friction

#180 Mobile frustrations with Lina Hansson

What frustrates people when using mobile sites? Lina Hansson is a conversion specialist at Google. Recently Google has tested almost 500 websites in retail, travel and finance verticals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa on mobile. Lina talk to us about what they discovered and what we can do make mobile sites less frustrating and more successful.
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#133 Animation and Fairytale UX with Val Head & Per Axbom

At UXLx James and Per both attended Val Head’s workshop to learn more about animation in online interfaces. The workshop gave us some excellent examples and Val had us experiment with prototyping animation. In this interview we learn a bit more about animation best practices and how animation for example can help with spatial orientation, feedback mechanisms and communicating your brand.

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#112 Brain food with Steve Portigal, Pete Trainor & Anjan Chatterjee

This podcast is episode 8 of 9 recorded at Interact London 2015

Our first of two shows featuring interviews from Interact London 2015 has a bit of a brain-related theme to it. We talk to Steve Portigal about mindfulness, self-insight and presence and how these impact on your work as a designer. We talk to Pete Trainor about designing happiness and how to make your hippo happier. Finally we talk to Neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist Anjan Chatterjee about the neuroscience of aesthetics.

(Listening time: 53 minutes)

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Interview with @petetrainor at #interactLDN 2015

This podcast is episode 4 of 9 recorded at Interact London 2015

Bigger hippos and happier humans. We talk to Pete Trainor about designing happiness. Our brains love problem solving. Making things too easy can result in us being less happy. A little bit of friction can be exactly what we need.