Userability with Jared Spool & Robert Hoekman, Jr.

It’s a show title, not a typo! Userability was a short-run, free-wheeling call-in podcast where UXers from around the world phoned in to ask Jared Spool and Robert Hoekman, Jr. questions on the spot a wide range of user experience topics. One caller, one question, a handful of useful takeaways, and hopefully some fun throughout.

Episode #8 The Case of Multiple Link Types

May 29, 2009  ·  14 minutes

This week's episode features a shadowy UI Designer from a secretive organization located somewhere in Texas. He asks, "how should you style links that trigger different types of interactions?"

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Episode #7 The Strain of Relationships

May 14, 2009  ·  15 minutes

This week's guest Dana asks Jared and Robert, "What can I do to court favor with design teams to let them know that I, as the usability consultant, am not just an enforcer, but I'm on their side and that we can learn from one another?"

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Episode #6 20 Years, No Improvement?

April 3, 2009  ·  15 minutes

This week's episode features a surprise guest for Jared and Robert. Actually, every guest is a surprise, but this one is a surprise and an ambush by a friend of UIE, the always entertaining Scott Berkun. Scott wanted to know, why twenty years beyond The Design of Everyday Things, why so many usability failures still abound?

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Episode #5 Just One UX Method?

March 23, 2009  ·  16 minutes

This week, Jared Spool and Robert Hoekman, Jr. spoke to Mile Dowsett from Cambridge, UK who is stratling the worlds of desktop and web-based applications. He wanted to know, "What do you think is the most important or significant UX deliverable/activity in a web project, and why?"

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Episode #4 Just One UX Message

February 26, 2009  ·  14 minutes

This week we continue the international flare with a call from Shanghai, China. Daniel Szuc, of ApogeeHK had a question that stopped Jared and Robert in their tracks.

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Episode #3 Blind to Average Users

February 13, 2009  ·  13 minutes

This week, Keith Lang from Canberra, Australia, asks about common UI devices that stump new users.

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Episode #2 Transitioning to IxD and Usability

February 5, 2009  ·  12 minutes

This week the guys spoke with Jon Hartmann of Morgantown, West Virginia. Jon asked about transitioning to UX and usability from development.

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Episode #1 Exploring More Design Alternatives

January 30, 2009  ·  13 minutes

Our newest creation: The Userability Podcast. Our listeners call into to ask Jared Spool and Robert Hoekman, Jr. their most vexing design questions. This week: Rob Fay asks about exploring design alternatives.

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