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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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Design Talk 1. Intelligent surroundings; Patrizia Bertini; little faces, big screens

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: intelligent surroundings

Alex Guest and Marek Pawlowski discuss how user experience c…

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Speakers & themes for MEX/16

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Speakers & themes for MEX/16

12th – 13th October, London

The programme for MEX/16 examines a future four years from now and asks:

What are the new strategies and design methods to translate customer insight into next generation digital experiences?

The question transcends product categories, from smartphones to wearables, and industry verticals, from device manufacturers to design agencies. It is set in a future we know is coming: where digital industry must concern itself with artificial intelligence, multi-sensory i…

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Thoughts on the UK’s Digital Strategy

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Thoughts on the UK’s Digital Strategy

Ed Vaizey, the UK’s digital economy minister, has asked for input on the government’s digital strategy by 19th January 2016. Following a dinner discussion in London with various interested parties, convened by Nico Macdonald under the auspices of ‘BIG POTATOES: The London Manifesto for Innovation’, I’m contributing the following thoughts and 7 recommendations. Please note that while the impetus was UK-centric, the gathering’s outlook was rather broader and may also interest those in the int…

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