Product vs UX: clash and collaboration

Design for Complexity
Design for Complexity
Public group


15 Hatfields · London

How to find us

PRIVITAR, 3rd Floor, WeWork Alto Tower, 5 Hatfields, SE1 9PG // The security guard on the ground floor will send you up to us. Please can attendees ensure their Meetup profile includes their full name in order to get access to the venue.

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Please can attendees ensure their Meetup profile includes their full name in order to get access to the venue.

In the world of complex products, the overlap between the role of a Product Manager and UXer has always been a bit of an interesting one. How much input into the user experience should a PM have? And how much voice should a UXer have in shaping product direction?

We’ll be discussing where the roles cross over, where the tensions are and how high-performing teams are connecting UX, Engineering and Product to deliver great experiences for users.

We’ll hear from speakers who have made the switch from UX Design to Product Management, and from a developer working in a cross-functional team to unlock the user experience of a complex product.

PRIVITAR will be hosting us at their offices on London’s Southbank – join us for an evening of complexity-wrangling discussion!


OVO Energy

Lyzbelle is a Product Manager at OVO Energy who initially started her tech career in UX. She will be sharing her experiences across several UX and Product Manager roles to give a different perspective on both domains. This talk will cover what’s involved in switching to Product Management and what things are like on the other side of the fence.


Alex is a Product Manager at DataSine, a platform for improving customer experience, powered by AI. He recently made the move from UX Design, so with 15 years experience of turning user and business needs into designs, he is helping DataSine become more user-centric. The nature of a small startup requires him to wear multiple hats every day and he will be sharing insights from that experience: how is the life of a PM/UXer as the first design-centric person in the company.


Thomas Wilson is a front-end developer at Privitar, a London startup which creates software to help organisations extract value from data whilst preserving privacy. This is a new and complex problem area, where good design can make all the difference to a user understanding their actions.

Thomas will share his insights on taking a product from a demo web application to a first version which could be used by customers. Working in a small multi-disciplinary team of product, research and dev, they had to first develop a solid understanding of emergent ideas around productising differential privacy, then translate this to clear visual concepts and workflows for the end-user.

Thursday 5 September 2019

Doors at 6.30pm
First talk at 7pm
3 talks of around 20mins, with time for questions and discussion.

Concluding about 9pm and heading off for a post-meetup drink at the Fountain and Ink nearby.

3rd Floor
WeWork Alto Tower
5 Hatfields
South Bank
London SE1 9PG

Please can attendees ensure their Meetup profile includes their full name in order to get access to the venue.

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