August 31st, 2006
SpoolCast #1.1: What Has Brown Done For You?
Recorded: August 23, 2006
Part 1 of 4
Duration: 25m 36s
Present for this recording were DeWayne Purdy, Kyle Pero, Lyle Kantrovich, Rashmi Sinha, and Nate Bolt.
In our first podcast, the SpoolCast Crew convenes (virtually) to discuss a variety of topics:
- What can we learn from the new Brown University web site?
- What does it mean to be usable?
- Why is MySpace so successful?
- Which is better designed, the new Brown Web Site or Craigslist?
- How important is the design of a home page? (I think not so much. Everyone else disagrees.)
- The value of social networking
- The UPA Body of Knowledge project
- The design experience, as it applies to conference design
You can meet the crew here.
Lyle does a magnificent job, considering he was suffering from a multi-week installation of laryngitis. Apparently, these are the first words he’s uttered to anyone in almost a month. (His wife still doesn’t know he’s gotten his voice back. Please don’t tell her.)
Josh Porter couldn’t join us for this inaugural episode, as he was in a secret government hospital having alien implants removed from a recent abduction.
I’ve divided the recording into four parts to make it easier to listen to while commuting. I should have Part 2 available tomorrow. (Here’s a feed that iTunes likes.)
The transcript for the entire broadcast is available here.
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