• The Junior UX Crunch: Bias and Design

    WeWork

    TICKET ONLY EVENT > http://bit.ly/2FJ65wS 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 - Design strategy Director - and jump Hardy Sidhu - Product Designer - AKQA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKET ONLY EVENT > http://bit.ly/2FJ65wS 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 - Design Strategy Director 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ See you soon!

  • Junior UX Crunch: User Testing 101 with Cyber-Duck and Seamless.ly

    Usability testing is a technique used in user-centered interaction design to evaluate a product by testing it on users. This is often seen as an irreplaceable usability practice since it gives direct input on how real users use the system. Following the success of our last workshop, we are excited to be handing over the reins once again to Cyber-Duck who will be running another Junior UX Crunch Workshop. This is an amazing opportunity to test a REAL LIFE product with one of the UK's leading design agencies. Learn new techniques, refine your skills and develop your practices as a designer! Featuring; Usability testing – what are the basics of usability testing, when do you test a product, why do you run these tests & how Usability testing methods Practical tips on running usability tests Interactive workshop ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKET ONLY EVENT: http://bit.ly/2InWBe3 Please make sure you purchased a ticket to secure your place. Price includes entry to the event plus drinks (Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks). Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE as we have limited seating and have to purchase the correct amount of drink. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE JUNIOR UX CRUNCH As of January 2018, The UX Crunch split to offer this new event, exclusive to junior designers and creatives entering the world of Experience Design. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ OUR PARTNERS RED Academy RED Academy is a leading digital design, marketing and coding school, with campuses in London, Vancouver and Toronto. They are tackling the digital skills gap here in London, to get the next generation of UX designers work ready. All their courses incorporate real-client projects so you can build your portfolio whilst learning industry skills. They are offering Junior UX Crunch an exclusive discount on their full and part-time courses - click here for more information Cyber-Duck Established in 2005, Cyber-Duck is a leading Digital Transformation agency that works with exciting startups and global brands such as the Bank of England, Thomas Cook Money, Mitsubishi Electric and Cancer Research. As a full service digital agency, Cyber-Duck offers creative, technical and marketing services all under one roof. The company blends an ISO-accredited user-centred design process with lean and agile management principles, drawing on investment in creative R&D. Seamless.ly Seamless.ly® connects people and exchanges all relevant details with the touch of a button or by sending an invite. It's specifically designed for people that regularly attend meetups or events, meet with clients and connect with new people in the office or from behind their computer. Gone are the days of manually entering and updating contact details in your phone or searching for that business card of the person you met at an event last week. Download Seamless.ly today and start building real connections. Seamless.ly. Connected. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKET ONLY EVENT: http://bit.ly/2InWBe3 Tuesday 5th March 2019 @ WeWork, Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman St, Whitechapel, London E1 8FA There is limited seating at this event as it is a workshop. Please arrive on time as we have a lot to get through and need to stick to a tight schedule. Doors open at 6pm with the workshop beginning at 6pm sharp! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ AGENDA 6.00pm - 6.30pm: Drinks and Networking 6.30pm - 7.30pm: Intro and workshop 7.30pm - 8.00pm: Drinks and Networking 8.00pm - 9.00pm: Workshop 9.00pm: Leave venue & head to The Culpeper for continued networking ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ See you soon! TICKET ONLY EVENT: http://bit.ly/2InWBe3

