Mixed Methods


A podcast interested in the how's and why's of user experience research. Through interviews with industry experts and hands-on trial and error, we indulge and celebrate curiosity. Expect to test assumptions, examine methods, and engage in some old fashion experiments.

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A podcast interested in the how's and why's of user experience research. Through interviews with industry experts and hands-on trial and error, we indulge and celebrate curiosity. Expect to test assumptions, examine methods, and engage in some old fashion experiments.
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2019-11-05 13:57
last episode published
2019-09-06 06:01
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35.41 days
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6.09.2019 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

The Power of Disability - The Disabled List ft. Liz Jackson

Liz Jackson founded the Disabled List in 2017 in hopes of creating more space for disabled designers. She recognized that corporate conversations so often happen about them but without them. The Disabled List is working to change this by advocating for...
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22.08.2019 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Sensemaking Through Information Architecture - Abby Covert, Etsy

Abby Covert, also known as Abby the IA, is a pioneer in the field of Information Architecture. Abby likes to think of herself as a “Sensemaker,” a role she believes is becoming more and more necessary in our increasingly messy world. To spread this mes...
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8.08.2019 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Coaching for Creative Professionals - Laura Weiss, Design Diplomacy

Laura Weiss never expected to be a leadership coach. Growing up she knew that she was meant to be an architect and after earning an undergraduate and masters’ degree in architecture her fate seemed all but sealed. That is until she decided to change ev...
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25.07.2019 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

The Future is Life-Centered - Jane Fulton Suri, IDEO

Today’s guest, Jane Fulton Suri, always seems to be looking at the world in a new way and helping others to as well. She is currently a Partner Emeritus at IDEO, where she has been working since the late 80s in a number of different roles, including Ch...
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11.07.2019 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

The Future is Scalable - Kate Towsey, Atlassian

When it comes to Research Operations, Kate Towsey is an expert. In addition to her current experience leading the team at Atlassian, she has years of experience working independently for a variety of clients. In her free time, she also started the larg...
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27.06.2019 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

The Future is Ethical - Tristan Harris, Center for Humane Technology

Welcome to the third season of Mixed Methods! This season will be full of people and conversations aimed at helping researchers think more deeply about their practice. In this episode, we’ll hear from Tristan Harris, a world renown design ethicist fir...
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15.02.2018 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

How to Work Internationally - Jan Chipchase, Studio D

Jan Chipchase has done it all. Before leading the global research practice at frog, the well-known design & innovation consultancy, Jan was a Principal Scientist at Nokia. He specialized in entry level products and his work caught the attention of ...
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25.01.2018 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Outside the Lab - Emily Goligoski, The Membership Puzzle Project

After studying journalism in college, Emily Goligoski began exploring less traditional paths that would allow her to merge her love of journalism with her love of human factors. A few years and a master's degree later, Emily found herself working as a ...
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11.01.2018 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Combining Qual & Quant - Jeff Sauro, MeasuringU

Jeff Sauro has had an amazing career. In addition to having a PhD in educational statistics and research methods, he’s worked at GE, Intuit, and Oracle. Jeff is probably best known though for his work at MeasuringU, the quantitative research firm he fo...
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30.11.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

The True Value of UX Research - Matt Gallivan, Airbnb

Matt Gallivan has had an amazing career in research. From the redesign of NPR's website to Facebook ads, Matt has worked on amazing projects as an individual contributor and as a manager. For the last three years, he’s been at Airbnb and is now respons...
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16.11.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Mental Models - Indi Young, Co-Founder of Adaptive Path & Independent Researcher

Indi Young has been doing UX research since before it was a thing. With over 25 years of experience in various consulting roles, Indi is a wealth of knowledge and good stories. Not only about co-founding the well-known consultancy and UX think tank, Ad...
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2.11.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Career Transitions (Grad School Pt. 2) - Sara Cambridge, Google

Sara Cambridge has had a long and interesting career. After working as a graphic designer for about 14 years, Sara decided she was ready for a change. Not to give too much away, but Sara is now working as a UX researcher at Google. This episode is abou...
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19.10.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Building Rapport - Michael Margolis, GV

