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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Productizing Your Services

This week on the show we we talk about how to be a better freelancer by productizing your services. On the heals of an article by Robert Williams called Freelance as a Service, we discuss what it means to deliver a service to clients and how to package that up in unique ways. Differentiating yourself with a service-based product can help steer you toward to clients you want, but also away from the clients you don't want.

Direct download: 107-productizing-services.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

This week fresh off a trip to Vegas we sit down with a Co-founder of the, "Google Docs of Coding", Ivan Burazin. Ivan takes us through his product Codeanywhere, a cloud-based IDE coupled with a suite of native applications to make your code available to you where ever you go. We're all in awe this week as Ivan talks about changing how we collaboratively code. Tune in for greatness!

Direct download: 106-codeanywhere.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 8:40am EDT

Aereo and Google Design

With two big news items this week we dig into the unfortunate Supreme Court decision against our friends at Aereo and Google unleashing a new design language on the world. Listen this week to find out which one of us ended up in tears.

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Category:tech -- posted at: 8:36am EDT