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Podcasts For UX Designers — TechRuum
What UX podcasts are you listening to? Below you’ll find a few wonderful UX podcasts we came across, as well as podcasts that the UX community shared with us.
Whether you’re particularly interested in user research, are looking for advice to navigate a career in UX, or want to better understand how the human brain works, the podcasts in this collection cover every possible aspect of UX. Not all of them are still running, but the archives are incredible, with interviews full of insights and gems.
A huge thank-you to the hosts — and, of course, the people behind the scenes — for producing these podcasts and helping us all make sense of the multifaceted, exciting world that UX is.
So, prepare yourself a nice cup of coffee and get cozy — oh, and don’t forget to charge your headphones before your next commute. Happy listening!
Table Of Contents
You can jump directly to the topic you’re interested in to find podcasts relevant to you or browse through the complete list.
UX Tips And Best Practices
UX Cake helps you become more effective in your UX work and career. In each episode, host Leigh Allen-Arredondo invites leaders in the field of UX to share their practical advice to get the best outcomes for your work, your users, and your career in UX.
The NN/g UX Podcast
In the Nielsen Norman Group UX Podcast, Senior User Experience Specialist Therese Fessenden interviews industry experts, covering common questions, hot takes on pressing UX topics, and tips for building truly great user experiences.
Helping you to better fight for your users and business is the mission of the User Defenders podcast. In every episode, influential UX superheros share their stories, reveal their design superpowers, and offer their advice.
24 Minutes Of UX
Every 24 Minutes of UX episode features a curious “Seeker” who is seeking advice in a specific topic within the domain of UX and an experienced “Giver” who shares the knowledge they gathered around the topic over the years.
The Boagworld Show was the first web design podcast and ran from 2005 to 2021, interviewing the leading minds in the field and sharing best practices in digital. The archive is a treasure chest for any UX professional.
Awkward Silences interviews the people who interview people. The podcast dives deep into all things UX research, qualitative data, and the craft of understanding people to build better products and businesses.
UX Research Geeks
UX Research Geeks is all about User Experience Design, research, and everything that goes along with it. Among the guests are senior researchers, designers, speakers, CEOs, startup founders, and many more.
In Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices, and direct our relationships.
The Cognitive Bias
Clear language, the value of discomfort, and the psychology of money are just a few of the topics that The Cognitive Bias covers. It explores the world of things we do that don’t make any rational sense, one bias at a time.
This Is HCD — Human-Centered Design Podcast
The mission of the Human Centered Design Podcast is to educate and empower people and organizations about the power of true human-centered design. It brings together thought leaders from various disciplines such as service design, user experience, interaction design, and product management to better understand what it means to work within a human-centric method.
- 🎙 Hosted by This is HCD
- 🗓 Several episodes per month
UXpod offers a free-ranging set of discussions around UX design, website design, and usability in general. The podcast retired last year, but there is an incredible archive with more than 120 episodes and even transcripts.
There is a lot of information about making the web accessible, but not so much information about the people working to make the web accessible. A11y Podcast is here to change that by inviting people involved with web accessibility.
UI Breakfast Podcast
In the UI Breakfast Podcast, Jane Portman invites industry experts to share actionable knowledge. The topics cover UI/UX design, products, marketing, and more.
The Object-Oriented UX Podcast
The Object-Oriented UX Podcast is a deep-dive into the weeds of UX systems, information architecture, human psychology, data wrangling, structured content, UX process, and, above all, simplifying the complex.
The Content Strategy Podcast
The Content Strategy Podcast is a show for people who care about all things content. Kristina Halvorson interviews expert leaders and exciting new voices in the field of content strategy, diving deep into topics that inform how we shape digital content and how it, in turn, shapes us.
Writers In Tech
Brought to you by the UX Writing Hub, Writers in Tech is a podcast where content strategists, UX writers, and content designers share their well-kept industry secrets.
You want to dive deeper into the practice and art of all things content? Then tune into Content Rookie, where Nicole Michaelis and her guests explore UX writing, content marketing, content design, and copywriting.
Design System Office Hours
In Design System Office Hours, design system practitioners Davy Fung and PJ Onori talk about design-led product ownership, scaling and adoption, community and engagement, design system team models, and much more.
Design Systems Podcast
The Design Systems Podcast interviews industry leaders and product makers to share best practices and explore the areas where design and development come together.
