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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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User experience principles for robots & IoT

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User experience principles for robots & IoT

As connected objects and machines gain autonomous movement, the designers crafting these experiences must consider the implications of their work.  Once a digital entity is able to take action outside the virtual sphere and capable of affecting the physical world, will new design techniques be required?  The consequences of a misplaced icon in an app may range from aesthetic displeasure to poor conversion rates, but the consequences of a robot or connected car behaving in an unexpected way ar…

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Design Talk 5: Robot UX; Louisa Heinrich, Superhuman & Designtalent; FaceTime real world

This episode catches up on the latest happenings in the MEX community, from the launch of new design agencies to M&A activity, and features an in-depth interview with Louisa Heinrich about the etiquette of robot user experience.

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Latest from the MEX Community

  • Finnish service design agency H…
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Design Talk 4. Digital consumption UX; Sabrina Majeed, Buzzfeed; sports TV at the bus stop

This episode goes in-depth on digital consumption, looking at user behaviours, design principles and future user experiences.

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Theme: digital consumption UX

Marek and Alex talk about examples of digital consumption inspiring their thinking about design, uncover some principles for building t…

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User story: flip phones, retirees and Blackberry Passports

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User story: flip phones, retirees and Blackberry Passports

They joined the train at Cambridge, the halfway point on the line from Kings Lynn in Norfolk to Kings Cross in London. Two ladies, about 60 years old, dropping wearily into their seats with the air of relief worn by those who feel they ‘just made’ their train.

Still catching their breath, they began a detailed analysis of what had transpired at the station.

“I’d got there half an hour before. I always worry,” said one.

“Oh, me too, I don’t know how we missed each other!”

It seems …

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Design Talk 3. Multi-sensory design; Peter Law; tap-to-pay in rural backwaters

In this episode we look at multi-sensory design, exploring how digital experiences can be extended beyond visual interfaces into hearing, touch, taste and even smell.

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News from the MEX community

  • Lennart Andersson, Director of Interaction Design at Veryday – who spoke at MEX/13 about experience co-c…
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User experience principles for proximity

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User experience principles for proximity

Can technology draw us closer to our physical environment? The rollout of ‘tap to pay’, the growth of beacons and embedded digital intelligence (IoT) challenges everyone, from automotive manufacturers to retailers, to consider the user experience of interacting with smart physical objects.

One of the design challenges at MEX/15, facilitated by Alex Guest, asked a team to investigate and define the principles of proximity interactions. The challenge was deliberately broad, but grounded in …

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Design Talk 2. UX for creators; Ed Rex of Jukedeck; photos as digital breadcrumbs

MEX Design Talk is the podcast for the MEX community, exploring emerging technologies, user behaviour and how to design better digital experiences.

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Theme: user experience for creators

Alex Guest and Marek Pawlowski discuss user experience for creators, starting with examples of creative apps, then digging …

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Announcing MEX Design Talk, the podcast about UX

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Announcing MEX Design Talk, the podcast about UX

I’m delighted to announce Design Talk, the podcast for the MEX community.

Co-hosted by Alex Guest and me, Marek Pawlowski, it’s a fortnightly audio programme exploring the intersection of emerging technologies, user behaviour and great digital experiences. In episode 1:

  • We discuss design implications of bringing digital intelligence to our physical surroundings.
  • An in-depth interview with Patrizia Bertini, Wipro Digital’s user research director and Lego Serious Play facilitator.
  • A …
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