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United Kingdom

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English


Episodes

Getting tricked online by UI dark patterns

11/22/2018
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Dark patterns are tricks that get customers to buy more in websites & apps. We find examples & prove how they're effective.

Duration:00:44:13

History of computer user interfaces & the future of natural UI

11/1/2018
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Andrew & David talk about the history of computer user interfaces & early computers, where UI is heading in the future with natural interfaces, & Andy has a frustrating experience with a parking machine.

Duration:01:00:01

Road signs are confusing

9/23/2018
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Andy and David discuss road signs and instructions that are confusing, and cause more problems than they solve. They also discuss: Should roadsigns be replaced by emojis? Andy’s bad experience ordering at KFC using a touchscreen, none pizza with left beef, the complications of imperial vs metric (again) & a terrible conversation with a Tomtom

Duration:00:54:48

Unusable measurements

9/2/2018
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In this episode Andrew & David discuss units of measurements (including time & length) and how unnecessarily complicated they are. Also there's a brief discussion about how babies should be measured, David talks about how showers should work, and Andy talks about touchscreen drinks dispensers.

Duration:00:43:30

Killed by bad usability

7/22/2018
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Andrew & David discuss when bad usability or UX has had horrible consequences, like misdiagniosis, accidents & radiation leak. Also Andy's annoying coffee machine & David's useless microwave.

Duration:00:42:21

WTF is usability anyway?

7/15/2018
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Andrew & David discuss what we mean by usability, user experience (UX), & talk about norman doors & the importance of an easy website checkout.

Duration:00:20:38