It's time for some ux discussion! Kyle isn't an Apple fan, who knew? Colorado Dribbbles and Develop Happy Hour Meetups were a success! A Meetup mafia has been formed. We have an iPhone Corner update. Technologies and form factors coming too early. Kyle solves the ux of ordering at a busy bar. We talk about enabling the user's decision points. Cody explains his hold music preferences. Michael talks mower recalls. The TSA wants to speed up your experience by taking your fingerprints. We end with our experiences setting up smart home products.
Cody did the running and survived. Michael is overwhelmed and Kyle's TechCrunch talk is up for your viewing pleasure. We do a round of Win Lose or Draw on WWDC 2017 news: Apple Homepod, iMac Pro, iOS 11 (New Siri voices, Do Not Disturb Driving Mode, Apple Pay Person-to-Person), and ARKit. Our thoughts on Apple's original content play with the launch of Planet of the Apps.
Cody's back from LA!! Baby shower party time. IKEA jumps in the smart lightbulb game. The future of phone hard and how manufacturers are exploring new form factors. We reignite the Web app vs Native app debate with Google Android Instant Apps.
Cody takes Micheal's Meetup day. The legacy of digital design, can digital design be timeless? What digital products do you remember? Google's Homepage, Oregon Trail, Facebook, or MySpace. Microsoft introduces a new design system called Fluent. The transition of digital design back to physical principles. How users evolve your product and change the platform. Finsta and Rinsta accounts for Instagram.
It's Skype time. Kyle has mastered all the engineering and mic drops. We play a new game; Win Lose or Draw. We decide if the tech news means companies are a Win, Lose, or Draw. Apple Innovation WLD? Yelp is having a brutal day, WLD? Amazon Echo Call/Messaging, WLD? Microsoft Surface Laptop, WLD?
Aryel Cianflone; a UX researcher and founder of Mixed Methods podcast/Slack group joins us. Kyle is graduating with a Masters of Engineering Management. A little iPhone Corner news. Lack of innovation from Apple and new Microsoft Surfaces are pretty. Aryel's background and how she got into UX research. Continued learning and her formation of Mixed Methods podcast and Slack. We discuss the importance of community and get down and dirty about UX research. What should you not research? What are the things that we can define and what are the things we cannot? Hulu Redesign and Live service updates. Tinder re-evaluates how to handle gender in a modern dating app.
The near future with autonomous semis/cars and underground highways. Is personal autonomous travel better than public transit? Research methods and techniques. The value of in person user testing when possible. How to tease out user feedback during user testing to get those valuable insights and get them to vocalize their thoughts. Machine pressed juice is far superior to human squeezed. We end on the underwork of dark patterns in juice and coffee dispensing hardware.
Our impressions from the GA UX showcase. Cody masters everything Principle. Using Keynote for prototyping. It's a sad day Michael lost his sunglasses. Listener question from Twitter, more specific feedback on getting started in UX. Network, network, network. Should you offer social logins on your product? We believe in the power of micro-interactions and progress indicators. Should you allow free use vs requiring an account? We end with Alexa upgrade craziness.
Kyle fails at self-care, Cody's been running and Michael is cancer free. Michael is replacing all of his doors with felt panels. Kyle's back in his happy place on Linux. It's Silicon Valley Season 4 time! How do you get started in UX as a beginner? The traits of a UXer and the importance of being a part of the community. Learning on the job (in the street) vs academic learning and terms. Be a creator and make things and always continue learning.
Cody's living it up in Cali, Michael talks colon cancer awareness and Kyle gets emotional about Galvanize. We now have our own Alexa Skill!! When should you mix portrait or landscape orientation with an app? Stressing the importance of self-care in a digital non-stop world. Give 80% and give yourself 20%.