4 UX Design Podcasts You Need to Listen to Today


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Finding a new, and great podcast to press play on during your walk, chores, or lunch break, can feel like winning the lottery. If you’re a passionate, knowledge-hungry User Experience (UX) Designer, interested in entering the field of design, or (in the case of one listed podcast) curious about how UX and the government collide, then these four podcasts need to be on your playlist right now.

1. Mock IT Podcast

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We’re starting off the list with our favorite podcast, Mock IT. Mock IT is a design and culture podcast hosted by two familiar faces at MetroStar. Liz and Marie are a captivating duo who offer an inside look at how two UX Designers navigate design for the government, the relevancy of the work they do, emerging trends, and everything in between.  

Their most recent episode features a special guest with a discussion on how the pandemic has changed digital experiences, social media, and what designers can do to help tackle the spread of misinformation online.

Join them every two weeks as they share their personal stories about the highs and lows of life as a designer in government.

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2. NN/g UX Podcast

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The Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g) UX Podcast is a show exploring user experience research, design, strategy, and professionals in the field. Hosted by Senior User Experience Specialist Therese Fessenden, the podcast publishes once a month with interviews from experts, answers to listeners' questions, and tips on building great user experiences.

Catch their latest episode on the Facebook Metaverse and more.

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3. Design Life

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Design Life is a podcast featuring two hosts who are “serial side project addicts.” Charli Prangley and Femke van Schoonhoven tackle issues all designers face like getting paid, overcoming creative blockers, and how to harness new design skills. You’ll learn more about their side projects and the things that inspire and motivate them.

Their latest episode features a discussion surrounding design research, how to approach it, and what it all means for the end product.

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4. Design Systems Podcast

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Knapsack, a design systems platform, produces the Design Systems Podcast— a show that interviews industry leaders and products makers to share the best practices within the design and development world.

In their latest interview, the host—Co-founder, and CEO of Knapsack—Chris Strahlco, tackled what a design system really means and the value behind them. He covers everything from Design ROI to the methodology behind your design decisions.

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Don’t forget to check out MetroStar’s podcast. Catch new episodes of Mock IT every other Wednesday!

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