  • The Junior UX Crunch: Design Systems

    WeWork

    A design system is a collection of reusable components, guided by clear standards, that can be assembled to build any number of applications. This helps organizations scale design and development with speed and consistency. Whether in-house or with an agency, design systems are a part of a senior designers routine. Junior roles are being promoted at this event so if you are looking for a new role this event is not to be missed! Featuring: Oana Mihoc - Global Digital Experience Manager - Avon Abdus Salam - Product and UX Designer - CBS Interactive Apparicio Junior & Chris O’Grady - Senior UX and Art Director - Investis Digital Shalyn Wilkins - Junior UX Designer - BBC ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKET ONLY EVENT: http://bit.ly/2Mj478a Please make sure you purchased a ticket to secure your place. Price includes entry to the event plus drinks (Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks). Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE as we have limited seating and 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 Abdus Salam - Lead Product Designer - CBS Interactive Abdus is responsible for the end-to-end product design for their in-house digital products, including product strategy, interaction design, visual design and prototyping. This talk will cover the basics using Atomic Design Principles and discuss what it takes to build a good design system (semantic color scheming, type scale, nesting, naming conventions, and accessibility etc.), and the importance of it being used and managed between teams to be really successful. He will be sharing some real-life examples and resources including his learnings from setting up a design system. Chris O’Grady & Apparicio Junior - Art Director / Senior UX Designer - Investis Digital Chris and Apparcico currently work on top FTSE100 and 250 businesses leading the artistic and user-centred approach to corporate story telling online and improving peoples lives with design. The talk will explore what a design system is and how design systems are used in house and in an agency environment. It will show how Investis created a flexible system based in atomic design as well as the reality of how hard is to create a design system for an specific agency environment. Shalyn Wilkins - Junior UX Designer - BBC Shalyn is a Junior UX Designer in the Systems & Service design team at the BBC. She designs internal tools that enable BBC creators to create content. Shalyn will talk about how the BBC use their ‘GEL’ design system to create audience facing products. She will also discuss how the internal systems design team have created their own design system and the uses and complexities that this comes with. Oana Mihoc - Global Digital Experience Manager - Avon Oana has been an entrepreneur and self-starter for over a decade and has recently found a full-time exciting home in the most unexpected of places for such an independent profile: Avon Global Headquarters. She is working on refreshing the customer-facing digital assets as part of the radical global digital transformation that Avon is undergoing now. The challenge of taking a global business that has been built for 133 years as an offline business and leading it through full digital transformation is not as easy as one may think, especially for a company of Avon’s complexity. It means taking a portfolio of diverse digital assets and combining them into a unified view, that fits all local business models, all 6.5 million small business owners’ needs and all legal requirements across the globe, while trying to promote consistency of design.

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  • The Junior UX Crunch: The Importance of Research

    The Junior UX Crunch: The Importance of Research UX research is the systematic investigation of users and their requirements, in order to add context and insight into the process of designing the user experience. UX research employs a variety of techniques, tools, and methodologies to reach conclusions, determine facts, and uncover problems, thereby revealing valuable information which can be fed into the design process. We will be joined by; Craig Beaton - Junior User Researcher - Home Office Jane Minto - UX Consultant - Webcredible Sam O'Brien - User Experience Manager - EMEA - RingCentral ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKET ONLY EVENT: http://bit.ly/2EtbWa6 Please make sure you purchased a ticket to secure your place. Price includes entry to the event, plus drinks (Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks). Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE as we have to order the correct amount of drink. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ OUR PARTNERS RED Academy RED Academy is a leading digital design, marketing and coding school, with campuses in London, Vancouver and Toronto. They are tackling the digital skills gap here in London, to get the next generation of UX designers work ready. All their courses incorporate real-client projects so you can build your portfolio whilst learning industry skills. They are offering Junior UX Crunch an exclusive discount on their full and part-time courses - click here for more information ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Tickets: http://bit.ly/2EtbWa6 Craig Beaton - Junior User Researcher - Home Office Craig Beaton is currently a User Researcher in the Digital, Data and Technology department of the Home Office. As a researcher, his main objective is to understand user behaviours, needs and motivations when government services are being designed. This is achieved by utilising and applying a variety of techniques, analysis and appropriate methodologies. This talk will focus on some of the methods used with reference to some of the projects the Home Office has worked on in the last year. The talk will discuss what lessons were learned and why research is vital to developing the right services. Sam O'Brien - User Experience Manager - EMEA - RingCentral Sam has 10 years’ experience in design, user experience and most recently - conversion rate optimisation. Sam manages a small team of designers, developers and analysts focusing on the EMEA market and growing the business. His biggest achievement this year was the launch of the new RingCentral Australia Brand, where he worked closely with the product, marketing, sales and executive teams to provide a solution for the new market. Sam's talk will discuss the importance of looking at data, both during your research stage and after launch, key take-aways and lessons learnt in the past 18 months working at RingCentral. Jane Minto - Senior UX Consultant - Webcredible Jane solves real problems through design thinking, using evidence and empathy, in order to make their lives better. She has designed a multi-award winning service, connecting older people with volunteer telephone befrienders to help combat loneliness. She has also been exploring how conversational and voice interfaces can help the ageing population access critical information and advice This talk will cover the importance, and value, of undertaking research for new and emerging technologies. It will cover the lessons learnt whilst doing voice research, on Alexa, for one of the UK’s largest train companies: From preparing to run a session with a skill that’s still in it’s staging environment, to adapting your moderation style to suit the technology and how you can identify new business opportunities and unexpected use cases in your analysis. Tickets: http://bit.ly/2EtbWa6

