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Designing the Future, pt. 3: Accessibility

To close out our series on designing for the future we talk about near-future possibilities and products focused on creating accessible experiences.

Direct download: 157-a11y.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT

Working Remotely

This week we sit down to talk about the pros and cons of working distributed versus in a centralized location. We discuss it from side of the employee as well as the business.

Direct download: 156-working-remote.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

Designing for Literacy Challenges

This week we take a look at the particular challenges of an oft-ignored audience: users with literacy issues. Listen in to find out how you can improve the usability of your site for your entire audience by focusing on the challenges of users that are lower on the literacy spectrum.

Direct download: 155-literacy-challenges.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 9:57am EDT

Dirt Bonus! B-roll

Today, we're ashamed proud to bring you a horrifying special bonus episode of The Dirt! We've assembled our favorite b-roll clips (the out-of-context bits that bookend each show) from the last few months that failed to make the final cut. These never-before-heard clips are finally ready for their time in the sun. Enjoy some idiotic charming humor and a mild increase in profanity.

We'll be back next week with an all new episode of The Dirt!

Direct download: 154-point-five-b-roll.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Designing the Future, pt. 2: Designing for Space Exploration with Jesse Kriss of NASA's JPL

This week Mark and Steve interview Jesse Kriss of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory about designing for space exploration. Seriously. This episode is about designing for space exploration. Yes, that sound was Steve's heart exploding from happiness.

Direct download: 154-kriss.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 9:59am EDT

Designing the Future, pt. 1: Fictional UI with Chris Noessel

This week we sit down with Chris Noessel, author of Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction to talk about fictional UI. Steve actively exposes how much of a dork he is throughout this epic Dirt episode.

Direct download: 153-noessel.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT

From The Dirt Archive: Conflict is the Key to Great UX, with Steve Fisher

On the heels of a great series, we step back a bit to remind ourselves how awesome our friend Steve Fisher is by pulling this classic episode from the archives. We discuss how creating conflict on a project can lead to a much better experience for the end users.

Direct download: 152-archive-fisher.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

Performance, pt. 2: Edge-case Web Speed with Colin Bendell of Akamai

Today: a special super-sized episode of The Dirt featuring Colin Bendell, Director in the CTO Office at Akamai. In this wide-ranging discussion, we explore the performance implications of responsive design, the role of CDNs in major world events, and much, much more.

Be sure to listen through the closing music for a bonus, extra-long, extra-thrilling after-show conversation. We had so much fun with Colin, we simply wouldn't let him get back to work! Seriously, this is a good one, folks.

Direct download: 150-bendell.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 7:56am EDT

Performance, pt. 3: Designing with a Budget with Dan Mall

This week we sit down with SuperFriendly founder, Dan Mall. To close out our series on performance, we chat with Dan about building and implementing a performance budget. The budgeting design has been an important part of our work in delivering the best experience possible and we're thrilled to have the chance to discuss it with Dan.

Direct download: 151-mall.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

From The Dirt Archive: Responsive Typography with Jason Pamental

With the great news of our friend Jason Pamental coming on board here at Fresh Tilled Soil, we decided to re-release Jason's episode on Responsive Typography. It originally aired on July 29, 2014 and has since been one of our most popular shows. Enjoy!

Direct download: 148-archive-pamental.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 10:05am EDT