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Design Talk 13. Frameworks for UX; Abhishek Gupta, UX Director, Lumosity

Understanding user behaviour and translating what we learn into actionable insights is the core of experience design.  Host Marek Pawlowski is joined on the show by Ahbishek Gupta, UX Director at Lumosity and a practitioner with a strong personal interest in frameworks for behavioural insight.  The discussion ranges from practical examples of these frameworks in action to Abhishek’s own career path, mentors and favourite product experiences.

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Design Talk 12. Virtual, augmented & mixed reality; Greg Taylor, General Manager of Tigerspike Next

What will the experience feel like for the first users of virtual, augmented and mixed reality? How might designers prepare for this new, multi-dimensional digital canvas?  Hosts Marek Pawlowski and Alex Guest discuss with Greg Taylor, General Manager of Tigerspike Next in London, a pioneering digital agency. Greg has been thinking about ways of breaking outside the traditional form factor of digital screens for many years, including a prescient talk at MEX in 2010, entitled ‘Screen today, go…

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Design Talk 11. UX trends past & future, a 10-10 discussion

Hosts Marek Pawlowski and Alex Guest examine user experience trends from 3 points on a timeline: 10 years past, the present and 10 years into the future. Alex discusses scenarios relating to his travels in Patagonia, trust, social networking and the sharing economy, while Marek focuses on cycling, quantified self and digital memories. The conversation goes on to look at how design approaches must evolve to cope with the growth in data, sensors and the role of digital in users’ lives.

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Design Talk 10. Artificial intelligence; Nathan Benaich, Partner, Playfair Capital

Nathan Benaich, a partner at VC firm Playfair Capital, joins hosts Marek Pawlowski and Alex Guest to talk about the confluence of artificial intelligence, machine learning and user experience. Playfair specialises in investing in this area and is actively building London’s growing community of AI start-ups and experts. Marek, Alex and Nathan share examples of digital experiences shaped by artificial intelligence and discuss the relationship with user-centred design.

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Design Talk 9. Trust in UX; Richard Lewis, Head of UX, Digital, RBS

This episodes explores how trust can be created in digital UX through visual, interaction and service design techniques.  Richard Lewis, Head of UX, Digital, RBS, joins co-hosts Marek Pawlowski and Alex Guest for the discussion.  In addition to the theme of trust, Richard talks about his long career in UX, ranging from advertising agencies to large telcos and retailers like Orange and Tesco. The conversation touches on changing customer expectations of trust in the digital environment, the ro…

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Design principles for creating trust in digital UX

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Design principles for creating trust in digital UX

Transposing the intangible and very human notion of trust into the rigid world of digital products presents an especially difficult challenge for experience designers.  In an environment constructed of absolute building blocks – 1s and 0s – how might we reflect the subtle sliding scale most humans apply to the concept of trust in the physical world?

 

Rich Clayton facilitated a design challenge at MEX/14 to explore this question and produce a set of principles guiding the industry’s appro…

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Design Talk 8. Innovation’s many guises; Ramona Liberoff, CEO, Spring Accelerator

Starting with the theme of ‘Innovation has many guises’, co-hosts Marek Pawlowski and Alex Guest sit down for a discussion with Ramona Liberoff, CEO of the Spring Accelerator.  Spring supports businesses which could have a transformative effect on the lives on adolescent girls, particularly in areas such as East Africa and South Asia.  It is backed by both the British and American development agencies, UKAID and USAID, as well as the Nike Foundation.  In addition to discussing Ramona’s own ca…

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Design Talk 7: Timo Ahopelto, Lifeline Ventures, on start-up UX culture

Timo Ahopelto, founding partner at Lifeline Ventures, talks to Marek Pawlowski about start-up UX culture and developments in mobile, health and gaming.  Lifeline Ventures raised a EUR 57m fund in February 2016 to invest specifically in these areas.

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Interview: Timo Ahopelto, founding pa…

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Design Talk 6: Dr. Mike Short CBE, Telefonica; MEX catch-up

Dr. Mike Short CBE, VP of Public Affairs at Telefonica, is interviewed by Marek Pawlowski and we catch-up on the latest happenings in the MEX community, from robot and IoT design principles to welcoming a new MEX/16 patron.

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Welcoming Tribal Worldwide as a MEX/16 patron

I’m delighted to welcome a new MEX/16 patron, Tribal Worldwide, as a supporter of our event on 12th/13th October in London.

Jonathan Lovatt-Young, Tribal’s Head of Service and Experience Design, will also give a talk at MEX/16 on strategies for managing user interruptions.

The notion of how we understand, respect and interact with users’ attention spans is fundamental to the future of digital experience design. Under the working title ‘Is time the new enemy?’, Jonathan’s talk draws …

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