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Video: Giles Colborne’s #mexsession on illusions of efficiency in UX

Giles Colborne’s March 2014 talk at MEX challenges preconceived notions about time and efficiency. Drawing on years of experience leading cx partners, the UX agency he founded, Giles’ explores a broad and compelling array of references to show how users think about speed and latency. He goes on to explain the advantages of different methods for tracking these often illogical user reactions and turning them into delightful customer experiences, grounded in the r…

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MEX Sessions: Jason DaPonte on storytelling across multiple digital touchpoints

Jason DaPonte came to MEX in December 2010 to explore the evolution of storytelling in a multi-touchpoint digital environment. In addition to leading several early MEX working sessions on this theme as part of Pathway #2, Jason formerly led editorial for the BBC’s mobile channels. He went on to found his own agency, Enter The Swarm, pioneering new approaches to multi-touchpoint digital experiences. His MEX Session shares examples and techniques.

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MEX Sessions: Sofia Svanteson on inspiring team creativity in UX design

Sofia Svanteson returned to MEX in December 2009 to share ideas on the creative process for digital user experience. Sofia is a pioneer in digital creativity, having worked with Razorfish in the early days of the dotcom era, before founding her own agency – Ocean Observations – one of the first and most acclaimed specialists in crafting mobile experiences. Her 2009 MEX Session – one of several contributions she has made to MEX over the years – focuses on different approaches to creativi…

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MEX Sessions: Sian Townsend on mobile search behaviour in emerging markets

Sian Townsend, at the time a user experience researcher with Google, spoke at MEX in May 2009 on mobile user experience in the emerging markets of Africa. 2009 was a time when hundreds of millions of users in developing countries were joining mobile networks for the first time and Google set out to understand what the concept of ‘search’ meant for these customers. Sian shares the results of research examining the questions people asked the first time they were able to connect to the web…

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MEX Sessions: Oren Horev on multi-touchpoint digital experiences & van drivers

Oren Horev, at the time a user experience strategist for Plan, spoke at MEX in May 2010. He shared the results of an ethnographic study into the mobile user experience of ‘van man’, a colloquial term in British society for the legion of delivery drivers and tradesman who drive tens of thousands of miles each year in their white-coloured vans. Horev draws lessons from the ethnographic results, explaining how it prompted new thinking about multi-touchpoint digital experiences and how they c…

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MEX Sessions: Jason Mesut on touch, gesture, multiple screens & inspiration for mobile form factors

Jason Mesut used his December 2010 MEX Session to prompt new thinking about physical controls, touch interfaces and mobile device form factors, inspired by his love of music making tools. Jason traces the development of music making interfaces and identifies where lessons could be learnt for digital design, challenging participants to think beyond flat, glassy touchscreens as the endpoint of mobile form.

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MEX Sessions: Mattias Andersson on 3D & visual depth in mobile UX

Mattias Andersson, an interaction designer for Swedish agency Ocean Observations at the time, came to MEX in December 2010 to give a ground breaking presentation on the role of 3D in mobile user experience. It was a time when 3D televisions were emerging strongly and the first mobile displays which could project 3D without the need for special glasses were emerging. Mattias’ practical and in-depth session highlighted the difference between 3D and visual depth, and brought a refreshing d…

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MEX Sessions: Nicholas Wheeler on the digital, multi-touchpoint evolution of media

Nicholas Wheeler came to MEX in December 2011 to share his view on the evolution of media in an age of multi-touchpoint digital experiences. With more than 30 years in the industry, including running radio stations and building some of the first video news services for mobile devices, Nicholas’ brings a unique understanding to what drives media usage and what new forms might emerge in the future.

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MEX Sessions: Chris Browne on expressing mobile creativity

Chris Browne spoke at MEX in May 2011 on the theme of new forms of creativity enabled by mobile technology. As Technology Design Lead for Fjord at the time, Chris’ shared experiences gained during client projects and a wider study into how pervasive wireless communication is changing the way consumers interact with digital. Chris has also been a MEX facilitator, leading working sessions on the potential for 3D in user experience, and a 2008 MEX Award winner in the student category for a…

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MEX Sessions: Itai Vonshak & Alex Rapoport on magic in UI design

Itai Vonshak & Alex Rapoport came to MEX in May 2010 to talk about moments of magic in user experience design. At Elements, the agency they co-founded, they pioneered a new style of interface for a prototype mobile device, using interactions driven primarily from a side mounted scroll wheel. At the time it stood out as one of the few genuinely new approaches to UI and it remains an example of an interaction method distinct from the icon grids and touch swipes which continue to dominate …

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