Past Meetup

Design Lab #6

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Join us for Design Lab London!

A community of designers that get together to talk shop, share ideas and designs, and get to know one another.

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Give aways: We will be giving away two FREE Sketch licenses in a raffle, & some design lab swag on the night.



6:15- Open for arrivals & drinks

6:45– Welcome & Introduction

6:50- Talk one: Design for performance vehicles and the future of vehicle interaction.

7:20- Break

7:25 Talk Two: Machine Learning for designers

8:00- Open Mic Session*

8:15 Pizza, social & networking

9:00 pm - Event close


Talk One: Design for performance vehicles and the future of vehicle interaction.

The automotive industry is a diverse and slow moving beast. Many of the now accepted UI/UX standards adopted by our industry simply don’t apply in the auto sector, and some of the challenges we face as designers are completely unique to the auto field. As many of the established car brands play catch up others are blazing new trails in the field of in vehicle interaction. My talk will focus on where we are now, where I think we’re going and how todays designers can capitalize on this new and exciting field.

Social Media: Twitter- @conjure

Speaker: Sam Clark

Sam began his career in 2005, working as a UI designer for a range of different web design agencies and clients including Disney, Sony and Manchester United. When the iPhone arrived and revolutionised small screen interaction he founded Conjure, a London based agency specialising in mobile application design and development. Since then Conjures remit has grown, and now Sam leads the automotive team, designing vehicle dashboards for the cars and bikes of tomorrow.

Talk Two: Machine Learning for designers

Machine learning is the new cool buzz word of the computer industry. You hear it being thrown to most new and existing products by the big companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook, promising amazing new features and capabilities which were not feasible before without it. The explanation of what Machine Learning is often gets rather technical. Models, training, layers and so many other things. What do designers need out of all this?
In this talk, Alex will go through a human explanation of what Machine Learning is, leaving all the technical bits out. We are going to go through some everyday use cases and examples on existing products and see how we can get you started into designing with Machine Learning in mind.

Speaker: Alex Styl

An advocate of user-centered and data-driven design, Alex is a Product Designer at Novoda, with a strong background in engineering. In the never-ending quest of discovering how people use technology and how we can make it as simple as possible for everyone, he pursued a MSc in Human-Computer Interaction. Lots of research, a bunch of experiments and a publication later, Alex is always on the lookout for new interactions and interfaces.
In his spare time, Alex works on his side project, Memento Calendar, sketching and making iced coffee no matter what.
Twitter: @alexstyl


Open Mic Session

We open the floor to you, the London UI UX design community. If you’re looking for feedback, partnership or advice on a project you’re working on or simply have a question, this is the opportunity to ask the group & further the discussion at the social. Open to all.


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See you there!