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#184 Accreditation with Zoe Rose

“If it sounds like I am saying that design is not a profession, then yes – that is exactly what I am saying. We are not. Without a code of ethics and a body to enforce it, we’re barely even a trade. Maybe less – most trades have accreditation or at least licensing.”

Zoe Rose joins us to talk about accreditation within the design industry.

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#159 Politics or design? with Mike Monteiro

We locked Mike Monteiro in a room at From Business To Buttons here in Stockholm and had a chat. “So, do you want to talk about design or politics?” That was the question that Mike posed to the audience at the start of his presentation earlier in the day.

So we asked Mike the same. Suffice to say, we get into politics, ethics, business culture, and very much into how all of that is part of the fabric of design. Read More

#FBTB17 interview with @monteiro

This podcast is episode 2 of 5 recorded at From Business To Buttons 2017

We locked Mike Monteiro in a room at From Business To Buttons and had a chat. So, do you want to talk about design or politics? That was the question Mike posed at the start of his presentation earlier in the day. So we asked Mike the same. Suffice to say, we get into politics, ethics, and very much into how all of that is part of the fabric of design.

 

#150 Dark Patterns with Harry Brignull

Harry Brignull joins us to talk about “dark patterns”. Harry coined the phrase back in 2010 to describe the design patterns used on websites to deliberately trick us into doing something. Read More

Good designers follow trends and use design systems, great ones harness them

Guest post by Davor Tomić

Why designing completely flat is not (always) the safest bet, and how Google got it right this time.

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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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#144 Anticipatory design & cross-channel ecosystems with Sarah Doody & Andrea Resmini

Sarah Doody joined us to talk about anticipatory design. What if we didn’t need to find and search through information to help us make decisions. What if instead, information came to us at the right time and with the right context?

Professor Andrea Resmini discusses mapping cross-channel ecosystems. We asked Andrea to explain what cross-channel ecosystems are and what benefit mapping them gives to us as designers and the organisations we work with.

(Listening time: 33 minutes)

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#142 Presumptive design & Explaining yourself with Leo Frishberg & Lou Rosenfeld

We don’t generally have a problem considering objects from the past. Speculating about what they are and how they might have been used. We could look at artefacts from the future in a similar manner. We talk to Leo Frishberg about presumptive design and how you can use that as a provocative design research tool.

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Interview with @sarahdoody at #interactLDN 2016

This podcast is episode 6 of 6 recorded at Interact London 2016

Sarah Doody joined us to talk about anticipatory design. What if we didn’t need to find and search through information to help us make decisions. What if instead, information came to us at the right time and with the right context?

Interview with @leofrish at #interactLDN 2016

This podcast is episode 5 of 6 recorded at Interact London 2016

Leo Frishberg ended day 1 at Interact London with a talk about artefacts from the future. With the future arriving faster than we can create it, how can an innovator stay ahead? What’s the difference between a prototype and an artefact from the future?

 

#134 Material design with Richard Fulcher

Since its launch in 2014, Google’s design framework – Material Design has been gathering momentum and spreading beyond its original focus of mobile applications.

To lift our knowledge and understanding of what it is all about we are joined by Richard Fulcher, Design Manager on the Material Design systems team at Google. Rich is one of the team at Google who have worked on Material Design since its conception.

We talk about what Material Design is, how it makes use of the physical world in its implementation and how it could be used as a universal design framework.

(Listening time: 30 minutes)

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Interview with @MrAlanCooper at #UXLx 2016

This podcast is episode 11 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016

Alan Cooper was the closing keynote on the speaker day at UXLx 2016. Alan hasn’t made so many public appearances in recent years, concentrating instead on running Monkey Ranch – his farmstead in the hills of Petaluma, California. Read More

Interview with @vlh at #UXLx 2016

This podcast is episode 4 of 11 recorded at UXLx 2016

Val Head held the workshop “Animating the user experience”.  We looked at why motion is so useful in our designs and took some time to go through Disney’s 12 principles of animation and how they are applied to our design processes.

#126 Design doing with Don Norman (Part 2)

Don Norman is without a doubt one of the most influential voices within the UX and design industry and also the cognitive sciences. Don produced some of the earliest literature about human-centered design within the digital space – he also coined the term “user experience” whilst working at Apple.

In part 2 of our conversation with Don, we talk about whether technology is making us dumber or smarter, living with complexity, as well as AI, agents and their role in the future of healthcare. Don also ponders our “Heptascale challenge” questions. Read More