Ed Ipser is the founder of IpserLab and Coactify. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and has been an an entrepreneur since right out of college. Learning from these founding experiences he has been applying his experience but has also found that building a successful business based on technology often involves elements of market fit that don’t solely rely on engineering. He brings up topics revolving around lean startup methodology, Minimum Viable Product, Minimum Lovable Product and design.
In light of Juneteenth we have a special episode with Sani Momoh a social worker in the San Jose Bay Area. We the topic of social injustice with technology as a bridging topic. Not only do we talk about online news media as it relates to social injustice but we include a segment on the micro issues in equality for black people. Sani also answers an interesting question: How would he allocate funds matching the $100,000 million dollar commitment Apple made to the cause to support #blacklivesmatter
Ryan Matthew is a partner and co-founding member of Neuron, a UX Design and strategy consultancy in San Francisco. He has been working remotely for years with Neuron and since operations have moved to fully remote because of the Covid-19 Pandemic he has great insights into the current shelter-in-place order which required many businesses to move employee’s to remote work.
UX Designer Andrew Jarecki is a UX designer with over 8 years of experience. That said, he is not a junior designer anymore. With this experience we talk to him about his career in UX design. Currently, he is a contractor at Visa and we also talk about some career and resume tips to get job seekers going in their search for a UX design position.
Creative Director Ted Holladay speaks from his years in the industry as a designer and running his studio. We talk about some things every designer should know about working with clients. Later on we get into a section on bridging the gap between computer users who didn’t grow up on tech and the generation that did grow up with it, like his two 15 and 16 year old kids. We also have a short discussion about the future of technology as it relates to design.
Danny Mclane is the owner and operator of JamiiTech, a web and application development agency in San Jose, California. He gives mentoring to youth groups, creates technology strategies for businesses and speaks on career growth in tech. He is a leader and visionary. As someone well positioned in the Silicon Valley to give insight into technology we are pleased to speak with him on The Unmotive Show.
Judy has been creating art and selling her art using both online and traditional methods. She is a avid reader and has a lot to say about web trends from the perspective of someone who didn’t grow up with technology. The Unmotive Show seeks to bridge the gap between casual technology users and professionals and as part of that goal we want to explore how our society has changed because of technology.
We get to talk about Apple and more so working at Apple as a programmer with Miguel Coder. We also talk about his take on why programming is so fun and rewarding for so many people.
For the first episode of Unmotive Show we have the pleasure of speaking with Chris Marciano from Neuron UX which is a UX design firm located in San Francisco. Their offices were originally in Palo Alto. They host a regular UX meetup called Beer and UX where over 1000 UXers have met to share their interests in UX design, listen to keynote speakers and network.