City Interaction Lab Podcast
City Interaction Lab Podcast - Episode 3 - User-Centred Usability Lab Design - A discussion with Adam and Konstantin (UX-Study.com)

City Interaction Lab Podcast - Episode 3 - User-Centred Usability Lab Design - A discussion with Adam and Konstantin (UX-Study.com)

February 6, 2020

In this third episode of the City Interaction Lab podcast Stuart chats with Adam Banks and Konstantin Samoyov from UX-Study.com. The pair shed light on their user-centred approach to usability lab design, epitomised by their ‘Lab in a Box’ platform that provides a consistent and reliable lab experience for researchers across organisations. Our conversation includes the pair's origins at Google, things to consider when setting up a usability lab and an introduction to the field of Research Operations. If you have previously set-up a usability lab or about to embark on the process of doing so then this is the episode for you.

City Interaction Lab Podcast is a series of thought provoking design focused interviews and opinions brought to you by City Interaction Lab and the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design at City, University of London.

Opening track: The Learning Experience, courtesy of Martin Eve. © Martin Eve.

City Interaction Lab Podcast - Episode 2 - Digital vs Dementia - A Conversation with Rik Williams (Alzheimer’s Society)

City Interaction Lab Podcast - Episode 2 - Digital vs Dementia - A Conversation with Rik Williams (Alzheimer’s Society)

January 17, 2020

In this second episode of the City Interaction Lab podcast Stuart hosts Rik Williams from Alzheimer's Society. Rik shares his experiences of user-centred design for 'Dementia Connect' — a service to improve access to advice and support for anyone worried about, living with or affected by these progressive-terminal brain diseases. Our conversation also covers Rik's pathway into User Experience (UX), the value of coding knowledge for UX professionals’ and his involvement with the UK chapter of the User Experience Professionals’ Association (UXPA (UK)). If you are interested in inclusive design and working with vulnerable audiences then you will get a lot from this! 

NOTE: During this episode we’ll be talking about dementia, a family of progressive-terminal brain diseases which are now the leading cause of death in the UK. Some people may find aspects of this topic distressing.

City Interaction Lab Podcast is a series of thought provoking design focused interviews and opinions brought to you by City Interaction Lab and the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design at City, University of London.

Opening track: The Learning Experience, courtesy of Martin Eve. © Martin Eve.

City Interaction Lab Podcast - Episode 1 - Discussing Graphic Medicine and Co-Designed Comics

City Interaction Lab Podcast - Episode 1 - Discussing Graphic Medicine and Co-Designed Comics

December 6, 2019

In this inaugural episode of the City Interaction Lab podcast Stuart and Ernesto will be talking about graphic medicine with Dr Simon Grennan (University of Chester) and Peter Wilkins (Douglas College, Vancouver Canada). Our guests will be discussing their work co-designing the comics 'Parables of Care' and 'I Know How This Ends' centred on dementia care. These complementary issues shine the light on those living with dementia and their carers. If you are interested in how comics can be incorporated into your design practice then this is one not to miss! 

City Interaction Lab Podcast is a series of thought provoking design focused interviews and opinions brought to you by City Interaction Lab and the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design at City, University of London.

Apologies for the audio levels, we’ll do better next episode!

Opening track: The Learning Experience, courtesy of Martin Eve. © Martin Eve.