  • The Junior UX Crunch: Employability 101

    WeWork Aldgate Tower

    The Junior UX Crunch: Employability 101 This is a fantastic opportunity to gain insight and feedback on all things necessary for employment from some of London's leading UX recruiters. CV and portfolio reviews, presentations on job interview skills and more. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain feedback on their employability especially as we head into the new year and the next recruitment season! We will be joined by; Luke Reed - Founding Director - Tech Circus (previous owner of a digital recruitment company) James Potten - Partner and MD - Red Academy Europe Tom Cotterill - Senior Consultant - Wiser Digital Nick Grantham - Principle UX Consultant - Zebra People Sam Gale - Digital Product Consultant - Zebra People Vikesh Patel - UX Consultant - - Zebra People ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKET ONLY EVENT More info/tickets: http://bit.ly/2DTgZ3t Please make sure you purchased a ticket to secure your place. Price includes entry to the event, plus drinks (Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks). Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE as we have to order the correct amount of drink. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ OUR PARTNERS RED Academy RED Academy is a leading digital design, marketing and coding school, with campuses in London, Vancouver and Toronto. They are tackling the digital skills gap here in London, to get the next generation of UX designers work ready. All their courses incorporate real-client projects so you can build your portfolio whilst learning industry skills. They are offering Junior UX Crunch an exclusive discount on their full and part-time courses - click here for more information ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE EVENT More info/tickets: http://bit.ly/2DTgZ3t With space for 80 at this event, we would like to invite you straight from work. Doors are opening at 6pm, with introductions at 6.20pm and talks beginning at 6.30pm sharp. There is a lot to get through and we'll have a tight schedule, so please arrive on time to avoid missing the first talk. Tweet the event @theuxcrunch #jnruxcrunch and let’s get the ball rolling! We look forward to seeing you soon! 6.00pm - 6.30pm: Drinks and Networking 6.30pm - 7.30pm: Intro and Talks 1 &[masked]pm - 8.00pm: Drinks and Networking 8.00pm - 9.00pm: Review sessions 9.00pm: Leave venue & head to The Culpeper for continued networking. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TALKS, DISCUSSIONS & REVIEW SESSIONS Luke Reed Luke founded Tech Circus in 2015, having just sold his digital recruitment company after years of building and establishing various successful businesses. He began by organising a number of pub meetups that would soon escalate in scale to become The UX Crunch - which is now the leading UX meetup event in Europe. Inside knowledge: How to get a UX job As an ex-recruitment director, Luke will go through his inside knowledge with a no holds barred version of "how to get a UX Job". This is the recruitment knowledge no one wants you to know, you may be able to work out way from the bullets points below. The talk will include What the recruiters don't tell you / The secret loopholes of finding a job / Cheating the job boards / Smashing the interview process / Gaining a higher wage at the offer stage Zebra People Team Portfolio review session Tom Cotterill - Senior Consultant - Wiser Digital Panellist More info to follow... More info/tickets: http://bit.ly/2DTgZ3t

