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User Experience Strategies - The UX Meetup

Free Networking & Keynote Speech Event  

Design is not veneer.  It is not something which is simply added on to make something more pretty and certainly not to make something "pop".

Design is much more than that.  It is about creating environments and experiences that are fit and appropriate for the people that will use them regardless of ability or background.  By speaking to and including your users throughout your design process and tailoring for them, we are more likely to create experiences which go beyond being 'simply usable', but instead become a joy to use.  The result is that you (or your clients if you are a digital agency) reap the rewards with customers that are more loyal and more likely to share the great experience they received with others.

In this meetup we will explore different approaches to making experiences better.  How can you be sure that your website or application is built in the best possible way for your customers, whilst ensuring that business needs are met?


Barry Briggs is Senior User Experience Consultant at Amaze, a digital agency based in Manchester, Liverpool and London with a global client list. Beginning his career with some of best regarded agencies in Leeds 15 years ago, Barry then moved to William Hill to help shape their hugely successful online betting website before moving back to agency-land to work on a numerous high profile projects across a wide variety of sectors. In addition to being a usability obsessive and self-styled evil scientist, he spends far too much time in his quest for the perfect quiff. Twitter: @quiffboy

Sandi Wassmer is a digital technologist, inclusive design radical, marketer, writer, speaker, Government adviser and occasional sleeper. Her zeal for UX is inspired by good design, particularly industrial design and architecture. She believes that integrating design, marketing and technology is the essence of all marvellous digital experiences. Twitter: @SandiWassmer


Old Sessions House, Farringdon


18:00 Networking & Reception

18:30 - Our guest speakers take to the floor to share their insights

20:00 - Q+A and Networking

Who should Attend?

This event is for anyone looking to learn more about usability, user experience (UX) and design. Even if you are not a designer, you will still come away having learned about some of the most important concepts when it comes to web production and project management.

If you are in the process of designing, building or conceiving a new web project, you do not want to miss this!


We are looking for sponsors to contribute towards the costs associated with setting up the event. Sponsoring a Digital Pond event will entitle you to numerous benefits.

Please contact one of the event organizers if you are interested in finding out more about sponsorship packages.

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  • Gokul

    I am doubtful for the session, is it going to be recorded ?

    September 26, 2013

    • Jenni B.

      Hi Gokul, yes, the session was recorded, follow the Digital Pond @DigitalPondUK for when it is posted online :)

      September 27, 2013

  • Leina E.

    Excellent presentations - a lot of food for thought. The youngsters were very impressive. Even though they weren't able to access their demo they handled the situation with a great deal of professionalism. Thank you very much to all the organisers; I enjoyed my evening a great deal.

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Eric L.

    Well organised, nice talks and very welcoming people. Thanks!

    September 26, 2013

  • Yago

    shame about the demo that went pearshaped, but the kids handled it very well indeed

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Ross M.

    Ugh you have no idea how much I was looking forward to this! Literally just noticed the time - no way ill make it :(

    September 26, 2013

  • Andranik O.

    Thanks for making ux event very few that I know of in uk

    September 26, 2013

  • Ibrahim

    I will attend

    September 23, 2013

  • Kane W.

    Hello everybody, recently relocated from Melbourne Australia. looking forward to getting involved in the local design community in London. See you there..

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Making surgery better at @TouchSurgery labs. Interested in everything from design, data visualisation, 3D graphics, algorithms.

    September 9, 2013

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