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14th MEX in London

The 14th international MEX opens in London on 19th – 20th March, welcoming user experience pioneers for 2 days of inspirational speakers and in-depth design challenges. Follow #mex14 or sign-up to receive an email summary. We are grateful to our sponsors, the Technology Strategy Board’s ICTKTN and CIKTN, who have been instrumental in supporting the […]

March 19, 2014 | By Marek Pawlowski | 0 comments

All consuming digital

Pinterest is built around the concept of never ending lists

The number of digital touchpoints through which users consume information is growing. So too is the variety of information types and the quantity of each. We are also more likely to have those multiple digital portals with us at all times, as digital devices become cheaper and more portable – even wearable. Let me paint […]

March 12, 2014 | By Marek Pawlowski | 1 comment

Brunel designers at MEX

MEX works with Brunel University to partner promising final year design students with professional facilitators during the MEX creative sessions. The Brunel designers work alongside the facilitators by assisting with preparation, contributing ideas to the running of the workshops and helping their teams visualise results for presentation. “I am consistently impressed by the abilities and […]

March 11, 2014 | By Marek Pawlowski | 0 comments

Introducing ‘Locate’

The dip in the church wall

We make countless decisions in response to our location every day. Something so fundamental to being human seemed a fitting theme to add to the MEX user modes, not least because digital experiences in this area have hitherto been driven more by technology than by user behaviour. This article introduces 2 essays with different perspectives […]

March 7, 2014 | By Marek Pawlowski | 3 comments

Agenda, speakers & creative sessions at the 14th MEX

Agenda, speakers & creative sessions at the 14th MEX

On 19th – 20th March 2014 we welcome an exceptional group of speakers & facilitators to London for the 14th international MEX. The agenda combines inspiration from the most respected thinkers in user experience with creative sessions to develop best practice and imagine new ideas. Invest in two days of learning, creating and building a […]

March 4, 2014 | By Marek Pawlowski | 0 comments

Do digital tools help or hinder our creativity?

‘Create‘ is 1 of 6 modes of user engagement we will explore at MEX in London on 19th – 20th March 2014. This essay starts a discussion of the theme, one which will be continued at the event by our speakers and through a series of participatory design challenges. If the ambition of attempting to […]

February 27, 2014 | By Marek Pawlowski | 1 comment

Have you booked your ticket for MEX14?

Scenes from MEX

The next MEX is on 19th – 20th March in London, bringing together the world’s leading thinkers on UX for mobiles, PCs, TV, wearables and digital life. Inspiration: learn best practice from expert speakers, including Emmy-award winning film designers, UX agency founders and heads of UX from a diverse range of brands. Skills: develop UX […]

February 24, 2014 | By Marek Pawlowski | 0 comments

The futility of fighting Apple’s Stockholm Syndrome

User research is about understanding personal stories. For the sake of efficiency it is necessary to aggregate individuals’ experiences and prioritise designing for the most prevalent trends. However, in doing so, the personal meaning of each user’s unique journey is diluted, resulting in an overview which does not always reflect the strength of emotion and […]

January 16, 2014 | By Marek Pawlowski | 5 comments

The ugly experience of smartwatches

The ugly experience of smartwatches.  Image source:

Smartwatches and other wrist wearables have been prominent at this year’s CES, the consumer electronics show which provides an early look at annual product trends. Surely if everyone is announcing products in a new category, it must be on the cusp of mass market adoption, right? I disagree and think this is a classic case […]

January 9, 2014 | By Marek Pawlowski | 15 comments

Skills for digital change

The season for annual predictions is upon us and they remain as useless as ever, limited as they are to either recounting the obvious or speculating on the unknowable. Instead, I’d like to reflect on a future just becoming visible over the horizon, the potential it has to impact life and what it means for […]

December 29, 2013 | By Marek Pawlowski | 6 comments

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