This week Jon and Dan are joined by Andy Budd form Clearleft - a well known UX Design agency based in Brighton. Clearleft are well known for their high quality of work as well as advancing the field by putting on a number of UX, Design and Development events around the country.
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#19 What makes a company like Clearleft successful? A conversation with Andy Budd — Perspective FM Podcast
Everywhere you turn, companies are promising to change the world. But when the people already on top promise to change the world, you have to wonder how and for whom. The how isn’t usually in your benefit, and the for whom isn’t usually for you. The world is working exactly as they’ve designed it to work. So if we really want to change it, we need to change not just how we design it, but who is designing it.
Thoughts about front-end development and design. And probably other ramblings by Una Kravets.
The next step for Jeffrey Zeldman: this week Paul and Rich talk to the web design pioneer who, in Paul’s words, “designed the aesthetic of the web for a while.” They discuss his history as founder of the design studio Happy Cog and A List Apart Magazine, co-founder of A Book Apart and An Event Apart, and author of, amongst other titles, Taking Your Talent to the Web. They then discuss his newest venture, Studio.Zeldman, dig deep into the difference between an agency and a studio, and touch, controversially, on the pronunciation of “GIF.”
332: Design for the good, the bad and everything in between - Home | Spark with Nora Young | CBC Radio
A Spark special look at how design can have an impact on our daily, messy lives.
Designing tech for happiness and for stress. How to design your life. And, designing solutions for storing books.
Right before a role=drinks meetup I had a very pleasant conversation with Léonie Watson about what quality means to her. Her definition of quality may differ a bit from many other digital designers and engineers. Léonie turned blind 16 years ago, so certain things we consider to be important might not even exist for her, and the things that are most important to her may not be the first things designers and developers think about.
We talked about why so many websites are badly built. About the fundamental basics that are missing in many of the frameworks that developers like to use today. And about the designers who believe that wow-experience is more important than user experience. We also talked about the future of technology, incredible things like AI, and how this may make life so much easier for so many people: I like the idea of self driving cars, Léonie needs one. But we also talk about some of the conflicts that exist, for instance between accessibility and privacy, or between different needs of different people.
It was a pleasant conversation. And the tea was nice as well.
On today’s episode we sit down with Marcy Sutton—a senior front end engineer at Deque Systems, where she works on accessibility. We talk about the intersection and differentiations in performance and accessibility. Marcy explains that there’s a huge audience that’s being missed by not making your website accessible.
Unfortunately, if it’s not something you have a personal connection to, it may not occur to you to think about. We talk about how most companies become interested in accessibility after they suffer a lawsuit, and how Marcy’s teaching us ways we can be proactive instead of reactive. We look at tools on how to make our sites more accessible and who to make them accessible for. We also talk about the metrics to use to measure success and usability.
Non Breaking Space Show #94: Q&A Panel from the World Movie Premiere of “What Comes Next is the Future” - Goodstuff FM
For this episode, we have the Q&A panel after the world premiere of Matt Griffin’s documentary, "What Comes Next is the Future."
The premiere took place at Code & Supply’s Abstraction conference in Pittsburgh, PA on August 18th.
For years we’ve been told that the websites we make shouldn’t make people think and that we should put user needs first. But what if none of that were true? In this talk, art director and designer Andy Clarke explores how art direction and creative expression make designs that are distinctive, individual and full of personality. Slides: speakerdeck.com/malarkey/art-directing-web-design
We’re back talking books and we’re joined by 4 other technical book authors to discuss why we wrote a book, figuring out where to start, whether writing takes you out of the game, and should you write for fun or profit?
Q & A
7:30 Why did Brad Frost write a book?
10:40 Why did Richard Feldman write a book on Elm?
13:00 Simon King: why a book about industrial design?
15:40 What was Val’s path to writing a book about web animation?
18:40 Should you be an expert first and then write a book or become an expert by writing a book?
31:50 Was it the process of writing the book worth it?
43:40 Does writing a book take you out of the game?
54:40 What’s the difference between a book and a blog post?
Val Head / @vlh on Twitter
📗 Designing Interface Animation
📗 Understanding Industrial Design
📗 Elm in Action
Brad Frost / @brad_frost on Twitter
📗 Atomic Design
🎥 What Comes Next is the Future
Workshop on Elm with FrontEnd Masters
🎙 Style Guide Podcast