  • The Junior UX Crunch: Mobile UX

    WeWork Aldgate Tower

    The Junior UX Crunch: Mobile UX Whether a new startup, an experienced business or long-standing company, it is essential to design for mobile. Desktop only has been on a pretty steady decline since 2014, dropping from 19.1% to 10.6% with the global mobile population reaching 3.7 billion unique users. 80% of mobile time is now spent on apps. We will be joined by; Leo Barnes - UX Design Consultant - Amido Paul Jenkins - Founder & Creative Director - Triple Double Alex Lasek - Interaction Lead - Draw Group ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKET ONLY EVENT More info/tickets: http://bit.ly/2P7p0qE Please make sure you purchased a ticket to secure your place. Price includes entry to the event, plus drinks (Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks) and Pizza. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE as we have limited seating and have to purchase the correct amount of drink. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ OUR PARTNERS RED Academy RED Academy is a leading digital design, marketing and coding school, with campuses in London, Vancouver and Toronto. They are tackling the digital skills gap here in London, to get the next generation of UX designers work ready. All their courses incorporate real-client projects so you can build your portfolio whilst learning industry skills. They are offering Junior UX Crunch an exclusive discount on their full and part-time courses - click here for more information ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE EVENT More info/tickets: http://bit.ly/2P7p0qE With space for 120 at this event, we would like to invite you straight from work. Doors are opening at 6pm, with introductions at 6.20pm and talks beginning at 6.30pm sharp. There is a lot to get through and we'll have a tight schedule, so please arrive on time to avoid missing the first talk. Tweet the event @theuxcrunch #jnruxcrunch and let’s get the ball rolling! We look forward to seeing you soon! 6.00pm - 6.30pm: Drinks and Networking 6.30pm - 7.30pm: Intro and Talks 1 &[masked]pm - 8.00pm: Drinks and Networking 8.00pm - 9.00pm: Talk 3 & Q&A Panel Discussion 9.00pm: Leave venue & head to The Culpeper for continued networking. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Leo Barnes - UX Design Consultant - Amido In this time of smart mobile devices, the term ‘Mobile first’ is often thrown about without thinking about what that really means. This talk will explore approaches to all digital development projects, from gathering requirements to user experience research and defining a user interface. What to do when a client asks for a suite of internally-facing applications, proposed as a ‘Mobile first’ development. In this talk Leo look at how they validated that approach and used the learnings from that approach to building many more applications for the client. Alex Lasek - Interaction Lead - Draw Group This talk will discuss how to seduce users with interactions? “the goal of interaction design is to create products that enable the user to achieve their objective(s) in the best way possible.” Simple why, when and how to use interactions and microinteraction in apps to create an engaging, intuitive digital experience. Paul Jenkins - Founder & Creative Director - Triple Double Paul founded and runs design studio Triple Double, working with the likes of Airbnb, The Design Museum, National Saturday Club and Unilever. His experience spans branding through to design education and digital design. He brings a ‘user first’ and ‘common sense’ approach to all digital projects, helping people to understand how research, prototyping, getting things wrong and meeting with users is so key to solving design problems.

  • UX LIVE 2018

    The Crystal

    Welcome to UX LIVE! www.ux-live.co.uk We're excited to announce that the UX LIVE conference will be returning bigger and better this October, to bring you two more days of UX-inspired training & development. Positioned at the intersection of design and technology, this conference gives a host of thought leaders and specialists in the industry a platform to share, collaborate and inspire. With talks, workshops and LIVE panel discussions running in parallel, our flexible structure enables you to learn and engage with some of the most influential designers in your community in the way that best suits you. Coupled with video access to all talks and panel discussions post-event, you'll have the freedom to experience the content you want to, network like its going out of fashion and still catch all the stuff you missed! Plan your agenda in advance, using our award-winning event communication app, and delve into the challenges facing your industry today. If there's one conference you go to this year to upskill your UX capabilities, this should be it! Last year we attracted speakers from the likes of Facebook, Uber, Google, Sony, The BBC, Tesco & Lloyds, tackling some of the most pressing industry topics. This year, we already have: Mike Monteiro (Mule), Cennydd Bowles, Colin Burns (BBC), Stephen Gates (InVision), Jenny Gove (Google), Tom Castles (RBS), David Stevens (Barclays), Joe Leech, Katy Arnold (Home Office), Giles Colborne (cxpartners), Rolf Molich, Derek Featherstone (Level Access), Diane Kim (x.ai), Michaela Wagoner (Netflix), Adam Babajee-Pycroft (Natural Interaction), Dr. Nick Fine (Eurostar), Claire Dracott (News UK) & many more plus others to be announced soon... With all the amazing, interactive content you expect from a design conference, plus fun ice-breakers, a chill-out area with bean-bags, massages, chargers and an after-conference networking party to ensure you make those valuable connections you came for, this is a conference like no other! Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of UX LIVE 2018! (Please be aware that workshops will be capped with one sign-up per delegate before remaining slots are re-released for additional sessions throughout the day. Book early for the first choice!) Payment If you have any issues with paying online via eventbrite, please get in touch directly, to arrange alternative payment. We can also create invoices for BACs payments. Invoices must be paid as quickly as possible and no tickets will be held unless payment is received. Refund Policy No refunds are accepted, however you can exchange or sell on your tickets to someone else. Tickets are available directly now, at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-live-conference-2018-tickets-40902060163

