By Andrew Waite & David Ball
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Discussions about the importance of usability & UX in technology & the world around us.
||CleanDesign Crimes From 2018||Bad design from 2018, plus other usability problems, dark patterns, how a computer forced David into an encounter with a naked man & the origins of the Playstation buttons||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo cultural differences affect usability?||Cultures differ around the world - does that mean user interfaces should differ too? We talk about how companies have failed to reach international audiences & some funny cultural blunders!||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting tricked online by UI dark patterns||Dark patterns are tricks that get customers to buy more in websites & apps. We find examples & prove how they're effective.||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHistory of computer user interfaces & the future of natural UI||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.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoad signs are confusing||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||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnusable measurements||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.||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKilled by bad usability||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.||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWTF is usability anyway?||Andrew & David discuss what we mean by usability, user experience (UX), & talk about norman doors & the importance of an easy website checkout.||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|