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Design Talk 17. Virtual reality special; experiencing HTC Vive with Greg Taylor of Tigerspike

This special edition of the MEX podcast takes you hands-on with the user experience of virtual reality, with bonus photos and videos.  In episode 12 we went in-depth on the design principles of augmented, virtual and mixed reality with Greg Taylor of Tigerspike.  When Greg took delivery of his HTC Vive – arguably the most immersive virtual reality experience available to consumers today – he invited Design Talk hosts Marek Pawlowski and Alex Guest to spend an afternoon exploring it in Tigersp…

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Design Talk 16. The value of nurturing tangential inspiration

Many of us are now in the ideas business and, of course, those ideas have to come from somewhere. Sometimes they’re iterative and result from the day-to-day work we’re already doing. Sometimes they spin off from specific client projects. But what about those transformative, tangential ideas which seem to come out of nowhere and surprise us with their potency and unexpected ability to solve difficult digital experience challenges?  This episode is all about those random insights, where they co…

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User story: the selfie and the daisies

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User story: the selfie and the daisies

It was her stillness which caught my attention. She sat on the grass with an almost statue-like absence of motion. Slowly she raised an expensive, complicated digital camera until it was positioned in front of her face, the colour display angled towards her. She was staring not just at the lens but at the mirrored image of herself on the digital screen.

She’d taken daisies from the lawn and woven them into her dark hair, studding it with little bursts of white. She looked into the camera, …

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Design Talk 15. Automotive UX; Parrish Hanna, Global Director, Interaction & Ergonomics, Ford

Automotive is an industry in transition.  The challenge is two-fold: an immediate need to enhance digital elements of the vehicle experience, while contemplating the longer term – and arguably more significant – conceptual revolution in personal mobility enabled by pervasive computing.  Parrish Hanna, Global Director of Interaction & Ergonomics at Ford joins Design Talk hosts Marek Pawlowski and Alex Guest for a discussion which ranges from lessons learned in smartphone design and the intrica…

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Design Talk 14. Crafting UX for digital healthcare

What does it take to create digital experiences which positively impact our health? How do user experience requirements change as digital evolves from a method for simply self-tracking health metrics to becomes a platform for diagnosing and even treating conditions. What are the requirements from different stakeholders, from end user patients to their casual networks of supporting friends and family, prescribing clinicians and the insurers and national health services which manage the costs. …

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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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