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Video: Arun Vasudeva’s #mexsession on building multiple experiences within content consumption

As media evolves into a changing, dynamic entity accessed from numerous different touchpoints, the challenges of experience design multiply. Arun Vasudeva’s session draws on his experimental work with one of the world’s largest publishers to combine media formats, and push beyond to create wholly new digital experiences where users can shift between modes of behaviour – from communicating to exploring – while remaining within the same overall content consumption …

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Video: Ben Scott-Robinson’s #mexsession on reimagining digital mapping UX at Ordnance Survey

Seeking a path between the traditions and detail which have defined Ordnance Survey maps and the changing needs of a new generation of users accustomed to digital mapping, Ben Scott-Robinson explains the challenges faced across user research, prototyping and the design of OS’ new digital experiences. The talk looks at the balance between detail and simplicity, techniques for seeing beyond what users say to understand what they really need, and how design can add a sense of lasting value to a …

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Video: Kajsa Sundeson & Samir Fors’ #mexsession on designing interfaces for the body

Kajsa Sundeson & Samir Fors of Ocean Observations (@ocean_sthlm | oceanobservations.com), speaking at MEX/15 (London, March 2015) ask whether digital interfaces such as fitness trackers are really helping to improve health. For instance, does monitoring how much someone sleeps create a meaningful difference unless they can be presented with results in the context of their other activities? They go on to look at ways in which data are currently presented and suggest a series of design principl…

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Video: Rich Clayton’s #mexsession on UX at the intersection of physical & digital

 

When Rich Clayton (@monkeymischief | monkeymischief.net) took on the role of Creative Director at Loaded Magazine, it was a publication adrift – in need of both a new content direction to reflect the evolving tastes of its community and a new delivery experience to reflect the multi-touchpoint way in which readers now consume across physical and digital channels. In this March 2014 video recorded at MEX/14 in London, Clayton shares how his background in user…

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Intro to user research in 4 videos: better interviews to generative techniques

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Intro to user research in 4 videos: better interviews to generative techniques

Rory Southworth’s video series of 4 ‘lightening’ sessions on user research starts with the basics of how user insights drive better design decisions and goes on to explain a range of techniques for delving deeper into user motivations.

Each of the 4 sessions is supported by case study examples of user research applied in context and a selection of the frameworks Rory has found useful in his work.

Read more about Rory Southworth on his LinkedIn profile.  The sessions were recorded at MEX…

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Video: Louisa Heinrich’s #mexsession discusses the etiquette of robot UX

As digital machines gain greater autonomy, Louisa Heinrich (@customdeluxe | louisaheinrich.com) talks about our expectations of this coming generation of entities which will bridge the physical and digital worlds, blurring the definitions of ‘robot’, ‘drone’ and ‘appliance’. Louisa goes on to discuss how our interaction expectations are formed and how we might avoid the looming ‘domestic wars’, when contextually aware machines countermand each others’ instructions as they seek to fulfill thei…

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Video: Demangeat & Gilleland’s #mexsession on thinking with things

The opening session of MEX in March 2015 saw participants arriving to a conference room unexpectedly devoid of the usual chairs, screens and speakers. Instead, Think with Things (@thinkwthings | thinkwiththings.co.uk) – led by Isobel Demangeat & Julie Anne Gilleland – had laid out thousands of individual objects which could be used to solve a number of challenges related to key themes of the MEX event. After nearly an hour of frenetic activity, with participants collaborating to use the obje…

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Video: Dr Norman Lewis’ #mexsession looks beyond apps to the macro challenges facing digital industry

Lewis draws on lessons from history to remind participants of the huge challenges still facing humanity and to recognise the limitations of the individual digital developments generating buzz in the short term. His talk goes on to look at how the ability to communicate widely and bring together ad-hoc collaborative networks will deliver lasting change to the way we solve problems. He asks participants to consider what comes after the current craze for apps and how large scale services may be …

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