Recently while at Prairie Dev Con 2010 I gave a presentation entitled “Designing for Success: Why User Experience matters for your app.”
Following that talk several people asked for a list of UX- and design-related podcasts, so here they are!
User Interface Engineering
Jared Spool and his crew at UIE are some of my favorite UX-minded folks these days. Their conferences are great, their blog content is informative, and their podcasts are fun.
I particularly enjoyed the one on Interview-Based Testing as Jared succinctly describes why I instinctively lean away from statistics-based evaluation of user testing and towards experiential and insight-based evaluation.
Boxes and Arrows
This site has been a great source for me over the years for everything from UX to Information Architecture to process to funky diagrams. Most of these podcasts I haven’t gotten to yet but the ones I have are great.
These folks are leaders in the field of experience design and well known for innovative thought leadership. While I don’t know that I’ve listened to any of these, they are definitely on my todo list.
The folks at Web Directions have been running great conferences since 2004, and some of the material has been archived online as slides and/or podcasts. I have found great design-oriented podcasts on the following sites:
2007 seems to have been a great year for publishing conference proceedings. The dConstruct 2007 conference was no exception.
Dot Net Rocks
At first glance this podcast might seem an odd place to look for user-experience oriented insight, but recurring guest Mark Miller of DevExpress and CodeRush fame has a passionate and expressive take on everything from discoverability to Tufte’s principle of least effective difference.
- #488 - Mark Miller and Billy Hollis on UI
- #395 - Mark Miller on UX Live at DevConnections Vegas
- #338 - Mark Miller on the Science of Good UI
- #185 - Mark Miller on Discoverability
Don’t let the hosts patter during the intro put you off, and skip right over “Better Know a Framework” if you don’t work with .NET, but Mark’s content is a great look at UX from a developer’s perspective.