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  1. ‘I want Action, Man’ with Aarron Walter and Jared Spool | Unfinished Business

    I imagine if I told people in advance that I was talking to director of UX at MailChimp Aarron Walter and Founder of User Interface Engineering Jared Spool on Unfinished Business this week, they’d imagine we’d talk about user experience design and possibly education. Instead, they and I talk about action figures and Action Man and whether fighting Nazis is cooler than fighting aliens.

    It’s not all Smurfs and Stretch Armstrong though, because we also discuss the art of public speaking, how to prepare for a talk and tips for a successful presentation, whether you’re speaking at a conference or pitching an idea to a manager or a concept to a client.

    http://www.unfinished.bz/108

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  2. Dan Saffer – Big Considerations from Microinteractions » UIE Brain Sparks

    User Experience is really all about delighting your users. You want them to accomplish tasks with ease and not encounter any roadblocks that are a direct result of your design. Many of the delightful things about an app or interface go unnoticed because they are the tiniest of features. These microinteractions can set the tone for your users and dictate the feel and performance of your design.

    Dan Saffer is an expert on microinteractions. In fact, he wrote the book on it. He says that microinteractions essentially operate based on triggers, rules, feedback, loops, and modes. For example, when you engage a scrollbar, how fast does it scroll? Or when you click a volume up button, what percent increase is each click?

    Just think of a car. In the broadest terms, a car is a car. But the styling of the interior, leather seats, placement of cupholders, and how the in car stereo system works all help differentiate one car from another. These are often subtle differences, but as with microinteractions, these small differences are crucial to the overall feel and experience.

    http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2014/08/01/dan-saffer-big-considerations-from-microinteractions/

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  3. The Non-Breaking Space Show: Jared Spool

    The Non-Breaking Space Show is a podcast by Christopher Schmitt, Dave McFarland, Chris Enns interviewing the best and brightest of the web.

    Jared Spool is a writer, researcher, speaker, educator, and an expert on the subjects of usability, software, design, and research. He is the founding principal of User Interface Engineering, a research, training, and consulting firm specializing in website and product usability, and the largest usability research organization of its kind in the world.

    http://nonbreakingspace.tv/jared-spool/

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  4. Jared Spool – Mobile & UX: Inside the Eye of the Perfect Storm Live! » UIE Brain Sparks

    This podcast is the recording of Jared’s keynote from UX Thursday Chicago.

    The world of web application design is expanding at a rapid rate. We’re now expected to design great experiences across a huge variety of platforms, from small screens to large displays. The flood of iPad applications and successful online businesses are showing our executives that design matters.

    Why is all this happening now? Where is it all going? UIE’s own Jared Spool will show you how four driving forces — market maturity, the emergence of experience, the Kano Model, and Sturgeon’s Law — are increasing the visibility and value of design in organizations everywhere. He’ll show you what the next generation of design teams will look like and how you’ll get there.

    Recorded: January, 2013

    http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2013/05/02/jared-spool-mobile-ux-inside-the-eye-of-the-perfect-storm-live/

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  5. Stephen Anderson — The Quest for Emotional Engagement » UIE Brain Sparks

    What makes the Digital Age great is ready access to information. But many times there is too much information, too much data, or too many options to make sense of. Users can easily become frustrated or disengage if they can’t find a connection with what is presented to them.

    Stephen Anderson, designer and creator of the Mental Notes card deck, believes your users must be emotionally engaged if you want them to exhibit a certain behavior. Stephen uses simple visual representations to help people make choices and understand complex information. In this podcast, Stephen and Jared Spool discuss creating designs that engage your users’ emotions.

    http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2011/03/04/stephen-anderson-the-quest-for-emotional-engagement/

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  6. Designing Social Interfaces

    Jared Spool interviews Erin Malone and Christian Crumlish, authors of the new book, Designing Social Interfaces. An outgrowth from creating the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library, the book is a perfect repository for anyone planning, designing, and building social aspects into their applications.

    Jared discusses several points with Erin and Christian, including,

    • How the book became a huge collection of social design elements and how people are using Designing Social Interfaces in the wild
    • Could a better understanding of social design patterns have helped Google launch Buzz with less blowback?
    • Expecting to build a community on your site, versus leveraging existing communities (for example, Facebook Connect)
    • The growth of social in new contexts (mobile, new audiences)

    From http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2010/04/09/spoolcast-crumlish-and-malone-design-the-social-in/

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  7. Bill Buxton and Jared Spool (Spark | CBC Radio)

    Earlier this week, I wrote about digital Swiss Army knives. Today, Nora talked to researchers Bill Buxton and Jared Spool about the relative merits of single-purpose and multi-function devices. A shorter version of this discussion will air on Spark 98, but you can hear the full, uncut interview below, or download the MP3. [runs 38:34]

    http://www.cbc.ca/spark/2010/01/full-interview-bill-buxton-and-jared-spool/

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