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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.

    Digitally sustainable; Mirren Fischer, Founder, Brilliant Product Design

    Digitally sustainable; Mirren Fischer, Founder, Brilliant Product Design

    Mirren Fischer is someone who finds herself at the confluence of some really big challenges: creating a sustainable future and leveraging the new methods which have caused such an acceleration in the role of digital experiences. She talks to MEX founder Marek Pawlowski about applying that approach to problems and places which have deep, physical roots - like construction projects which need to think on 100 year timescales.

    Part of her response to this brave new world is Brilliant Product Design, literally, and she hopes...figuratively. Brilliant is the name of the small agency she has founded to work towards these outcomes.

    It is a conversation informed by the depth of Mirren's experience and background. She trained originally in architecture and worked as an architect for a number of years. But for more than a decade she's been developing her talents in digital experience design. She's worked for a wide range of UX agencies, she's worked client-side and she's worked across industries from publishing to property.

    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

    • 49 min
    Our future towns; Dan Phillips, Royal College of Art

    Our future towns; Dan Phillips, Royal College of Art

    Poetry and place...listening and lockdowns...Dan Phillips, who led the Royal College of Art's (RCA) work on 'Our Future Towns' talks to MEX founder Marek Pawlowski about how the research led to a different understanding of connectivity, mobility and transportation in our communities.

    It is a conversation with draws on Dan's breadth of design and research experience - crossing industry boundaries from engineering to telecoms - and reflects on the role of this kind of diverse knowledge in creating a more liveable (and likeable world).

    Dan started his career as a sponsored undergraduate working with Ford Motor Company in the UK and Germany; he's worked for huge engineering concerns, like Arup and Buro Happold; he wrote a book, Ecofriendly Homes - which has sold 30,000 copies; he's worked with big telecom companies like Orange. These days, he is to be found at the RCA, where he is a senior research fellow.

    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

    • 52 min
    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:

    T: https://twitter.com/mexfeed/
    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

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