57 – Roles, Titles, & Responsibilities with Quintin Lodge

In this episode we get to speak with Creative Direction and Design human, Quintin Lodge. We talk with Quintin about career roles/titles and how the industry distributes its hierarchy of responsibility and ownership. We also discuss empathy: empathy for the user and being able to empathize with what the customer wants.

About Quintin

Avid snowboarder, creative director, product designer, father, and husband. I help companies define and design new products as well as re-imagine existing ones. Recently launched Spring for iOS and helped Square re-imagine their products and services across multiple platforms. Currently working as Executive Creative Director at Spring, Inc.

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53 – The Definitive Answer To Javascript Fatigue with Eric Nograles

In this episode we get to speak with Lifelong Technologist & Developer, Eric Nograles. We talk JS fatigue, and the Angular 1 to 2 development topic that leads into the inevitable value proposition of React. We review some past conversations in the industry of how javascript was shoehorned into something that it wasn’t intended for back in the early days, and the evolution of current performance. We also explore Eric’s background in multiple languages and architectures leading to his current experience at Appirio.

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50 – LEVEL UP PRO, with Senior Front-End Developer Scott Tolinski

In this episode we again get to speak with the Creator of Level Up Tutorials, Senior Front-End Developer Scott Tolinski. We catch up with him on the status of Level Up Pro, and find out how this new business venture has developed. We explore the psychology in the value of paying for content versus free material and the impact on the behavior of the observing consumer. Then we dive into all the features that behoove us to become a Pro User:

Ad Free Experience, Early Access To Tutorials, Pro Slack Chatroom, Free Series Video Downloads, Project File Downloads, etc…

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48 – Be More of Who You Are with Senior UX Designer and Podcaster of User Defenders, Jason Ogle

In this episode we get to speak with Senior UX Designer and host of the User Defenders podcast, Jason Ogle. We focus on the state of the show and why Jason had to take a one-way flight to Chicago so he could sleep in a van outside of a Walmart parking lot. Jason took a pause on the podcast so he could purchase a new home, but now he’s back with a new season and an impressive first guest: “CSS Man” Chris Coyier. We also explore lessons learned about being flexible and our desire as humans to have normalcy in the seasons of our lives… yet all we really need to do is be more of who we already are.

Jason Ogle has been designing digital experiences and fighting for the users since 1996. He’s a designer at NCM in Denver, CO and the host of the User Defenders podcast all about inspiring interviews with UX superheroes. He’s also a husband, father of 6, and craft coffee roaster. He has a personal relationship with the Creator of the Universe.

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