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Educating the Web pt. 4 with Paul Jarvis

This week on The Dirt we sit down with web designer, best-selling author & gentleman of adventure Paul Jarvis. Paul gives us the background on his career and how he got into writing and educating as part of his professional offering.

Direct download: 127-jarvis.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 8:31am EDT

This week on The Dirt we welcome Dudley Storey, instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, to defend the side of higher education in our ongoing series on education in the web profession. Join us as Dudley fills us in on how web dev education works at his institute and makes us all immediately wish we'd attended college in Canada.

Direct download: 127-storey.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

Today on the show we take a look at our internal methods of professional development at Fresh Tilled Soil. Join us as we discuss our apprenticeship program, the now defunct FTS Labs program, designer/developer knowledge sharing, and the UXpert program.

Direct download: 126-prof-dev.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 9:24am EDT

This week on the show Mark and I sit down with Treehouse Teacher and Co-host of The Treehouse Show, Nick Pettit to talk about the current state of education for aspiring Web designers & developers. We discuss the glaring holes in University systems, horrible red tape, and how the folks over at Treehouse are trying to change the way we learn.

Direct download: 125-pettit.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

Today on The Dirt we take a look at universal design, the idea of designing and building everything to be accessible to the broadest audience possible regardless of ability, means of access or other constraints that we as designers don't control. Join us for our take on the real meaning of designing for everyone.

Direct download: 124-universal-design.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 10:44am EDT

Live at UX Fest! This week we do a special show in front of a live audience (just like the Cosby Show). We breakdown the concepts behind MVP, talk about how they have been bastardized over the past few years, and what an ideal MVP should look like.

Direct download: 122-mvp.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

This week on the show we sit down with Jeff Miller, the Experience Design Director at Foodler. Jim gives us a look into the UX process inside Foodler as we discuss the differences between agencies and product companies (I think Jeff is soured to agencies...). We also get a cool look at new features coming out a Foodler!

Direct download: 121-miller.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

Conflict is the Key to Great User Experience with Steve Fisher

This week on the show with sit down with the UXFest workshopper, Steve Fisher. We discuss how creating conflict on a project can lead to a much better experience for the end users.

Direct download: 120-fisher.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Extending on our last episode, and Mark's love of Apple, we dig into the UX & UI of the Watch we've all been talking about. We talk about positioning a product based on your audience vs. pivoting to explore a new target market. Steve can't wait for Apple to come out with an anklet, Mark continues to love everything Apple does, and Tim injects reality into the discussion.

Direct download: 119-applewatch.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

iPhone 6 UX and ApplePay

With the big announcement from Apple about new additions to the Apple family we discuss how the new larger screened devices affect the UX of a phone (poking at Android, of course) and how it relates to hammering home the importance of Responsive Design. We also crack open ApplePay to discuss how it affects the experience of owning the phone and integrating it deeply into your life. Will Apple succeed where others have failed? Tune in!

Direct download: 118-iphone.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 11:40am EDT