The Best Experience Design Podcasts 🎧

Julio Castellano
Mar 19, 2018 · 9 min read

User experience, interface and the business of design by Julio Castellano.

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Whether you are working, commuting or relaxing you can easily keep learning more about the wonderful world of design thanks to these great podcasts.

Here is a list of some of the best podcasts I have come across. These audio 💎 contain plenty of tips, insights and learnings for you. They cover UX, UI, Product design, Digital design, and design life in general.

Here they are in alphabetical order, enjoy your listening! 🎧

99 percent Invisible

“99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

This website has a nice collection of design podcasts covering topics from architecture to graphic design and everything in between. Its great to open your mind and hear about the design process from other design disciplines.

Beyond Users

Some great podcasts around the topic of designers understanding business. There is also a free mini MBA course that is worth doing. This is all put together by Alen Faljic a business designer at IDEO. Alen believes that:

“Business is essential part of design. Obviously, users come first, but let’s not forget that business comes second. If we forget about the business goals, our idea is not really a good idea in the business context. Design needs to be financially sustainable, otherwise, there is no business and hence no user.”

Bread Time

A micro-podcast about design and technology with Gabriel Valdivia and Charlie Deets.

DesignBetter.Co

A great collection of podcasts created by the InVision team on a range of topics like creative confidence, design leadership and design strategy from some of the best in the business.

Design Details

A show featuring some of the best product designers around right now. Have a look at the extensive list of featuring for this awesome show and enjoy your listening.

Dollars to Donuts

Although a bit dated now ( last podcast from 2016) Dollars to Donuts podcast is very interesting and worth a listen. Steve Portigal a well know strategic planner interviews people who lead user research in their respective organisations such as Lyft, eBay, DocuSign, AirBnb and plenty more.

Fjord Fika

A great collection of podcasts from Fjord on topics such as human-centred design, mixed reality, design thinking and much more.

Health Redesigned

A unique weekly podcast specifically focused on building digital products for better health & wellness. An interesting space to get into.

High Resolution

This podcast and video series is about product design and design thinking.
Bobby Ghoshal and Jared Erondu put a lot of time into this one and made it stand out with the videos series component. Choose audio or video and listen to some of the best express themselves.

How Might We…

How might we … is a podcast by IDEO Europe about a designer’s view on the world: about technology and how it is changing our lives, how we can better understand it and use it to design a more human-centred world.

IDEO Futures

A great library of podcasts created by the expert team at IDEO. They talk to some of the best creatives, thought leaders and innovators working in the design space.

Layout

A weekly podcast about design, technology, programming and everything else.

Mixed Methods

Mixed Methods is a podcast interested in the hows and whys 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.

Overtime by Dribbble

Dribbble’s official podcast goes behind the shots of your favourite designers.
There is a wide range of topics covered from UI to UX and branding many gems to be found in this one.

Product Breakfast Club

The Product Breakfast Club podcast is the perfect podcast for those looking for a behind-the-scenes look at how products are designed, how product teams work and for those wondering how to make better products faster.

Each, weekly episode is a view on the product world from 2 distinct perspectives: The charismatic Jake Knapp the author of Google SPRINT and Jonathan Courtney owner of AJ & Smart agency based in Berlin.

The Method Podcast

Hosted by Interaction Designer Aidan Simpson, the Method podcast profiles designers at Google, giving listeners an inside look at their journeys and design choices.

The Schmidt List

Love the name of this podcast by Kurt Schmidt. His years of expertise as a designer makes him a great interviewer, some very useful content!

The Schmidt List is a weekly show created to inform leaders who manage projects, build digital products and coach teams in design and technology. I’ll be interviewing industry veterans, colleagues and bestowing my personal perspective on digital strategy, experience design, project management and software development.

The Spool Cast

The SpoolCast has been bringing UX learning to designers’ ears around the world since 2005. Dozens and dozens of hours of Jared Spool interviewing some of the greatest minds in design are available for you to explore.

The Users Know

This great series of Podcasts talks about Product and UX design for Startups.
It also has a great little drink matching section for each episode. Bottoms up!

This Is HCD

This Australian podcast gives a HCD perspective on design problems from some of the greats down under.

True North

Every day people create and design. Problems are discovered and in turn solutions are found. Lives are intertwined and deeply impacted by these experiences. True North is a podcast which looks to uncover these stories and highlight the research and testing which drives the innovation.

UI Breakfast

Join UI Breakfast podcasts for conversations about UI/UX design, products, marketing, and so much more.

Our awesome guests are industry experts who share actionable knowledge so that you can apply it in your business today.

User Defenders

This podcast is aimed at highlighting those leading the way in their craft by diving deeper into who they are, and what makes them tick/successful, in order to inspire and equip those aspiring to do the same.

UX Podcast

UX Podcast is for people passionate about balancing business, technology and users within the realm of digital media. Per Axbom and James Royal-Lawson hope to move the conversation beyond the traditional realm of User Experience.

It is one of the most extensive podcast collections I have come across they are up to episode number 177 at time of writing. Per & James say:

It’s not just for UXers, it’s for everyone with a foot in the digital door. Sometimes we’ll shoot high, sometimes we’ll shoot low. Nevertheless, we aim to spread knowledge and break down silos.

Rocket ship FM

Step aboard the Rocket ship for some great insights into product design and many other useful topics!

Hope you enjoyed the list and stay tuned for more.

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P.S please add in anymore great podcasts that you think people will find useful in the comments below.

Julio Castellano

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Product Design Lead @ Spaceship 🚀 http://juliocreative.com/

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