this podcast will bring you the right idea about what the designers at Google headquarters look while heading into a project, their approach, and their mindset. This will ensure you’ve all the details and inspiration you need while moving into the domain of UX design. Have you ever thought of learning about the UX Hiring Process of Google? If you did so, then your possible best bet is to listen to Margaret Lee’s perspectives on redefining design leadership and inclusivity in the workplace. Google Design podcast is where you’ll hear about literally everything, including notes on Google’s top designers’ processes, careers history, and the creative routines these designers follow. UXPod https://medium.com/media/bf29fe278501ba0a9f0e908653d93c58/hrefOne of the largest-running UX podcasts in the world, UXPod has its roots set in 2006 when Garry Gaffney first hosted the podcast, which is known for presenting every single topic you can think of. From design crafting and global UX to content and interactive design, UXPod takes UX debate beyond verges and into everything a person can only imagine of. There’s literally a very professional feel to this podcast for being hosted on the UXPod website. Nearly all MP3 files are downloadable and can be saved to any compatible device that grants you access to this podcast anywhere and anytime. UXPodcast Before going into detail, I just want to confirm that UXPodcast is different from rest of the design podcasts on this list and that’s for a good number of reasons. Easily the most appealing and authoritative podcasts in the industry, UXPodcast is conveyed by James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom and covers everything we could possibly want to experience as a UX designer. From the ever-transitioning technology applied to the UX industry and the people who are delivering the waves and suggesting trends to the business, the UXPodcast really does not hold back on anything. With the divine motive to help designers with everything they need to become as confident as possible, this is a must-add design podcast to your list. Creative Pep Talk As the name reflects, this podcast is what you need to be listening to get all the motivation and inspiration you need to be at your best.Creative Pop Talk is equally beneficial regardless of whether you’re a UX designer, illustrator, web, or graphic designer. In this podcast, you’ll hear about the intellectual ways to discover your own unique voice as a designer, how to express yourself, and how to bring a greater impact with your work. Moreover, the podcast delivers content that can help unleash your creativity in the ways you already practice. Any UX designer can access this podcast through both a SoundCloud account and the Creative Pep Talk Website. The UX Intern It doesn’t matter what phase of creative pursuit you’re in, e.g., if you’re heading into the UX industry and you’re a beginner, or you are just looking for a unique professional thought into what UX is all about, then The UX Intern is the podcast for you. Hosted by Wesley Noble, this podcast airs monthly and covers nearly all UX aspects through the eyes of an intern. It brings you the creative voices of guest designers from all across the globe. The designers share their intellectual and individual ideas and perspectives on the industry to support aspiring artists to build confidence and detect their own way in the UX design world. BeyondUsers Curated by Alen Faljic, BeyondUsers is a comprehensive website that is aimed to not just help the UX designers explore different ideas and concepts, but also to look into the business spectrum of the industry such as how

Eight podcasts every UX designer should know
Podcasts are a refreshing way to snag some workflow, stay up-to-date with industry news and design process tips, or get inspired by your field’s experts. Why should UX Designers listen to a podcast? As companies like CNN start to expand their customer research efforts throughout their organizations, more designers’ teams are attempting to advance their understanding of best UX practices. The task that many designers require to fulfill involves the complexity of continually evolving UX trends. Therefore, updating skills and improving yourself have now become must-do jobs. Podcasts are exceptional in that they enhances consumer knowledge by listening instead of reading. As a UX designer, I’m sharing eight of my favorite podcasts that I used to listen to for the latest trends and insights from leaders in the UX field. I suggest you should sample a few of these podcasts, and be sure to make them a part of your listening routine. Google Design https://medium.com/media/d34f8b4e6d18e4c0c5b29ea00eb9e71e/hrefWithout any doubt, Google is the largest company worldwide to enjoy millions of people using its services and infrastructure. My point is that if any business understands how to do UI, it’s them. Hence, if their approach to UI design inspires anyone like me, Google Design podcast is exactly what they should be listening too. Listening to this podcast will bring you the right idea about what the designers at Google headquarters look while heading into a project, their approach, and their mindset. This will ensure you’ve all the details and inspiration you need while moving into the domain of UX design. Have you ever thought of learning about the UX Hiring Process of Google? If you did so, then your