Polytechnicast - Interactive Storyteller

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Synopsis

Art journal podcast by Rob Stenzinger, sharing thoughts on his various creative projects and adventures ranging from creating comics, videogames, to interactive design.

Episodes

  • Polytechnicast - Building on the UX and Systems Work that Came Before

    09/12/2021

    Whether the work that you take on is building on skillful work in the past or not, things got to the way they are for some reason. Now you're here. In this journal I share reasons to find others past work as useful research and signals to help instead of joining a narrative that it has little to no value. Even if that past work wasn't well done, it holds clues and questions to dig into. Related Links and Resources Day One - a journal app Interactive Storyteller blog Sign up for my newsletter Games and Classes Rob offers and Ways to Support the Polytechnicast Take one of my classes about collaboration, creativity, and UX design: Listening Like a Coach (Video Workshop and PDF Materials), add to your leadership and collaboration skills. Get it on Gumroad or Skillshare Drawing User Journey Maps, make meani

  • Polytechnicast - Memory of organizations - repeating other people's stories

    11/11/2021

    Have you been part of an organization that seems to repeat projects that don't learn much from one another? It's a thing I've wondered: why do companies forget? This episode of the Polytechnicast I journal about group memory and wonder if it would be helpful to remember what different teams have tried and learned in the past. Is it because we resist repeating other peoples stories? Related Links and Resources Customizing Your Next Creative Challenge, join the class at Skillshare or download your own copy at my workshop store. Interactive Storyteller blog Sign up for my newsletter, be in the know of what I'm making and learning about. Games and Classes Rob offers and Ways to Support the Polytechnicast Take one of my classes about collaboration, creativity, design: Listening Like a Coach (Video Workshop

  • Polytechnicast - Making your own art journal prompts #artsoundoff

    04/11/2021

    Any path that brings you to journaling about your art, here I share some context around planning what you'd want to get out of your journaling plus choosing and creating prompts that are a good fit for what you want. Related Links and Resources Art Soundoff Customizing Your Next Creative Challenge, join the class at Skillshare or download your own copy at my workshop store. Interactive Storyteller blog Sign up for my newsletter, be in the know of what I'm making and learning about. Rob's Products and Ways to Support the Polytechnicast Get Guitar Fretter, an action puzzle that makes a game of memorizing the note positions on a guitar. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, and MacOS! Features 4 or 5 string bass, 6 or 7 string guitar, multiple play modes, difficulty levels, and more. You can buy me

  • Polytechnicast - Improving Communication Skills as a Product Engineer

    08/05/2021

    Something I'm grateful for is to be on a learning adventure together with folks I've worked with. At times I get questions from folks who listen to the show and folks I've been on teams with in the past. I'm going to include all this in a category of listener questions and make a few Polytechnicasts based on these questions. In this episode I get a question from a colleague who is wondering about practicing communication skills coming from a product team and engineering perspective. How could this help with understanding and communicating your own philosophy and values in a collaboration? Related Links and Resources Interactive Storyteller blog Sign up for my newsletter, be in the know of what I'm making and learning about. Rob's Products and Ways to Support the Polytechnicast Get Guitar Fretter, an action puzzle that makes a g

  • Polytechnicast - Emotional Effort of Design

    08/02/2021

    The emotional work of discovering, including, representing, and collaborating in design is what I explore in this think aloud journal. This recording didn't start as a Polytechnicast or even an exploration about UX Mindset but that's where I found myself going. Since the beginning of 2021 I've been blogging every day on my Interactive Storyteller blog. I hope you'll join me there too as I talk about illustrating, making games, and UX design. It's very much the prose form of the Polytechnicast. Related Links and Resources Interactive Storyteller blog Introduction to the UX Mindset Series Polytechnicast - UX Mindset - Creative Roadblocks Then a Book Outline #artsoundoff — Blog of an Interactive Storyteller Rob's Products and Ways to Support the Polytechnicast Get Guitar Fretter, an action puzzle that makes a game of memorizing th

