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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.

The first article has the title Is web design dead in 2016? Marcus Bransbury suggests that web design is shifting focus from aesthetics to user experience. The death of web design, or perhaps it’s the birth of design standards?

Article two is Usability Testing of Inline Form Validation: 40% Don’t Have It, 20% Get It Wrong. Based bench-marking of 50 e-commerce sites, Christian Holst writes that in-line validation has seen rapid adoption during the past 4 years, but many sites are implementing it badly.

Our third article is Chatbots: Your Ultimate Prototyping Tool by David Boardman and Sera Koo. They walk us through three case studies using SMS and conversations (through fake chatbots) as a prototyping and research tool.

(Listening time: 31 minutes)

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#81 James & Per at Hybridconf 2014

This podcast is episode 5 of 5 recorded at Hybridconf 2014


Touring UX, design and dev conference Hybridconf landed in Stockholm this year. We were there for both days to listen, learn and most importantly to interview some of the speakers. We managed to chat to four of this year’s speakers.

Dan Rubin opened day 1 with his silo-busting talk “We don’t talk anymore”. Natasha Irizarry gave us a deeply personal talk “Do what makes you great AKA how UX changed my life”. Cat Noone talked about the future of the reading experience in her talk “My Grandmother’s books are neatly stored in an app”. Scott Hanselman ended up doing two talks, including his hugely entertaining “Javascript and the rise of the new virual machine”.

(Listening time: 44 minutes)

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#hybridconf 2014 interview with @imcatnoone

This podcast is episode 3 of 5 recorded at Hybridconf 2014

Cat Noone presented “My Grandmother’s books are neatly stored in an app” (which interestingly didn’t really mention her Grandma!). We chatted to her straight after her presentation.

Photo credit: Hans Verschooten

#intranatverk Kristian Norling Interview

This podcast is episode 4 of 5 recorded at Intranätverk 2014

Kristian Norling is the man behind the Intranätverk conference. At the end of the day we catch a few words with him and talk about some of the trends we’ve spotted with intranets and digital workplaces.

#64 James & Per are web-safe

A Link show to start the year. Per and James discuss three recent articles that they’ve found during their digital travels. With font-face now widely supported how much thought do you need to put into your font-stack? How do you go about adding personality to your website or product? Finally we take a look at some of the top UX predictions for 2014 and even share our own thoughts on the coming year.

(Listening time: 51 minuters)

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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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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

James and Per recording episode 33.