possible best bet is to listen to Margaret Lee’s perspectives on redefining design leadership and inclusivity in the workplace. Google Design podcast is where you’ll hear about literally everything, including notes on Google’s top designers’ processes, careers history, and the creative routines these designers follow. UXPod https://medium.com/media/bf29fe278501ba0a9f0e908653d93c58/hrefOne of the largest-running UX podcasts in the world, UXPod has its roots set in 2006 when Garry Gaffney first hosted the podcast, which is known for presenting every single topic you can think of. From design crafting and global UX to content and interactive design, UXPod takes UX debate beyond verges and into everything a person can only imagine of. There’s literally a very professional feel to this podcast for being hosted on the UXPod website. Nearly all MP3 files are downloadable and can be saved to any compatible device that grants you access to this podcast anywhere and anytime. UXPodcast Before going into detail, I just want to confirm that UXPodcast is different from rest of the design podcasts on this list and that’s for a good number of reasons. Easily the most appealing and authoritative podcasts in the industry, UXPodcast is conveyed by James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom and covers everything we could possibly want to experience as a UX designer. From the ever-transitioning technology applied to the UX industry and the people who are delivering the waves and suggesting trends to the business, the UXPodcast really does not hold back on anything. With the divine motive to help designers with everything they need to become as confident as possible, this is a must-add design podcast to your list. Creative Pep Talk As the name reflects, this podcast is what you need to be listening to get all the motivation and inspiration you need to be at your best.Creative Pop Talk is equally beneficial regardless of whether you’re a UX designer, illustrator, web, or graphic designer. In this podcast, you’ll hear about the intellectual ways to discover your own unique voice as a designer, how to express yourself, and how to bring a greater impact with your work. Moreover, the podcast delivers content that can help unleash your creativity in the ways you already practice. Any UX designer can access this podcast through both a SoundCloud account and the Creative Pep Talk Website. The UX Intern It doesn’t matter what phase of creative pursuit you’re in, e.g., if you’re heading into the UX industry and you’re a beginner, or you are just looking for a unique professional thought into what UX is all about, then The UX Intern is the podcast for you. Hosted by Wesley Noble, this podcast airs monthly and covers nearly all UX aspects through the eyes of an intern. It brings you the creative voices of guest designers from all across the globe. The designers share their intellectual and individual ideas and perspectives on the industry to support aspiring artists to build confidence and detect their own way in the UX design world. BeyondUsers Curated by Alen Faljic, BeyondUsers is a comprehensive website that is aimed to not just help the UX designers explore different ideas and concepts, but also to look into the business spectrum of the industry such as how to get projects, how to work with clients, and what makes the business good. BeyondUsers is the podcast essentially for those who are looking to make their path to the business world. It teaches basic business skills and gives the option to download/save a guide. Anyone can quickly recap the key points and integrate them into their own practices. What’s even more interesting about this podcast is the ability to download an episode as an MP3 file. You can listen to it anywhere at any anytime without connecting to an internet connection. Wireframe One of my personal-favorite podcasts to hit this list, Wireframe, is a leading design podcast hosted by Khoi Vinh (the UX designer at Adobe and Gimlet Creative).Vinh’s presence further ensures that you will get the best-possible UX content available in this podcast. Started airing in 2008, Wireframe is actually way more recent than many of the other podcasts described here. This means the show is only just coming off the ground and has some really inspiring stuff lined up for it. Wireframe is supportive, inspirational, and highly motivational means there’s no chance that anybody listening to it will not fall in love with the UX design. User Defenders Last but not least, User Defenders is another popular design podcast on this list. With an impressive rating of 4.7/5 on Apple Podcasts, this podcast seems to be highly effective one in exploring the ever-changing landscape of the UX industry. The podcast brings us new perspectives on how to navigate alterations in the UX and make the most out of them. User Defenders is hosted by Jason Ogle, who says there’s never been a better time to be a UX designer and wants to help you take every opportunity that’s right for you. All the guests on this podcast come to discuss everything that relates to portfolio building, AI, and everything in-between. In each hour-long episode of User Defenders, there’s more than enough things for UX designers to skin their teeth into. Eight podcasts every UX designer should know was originally published in Muzli - Design Inspiration on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.