UI Breakfast: UI/UX Design and Product Strategy

Jane Portman

Join us for exciting conversations about UI/UX design, SaaS products, marketing, and so much more. My awesome guests are industry experts who share actionable knowledge — so that you can apply it in your business today.

Episode 252: Building a Content Strategy Practice with Natalie Marie Dunbar
Nov 18 2022
Episode 252: Building a Content Strategy Practice with Natalie Marie Dunbar
How do you build a sustainable content strategy practice? Our guest today is Natalie Marie Dunbar, author of From Solo to Scaled. You’ll learn what a content strategy practice is, how different teams work together to implement it, the five components of the content strategy practice blueprint, and more.Podcast feed: subscribe to in your favorite podcast app, and follow us on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts.Show NotesFrom Solo to Scaled – Natalie’s bookWomen Talk Design – a speaker bureau for women in designEpisode 237 with Yuval KeshtcherRedundant, obsolete, or trivial (ROT)Episode 118 with Gerry McGovernDigital asset management (DAM) systemDrupal, Oracle WCS, Adobe Experience Manager – popular content management systemsUse the code UIBREAKFASTSTS to get 20% off Natalie’s book when you purchase it on the Rosenfeld websiteVisit Natalie’s websiteFollow Natalie on Twitter and LinkedInThis episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Designers are most comfortable in their own design tool, and that’s the way it should be. But design files can be complex to other team members, and explaining them takes up time that could be spent designing and building! That’s why designers use Zeplin to organize their screens, show user journeys, and present their files to the team. Sign up for free at zeplin.io to get started.Interested in sponsoring an episode? Learn more here.Leave a ReviewReviews are hugely important because they help new people discover this podcast. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please leave a review on iTunes. Here’s how.
Episode 248: Mapping Conversations with Rebecca Evanhoe
Sep 23 2022
Episode 248: Mapping Conversations with Rebecca Evanhoe
These days, you can talk with the digital things around you, like voice assistants and chatbots. How are these experiences designed? Our guest today is Rebecca Evanhoe, co-author of Conversations with Things. You’ll learn about the four pillars of conversational design, what prototyping looks like for this field, how to develop a personality for your voice application, and more.Podcast feed: subscribe to in your favorite podcast app, and follow us on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts.Show NotesConversations with Things – Rebecca’s book with Diana DeibelUI Breakfast Episode 68 with Jonathan StarkUI Breakfast Episode 173 with Sina KahenSiri, Alexa – some of the first voice assistantsWizard of Oz testingRoo – Planned Parenthood’s chat botVoiceflow, Botmock, Botsociety – popular mapping toolsFollow Women in Voice on Twitter and LinkedInLisa Falkson, Cathy Pearl – conversational designersFollow Rebecca on TwitterThis episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Publish finalized designs with one click, provide developers the specs they really need, and share your design system all in an organized workspace that's easy for the entire team to use. From PMs, QA engineers, to executives, Zeplin gives you a place where everyone can collaborate to ship beautiful products together. Get started for free at zeplin.ioInterested in sponsoring an episode? Learn more here.Leave a ReviewReviews are hugely important because they help new people discover this podcast. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please leave a review on iTunes. Here’s how.
BDTP. Now/Next/Later Roadmapping with Janna Bastow
Aug 19 2022
BDTP. Now/Next/Later Roadmapping with Janna Bastow
Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk to Janna Bastow, co-founder of ProdPad. You'll learn why product teams are moving away from time-based roadmaps, how this framework allows flexibility, and why it’s okay to apply only some parts of a methodology based on your situation.Please head over to the episode page for the detailed recap and key takeaways.Show notesProdPad – Janna’s productSimon Cast – Janna’s co-founder at ProdPad and Mind the ProductShape Up – a book by Ryan SingerTom Loosemore’s talk at Mind the Product 2012Mind the Product – the world’s largest community of product peopleThe Product Experience PodcastStartups for the Rest of UsProductTank – an informal meetup that brings together product peopleDovetail, Aurelius – research management tools UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 239: Product Management for UX with Christian CrumlishDitch the Timeline RoadmapFollow Janna on LinkedIn and TwitterExplore ProdPad in Sandbox modeThanks for listening! If you found the episode useful, please spread the word about this new show on Twitter mentioning @userlist, or leave us a review on iTunes.SponsorThis show is brought to you by Userlist — an email automation platform for SaaS companies. Onboard, engage, and nurture your customers, as well as marketing leads. To follow the best practices, download our free printable email planning worksheets at userlist.com/worksheets.Interested in sponsoring an episode? Learn more here.Leave a ReviewReviews are hugely important because they help new people discover this podcast. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please leave a review on iTunes. Here’s how.
