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Hello everyone,

We've scheduled the next UX Café for Thursday 12th December 6.30pm at the same space as last time, Shoreditch Works Village Hall in Hoxton Square. We urge you to grab a ticket asap, they sell out like hot cakes :)

It'll be a similar structure to previous events if you've been before. We'll see two startups pitch their single UX issue to our panel of 3 design experts for feedback. It'll be opened up to the audience to give advice, then we'll hear some UX/startup related talks from key minds in the industry, shortly followed by the usual beer, pizza and networking.

If you're new to the group, welcome! We really hope to see you can join us on the 12th

*Christmas raffle*

We've got 10 x UI Stencils worth $29 each to raffle away on the night. Bring along a business card to enter, winners will be drawn from a hat! 

Christmas goodies all round, too! 


We're delighted to have the brilliant Aziz Musa join us for the last UX Café of the year. Aziz was the highlight for many at the recent Mind the Product conference and we're lucky to have him share his insights and unique style with us.

Most recently Aziz was Commercial Director at Prior to this he's worked for Lastminute .com, holiday autos, Travelocity and a host of other companies in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Currently he's Digital Director of Pegasus, an Integrated Communications Consultancy. 

We'll also be joined by Michel Jansen, who'll be talking (ranting?) about why UX is not UI.

Michel helps companies improve the UX of their products at Syzygy, where he works as a User Experience Architect. Previously, he worked at the UX Lab of Siemens Corporate Research and more recently at London-based startup Lokku, where he was UX lead for property search engine Nestoria.

On the panel:

• David Hawdale founder & UX lead at Hawdale Associates

• Eewei Chen, News International & Author of 101 Design Ingredients To Solve Big Tech Problems 

• Jenny Grinblo UX Designer at Future Workshops

Startups pitching:

• Pact Coffee

Pick Event

Take a look at our website to see videos and slides from our previous events at

Schedule for the night:

6.30 Arrivals/networking/pizza - when it's gone it's gone! :)

7.15 Intro

7.20 Pick Event

7.40 Pact Coffee

8.00 Break

8.10 Michel Jansen

8.30 Aziz Musa

8.50 Networking

9.30 Close

First 50 tickets @ £7.50, final 75 @ £10.00. This is a non-profit event – all profits go back into developing the community.

Hope you can make it! 

Fiona & the team at Spook Studio

Does your product need some UX love? Drop us an email for more info on pitching, [masked]. Our previous startups (PeerIndex,, Crowdsurfer amongst others) have all been delighted with the feedback they received, helping them push their products forward. 

Special thanks to Makers Academy for sponsoring the night.

"Are you interested in Learning to Code? Makers Academy is a full-time, highly intensive course that takes you from no knowledge of coding to a job as a developer in only 12 weeks. We're based in London's Silicon Roundabout and we run courses every 6 weeks. If you're interested in learning to code, come check us out!"

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  • Andre

    Anyone interested how UX can help sustainaibility, find out at #London meetup, Tue 21

    January 13, 2014

  • Tony T.

    Thank you for a great event. Attendees, organisers, sponsors and speakers. Hat tip to you all.

    As I briefly mentioned on stage, we're set up the voucher code "UXCAFE" for you lovely people.
    Just visit to get your first bag for £1.

    I didn't mean to pitch but I wanted to share the love :)

    December 14, 2013

  • Laurence M.

    Thanks to all that came and apologies for noise coming from the xmas party outside (unfortunately we couldn't control drunk penguins!).

    This article is an interesting angle on some of the stuff Michel was talking about:[masked]

    And here's part 2 of Aziz's talk (from Mind the Product). Watch it, it's brilliant:

    We're going to be mixing things up a little in 2014 with some workshops planned and an online community (when we get round to it!).

    2 · December 14, 2013

    • Juliet C.

      Workshop sounds fun! Thanks for the links and the great event. See you all soon in 2014 :)

      1 · December 14, 2013

  • Michael H.

    Was meant to have gone to this but had a nasty bout of flu. I hope to meet a fair few of you at the next one though. :)

    December 14, 2013

  • Carlos S.

    Fab people, fab talks, fab organisers ;-P

    1 · December 13, 2013

  • Diksesh P.

    Really good pitches.. And great speakers..

    Love the energy in this group.

    Look forward to more!!

    December 12, 2013

  • frederick t.

    Nice, it will be the first time I attend UX Café. If you want to discover some UX awesomeness, I invite you to check out what we're baking at, the on-the-go mobile app maker for dummies. Signup early if you want to try out the private beta version. Cheers

    November 15, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Gutted date clash :(

    October 30, 2013

    • Fiona D.

      Boo, sorry you can't make it Andrew. December is always a busy month :(

      October 30, 2013

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