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Design Talk 28. Roger Andersson Reimer, co-founder, TOPP; multi-touchpoint design

Roger Andersson Reimer, co-founder and UX Director of Swedish design agency TOPP, talks to Marek Pawlowski, founder of MEX, about multi-touchpoint experience design. The discussion includes TOPP’s emergence from the history of TAT and Blackberry, their work on wearables for Samsung and Pins Collective, design tools for next generation distributed experiences and the roots of Roger’s design education.

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Design Talk 26. Wearable experience design

Marek Pawlowski and Alex Guest take up Patrizia Bertini’s challenge from the last episode and go in search of wearable technology beyond the smartwatch and fitness tracker. After questioning the term ‘wearable’ itself, Marek and Alex cite examples ranging from illuminated clothing to medical implants, before searching for design approaches which might result in products more relevant to users’ lives.  Marek challenges listeners to abandon the smartphone as the anchor point for wearable produc…

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Most popular design podcasts of 2016

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Most popular design podcasts of 2016

When Alex, Patrizia and I launched the MEX podcast in February 2016, we begun with a notion: an ongoing conversation with our diverse community about how to design better digital experiences.  However, we could not have anticipated it would lead to such a wealth of interesting guests, themes and explorations.

In 11 months we have:

  1. Published 25 episodes and over 27 hours of design discussion to listeners in 66 countries
  2. Interviewed 18 pioneering design thinkers with a broad range of…
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4 UX inspirations and our process for discovering them

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4 UX inspirations and our process for discovering them

What do ZTE, fabric, network performance and Apple’s 3rd party software integrations have in common?

These are just a few of the subjects we’ve been exploring as part of an internal MEX project called ‘Friday inspirations’, initiated by Alex Guest in May 2016.

The project developed from our move to Basecamp for collaboration between MEX team members. Basecamp 3 includes a feature called ‘Check-ins’: recurring questions sent out automatically at a particular time. In this case, it wa…

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Design Talk 19. The Friday inspirations project

In this episode we share 6 digital design inspirations, from a sci-fi film script written by artificial intelligence to a fashion collection influenced by sound waves. Prompted by a move to Basecamp for MEX collaboration, podcast co-host Alex Guest introduced ‘Friday inspirations’, a recurring task for each member of the team to share a weekly ‘find’ with colleagues. Alex and co-host Marek Pawlowski take turns explaining why they picked each inspiration and how it relates to digital experienc…

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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 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 6: Dr. Mike Short CBE, Telefonica; MEX catch-up

Dr. Mike Short CBE, VP of Public Affairs at Telefonica, is interviewed by Marek Pawlowski and we catch-up on the latest happenings in the MEX community, from robot and IoT design principles to welcoming a new MEX/16 patron.

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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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UX of the Year 2015

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UX of the Year 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, I’ve chosen 5 of the most enduring memories I’ll take with me from another year of MEX research. Some are new and digital, others old and analogue; all have shaped the way I think about customer experience for our event programmes, client engagements and publishing.

Expanding the interaction canvas to multiple touchpoints
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The notion of devices as individual UI silos is being replaced by interactions which unfold seamlessly across multiple touchpoin…

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