On the show
- Samar Héchaimé, Co-founder, Agora Envisioning (@shechaime)
- Marek Pawlowski, podcast host & founder, MEX (@marekpawlowski)
Recorded 6th May 2020, approx. 1 hr. If you prefer to listen to an audio only version, the podcast edition is available here.
Special guest Samar Héchaimé joins MEX founder Marek Pawlowski for a live discussion exploring how we might transform our post-pandemic systems and organisations by putting people at the heart of future strategy. Drawing on deep cross-cultural experience – from the Middle East to the United States – and disciplines from architecture and digital services to consulting and innovation, Samar’s career has given her a unique perspective on balancing collective and individual design needs. Samar and Marek discuss projects ranging from wayfinding in airports to shaping the people-centred, holistic strategy of the Princess Noura University in Saudi Arabia.
What do you think? Post your comments below!
In addition to the interview with Samar, this first livestream edition of the MEX podcast was intended to prompt discussion in the community. In particular, Samar and I asked participants to consider a core question:
“Which of the many systems supporting our way of life have you become more aware of during the pandemic and how might we imagine changing them for the better with the principles of user-centred design?”
We’d love to hear your views on this or any other issue you’ve been thinking about on this theme.
Please post your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of this page so we can keep them together and encourage conversation in the community (you can also reach me and Samar by email if you’d prefer to discuss in private).
About MEX Live & invites to join future editions
This livestream experiment builds on a series of 70+ interviews with design pioneers I’ve recorded for the MEX podcast. An audio version will be released soon after the event as a podcast in the usual way (search ‘MEX Design Talk’ in your podcast player to subscribe).
To receive an invitation to participate in the next livestream, please send me an email and I’ll add you to the list.
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