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Junior UX Crunch

To join the senior UX Crunch please head to https://www.meetup.com/UXcrunch

For more information follow us on twitter @theuxcrunch, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/techcircus/ and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/techcircus/

The UX Crunch is London’s largest user experience networking events company. User experience is one of the hottest debatable subjects within the digital world at the moment, with networking and learning key for UX professionals who are keen to develop their careers. In a contract-heavy market, it’s always great to network with hiring managers and meet potential connections that could help you secure your next contract. We approach our networking events in a unique way by hosting our events at various venues around London, showcasing the workplaces of some of the top user experience companies. By always including a stellar line up of industry experts with new and exciting topics of discussion, we aim to create a new phenomenon within digital networking; making cutting edge events and opening up possibilities of collaboration within the UX community.

Our Junior UX Crunch events offer the same top-notch industry insight but with a lower price point to encourage younger UX designers to get involved and see what the UX Crunch has to offer.

Our events often offer free drinks and food as well as some of the most inspirational user experience guest speakers in the industry. We welcome people who are looking to get in UX and find out more about the area. Recruiters and hiring managers are also welcome and we encourage jobs and opportunity networking in an ever-changing and evolving industry.

Host an event

We are always looking for major companies to host events. Hosting is free, however you will be expected to provide food and drink for the attendees as well as a space large enough to hold more than 60 people.

Hosting an event is a great way of getting exposure to a huge user experience audience. This helps promote your brand name, encourages people to join your organisation and gives you a great way of promoting to your clients/customers. Those hosting the UX Crunch can promote the event on their social media platforms to demonstrate support for the UX community and you take pride in your website’s usability. For more information, contact info@digitalshowcase.co.uk

Sponsor UX Crunch

UX Crunch is Europe’s largest monthly UX meet-up with hundreds of user experience professionals attending each month, Why not become a partner and be seen by over 3000 UX attendees across networking events throughout the year. We are looking for three sponsors for 2016 to partner us in our events.

Why Sponsor us?

 Generate new leads

 Build brand presence and raise profile in the UX community

 Forge strategic partnerships and joint ventures

 Support the UX community

 Network with industry people

 Use us in your sales pitches to client’s, candidates and via your marketing info

What you will get as part of the package:

 Overall sponsorship of the event, with a particular focus on keynote sessions.

 Branding throughout pre-publicity across all communications channels (website and email communications), plus high visibility during the event in networking areas, event screens, agenda, attendee packs.

 Recognition at opening and closing of each event by presenter.

 Advertise your brand within the event using banners

 Have your name included on our website and meet-up groups

 Have you name printed on all our name badges

 Post jobs on our UX Crunch website

 Gain free sponsor tickets to all our events and offer them to your staff, candidates and clients

Upcoming events (2)

The Junior UX Crunch: Bias and Design


Cognitive bias is a systematic error of our heuristics–subconscious associations, beliefs and split-second judgments. No one can simply eliminate his or her biases. Due to their innate nature, we can consider ourselves lucky that we’re even aware of them. What we can do instead is notice, harness and use their positive aspects in our designs. Learn from leading designers and equip yourself ready for the next steps in your career as we discuss bias, research, data and design. We'll be joined by; Martin Hicks - Senior Research Manager - Lloyds Banking Group Melissa Clark - Experince Strategy and Business Design - Formely Google Launchpad, Code and Theory, Method Hardy Sidhu - Product Designer - AKQA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKET ONLY EVENT > http://bit.ly/2HlLLmv Please make sure you purchased a ticket to secure your place. Price includes entry to the event and drinks. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE as we have to purchase the correct amount of drink. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ OUR PARTNERS RED Academy is a leading digital design, marketing and coding school, with campuses in London, Vancouver and Toronto. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Hardy Sidhu - Product Designer - AKQA Hardy has been designing for over 6 years as an end to end product designer. He has been a part of big wins, valuable lessons and gathered a deep insight into multiple industries including automative, E-commerce and education. Currently working in Stockholm, Hardy is aiding a digital transformation at Volvo as part of the AKQA team. Designing with biases in mind. This talk focuses on how the guys at Volvo enable the UX teams to identify design biases early within the user research phrase and empower themselves not to fall victim to cognitive biases throughout a project cycle. Consisting of scenarios and examples from recent projects at Volvo, that demonstrate the importance of awareness to biases in product design. Martin Hicks - Senior Research Manager - Lloyds Banking Group Martin is a Design Researcher with 10 years experience, gaining expertise in the full range of user-centred design activities. He has worked on numerous applications and sectors throughout the entire product development lifecycle. He has extensive client management and business development experience gained from working in UX agencies and client side roles. Martin is currently working as a Senior Research Manager at Lloyds Banking Group. Digital Transformation & Culture Change – A Researcher’s Perspective This talk will highlight how a UX culture is strongly embedded within LBG by presenting stories from a researchers’ perspective. It will also cover ways of working in Design, and UX challenges ahead for this year and beyond. Melissa Clark - Experince Strategy and Business Desig Melissa is co-founder and design strategy director of the and jump collective. With 10 years experience in delivering insight, strategy, brand, product/service and experience design projects for international clients across sectors, Melissa specialises in creating strong propositions experiences and narratives that build an authentic picture and leaves long-lasting positive change. To date, her work has been featured in Design Week, Creative Review, Lovie Awards, Fast Company, Wired US and GDR UK. Last Human Standing As an industry, we must be more inclusive. The challenge is how we achieve that when digital service design briefs, at their core, tend to take humans out of the equation. and jump explores this tension by using different provocations to challenge ourselves on how we might build the inclusive services and future we all want. TICKET ONLY EVENT > http://bit.ly/2HlLLmv ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ See you soon!

BAD conference (Behaviour And Design Conference)

Greenwood Theatre

The BAD (Behaviour And Design) Conference will be launching on January 11th, 2019 at 4pm GMT. As this is the most requested event in our history, Tech Circus is giving you the opportunity to register for early-release tickets! A one-track, one-day conference on the 20th June; BAD is dedicated entirely to understanding the cognitive drivers that make humans tick. With a strong emphasis on psychology, we're set to bring 400 design specialists to the quirky Greenwood Theatre in London. We shall discuss how, when designing experiences, investing in understanding the psychology of your user is paramount. We will have a full roster of PhD-holding speakers, ranging from global brands like Google, to some of the most prestigious university lecturers and pioneers of psychology-driven design. Due to unprecedented demand, exceeding over 500 requests, we have created a mailing list for registration to the event. Please register your interest and you will be given first-access to limited early-bird ticket release to the conference, a day before the official launch date. Once registered you will also have access to group rates which otherwise may not be made available, as we expect a full sell-out. Register for first-access, limited on the link below https://techcircus.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=e79cecf7a37642463823dc8ed&id=4bbb075474

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