Measuring design on the Clearleft podcast

A new episode of the Clearleft podcast just dropped and I have to say, this is one of my favourites so far. It’s all about measuring design.

There was a bit of a theme running through UX Fest earlier this year. On the one hand, there was all the talk of designers learning to speak the language of business (to get that coveted seat at the table), which means talking in numbers. But on the other hand, isn’t there a real danger in reducing user experience to numbers in a spreadsheet?

For this episode I put the narrative together using lots of snippets from different talks, not just from UX Fest but from previous Clearleft events too. I also got some good hot takes from my colleagues Chris, Andy, and Maite. Oh, and it opens with former US Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara. If you know, you know.

This episode comes in at 22 and a half minutes and I think it’s well worth your time. Have a listen.

This is the penultimate episode of season three. Just one more to go!

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Previously on this day

2 years ago I wrote Dark mode


3 years ago I wrote An nth-letter selector in CSS

The latest installment in the long tradition of calling for this pseudo-element.

15 years ago I wrote Melbourne calling

I gave a talk for the Web Standards Group in Melbourne.

19 years ago I wrote Pea throwing

Today, by happy chance, I found myself in Lewes.

20 years ago I wrote The Ig Nobel Prize Winners

The envelope please…

20 years ago I wrote The Turing Test

It’s Saturday. That means it’s Guardian reading day.

20 years ago I wrote What Apple Should Do to Increase Marketshare

Here’s an interesting little piece that could put one of those cartoon lightbulbs above Steve Jobs’ head.

20 years ago I wrote Biomorph breeder

Talking about The Blind Watchmaker reminded me of one of the things that’s so fascinating in the book.