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Darrin and I talk about what it's like starting a new UX role mid-pandemic. How to make the most of the first few months without letting imposter syndrome eat you alive.
Let's take a minute to break down taking care of yourself, what you actually have control over, and the impact of action or inaction.
Join me on this journey with Cara Schwartz as we explore listening to ourselves and others with curiosity, compassion, and kindness. We have an open conversation about resistance, ways of practicing self-awareness and kindness
In this episode, we talk about Imposter Syndrome — what is it, what it means (and what it doesn't mean).
In this episode, I talk with Sonya Lewis all about inclusive design and technology in the workplace. After Sonya reached out to me about ways I could improve the experience of Camp Case Study for neurodivergent participants, she's been showing me how to incorporate inclusive design in the communities I'm building and meeting I facilitate. Tune in to this episode to do the same.
In this episode, I share my experience having been in 3 different masterminds and just getting back from a mastermind retreat. If you've been wondering "what even is a mastermind? and what does it do?" then this episode is for you.
In today's episode, I talk with Havana Nguyen about how to rock your first UX role. We discuss how to handle a seemingly dysfunctional organization, the importance of mentorship, and how to make the most of being the "newbie" at any organization so that you stand out—in a good way.
In this episode, Amanda and Julie discuss the impact our screens have on our own health AND the health of our users. Julie shares how screen fatigue impacts our bodies and eyes, tips on how to mitigate those affects, and we discuss ways we can keep this in mind with the products we design!
In this episode, I share the highs and lows and lessons I learned from 2021 that I'm bringing with me into 2022.
Feeling like you need to make a change or make a decision, but aren't sure how to start? In this episode, Amanda shares the 3 ways she leaps into new decisions so that you can stop the analysis paralysis or self-judgment. Making a decision doesn't have to be a Herculean effort, it can be experimental and even fun!
In this episode, Amanda interviews her fiancé, Will Cloyd, about what it was like when Amanda transitioned her career into UX design — and then later into full-time business. Will shares tips on how to bring your significant other along on the journey of big career moves and the perspective that he brought (and continues to bring) to Amanda's career.
In this episode Amanda shares her 3 ways to show a growth mindset in your UX case study and why it's important for your job search.
In this episode, Amanda shares what a personal brand is and how it can help you in your UX career. Then she shares the process that she's used to develop her own personal brand and how it's impacted her career — both in corporate and within her own business.
In this episode, Jeff shares what it means to be "Forever Employable" — how to plant your flag and stand out in any industry so that people are coming to you with (and creating) the right roles for you.
In this episode, Amanda and Rob talk about how to develop trust on teams, what to do when you feel like you're not sure what's happening within a company, and setting expectations with clients.
In this episode, Vincent and Amanda talk about what it means to be a design leader. Vincent shares what he's noticed in helping hundreds of designers successfully break into the UX industry.
In this episode, Amanda and Jasmine talk about Jasmine's experience in grad school — why she took that route, how she's using what she's learning at work, and how she's juggling school, work, and life.
In this episode, Amanda shares the 3 ways to future-proof your design career at the 2021 UX Hustle Summit, Sept 24 & 25
In this episode, Amanda and Joe talk about FEAR. Fear of speaking up, fear of looking dumb, and the fear of failure. Joe shares his experience working with hundreds of thousands of UX students and in a number of UX organizations -- showing you how to overcome fear so that you can make a real impact not only as a UX designer but as a person in your own life.
In this episode, Amanda and Alex talk about the power and importance of your story. Alex walks through his process of the Transformation Story Arc so that you can show up more authentically inside and outside your career.
In this episode, Amanda and Charli talk about Charli's experience as a Creative Director and hiring manager at ConvertKit. Charli shares tips on how to stand out when job hunting, how she manages her design team, and how she's used her content creation to future-proof her career.
In this episode Amanda and Chad talk about what Chad's learned from his own experience of breaking into UX design and helping students at General Assembly.
Sophia and Amanda geek out about all things object-oriented UX (OOUX), talk about entrepreneurship -- shifting from consulting to facilitating to her own certification course, and what it takes to commit to your vision for your business and career
In this Episode, Amanda and Cassie talk about designing your career and reputation through all the twists and turns that life, tech, and design bring you.
In this episode, Jessie and Amanda openly discuss the ups and downs of associating UX to your personal identity and an all-in mindset.
In this episode, Amanda talks about what to do when you're feeling overwhelmed, overworked, or just in a messy place.
In this Episode, Amanda and Varun discuss how to implement Research in a way that is sustainable, valuable, and ethical. We talk about ways to research with cross-functional partners, the power of saying "I don't know" and acknowledging the implicit bias and challenges that come with research, annnnd Amanda talks about her UX wrestling persona.
In this episode, Amanda and Denise talk about work/life integration, maintaining passion for the arts through creative outlets outside of work, and the benefits of community groups within larger corporations.
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