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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

 

This week we’re lucky to have Partner and Experience Director at Funsize, Anthony Armendariz as our guest. Listen in as we tackle the tricky topic of pricing design work and take an in depth look at Funsize’s approach to the issue.

Direct download: 83-armendariz.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

 

On this episode of The Dirt we speak with Carl Smith, Advisor to nGen Works and all around nicer human being than any of us can ever aspire to be. We take a look at company culture, the good and bad of running a self-sufficient team, and the general superiority of Florida’s weather.

Direct download: 78-smith.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom from UX Podcast

 

This week on The Dirt, we finally inject some professionalism into what we do. Please welcome ultra-special guests James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom of UX Podcast.

Direct download: 85-uxpodcast.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT

 

On this episode of The Dirt we’re joined by Erik Runyon, Director of Web Communications at University of Notre Dame. Spurred on by the recent controversies at Mozilla we take a look at how they operate, discuss the effect they’ve had on the open web, and speculate on their future.

Direct download: 89-mozilla.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

Cortana, Amazon Fire and the Picture Element

 

Erik Runyon of Notre Dame joins us again as we tackle this week’s news on The Dirt. We discuss Microsoft’s backtracking on Windows 8 and their answer to Siri/Google Now, the new Amazon Fire set-top box, and recent work on implementation of the picture element in Blink.

Direct download: 90-news.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

David Heinemeier Hansson of Basecamp

In an extra special episode of The Dirt your scrappy UX underdogs jump into the ring with David Heinemeier Hansson of Basecamp (formerly 37signals). We discuss the new solitary focus on Basecamp, the intricacies of changing a company name, and Tim's failed attempt to squat Basecamp's Facebook profile.

Direct download: 75-hansson.mp3
Category:tech -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

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