Innovative, Fun, and Delicious

Magnani Podcast

Nick Kokonas is co-owner of The Alinea Group, which includes the Michelin 3-star restaurant, Alinea, as well as Next, The Aviary, Roister and The Aviary NYC. They have also written and produced two award-winning books. Nick is the founder and CEO of, a dynamically priced ticketing software for restaurants. Justin and Nick discuss using emotional requirements as the foundation for designing an experience, the narrative structure of a great dining experience, crying babies, service chihuahuas, music theory, vintage synthesizers and defining problems in a way that makes solving them consuming and inevitable.


Magnani is an experience design and strategy firm that crafts transformational digital experiences to delight users and deliver sustainable competitive market advantages for our clients.


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