  • Polytechnicast - UX Mindset - Creative Roadblocks Then a Book Outline #artsoundoff

    29/11/2020

    Here I explore some of the reasonable and unreasonable goals I had for this month of journaling and developing the UX Mindset series. Practicing this kind of thing helps you meet your own creative process quirks and explore ways to change and work around those quirks. I recorded so many more rough draft journals than I posted, at least 2:1 if not 3:1. It helped me explore the big topic and discover a concept for a UX Mindset book. We'll see where the UX Mindset series goes from here. Probably be back on the Polytechnicast, certainly will be in upcoming workshops, and a good chance I'll persue developing a book. Related Links and Resources Introduction to the UX Mindset Series UX Mindset for Business UX Mindset for Software Engineering UX Mindset for Designers UX Mindset for Artists UX Mindset - Lists UX Mindset - Listening UX Mindset

  • Polytechnicast - UX Mindset - Active Learning is Certain-enough Instead of Overconfident #artsoundoff

    13/11/2020

    Actively learning is a lot like using applied research. It's a very useful place to work from, you can be confident enough to proceed making things yet not too confident to prevent learning as you go. We setup teams and organizations to sink or swim based on too much certainty. We're certain often from a combination of ego and efficiency seeking without adapting until expensive mistakes happen. What if we practice being confident enough and setup teams to actively learn instead? And the UX Mindset series continues! Related Links and Resources Introduction to the UX Mindset Series UX Mindset for Business UX Mindset for Software Engineering UX Mindset for Designers UX Mindset for Artists UX Mindset - Lists UX Mindset - Listening UX Mindset - Groups of People Interconnected UX Mindset - Mental Model You're Working Toward UX Mindset - M

  • Polytechnicast - UX Mindset - Misunderstanding and Misuse of UX's Power #artsoundoff

    13/11/2020

    Where does UX go wrong? Whether a system is broken at the surface or takes deeper understanding to see how it's not serving the health of its audience along with it's other constituencies: UX can be used to help fix or to make things worse. How can that be? Organizations have a lot to do to just exist and maintain exsistence. Some are not questioning things they could question to fix what's broken. Let's pay attention, be curious, inclusive and move what we make toward collective health. And the UX Mindset series continues! Related Links and Resources Introduction to the UX Mindset Series UX Mindset for Business UX Mindset for Software Engineering UX Mindset for Designers UX Mindset for Artists UX Mindset - Lists UX Mindset - Listening UX Mindset - Groups of People Interconnected UX Mindset - Mental Model You're Working Toward Creati

  • Polytechnicast - UX Mindset - Mental Model You're Working Toward #artsoundoff

    13/11/2020

    It's useful to have even a rough concept of what you're working toward, things you know are important or likely to encounter, or at least are worth checking to see if they'd be helpful. For example, a mental model like a creative progression going from rough concept to refined to complete. You can have a UX Mindset informed mental model of getting your work done so that you are working toward including your audience. And the UX Mindset series continues! Related Links and Resources Introduction to the UX Mindset Series UX Mindset for Business UX Mindset for Software Engineering UX Mindset for Designers UX Mindset for Artists UX Mindset - Lists UX Mindset - Listening UX Mindset - Groups of People Interconnected A Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger von Oech | Grand Central Publishing Creative challenge I'm taking part in and co-foun

  • Polytechnicast - UX Mindset - Groups of People Interconnected #artsoundoff

    12/11/2020

    Any product we make connects a variety of groups of people. UX Constituencies are groups of people I find relate to most any project/product/system/endeavor: your audience, your team, your organization, the world, and you. Here I explore why considering each of those groups helps you make more meaningful things whether you're a UX expert or any person with a UX Mindset. And the UX Mindset series continues! Related Links and Resources Introduction to the UX Mindset Series UX Mindset for Business UX Mindset for Software Engineering UX Mindset for Designers UX Mindset for Artists UX Mindset - Lists UX Mindset - Listening Creative challenge I'm taking part in and co-founded with Jerzy Drozd: Art Soundoff — Lean Into Art Rob's Products and Ways to Support the Polytechnicast Get Guitar Fretter, an action puzzle that makes a game of memo

