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About Matthew Magain
Matthew Magain (@mattymcg) is passionate about communicating information using visuals, and teaching others to do the same. A freelance user experience consultant, he helps clients communicate to their customers and to each other, through the use of sketching, design, and illustration. His clients have included World Vision, AustralianSuper, and the Australian Labor Party.
Matthew has won a Mobie award, has been featured in several books, and has presented at conferences in Australia and overseas. He was a co-founder of UX Mastery, an online resource for aspiring user experience designers, where he shares his insights and experiences from over 10 years of designing web and mobile apps. He spends his spare time illustrating children’s books.
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Matt makes us all jealous, not only with tales of adventure in Turkey, but also with his upcoming return to Istanbul to speak at the UX Alive! conference on 11-13 May. Feel free to slap him for me next time you see him, wont you?
Luke and Matt made their annual pilgrimage to the UX Australia conference, to teach, learn, and hang out with Australia’s UX community. Matt shares some of his sketchnotes and thoughts on the conference.
It’s been a long time since the last UX Mastery podcast episode!
Matt chats with Marcel Van Hove, a Bikablo-certified visual facilitator, about graphic recording, visual thinking, and how honing your drawing skills can give you a competitive advantage.
On Monday July 20, we’re running another of our popular Introduction to UX Design workshops at Nest Coworking in Melbourne.
Whether you’re directly responsible for designing digital products, or only peripherally involved, this workshop will give you enough experience to feel confident working with a user-centred design process.
Last month, Matt travelled to the Philippines to teach a workshop about how to inspire innovation in your workplace. Fair warning: his write-up of the trip includes photos of hammocks, beaches, and enviable countryside. Read on to live vicariously!
Today we completed the first stage of the new UX Mastery—rolling out the logo across the main site, various sub-sites, and social media channels.
Matt explains the story behind the evolution of the new logo—the process followed, the original concepts, and some of the rationale behind the decisions made.
On Saturday, Matt spoke at World IA Day in Wellington, New Zealand, on the topic of “architecting happiness”.
Matt explored the theme of how we can architect happiness through our own career, and how the container of “UX” can allow us to find our calling without resorting to drastic change.
It’s been a while since we launched our last ebook. However, we have some good news: 1) our latest ebook, UX Sketchnotes, is out now, and 2) it’s completely free for subscribers to our newsletter.
What are you waiting for?
During the first 12 days of UXmas this year, we’ve postulated on the future of the industry, drawn parallels between UX and Rudolph, and even snuck a peek at Santa’s naughty list.
Matt reflects on the gifts that have been unwrapped to date. What has been your favourite UXmas gift so far?