- 🎙 Hosted by Chris Strahl
- 🗓 New episodes ca. once to twice a month
The Informed Life
Information is key to deciding and acting. The Informed Life podcast explores how people organize information to get things done and how to better design, build, and use information systems.
How I Built This
For How I Built This, Guy Raz interviews the world’s best-known entrepreneurs to learn how they built their iconic brands. They reveal their moments of doubt and failure and share insights on their eventual success.
- 🎙 Hosted by Guy Raz
- 🗓 New episodes on Mondays and Thursdays
The Product Design Podcast
The Product Design Podcast invites the best and brightest in product design to dig into how they got where they are today, what mistakes they made along the way, and what advice they have for you as you navigate the world of product design.
- 🎙 Hosted by Seth Coelen
- 🗓 Ca. two to three new episodes per month
Better Product shares the stories of industry-leading companies whose products have a soul, mission, and vision. Through conversations with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and innovators, hosts Christian Beck and Meghan Pfeifer explore what it takes to build better products.
New Layer is a podcast on everything related to product design, discussing design careers, tools, education, critique, and much more. The podcast has retired, but with two years of weekly episodes, the archive is still a treasure chest.
Design Better Podcast
Currently in its seventh season, the Design Better Podcast by InVision explores what it takes to make work more collaborative, creative, inclusive, and impactful throughout your organization.
The Futur Podcast
The Futur Podcast explores the overlap between design, marketing, and business. In each episode, Chris Do invites a new guest from the worlds of design, technology, marketing, business, philosophy, and personal development to understand what drives them and what we all can learn from it.
- 🎙 Hosted by Chris Do
- 🗓 New episodes weekly
Career And Leadership
Honest UX Talks
Anfisa Bogomolova and Ioana Teleanu together have 20 years of experience in the UX field. In Honest UX Talks, they share their lessons learned about UX design careers, challenges, portfolios, mental health, and, of course, all things UX.
The UX Hustle Podcast
The UX Hustle Podcast is a show with a focus on crafting and navigating a UX career and refining your UX process to become better at what you do. It also explores how to apply UX to your life to get more done, with low stress.
Finding Our Way
In Finding Our Way, hosts Peter Merholz and Jesse James Garrett navigate the challenges and opportunities of design and design leadership.
Google Design Podcasts
Google Design Podcasts is a collection of podcasts that gives you design inspiration and insights. Method explores the career journeys of designers at Google, while Design Notes goes in-depth with designers working in diverse creative disciplines.
Revision Path showcases Black designers, artists, developers, and digital creatives from all over the world. Through weekly in-depth interviews, you’ll learn about their work, their goals, and what inspires them as creative individuals.
Technically Speaking is a podcast by Harrison Wheeler about BIPOC designers, entrepreneurs, and technologists sharing their unique stories of triumph and resilience at the intersection of product design.
The Future Of UX
Rosenfeld Review Podcast
What shifts does UX face? And how can individuals and teams respond in ways that drive success? That’s what Lou Rosenfeld wants to find out by inviting changemakers in the UX world and beyond to the Rosenfeld Review Podcast.
- 🎙 Hosted by Lou Rosenfeld
- 🗓 Ca. one to two new episodes per month
The Sustainable UX Podcast
The Sustainable UX Podcast is for everyone who wants to make an impact for a sustainable future. In each episode, the hosts Bavo Lodewyckx and Thorsten Jonas invite you to meet people from around the world who try to save the world through and within UX, design, and tech.
Future Of UX
In every episode of the Future of UX podcast, Patricia Reiners talks to leading UX/UI designers and digital pioneers about the future and how we are going to design a great user experience with new technologies.
Design Matters started out in 2005 as a little radio show and soon became the first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture. Among the guests are designers, writers artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought.
99% Invisible has grown from a four-minute spot on broadcast radio to an enormously popular narrative podcast with listeners all over the world. It dives deep into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.
How about a peek inside the dark side of the web? Darknet Diaries is a podcast about hackers, breaches, shadow government activity, hacktivism, cybercrime, and all the things that dwell on the hidden parts of the network.
Last But Not Least…
Did you know that there’s a Smashing Podcast, too? In each episode, host Drew McLellan talks to design and development experts about their work on the web, as well as catching you up with the latest news and articles at TechRuum. And, well, it’s suitable for cats, too. ;-)
If you have a favorite UX podcast that is not mentioned in this post — or maybe you’re running one yourself — please let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear about it!
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