  • Polytechnicast - UX Mindset - Listening to be present, lead, consult, coach, or journal #artsoundoff

    12/11/2020

    Listening is the most powerful thing you can do to understand. Here I share a few ways of listening that work individually or combined to meet the needs of you and your team in the moment. And the UX Mindset series continues! Related Links and Resources Introduction to the UX Mindset Series UX Mindset for Business UX Mindset for Software Engineering UX Mindset for Designers UX Mindset for Artists UX Mindset - Lists Creative challenge I'm taking part in and co-founded with Jerzy Drozd: Art Soundoff — Lean Into Art Rob's Products and Ways to Support the Polytechnicast Get Guitar Fretter, an action puzzle that makes a game of memorizing the note positions on a guitar. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, and MacOS! Features 4 or 5 string bass, 6 or 7 string guitar, multiple play modes, difficulty levels, and more. Creative des

  • Polytechnicast - UX Mindset Tool - Lists to Include Others and More #artsoundoff

    10/11/2020

    Being open to including others is a big start to making something more meaningful. List making is one of the best tools you can use no matter if you identify as a ux designer or not. This episode continues the UX Mindset series! Related Links and Resources Introduction to the UX Mindset Series UX Mindset for Business UX Mindset for Software Engineering UX Mindset for Designers UX Mindset for Artists Art Soundoff — Lean Into Art Rob's Products and Ways to Support the Polytechnicast Get Guitar Fretter, an action puzzle that makes a game of memorizing the note positions on a guitar. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, and MacOS! Features 4 or 5 string bass, 6 or 7 string guitar, multiple play modes, difficulty levels, and more. Creative design coaching services, workshops, and ebooks for ux design, creative coding, creative cha

  • Polytechnicast - UX Mindset for Artists

    07/11/2020

    Audiences learn about your work, then what's it like for them to learn more, to support your work. If you offer a variety of products how do they find the one they need in this moment? UX Mindset for artists has two distinct and useful concerns: Making your work findable, purchasable, useful, and usable Including the audience in the work itself This episode continues the UX Mindset series! Related Links and Resources Introduction to the UX Mindset Series UX Mindset for Business UX Mindset for Software Engineering UX Mindset for Designers Art Soundoff — Lean Into Art Rob's Products and Ways to Support the Polytechnicast Get Guitar Fretter, an action puzzle that makes a game of memorizing the note positions on a guitar. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, and MacOS! Features 4 or 5 string bass, 6 or 7 string guitar, multiple

  • Polytechnicast - UX Mindset for Designers

    07/11/2020

    Advocate for design in order to advocate for and include learning about our audiences. We designers practice many useful skills to help us and those we work with to make inclusive decisions that shape products and systems. Something that can get overlooked along the way: helping others see the value of this including of human context. It's useful to practice helping others learn from their audience and include human centeredness. This episode continues the UX Mindset series! Related Links and Resources Introduction to the UX Mindset Series UX Mindset for Business UX Mindset for Software Engineering Art Soundoff — Lean Into Art Rob's Products and Ways to Support the Polytechnicast Get Guitar Fretter, an action puzzle that makes a game of memorizing the note positions on a guitar. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, and MacOS! Fe

  • Polytechnicast - UX Mindset for Software Engineering

    06/11/2020

    As someone who's worked both as a software engineer and ux designer I want to share the value adding human centered design tools for making engineering decisions. This episode continues the UX Mindset series! Related Links and Resources Introduction to the UX Mindset Series UX Mindset for Business Art Soundoff — Lean Into Art Rob's Products and Ways to Support the Polytechnicast Get Guitar Fretter, an action puzzle that makes a game of memorizing the note positions on a guitar. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, and MacOS! Features 4 or 5 string bass, 6 or 7 string guitar, multiple play modes, difficulty levels, and more. Creative design coaching services, workshops, and ebooks for ux design, creative coding, creative challenges, goals, and storytelling in Rob's store Subscribe to the Polytechnicast RSS feed in your podcatch