Michael Margolis is a pioneer in the field of UX research. After studying anthropology at Stanford University, Michael began applying his social science degree in an unusual way for the early 90s, redesigning products with a customer centric view. He's...
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5.10.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Impact That Matters - Dan Perkel, IDEO

Listen in itunes After getting a PhD from UC Berkeley, Dan Perkel went to work at the world-renowned design company, IDEO. He started as a design researcher, and is now responsible for co-leading the design research discipline for the San Francisco off...
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21.09.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Generative Listening - Thomas McConkie, Mindfulness+

Listen in itunes Thomas McConkie, has been practicing meditation for 20 years, studying developmental psychology for 10, is an author, fellow podcaster (Mindfulness+), and faculty member at Pacific Integral. His study and practice has allowed him to cr...
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7.09.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Becoming Jared Spool - Jared Spool, UIE

Listen in itunes Jared Spool is one of the most influential voices in UX. After a brief stint as an engineer, Jared went on to found User Interface Engineering in 1988, a leading consulting firm that specializes in website and product usability. Jared ...
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15.06.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Research Bento: Scaling through Collaboration - Donna Driscoll & Kassie Chaney, LinkedIn

Donna Driscoll is a senior principal user experience researcher at LinkedIn, while Kassie Chaney is a senior manager of user experience research at LinkedIn. They are powerful duo when it comes to innovating in the space. They have invented a number of...
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5.06.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Interviewing Workshop: Don't Leave Data on the Table

Ever wondered how you could get more insights out of your interviews? This week we have a few researchers who did. Marianne Berkovich, Elizabeth Baylor, and Beverly Freeman come from a variety of backgrounds, including a stint as an professor of anthro...
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1.06.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Ethnography: A 21st Century Interpretation (@CHI) - Sarah Garcia, UE Group

In any field there are some topics that are more widely agreed upon and some that are more widely debated. For UX research ethnography falls in the later. It’s defined as, “the scientific description of the customs of individual peoples and cultures.” ...
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18.05.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

The Future of HCI (@CHI) - Ben Shneiderman, U of Maryland

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the CHI conference in Denver. One of the people at the social and intellectual heart of the conference is Ben Shneiderman. Ben is one of the founding fathers of the field of human-computer interaction, or HCI. ...
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4.05.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Share Better: Rethinking the Research Report - Tomer Sharon, WeWork

Tomer Sharon has been doing UX research for more than 15 years. He's written two books and a couple years ago left Google to lead the UX team at WeWork, a co-working startup turned unicorn that's valued at close to $20 billion. We got together after I ...
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20.04.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Grad School: Yay or Nay Pt. 1 - Anna Turner, Google

Carnegie Mellon University, Master of Human-Computer InteractionAnna Turner graduated with a BS in economics from the London School of Economics, but later decided to make a career shift to UX research. She used a 12 month masters program in Human Comp...
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6.04.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Usability Testing: Tricking Gov into Working for People - Dana Chisnell, Center for Civic Design

In the field of UX research, Dana Chisnell is a pioneer. As you will hear, she has lived and shaped it’s history and continues to do so. She is currently working as an adjunct professor at Harvard University, co-director of the Center for Civic Design,...
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24.03.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Class v. Office: Balancing the Study & the Practice - Elizabeth Churchill, Google

Elizabeth Churchill is a director of UX at Google and has worked on a number of projects, including material design. She received a PhD from the University of Cambridge in cognitive science and has since worked at a number of the world’s leading tech c...
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16.03.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

I Have an Idea, Now What? - Sarah Doody, The UX Notebook

Sarah Doody is the creator of The UX Notebook and freelance consultant. She has been working in the UX world for over a decade and we got together to discuss what she has learned about Concept Validation, aka what happens when you or someone you work f...
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9.03.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png

Big Questions, Better Answers - Jake Knapp, GV

Jake Knapp is a design partner at GV, formerly known as Google Ventures, and the inventor of the Design Sprint. This 5-day design process revitalizes a number of older methods to allow UX professionals to get over the day-to-day distractions and do bet...
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27.02.2017 http://static1.squarespace.com/static/582b2175893fc02e79df8a2a/t/58a56fde3a0411cf57a5a8ee/1487237099926/1500w/CoverArt%5B1%5D-01.png


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