  • The Junior UX Crunch: Conversation UI - A Cyber-Duck Workshop

    The Junior UX Crunch: Conversation UI - A Cyber-Duck Workshop With all of our Junior UX Crunch events, we try and shape the content to directly help junior and transitioning designers in their personal development and progression, and this one is no different. We are excited to be handing over the reins to Cyber-Duck who will be running our first ever Junior UX Crunch Workshop, featuring; discussions, hands-on and interactive learning and real-world problem-solving! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKET ONLY EVENT MORE INFO / TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2puhVSK Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE as we have to purchase the correct amount of drink. Price includes entry to the event, plus drinks (Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks)! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE JUNIOR UX CRUNCH As of January 2018, The UX Crunch split to offer this new event, exclusive to creatives entering the world of Experience Design. Over the year we will be hosting a range of events, all geared toward building confidence in the soft and technical areas which comprise the UX Design skillset, planning ahead to your first role in the industry. We will be joined by design leaders to understand how they hire & develop their design teams, as well as discussing how to add value to the design process and document your experiences. See you all there soon! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ OUR PARTNERS RED Academy RED Academy is a leading digital design, marketing and coding school, with campuses in London, Vancouver and Toronto. They are tackling the digital skills gap here in London, to get the next generation of UX designers work ready. All their courses incorporate real-client projects so you can build your portfolio whilst learning industry skills. They are offering Junior UX Crunch an exclusive discount on their full and part-time courses - click here for more information Cyber-Duck Established in 2005, Cyber-Duck is a leading Digital Transformation agency that works with exciting startups and global brands such as the Bank of England, Thomas Cook Money, Mitsubishi Electric and Cancer Research. As a full service digital agency, Cyber-Duck offers creative, technical and marketing services all under one roof. The company blends an ISO-accredited user-centred design process with lean and agile management principles, drawing on investment in creative R&D. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE EVENT MORE INFO / TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2puhVSK Tuesday 2nd October 2018 @ WeWork, Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman St, Whitechapel, London E1 8FA With space for 120 at this event, we would like to invite you straight from work. Doors are opening at 6pm, with introductions at 6.20pm and talks beginning at 6.30pm sharp. There is a lot to get through and we'll have a tight schedule, so please arrive on time to avoid missing the first talk! Tweet the event @theuxcrunch #jnruxcrunch and let’s get the ball rolling! We look forward to seeing you soon! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ AGENDA 6.00pm - 6.30pm: Drinks and Networking 6.30pm - 7.15pm: Introduction and Workshop 7.15pm - 8.30pm: Workshop[masked]pm - 9.00pm: Q&A Panel Discussion 9.00pm: Leave venue & head to The Culpeper for continued networking. MORE INFO / TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2puhVSK ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Workshops Cyber-Duck who will be running our first ever Junior UX Crunch Workshop, featuring; discussions, hands-on and interactive learning and real-world problem solving including; - What is conversational UI? - How to research conversational UI - Working out and testing a script - The tools available to build a bot Further details to follow... MORE INFO / TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2puhVSK ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you wish to keep up to date with our events, please follow us on our socials! The UX Crunch: London http://meetu.ps/c/zrwH/cZSLb/f The UX Crunch: Junior http://meetu.ps/c/2x1BM/cZSLb/f The UX Crunch: Manchester http://meetu.ps/c/2Zxbk/cZSLb/f Twitter @theuxcrunch Facebook www.facebook.com/techcircus LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/techcircus/

