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#214 Lost in translation

Episode 214 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time they’re a research paper about a large scale accessment of dark patterns used on shopping websites, and the story of a health platform roll-out in Denmark.

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#205 Evil genius

Episode 205 is a link show. James and Jonas discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention – this time they’re about how lying can make you creative and when (and how) to do user research.

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#201 Consistency

Episode 201 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time they’re about Consistency in design and polarity mapping.

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#160 I need more sleep 💤

Episode 160 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention.

Article one is Emojis: Tools for Emotions Communicating affect in text messages by Monica Riordan “Being unbound by linguistic rules, they engage a user in considering the vast potential emojis have in communication.”

The second article we discuss is Why your design team should hire a writer by John Saito. “The next time you’re wrangling with words, just consider it. What if you added a writer to your design team? A writer might be that one missing piece to your puzzle.”.

Our third article is Long Term Hidden Text Experiment by Shai Aharony. “Google was no longer content with just reading the code of the page, it actually rendered it so that it could see the page as a human would see it.”. SEO and design and hidden texts.

(Listening time: 35 minutes)

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#148 Lostness

Episode 148 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention.

The first article is Decision Frames: How Cognitive Biases Affect UX Practitioners.  Kathryn Whitenton explains how we are all vulnerable to cognitive biases and the way in which we frame our problems can bias our design decisions.

Article two is Agile Doesn’t Have a Brain. Jeff Gothelf argues that the reason that organisations are working in an agile manner has changed dramatically over the years and now they are looking for faster, rather than better, ways to satisfy business needs.

Our third article is The Complete Guide to Measuring Lostness. Tomer Sharon explains what this metric is and how it can be used to gauge how lost people are on your website or in your app.

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#141 The death of web design

Episode 141 is a link show. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention. Design standards, form validation, and prototyping with chatbots.

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#127 The Compassion Team

A linkshow. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention.

The first article is Users always choose the path of least resistance by Paul Boag. Paul says that users will always take the easy option so to maintain a competitive advantage, we need to focus on simplicity.

The second article is Transitions and animations and all that jazz by our one and own James Royal-Lawson. James looks at the impact of animation and transition details on the user experience and how to successfully get this implemented into our solutions.

Our third and final article is The Facebook Breakup by Penelope Green. The New York Times takes a look at “the breakup flow” as it is called. How the compassion team at Facebook have worked with the UX of ending a relationship on social media.

(Listening time: 29 minutes)

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#115 The utility of UX

A linkshow. James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention.

The first article is The Business of User Experience by Jonathan Beckman, founder of Apptourage. Jonathan explains why UX is good business. James goes off into economic theory.

The second featured article is Design Thinking comes of age by Jon Kolko, founder of the Austin Center for Design. Jon describes how the principles of design are becoming more integrated into the enterprise.

Our third article is Why Behavioral Economics is Cool, and I’m Not by Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School of Business. Jon looks at why behavioral economics appears to be more cool than psychology.

(Listening time 38 minutes)

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#111 Meta moments

A linkshow.  James and Per discuss three articles that have caught their attention.

The first article is Who Needs UX Strategy by Paul Bryan. Secondly we look at 7 things that make it harder to manage your multinational websites by Lise Bissonnette Janody. Last but not least we discuss Meta-moments, thoughtfulness by design by Andrew Grimes

(Listening time: 43 minutes)

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#103 What is Zero UI?

A Linkshow. James and Per discuss three recent articles they have found on their digital travels.

Our first article is Designing with Analytics by one of our previous guests Pamela Pavliscak. Hands on advice for using web analytics for research.

Our second article is What is Zero UI? John Brownlee’s Coverage of Andy Goodman‘s talk at SolidCon.

The third and final article is Fixing 6 Mistakes Companies Make when Working with UXers by Sarah Doody. We adapt and remix Sarah’s list a little.

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