  • Polytechnicast - UX Mindset for Business

    06/11/2020

    Continuing the UX Mindset series, I share why I think it's so useful for anyone running, planning, or leading a business to see user experience design and human centered design tools as so worthwhile to include in decision making. Related Links and Resources Introduction to the UX Mindset Series Rob's Products and Ways to Support the Polytechnicast Get Guitar Fretter, an action puzzle that makes a game of memorizing the note positions on a guitar. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, and MacOS! Features 4 or 5 string bass, 6 or 7 string guitar, multiple play modes, difficulty levels, and more. Creative design coaching services, workshops, and ebooks for ux design, creative coding, creative challenges, goals, and storytelling in Rob's store Subscribe to the Polytechnicast RSS feed in your podcatcher

  • Polytechnicast - UX Mindset

    03/11/2020

    Something I've been considerering for a number of years: how can I help spreat the tools of ux design far and wide. Human centered design + understanding systems and situations where the things we make connect with the audiences we serve are useful mechanisms for so many. Here I talk about how I started with "UX for all" then "Practicing UX" and am thinking how "UX Mindset" may be even more approachable as a way to choose to involve people and see situations differently to be able to make better things. Related Links and Resources Polytechnicast - Creative Challenge Worksheet - YouTube Video Get Guitar Fretter, an action puzzle that makes a game of memorizing the note positions on a guitar. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, and MacOS! Features 4 or 5 string bass, 6 or 7 string guitar, multiple play modes, difficulty levels, and

  • Polytechnicast - Creative Challenge Worksheet

    02/11/2020

    Since I'm taking part in a creative challenge called Art Soundoff (http://artsoundoff.com), I decided to use the workbook from my Customizing Your Next Creative Challenge workshop. Customizing Your Next Creative Challenge is available on Gumroad and Skillshare. Related Links and Resources Polytechnicast - Creative Challenge Worksheet - YouTube Video Download your own PDF of the workbook to explore and plan your next creative challenge The workbook I filled out Get Guitar Fretter, an action puzzle that makes a game of memorizing the note positions on a guitar. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, and MacOS! Features 4 or 5 string bass, 6 or 7 string guitar, multiple play modes, difficulty levels, and more. Creative design coaching services, workshops, and ebooks for ux design, creative coding, creative challenges, goals, and st

  • Polytechnicast - 4 Weeks Instead of 4 Days to Refine the Game Guitar Fretter

    18/08/2020

    Guitar Fretter is 10 years old and I still have more ideas to add and refine. Some of those ideas I'm putting into a new game, some I'm putting into the classic version of Guitar Fretter. Recently I thought I'd make a quick art update and I expected to be ready to publish in about 4 days. Did things get out of hand where it took 4 weeks instead? Analyzing the list of what to improve and testing along the way, it felt it best to make more improvements. This episode of the Polytechnicast journals my thought process and highlights what happened as I worked on the latest udpate. Also: a brief overview of what is Guitar Fretter. Related Links and Resources Get Guitar Fretter, an action puzzle that makes a game of memorizing the note positions on a guitar. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 10, and MacOS! Features 4 or 5 string bass, 6 or

  • Polytechnicast - Minimum Viable Product as Jargon for Learning

    20/06/2020

    In this Polytechnicast I consider how I've found MVP useful. Also how MVP and any highly celebrated business and design concept will go through a cycle where the name for the concept draws more and more negative takes. And I share the news that I'm launching a Patreon of news and special episodes of the Polytechnicast and more! Related Links and Resources Support and follow Rob on Patreon for more news and special episodes of the Polytechnicast and more Get workshops ebooks for ux design, creative coding, creative challenges, goals, and storytelling in Rob's Gumroad store For Skillshare subscribers or those new to Skillshare who'd like to sign up for 2 free months + get the Drawing User Journey Maps class Rob Stenzinger - Maker, teacher, and coach for user experience design, games, and collaboration Subscribe to the Polytechnicast RSS

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