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The Big Web Show #142: Information Architecture is Still Very Much a Thing, with Abby Covert

January 21, 2016 at 11:15AM • 47 minutes

Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest is Abby Covert, Information Architect; curator of IA Summit; co-founder of World IA Day; president of IA Institute; teacher in the Products of Design MFA program at New York’s School of Visual Arts; and author of How To Make Sense of Any Mess, a “brilliant introduction to information architecture” (Peter Morville) that is frequently purchased at Amazon with Don’t Make Me Think and The Design of Everyday Things, the two classics of usable design.

Discussed: why IA matters now more than ever, the difference between IA and content strategy (IA is building the vehicle, CS is putting fueling it and making sure it won’t run out of gas), writing and designing a book, building agreement among stakeholders, “not having opinions, not having ideas of one’s own,” IA’s origins in language and structure, the fun of the IA Summit, the creation and growth of World IA Day, the joy of teaching, and more.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.

Asymcar #28: Episode 28: Meaningful

January 19, 2016 at 7:00PM • 59 minutes

Announcements arrive with regularity.

Ford and Google reveal plans to cooperate on autonomous cars. Toyota's aims to begin "precision mapping" roads. Ford zigs in another direction and eyes CityMapper's terrain with its proposed "Dynamic Shuttle" service.

So much slideware.

Horace dives into the data. EV and hybrid cars currently represent a tiny fraction of the market. OPEC recently forecast that by 2040, 94 percent of the vehicles on the world's roads will still be powered by fossil fuels. Bullish, Horace sees greater EV penetration, with modularity powering double digit market share.

Current auto business models trade a few points of marginal cost in return for double digit marginal revenue, resulting in brand explosion.

We await the Lamborghini SUV.

Hosted by Horace Dediu & Jim Zellmer.

The Morning Dump #175: Ketchup Depression

January 19, 2016 at 4:30PM

I rant about iTunes Radio no longer being free, WhatsApp eliminating their annual fee, Wiccan anti-virus techniques, and how most people can't name any company's CEO.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

Back to Work #255: A Ladle of Ladling

January 19, 2016 at 1:45PM • 1 hour 46 minutes

TOPIC: Say something funny.

This week, Dan and Merlin talk about entertainment as a career and how difficult it can be to know whether you're suited for it.

Plus, discussions of X-Men, San Francisco's collapse, and the best way to get vomit out of the bathroom sink.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

After Dark #523: After Back to Work 255

January 19, 2016 at 1:45PM • 5 minutes

After Back to Work 255.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

On Taking Pictures #195: Everybody’s Eating Oreos for Breakfast

January 19, 2016 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

This week, is art just a shell game of semantics? Do the names and labels matter at all as long as you’re making mistakes, making work and moving forward? Why do we get so spun up over something so nebulous? Also, do you buy photobooks to enjoy, or simply to leave them shrink-wrapped on a shelf, hoping that they will appreciate in value? Are collectors screwing it up for the folks who want to enjoy the work? Plus, Tyler Shields is a genius...or is that just what he wants you to think? Richard Mosse is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

The Awkward Human Survival Guide #97: The Maid of Awkward

January 19, 2016 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about the maid of awkward, brotherly cum, and the perfect crime. Special guest: comedian Jeffrey Jay. Next week: the return of Beowulf and Darren. Want to ask a question on the show? Visit!

Hosted by Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.

iOhYes #99: Knocking Boots with UIKit Dynamics

January 19, 2016 at 9:00AM

With Special Guest Dov Frankel


UIKit Dynamics with Dov Frankel





  • Paw - OS X HTTP & REST Client

Dov Frankel

Alternative show title suggestions

  • gravity and collisions
  • parallax effect
  • Delightful!!
  • spring field
  • just turn off autolayout!

Hosted by Darryl Thomas & John Sextro.

HabloGeek #24: Los NAS y RAID

January 18, 2016 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

Fede habla geek sobre sistemas RAID y los NAS con profesor de informática y podcaster, José Manuel Ramírez.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum.

On the Grid #149: Double Back

January 18, 2016 at 6:15PM

Recorded January 14th, 2016. This week Andy brought in some real work for us to discuss.

Hosted by Andy Mangold, Dan Auer, and Matt McInerney.