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#42 James & Per & Bruno

This podcast is episode 2 of 7 recorded at UXLx 2013

We are in Lisbon, Portugal for UXLx 2013. Today we travelled down from Stockholm via Frankfurt and spent the pre-conference evening tasting some wine and mingling with other delegates. To finish off the day, we were joined by Bruno Figueiredo, the organiser and curator of UXLx. We talk to him about the conference and about the UX scene in Portugal.

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#41 James & Per pack their suitcases

This podcast is episode 1 of 7 recorded at UXLx 2013

It’s time to pack our bags and head off to Lisbon, Portugal for UXLx 2013. In this show we talk about the things you should think about and prepare before attending a conference in order to get the most out of it. We also look at the programme for UXLx 2013, chat about the workshops we’re attending and have a little look at the conference day itself.

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#40 James & Per and The Cogheads

Spring has finally arrived in Stockholm. In this link-show James and Per discuss three articles they’ve recently stumbled upon. We discuss… the important of cognitive load when making simple products, websites and services. Why every start up needs a UX advisor – or why everyone needs a UX advisor. Finally we chat about Google’s new European cookie law compliance feature.

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#39 James & Per and the 1%

Jesper Åström joined us in Episode 39 for a chat at Clarion Sign Hotel in Stockholm. Jesper is is currently writing a series of 100 guest blog posts in 100 days. A crazy challenge. One of the posts so far was about “workers, commentators and spectators” where Jesper outlined the 1-9-90 method and gave some examples.
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#38 James & Per do some pruning

Once James has finished talking about gardening and pruning apple trees, we get on with a link show. We discuss three recent articles we’ve found on our travels. Google does some pruning of its own and sunsets Google Reader. Econsultancy published a list of 14 lousy web trends that are making a come back. Finally we take a look at some interesting and amusing banner ad statistics.

(Listening time: 38 minutes)

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#37 James & Per make a deposit

Brett King, banking disruptor and founder of mobile-based Moven bank joins us for a chat from a restaurant in Santa Monica, California. Retail banking is about to be disrupted. There no way of avoiding of stopping that. Can existing banks survice? Can new banks establish themselves? and big a role will UX will play in the upcoming shake-up?

(Listening time 43 minutes)

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#36 James & Per say white rabbits

Two giggly old men begin this episode of UX Podcast by corpsing. Once we had composed ourselves, the topic was misunderstanding the term UX.  What is UX? Can it be definied? Can you be a “UX-er”? Is the phrase “UX” needed or are we just unnecessarily compliating things?

(Listening time: 36 minutes)

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Episode 35: James and Per share profiles

Many people and families share login details and profiles for various digital services. Why are so many of these services failing from a UX perspective in such common user scenarios? Netflix, Spotify, Facebook, even the iPad itself all suffer from these problems.

In Episode 35 James and Per dive into the topic, discuss some examples and try to come up with some answers.

(Listening time: 32 minutes)

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Episode 34: James and Per get educated

Recorded at Web Service Award 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. We talk to Judith Wolst, course co-ordinator for Interactive Communication at Bergs School of Communication, about educating the digital stars of the future. We also grabbed a few minutes with one of this year’s students, Diago Fria, who gives an insight into what they are learning and what they hope to acheive.

(Listening time: 22 minutes)

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Episode 33: James and Per set design trends

In the first show of 2013, James and Per host a link show… with a single link. We talk our way through a recent blog post by Gannon Burgett where he lays out 13 design trends for 2013. We turn into grumpy old men about some of them, but find that we like and agree with some of the others!

(Listening time: 41 minutes)

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Recording episode 33 of UX Podcast

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Episode 32: James and Per scream – Stupid bloody system!

James and Per bring you episode 32 of UX Podcast from a bar in Stockholm. We’re are joined by Jonas Söderström, author of Jävla skitsystem (Stupid bloody system) and “the Swede that comes closest to the title of web usability guru”. We talk about poorly designed digital systems and the work related stress this causes. Where did it all go wrong? How do we fix it? Can we fix it?

(Listening time: 28 minutes)

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Episode 31: Per and James give infographics wings

In episode 31 of UX Podcast James and Per are joined by Derek Featherstone from Simply Accessible to talk about infographics and how we can make them more accessible. We say “everything that needs to be said” and cover some of the challenges, types of accessibility problems, downsides of making infographics accessible, and share some practical tips.

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Episode 30: James and Per detect their Mini

A linkshow – In episode 30 of UXPodcast James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom have a discussion based around two recent articles that they’ve found during their digital travels. This show’s topics are (roughly)…

  • Detecting the iPad Mini
  • Practical issues with cloud services

(Listening time: 30 minutes)

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Episode 29: James and Per ride the jam carousel

This podcast is episode 4 of 4 recorded at Conversion Jam 2

This episode comes “live” from Conversion Jam 2 in Stockholm Sweden. A conference about conversion optimisation. In this episode we have a chat with Mårten Angner who held a presentation about the (lack of) effectiveness of top carousels (or “sliding banners”)

(Listening time 16 minutes)

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Episode 28: James and Per make responsive jam

This podcast is episode 3 of 4 recorded at Conversion Jam 2

This episode comes “live” from Conversion Jam 2 in Stockholm Sweden. A conference about conversion optimisation. In this episode we have a chat with Annelie Näs who worked with Swedish mobile operator Halebop to create their responsive e-commerce site.

(Listening time 10 minutes)

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