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Syndication

This week we sit down with Dave Levine, a UX Designer at Draft Kings (fantasy sports product), to talk about designing an experience in high distraction environments. Dave gives us insights into the UX process at Draft Kings and we discuss how to grab a user's attention when their focus is elsewhere. Steve isn't here this week so it's safe for children to tune in.

Direct download: 117-draftkings.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

Designing Authentication

Today on The Dirt we take a look at the act of authentication and the ability (or complete inability) to balance security and identification needs with a great user experience.

Direct download: 116-designing-authentication.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

The U.S. Digital Services Playbook

Welcome to today's episode of The Dirt. Join us as we discuss the latest government tech initiative, the U.S. Digital Services and their Playbook. Good idea, great idea, greatest idea (HA!)? Who knows!?

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Direct download: 115-digital-services-playbook.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

Experience Overreach

Today on The Dirt we discuss the idea of experience over-reach, that <sarcasm>glorious</sarcasm> situation when a company decides that what their users really want is brand engagement instead of a good, old-fashioned nice time.

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Direct download: 114-experience-over-reach.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

Outlaw UX with Adam Sigel of Aereo

 

Today on The Dirt, please welcome Adam Sigel of Aereo. Join us for a serious discussion of the UX of media consumption, trolling recruiters by using pets, and the inevitable cinematic masterpiece that is ConAir 2 (ConSPACE!).

Direct download: 113-sigel.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

Today on The Dirt we discuss privacy on the web through the lens of a recent tracking technique known as canvas fingerprinting. If you've listened long enough you've probably got a good idea of where the opinions split on this topic between your absurd hosts.

Direct download: 112-canvas-fingerprinting.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

Today on The Dirt, we welcome Jason Pamental from H+W Design in Providence, RI. Jason recently wrote a book on responsive typography (called, appropriately enough, Responsive Typography) and we took the opportunity to grill him on the topic. Tune in to hear Jason drop some knowledge on web type and our responsibilities as designers/developers, and Tim get all curmudgeonly on cyclical topics in web development.

Direct download: 111-pamental.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

On the latest episode of The Dirt we discuss the impending layoffs at Microsoft and what they mean for the future of the company. We also take a look at the (frankly, stupid) controversy around the recent redesign/rebrand at Airbnb.

Direct download: 110-microsoft-airbnb.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

Tune in to this episode of The Dirt for our interview with Moritz Plassnig, co-founder and CEO of Codeship! We take a look at the experience of products intended for developers and the future of the Codeship platform.

Direct download: 109-codeship.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 8:47am EDT

Today on The Dirt we speak with Ian Murphy, Product Director for Future Insights. We discuss how Future Insights came to be, how conferences are organized and run, and how a good conference speaker is created. Tune in to learn the secrets of tricking your way into speaking at conferences, just like Tim and Steve!

Direct download: 107-murphy.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT