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Interviews with UX pioneers, hosted by Marek Pawlowski, the founder of MEX. Each episode features a guest talking to Marek about their career story, design interests and their hopes for how technology will shape the future. Part of the MEX initiative for enhancing digital user experience.

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Interviews with UX pioneers, hosted by Marek Pawlowski, the founder of MEX. Each episode features a guest talking to Marek about their career story, design interests and their hopes for how technology will shape the future. Part of the MEX initiative for enhancing digital user experience.

    Agency values; Mark Baldino, co-founder, Fuzzy Math

    Agency values; Mark Baldino, co-founder, Fuzzy Math

    Mark Baldino’s path to co-founding a Chicago-based design agency wends its way from a degree in theology and working at non-profits in Washington DC to reading an early edition of ‘Information Architecture for the World Wide Web’ and a job as a late 90s web designer he claims he was totally unqualified for. What shines through today is a continuing commitment to bringing a certain set of values to the agency’s UX work in healthcare and other sectors. Mark talks to MEX founder Marek Pawlowski about the nuances of selling design services, nurturing skills and growth within a team, and how the pandemic has influenced his agency’s approach.

    Show notes with links to everything discussed:

    https://mex.ac/category/podcast/

    It's great to hear from listeners! You can get in touch with feedback, questions, guest suggestions or anything else @mexfeed on Twitter or email designtalk@mobileuserexperience.com.

    Contact:

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    E: designtalk@mobileuserexperience.com

    • 59 min
    Paul Campbell, Chief Product Officer, Centaur Robotics

    Paul Campbell, Chief Product Officer, Centaur Robotics

    Paul Campbell, a former chief designer at Ford, is now re-imagining the wheelchair at Centaur Robotics. In this conversation with MEX founder Marek Pawlowski, he shares the life experiences and human-centred insights which have shaped Centaur's new approach to personal, connected mobility. The discussion also explores Paul's deep experience of car design and design studio culture, going right back to the early inspirations which have continued to shape Paul's approach to realising new products.

    Show notes with links to everything discussed:

    https://mex.ac/category/podcast/

    It's great to hear from listeners! You can get in touch with feedback, questions, guest suggestions or anything else @mexfeed on Twitter or email designtalk@mobileuserexperience.com.

    Contact:

    T: https://twitter.com/mexfeed/
    E: designtalk@mobileuserexperience.com

    • 51 min
    Placeful computing, Jared Ficklin, Chief Creative Technologist & Founding Partner, argodesign

    Placeful computing, Jared Ficklin, Chief Creative Technologist & Founding Partner, argodesign

    Jared Ficklin’s approach of ‘think by making’ has led him to produce remarkable digital design work, often at the forefront of exploring new computing metaphors, from smartphones to spatial interfaces. In his conversation with MEX founder Marek Pawlowski, Jared gets to one of the big truths of the digital age: the major expansions in computing occur when a significant change in UI metaphor resonates with users. The discussion goes deeper, exploring everything from what it means to sustain successful design studio culture to Jared’s hopes for new forms of public transport.

    Show notes with links to everything discussed:

    https://mex.ac/category/podcast/

    It's great to hear from listeners! You can get in touch with feedback, questions, guest suggestions or anything else @mexfeed on Twitter or email designtalk@mobileuserexperience.com.

    Contact:

    T: https://twitter.com/mexfeed/
    E: designtalk@mobileuserexperience.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Robert Fabricant, Partner, Dalberg Design & co-author, ‘User Friendly’

    Robert Fabricant, Partner, Dalberg Design & co-author, ‘User Friendly’

    The conversation between Robert Fabricant and Marek Pawlowski spans a wide arc, from Robert's childhood design influences growing up in New York City to the multi-year journey of co-authoring (with Cliff Kuang) the acclaimed book 'User Friendly - How the Hidden Rules of Design are Changing the way we Live, Work & Play'. Along the way they explore Robert's mid-career move from frog Design to co-found Dalberg Design, increasing his focus on the role of design in addressing global challenges such as healthcare, climate change and governance. The discussion includes reflections on Robert's involvement in the MEX community over the years, including his memorable talk at MEX/5 in May 2009.

    Show notes with links to everything discussed:

    https://mex.ac/category/podcast/

    It's great to hear from listeners! You can get in touch with feedback, questions, guest suggestions or anything else @mexfeed on Twitter or email designtalk@mobileuserexperience.com.

    Contact:

    T: https://twitter.com/mexfeed/
    E: designtalk@mobileuserexperience.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Designing AI; Jennifer Sukis, Director of Design for AI Transformation, IBM

    Designing AI; Jennifer Sukis, Director of Design for AI Transformation, IBM

    Jennifer Sukis returns to the podcast to discuss changes in her own role at the intersection of artificial intelligence and design, as well as IBM's growing focus on this area for its big enterprise clients. The chat with MEX founder Marek Pawlowski ranges from approaches to user research when designing AI-powered systems, how AI may influence future education requirements for designers and striking the right balance when surfacing the wealth of additional data AI can make available to users. If you listen right to the end, there's also a challenge for you, based on a creative exercise Jennifer references during the conversation.

    Show notes with links to everything discussed:

    www.mobileuserexperience.com/category/podcast/

    It's great to hear from listeners! You can get in touch with feedback, questions, guest suggestions or anything else @mexfeed on Twitter or email designtalk@mobileuserexperience.com.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Post-pandemic design strategy; Samar Héchaimé, co-founder, Agora Envisioning

    Post-pandemic design strategy; Samar Héchaimé, co-founder, Agora Envisioning

    Samar Héchaimé joins MEX founder Marek Pawlowski for a special discussion - recorded with a live web audience - 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.

    Show notes with links to everything discussed:

    https://www.mobileuserexperience.com/category/podcast/

    It's great to hear from listeners! You can get in touch with feedback, questions, guest suggestions or anything else @mexfeed on Twitter or email designtalk@mobileuserexperience.com.

    Donate to support

    We need your help to keep MEX going! Make your donation today to show your support and become a MEX Patron at:

    https://www.mobileuserexperience.com/patrons/

    Your contributions go towards developing the podcast, livestream events and journal.

    Contact:

    T: https://twitter.com/mexfeed/
    E: designtalk@mobileuserexperience.com

    • 54 min

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