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#114 Zero UI with Andy Goodman

One of the problems with user interfaces is that it often feels like we’re serving the machines rather than them serving us. They demand so much care and need so much attention.

We are joined by Andy Goodman to talk about Zero UI and the challenges that lie ahead for us in regard to user interfaces. The movement of the UI away from the device. In a thought-filled show we also touch upon artificial intelligence, machines understanding context, wearables, filter bubbles, batteries and robot cars.

(Listening time: 49 minutes)

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Episode 1: Search – Don’t be evil (Part 3 of 3)

This month’s episode of UXPodcast with James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom talks about Search – its complexity and shortcomings, its evolution, and how we can deal with that evolution.

In part three – the good will prevail. We talk about the importance of gardeners, curators, sneezers – “T-shaped people”, microformats, and give some practical tips for understanding search and how you no longer “get away with being shit”.

References:

T-shaped people can be more than one person

Structured data and microformats, schema.org

Mycroft project, adding search providers to your browser.

Getting “pure” search results

 

Episode 1: Search – The Darwinism of searching (Part 2 of 3)

This month’s episode of UXPodcast with James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom talks about Search – its complexity and shortcomings, its evolution, and how we can deal with that evolution.

In part two – The evolution of searching. With social search, humans are back in the centre of search once again. We look at “T-shaped” people (with broad knowledge and a deep speciality), specialised search, and sharing relevant content on the crest of the wave.

Stupid bloody system

The multiplier effect – How to build a collaboration platform

Dunbar’s number

Episode 1: Search – Does it work? (Part 1 of 3)

This month’s episode of UXPodcast with James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom talks about Search – its complexity and shortcomings, its evolution, and how we can deal with that evolution.

In part one – Does search work? With the introduction of social and blended search, It’s become more complex than ever to comprehend. We take a dive into that complexity, as well as it’s problems and limitations.

References:

Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles”

Our Current Thinking on Search

Traditional search is failing