Join us for the 14th international MEX in London on 19th - 20th March 2014. 2 days where 100 creative thinkers learn, network and define the future of digital user experience.

Blackberry’s future through the lens of a Q10

Blackberry Q10

Why would anyone use a Blackberry Q10 in 2013? The answer, as I’ve found in four months of testing, is simple: speed, battery life, keyboard and the quality of connectivity. I’ll expand on each of these below, as well as the negative aspects of the Q10. There is also a wider overall purpose to this […]

December 13, 2013 | By Marek Pawlowski | 3 comments

YotaPhone’s dual screen experience

YotaPhone with dual displays

The YotaPhone launched today with a 720p colour screen on the front and a 4.3 inch e-ink display on the back.  It is a unique combination and a welcome innovation in a market where form factors remain stagnated around the generic, single screen, monobloc design popularised by the iPhone in 2007. The inclusion of the […]

December 4, 2013 | By Marek Pawlowski | 0 comments

Advice for a first day in UX

As the MEX initiative enters its 18th year, I’m hearing a common problem among heads of design agencies and those leading user experience teams in corporations: finding, training and retaining talented graduates.  It’s hardly surprising as demand for user-centred design in digital has never been higher and outstrips the relatively small supply of university courses […]

November 26, 2013 | By Marek Pawlowski | 4 comments

Enabling new Apple product categories with new interaction methods

Apple bought PrimeSense, a company which specialises in the spatial sensing technology used in products like Xbox Kinect. History, of course, can be a fickle guide to the future, but in light of this purchase it is worth noting Apple’s two most significant new product categories – the Mac and the iPhone – owe their […]

November 25, 2013 | By Marek Pawlowski | 0 comments

Human qualities & organisational design

Achieving good user experience is as much about the organisational challenge as it is about the design process.   For this reason, I was intrigued by an invitation to The Foundation’s discussion of ‘Human organisations are what we need but not what we want’.  An opportunity, perhaps, to better understand how companies can prioritise the […]

November 21, 2013 | By Marek Pawlowski | 1 comment

A MEX reading list for digital user experiences

We prepared a concise reading list on digital user experience to get participants in the mood for our next MEX (24th – 25th September, London). We thought we’d share it here too for anyone with an interest in design. Something for the weekend, perhaps? User modes “…it wasn’t the type of device or the type […]

September 13, 2013 | By Marek Pawlowski | 0 comments

Agenda, themes and speakers for the 13th international MEX

Scenes from MEX

On 24th – 25th September, 100 of the most creative people in digital come to London for the 13th international edition of MEX. It’s 2 days when 15 wonderful speakers & facilitators illuminate future user experiences around 6 modes of user behaviour, across mobiles, tablets, wearables and more. The agenda combines expert learning and facilitated […]

September 13, 2013 | By Marek Pawlowski | 0 comments

Microsoft won, Nokia nil

By Marek Pawlowski The agreement between Microsoft and Nokia is more complex than an outright acquisition, comprising a cash payment to acquire Nokia’s devices and services business, ongoing commitments by Microsoft to license certain Nokia products, patents and brands, as well as Microsoft making available short-term loans. It is a strategic win for Microsoft and […]

September 3, 2013 | By Marek Pawlowski | 0 comments

User modes as the raw ingredients of digital experience

By Marek Pawlowski ( / bio) & Andrew Muir Wood ( / bio) The best way to design successful digital products is by understanding how users’ behaviour changes according to their mode. Modes can be defined as the common ways people engage with digital products depending on their intent, environment, time and technology constraints. Where […]

August 21, 2013 | By Marek Pawlowski | 2 comments

Google’s $35 Chromecast opens new multi-touchpoint UX possibilities

Remember all those big, disconnected screens sitting in the corner of rooms, the ones we call TVs? It was only a matter of time before someone started putting them on the web. That someone, it seems, is Google, which today started selling a USD 35 accessory called the Chromecast to connect your TV to the […]

July 24, 2013 | By Marek Pawlowski | 2 comments

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