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The Most Popular Podcasts of 2010 – Part 2

Lauren Cramer

December 21st, 2010

In part 2 of our two-part series, we focus on three more of our most popular podcasts of 2011. (Did you miss part 1? No problem, you can still get a run-down on part 1.) One podcast is an interview with web form guru Luke Wroblewski. Another podcast is an excerpt for one of the Web App Masters Tour presentations. The last podcast comes from our popular Userability series. Let’s jump right into it.

Moving Beyond Static Forms with Luke Wroblewski

Web forms are the mouth that feeds most web apps. There’s no way around that. Yet few people are thinking about how to make one of the more unpleasant parts of the web more pleasant. The world’s foremost authority on web forms is Luke Wroblewski, author of the heralded book, Web Form Design.

It’s no coincidence that we lean on Luke often to join us at events including our upcoming 2011 Web App Masters Tour.

Jared Spool sat down with Luke to discuss what’s been happening with web forms since his book came out. It turns out there have been some interesting developments recently.

Read more and listen to the interview with Jared and Luke.

Stephen Anderson’s Designing Seductive Business Apps: Live!

It’s becoming common to see behavioral cues in everyday web applications. Designers are looking to encourage certain actions, and are turning to the principles of behavioral psychology to achieve their goals. No longer solely the domain of social and gaming apps, you can leverage many of these in your daily work.

Stephen Anderson is the first person we think of when it comes to these kinds of interactions. Stephen is an independent consultant and creator of Mental Notes, a set of reference cards with design insights from the world of psychology.

Stephen was also a presenter at this year’s Web App Masters Tour. In this podcast, you’ll hear an excerpt from Stephen’s tour talk. He presents three concepts: Scarcity, Set Completion and the Feedback Loop.

Read more and listen to Stephen’s podcast.

Userability #19 – Be a Linchpin

In this Userability episode, we hear from Grady Kelly in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. Grady is inspired by Seth Godin’s new book, Linchpin. He wants to know how UX professionals can work to become indispensable team members and not just another cog in the machine.

Jared Spool believes that indispensability starts with demonstrating the value of your work. Robert Hoekman believes just being a user experience professional makes you more than a cog. Hear how Jared and Robert answer Grady’s question, and see if you’ve put into practice their recommendations.

Read more and listen to the Userability podcast.

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