62 minutes | Jan 17, 2023

How this Marvel designer takes audience members on a journey, with John LePore

Just in the Marvel universe alone, he’s been part of The Avengers, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, and the beautiful Black Panther tech that could empower any tribe. John LePore changed how we imagine the future of technology, with Tony Stark on his side. As the principal creative director of Perception, the Emmy-nominated design lab from New York, he has pioneered UI in films for the past 16 years. If you’re watching any Hollywood blockbuster where a character interacts with an advanced technology, there’s a solid chance that he and his team created it.

John's work is often based on real world research, like MIT and the University of Tokyo. And just as often, it’s being applied for real world clients, too, like SpaceX, Audi, Ford, Microsoft, or the all-new Hummer EV. Discover how to take audience members on a journey where they can understand future interactions – and why it’s important to obsess over the reality of any detail.

This episode came together in partnership with The Next Web, Europe's leading tech festival. It’s where you can meet founders, firestarters, and VCs. Year round you can follow TNW’s opinionated coverage of tech news that matters on thenextweb.com.

Memberful Design is a show about firestarters sparking initiatives that have a lasting impact, creating meaningful connections. Formerly known as Verwondering, the No.1 design podcast of the Netherlands. Now, we’re bringing this award-winning series to the international stage in English. 

And we want to hear from you too! We’re researching what makes communities, memberships, and movements so powerful. Or in short, how to better design for belonging. You can help by sharing your own experiences in our first listener survey. 

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Memberful Design is crafted with love by the team behind the design studio Momkai. At Momkai, we've learned that building experiences that empower communities create durable initiatives. Over the past 20 years, we've put this knowledge into practice on projects from all over Europe, the US, and Japan. Are you looking for a fresh perspective or want to join the team? Go to momkai.com and get in touch.

Memberful Design is hosted by Harald Dunnink, Momkai’s founder and co-founder of journalism platform De Correspondent. As a creative director, he loves telling stories. With the birth of his daughter he finally found an audience that’s always demanding more. 

His guests on the show help you think like a designer, decide like an entrepreneur, and dream big like an optimist. Discover what it takes to let your plans succeed and create meaningful connections, through Memberful Design

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