  • The Junior UX Crunch: UX vs UI

    WeWork Aldgate Tower

    The Junior UX Crunch: UX vs UI With all of our Junior UX Crunch events, we try and shape the content to directly help junior and transitioning designers in their personal development and progression, and this one is no different. Focusing entirely on UX and UI, this event will explore the similarities and the differences between the two practices and how the two can work symbiotically to achieve results. Join us as we sit down at WeWork Aldgate. More info / Tickets: https://bit.ly/2NxCbgK We will be joined by; Sean McSharry - UX Consultant and Lead UX Research - DCX Technology Stewart Dean - Principal User Experience Designer - Elsevier Tom De Gay - Head of Design - Quantemplate ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKET ONLY EVENT More info / Tickets: https://bit.ly/2NxCbgK To attend our events, we require you to buy an advanced ticket – Please make sure you purchased a ticket to secure your place. The ticket includes entry to the event, plus beers, wines, soft drinks and pizza! Important please note - tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. As we have limited seating and have to purchase the correct amount of food and drink based on attendee number, please do not purchase a ticket if you are unable to attend. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE JUNIOR UX CRUNCH As of January 2018, The UX Crunch split to offer this new event, exclusive to creatives entering the world of Experience Design. Over the year we will be hosting a range of events, all geared toward building confidence in the soft and technical areas which comprise the UX Design skillset, planning ahead to your first role in the industry. We will be joined by design leaders to understand how they hire & develop their design teams, as well as discussing how to add value to the design process and document your experiences. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ OUR PARTNERS RED Academy RED Academy is a leading digital design, marketing and coding school, with campuses in London, Vancouver and Toronto. They are tackling the digital skills gap here in London, to get the next generation of UX designers work ready. All their courses incorporate real-client projects so you can build your portfolio whilst learning industry skills. They are offering Junior UX Crunch an exclusive discount on their full and part-time courses - click here for more information ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE EVENT Tuesday 4th September 2018 @ WeWork, Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman St, Whitechapel, London E1 8FA More info / Tickets: https://bit.ly/2NxCbgK With space for 120 at this event, we would like to invite you straight from work. Doors are opening at 6pm, with introductions at 6.20pm and talks beginning at 6.30pm sharp. There is a lot to get through and we'll have a tight schedule, so please arrive on time to avoid missing the first talk! Hiring managers are welcome, and if you are interested in hosting or sponsoring an event with us (and would like to get a taste of what we do), please get in touch with Steven Leaton ([masked]) and we can hold you a ticket! Please book now to avoid disappointment! Tweet the event @theuxcrunch #jnruxcrunch and let’s get the ball rolling! We look forward to seeing you soon! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ AGENDA 6.00pm - 6.30pm: Drinks and Networking 6.30pm - 7.30pm: Intro and Talks 1 & 2 7.30pm - 8.00pm: Drinks and Networking 8.30pm - 9.00pm: Talk 3 & Q&A Panel Discussion 9.00pm: Leave venue & head to The Culpeper for continued networking. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Stewart Dean - Principal User Experience Designer - Elsevier Stewart Dean is a veteran of the UX London scene and has a career of ups, downs and sidewards movements. He has worked for at least 12 of the top ten London agencies, managed to improve the Journey Planner whilst UX manager at TfL and worked out how to make bread makers easier to find online at John Lewis. He now is working to save the world by helping scientists share their data using Mendeley Data, part of Elsevier. The UX Spectrum - When people say they like ‘the UX’ often they refer to the surface of a subject. Stewart will be covering when the surface of an experience matters, who does what in a team and how some real-world projects worked. He'll be covering small and large teams as well as client-side and agency projects. Do you have to be a visual designer to be a UX designer and what if the platform changes? Tom De Gay - Head of Design - Quantemplate Tom heads up design at Quantemplate, an insurtech startup building easy-to-use tools to help insurers cleanse, harmonise and analyse their data. He started his career in wayfinding, working with architects to design navigation systems for schools, hospitals and complex buildings. Many of the principles of making spaces easy to navigate also apply to designing easy-to-use digital products, so it was a natural transition into UX/UI when he joined Quantemplate as one of the first team members. Wayfinding - Tom look at what UX and UI designers can learn from wayfinding, and what it teaches us about the importance of UX and UI working together. What are the shared user needs? And what design strategies can help you meet those needs? Sean McSharry - UX Consultant and Lead UX Research - DCX Technology Bio and synopsis to be revealed... More info / Tickets: https://bit.ly/2NxCbgK ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you wish to keep up to date with our events, please follow us on our socials! The UX Crunch: Londonhttp://meetu.ps/c/zrwH/cZSLb/f The UX Crunch: Juniorhttp://meetu.ps/c/2x1BM/cZSLb/f The UX Crunch: Manchesterhttp://meetu.ps/c/2Zxbk/cZSLb/f Twitter@theuxcrunch Facebookwww.facebook.com/techcircus LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/techcircus/