Episode 245: Engaging In-product Experiences with Pulkit Agrawal
Jul 29 2022
Episode 245: Engaging In-product Experiences with Pulkit Agrawal
What’s the best way to drive product engagement without getting in the user’s way? Our guest today is Pulkit Agrawal, co-founder and CEO of Chameleon. You’ll learn why less is more in onboarding, practical tips on how to conduct A/B testing of your onboarding process, why it’s important to understand the pain point from the user perspective, and more. Podcast feed: subscribe to in your favorite podcast app, and follow us on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts.Show NotesChameleon – Pulkit’s productChameleon’s inspiration galleryPage Flows – a library of elementsUserOnboard.com – a resource for UX tips and suggestions by Samuel HulickSnowflake – a data warehouse solutionIntercom – a popular all-in-one toolGrowth.Design – a resource for case studiesFollow Pulkit on LinkedInWin an in-product audit from ChameleonThis episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Design tools can do almost anything, and with Zeplin they can go even further. Don’t spend any of your time preparing design files for your team — just let Zeplin do it for you! No more dealing with unnecessary layers to show user journeys, explain intent, or organize screens. Get started for free at zeplin.ioInterested in sponsoring an episode? Learn more here.Leave a ReviewReviews are hugely important because they help new people discover this podcast. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please leave a review on iTunes. Here’s how.
Episode 243: Orchestrating Customer Experience with Gene Lee
Jul 8 2022
Episode 243: Orchestrating Customer Experience with Gene Lee
What is customer experience, and why does it involve a multi-disciplinary team? Our guest today is Gene Lee, the Chief Experience Officer at Mailchimp. You’ll learn about the “bookends” and curating touchpoints in the customer journey, conducting experience reviews, using Voice of the Customer data to prioritize roadmaps, and more.Podcast feed: subscribe to in your favorite podcast app, and follow us on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts.Show NotesMailchimp – the popular email marketing platformRazorfish, Chase, Scholastic, PlayStation – Gene’s previous places of workUI Breakfast Episode 26 with Roger DudlerMailchimp's style guide on Voice & ToneFigma – a vector graphics editor and prototyping toolMiro – a visual collaboration toolQualtrics – Voice of the Customer toolUserlist – Jane’s SaaS productFollow Gene on LinkedInBecome Gene’s mentee at ADPListThis episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Designers are most comfortable in their own design tool, and that’s the way it should be. But design files can be complex to other team members, and explaining them takes up time that could be spent designing and building! That’s why designers use Zeplin to organize their screens, show user journeys, and present their files to the team. Sign up for free at zeplin.io to get started.Interested in sponsoring an episode? Learn more here.Leave a ReviewReviews are hugely important because they help new people discover this podcast. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please leave a review on iTunes. Here’s how.
BDTP. Survey-based Research Projects with Becky Lawlor
Jul 1 2022
BDTP. Survey-based Research Projects with Becky Lawlor
Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk to Becky Lawlor, founder of Sparkifico. You'll learn about the benefits of doing research content, how to identify the angle for your research, what to include when identifying your audience, tools that you can use for conducting the survey, and more.Please head over to the episode page for the detailed recap and key takeaways.Show notesSparkifico – Becky's research and content agencyMichele Linn – co-founder and chief strategy officer at Mantis ResearchPollfish, SurveyMonkey – panel companies for consumer audiencesHARO, Help a B2B Writer – popular PR platformsAlchemer, Qualtrics – popular survey toolsQUAID – an online tool that helps evaluate survey questionsQuestionnaire Design – a book by Ian BraceFollow Becky on LinkedInThanks for listening! If you found the episode useful, please spread the word about this new show on Twitter mentioning @userlist, or leave us a review on iTunes.SponsorThis show is brought to you by Userlist — an email automation platform for SaaS companies. Onboard, engage, and nurture your customers, as well as marketing leads. To follow the best practices, download our free printable email planning worksheets at userlist.com/worksheets.Interested in sponsoring an episode? Learn more here.Leave a ReviewReviews are hugely important because they help new people discover this podcast. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please leave a review on iTunes. Here's how.