18 episodes

Discussions about the importance of usability & UX in technology & the world around us.

Unusable podcast (UX & usability) Andrew Waite & David Ball

    • Technology
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Discussions about the importance of usability & UX in technology & the world around us.

    How UX affects SEO

    How UX affects SEO

    How does UX influence SEO? In this episode of The Unusable Podcast, we discuss how Google takes into account loading speed, mobile optimisation and other factors when deciding what to show first.

    • 31 min
    Planned Obsolescence

    Planned Obsolescence

    David & Andrew discuss planned obsolescence, the practice of designing products to need replacing sooner to net the manufacturer more money. Is it a devious plot to get us all to spend more & pollute the environment, or just technology progressing? In our Bad Usability Nightmare, Andrew collects meat from a pub car park.

    • 41 min
    Drinking whisky & Working From Home

    Drinking whisky & Working From Home

    Being forced to work from home due to coronavirus, Andrew & David discuss video chatting using Zoom & Skype, & then the rigmarole of getting things delivered.
    It gets a bit silly towards the end, because Andrew has been drinking whisky.

    • 50 min
    Security Is Pointless

    Security Is Pointless

    Security is a hugely important topic. David & Andrew share their look on what makes for good & bad security, talk about their own experiences in building web apps, & come to the realisation none of it matters anyway.

    • 58 min
    The Internet Is Terrible Now!

    The Internet Is Terrible Now!

    Andrew & David discuss what makes the internet terrible now, like slow websites, browser inconsistencies, monopolisation & stupid people.

    • 50 min
    UX Writing & Microcopy

    UX Writing & Microcopy

    David and Andrew talk about UX writing and try to answer why it's different to copywriting, and what microcopy is. They also discuss annoying browser notifications, a more sensible way for asking to set cookies, and why opening a japanese soda is difficult.

    • 53 min

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