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  • The Junior UX Crunch - Transitioning to UX: Steps to Success - 7th August

    The Junior UX Crunch - Transitioning to UX: Steps to Success With all of our Junior UX Crunch events, we try and shape the content to directly help junior and transitioning designers in their personal development and progression, and this one is no different. Focusing entirely on Transitioning to UX, this event will explore what steps, strategies, and routes the speakers took in order to reach their current level in their career. Including success stories, insights into software, methodologies and things to avoid, this event is not to be missed for any junior or career changers who are proactive and driven in furthering their own career path. We'll be joined by: Flavio Lamenza - Senior Experience Designer @ Vodafone Jonathan Harbourne - Head of Design, Social and Digital Marketing Executive Adrian McManus - User Experience Designer @ Really Moving ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKET ONLY EVENT To attend our events, we require you to buy an advanced ticket – Please make sure you purchased a ticket to secure your place. Price includes entry to the event, plus drinks (Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks)! Important please note - tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE, so please do not purchase a ticket if you are unable to come as we have limited seating and have to purchase the correct amount of drink. More info/tickets: https://bit.ly/2K7A0ho ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE UX CRUNCH: Junior As of January 2018, The UX Crunch split to offer this new event, exclusive to creatives entering the world of Experience Design. Over the year we will be hosting a range of events, all geared toward building confidence in the soft and technical areas which comprise the UX Design skillset, planning ahead to your first role in the industry. We will be joined by design leaders to understand how they hire & develop their design teams, as well as discussing how to add value to the design process and document your experiences. See you all there soon! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ OUR PARTNERS RED Academy: Red are a leading digital media, design, marketing and technology school, with campuses in London, Vancouver and Toronto. They are tackling the digital skills gap here in London, to get the next generation of UX designers work ready. To find out more book a free career coaching session with RED and find out what they could do for you! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE EVENT Tuesday 7th August 2018 @ WeWork, Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman St, Whitechapel, London E1 8FA With space for 120 at this event, we would like to invite you straight from work. Doors are opening at 6pm, with introductions at 6.20pm and talks beginning at 6.30pm sharp. There is a lot to get through and we'll have a tight schedule, so please arrive on time to avoid missing the first talk! Hiring managers are welcome, and if you are interested in hosting or sponsoring an event with us (and would like to get a taste of what we do), please get in touch with Steven Leaton ([masked]) and we can hold you a ticket! Please book now to avoid disappointment! Tweet the event @jnruxcrunch and let’s get the ball rolling! We look forward to seeing you soon! More info/tickets: https://bit.ly/2K7A0ho ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ AGENDA 6.00pm - 6.30pm: Drinks and Networking6.30pm - 7.30pm: Intro and Talks 1 & 27.30pm - 8.00pm: Drinks and Networking8.30pm - 9.00pm: Talk 3 & Q&A Panel Discussion9.00pm: Leave venue & head to The Culpeper for continued networking. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TALKS & DISCUSSION Flavio Lamenza - Experience Designer @ Vodafone Flavio Lamenza reached millions of users creating compelling content in posts and videos while working and blogging in Brazil. Since transitioning from content to UX his work went from designing an AI Assistant for local shopkeepers to simplifying the complex and bureaucratic world of Telecoms. In Vodafone, Flavio is currently re-designing the experience of Tobi, the Chatbot. Jonathan Harbourne - Head of Design, Social and Digital Marketing Executive Having originally studied 3D Graphic Design at Plymouth and a Psychology Degree at Open University, Jonathon currently works as the head of design and has been the driving force on a digital transformation project for a 20 year-old company, leading them in their first and big steps into the digital world. For 10 years before that, he worked at BNY Mellon, a $21 trillion dollar company, as the VP Senior Design taking responsibility for global design and branding. In addition, he served as the global chair of their LGBT employee network. Adrian McManus - User Experience Designer @ Really Moving Adrian has helped hundreds of people start and progress their careers within software & IT, before discovering his passion for User Experience Design. Having moved from recruitment to UX, he is now working as the sole UX designer across the brands of Reallymoving and The Law SuperStore, two online legal comparison sites, responsible for the entire end to end user experience and conversion rate optimisation. See you soon!