Interface: 09. A Heavier Day Than Usual

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You may have noticed that lately, Chase has been absent from the podcast. Fortunately, we’ve tracked down (at least some of) the problem, and found it to be mostly scheduling conflicts. This got us wondering, is there a better way to handle scheduling, calendars, and productivity?

This week, Andrew and Ian dive into the current, messy state of calendars and scheduling, and highlight some products, services, and ideas that might make it better in the future.

x.ai

WhenIsGood

Sunrise (RIP) Keyboard

What Calendar Watch

Your calendar is a mess

RescueTime

Invisible design

Frictional design

Calendar Watch

UsTwo’s wearable design system

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Interface: 08. Transparent and Frictionless

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It’s easy for a usability designer to get beaten down and depressed by all the bad interactions in the world. Doors with terrible affordances, unclear signs, and software that gets in the way more than it helps you. Today, Ian and Andrew talk about all the good things out there — interactions where a designer took the time to sit down, examine the problem, and create a solution that actually helps people out. There’s a lot of good out there!

Mazda CX-5 Keyless Entry

Kevo Bluetooth Door Lock

Gyroscope Running

UsTwo: Designing for Movement

Ten Principles for Good Design

Misa Kitara

iON All-Star iPad Guitar

Olympus Micro 4/3 Camera

PowerPoint Auto-Spacing

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Interface: 07. Push Button, Receive TV

Andrew just got back from four weeks of traveling and a move and all he wants to do is sit down and watch some TV. But where can he find the first season of Veronica Mars? This week — we try to figure out how to fix TV (if it’s even broken at all).

SlingTV

R.I.P Aereo

TV

An interesting (French) proposal for a unified TV interface

Planet Money episode on cable TV channels

Cable Subscriptions Fall

Why advertising is going to implode

81.5 million Netflix subscribers

YouTube Red

Kids these days! (Just aren’t watching TV like their parents)

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Macnificent Podcast: 32. Probably a Controversial Opinion

This week, Chris and Ian recount their history with Apple, the products and experiences that shaped their love of the company, and some of Apple’s more memorable moments.

The Topics

iPod Classic

iPod Nano

Macintosh 2

Spectre Game for Macintosh

Original iPhone

1st Generation iPad

Apple LISA

Apple Bandai Pippin

Macintosh TV

iPod Shuffle, 3rd Gen

3rd Generation iPad

Apple 1984 Superbowl Commercial

Mac vs PC

Will Ferrel iPhone Commercial

The Original Switch Commercial

Original iPhone Commercial Campaign

iPad Air Your Verse Commercial

Apple 2013 Christmas Commercial

Apple 2014 Christmas Commercial

Something of the Week:

Ian: Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty

Chris: popSlate 2

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@IanFuchs

@CLHauk

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