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Join us on 23 May for a jam-packed evening where we will be joined by experts from Adobe, Aviva, ELSE, Space Between, Sutherland Labs and Cyber-Duck. Covering topics from inclusivity to user testing, mobile user research to design systems, this will be an excellent opportunity to hear from experts across the industry, piecing together how best we can achieve good UX design. To attend, please book your place via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/may-meetup-good-ux-design-tickets-60926663290 Schedule 6.30pm – 7pm: Arrival, registration and refreshments Inclusive Design: using colour blind simulation. Stephanie Maier, UX / UI Evangelist at Adobe Design systems are not just for designers. Andry Ratovondrahona, Interaction Design Principal at ELSE Biometrics – How one bad experience will outweigh the previous ten good ones. Marcus Cooke, Director of Technology at Space Between. 7.40pm – First round Q&A How to convince your organisation accessibility is important? Rocío Calvo Martín, Senior Accessibility and usability consultant and Brian Grellmann, Senior UX Researcher at Aviva. Surprising undercurrents in mobile UX. Andrew Swartz, Director of Design Research at Sutherland Labs From Junior to UX Lead; Some things I’ve learned along the way. Sam Hooper, Lead UX / Product Designer at Cyber-Duck 8.20pm: Second round Q&A 8.30pm – 9pm: Pizza, drinks and networking Speakers Stephanie Maier, is a Senior Visual and User Experience Designer with a background in web and mobile design, film editing and graphic design. Before joining Adobe, she worked as a Senior UX Designer at IBM. She will be speaking about inclusive design, and how she created a mobile app for Simon, a blind marathon runner, using the Adobe XD Stark plugin. Andry Ratovondrahona, is the IxD Principal at ELSE. He will be speaking about how a design system needs to be more than a collection of specification documents and asset libraries. It’s true, its main purpose is to help the product team design and build new product features. But a product, has a life beyond the end of the development cycle. What are we doing to facilitate content authoring for non-practitioners and consistent content consumption for end users? Marcus Cooke, Technology Director at Space Between. Responsible for coordinating the Biometric Research Team, who identify areas for improvement on eCommerce sites the use of CRO, UX and Biometrics. Marcus will be speaking about how he uses biometrics, along with traditional moderated user research methods, to quantify the UX impact of bad design decisions. Rocio Calvo Martin is a Senior UX Researcher at Aviva. Her PhD research looked at how to improve chat interaction for people with disabilities, and older adults. Brian Grellmann is a Senior UX Researcher at Aviva. Prior to Aviva, he was working on the INCA project which is investigating how to empower people with aphasia to create, curate, and access digital content. Together, they will tell their story of getting organisational buy-in to accessibility research and tips on how to get started. Andrew Swartz is the Director of Design Research at Sutherland Labs. He began his UX career at Apple in Cupertino and now designs and runs UX research projects for brand name clients across the globe. He will be speaking about surprising undercurrents in mobile UX — the day-to-day human behaviour that should underly major product decisions and inspire innovation, but is so obvious that it is too often overlooked. Sam Hooper, is one of the Lead UX designers at Cyber-Duck, specialising in end-to-end digital transformation projects. He's gained extensive experience having run his own e-commerce business and has even worked for the UN. In his talk, he will share some of the things he has learned on his journey from Junior to UX Lead. He will discuss tips on research, design, working with large organisations and multiple stakeholders, and how to progress your career.
Be part of our next Foundation course in UX & UCD (User Centered Design) provided by 2 Senior Experience UX’ers with years of experience in UX & Design. Having worked at companies including the BBC, Canon, Amex, Skype, O2 and Microsoft. To request a brochure, visit the website here: https://myuxacademy.com/courses/beginner-ux-ucd-course/ Course general details: - 8 weeks training course - 12 students max per class - Wednesdays, starting: June 5th until July 24th - From 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm. Who is the training for? - People with little to no experience with UX and UX Principles. - Suitable for a range of different career backgrounds and job roles. - Including: Visual Designers; Junior UX Designers; Product Managers; Software Developers; Software Developers and Project Managers. On the course you will learn about: -Prototyping: The importance of visualising the interaction of your screens and elements -UX Principles: A detailed overview of the UCD process and its underlying principles - Wireframes: Turning the requirements into sketches and wireframes to communicate your ideas - Research: From discovery to validation, learn how to involve your end users in the process - Interaction Design: Learn the ability to turn this data into great designs - User Testing: Learn user-centered interaction design to evaluate a product by testing it on users Course Structure: Week 1: What is User Centered Design Week 2: The Discovery Phase Week 3: Ideation Week 4: Design Week 5: Prototyping Week 6: Responsive and Inclusive Design Week 7: Validating Week 8: Showcase Sign-up to this course via this link: https://myuxacademy.com/product/beginner-ux-ucd-course/ Testimonials: "The MUXL 8 weeks training course is a great introduction for a beginner looking to work in the field or anyone curious about the UX industry. The scope of topics covered by four industry experts ranged from ideation, flow creation, wireframing basics, usability testing methods and stakeholder management. Each three hour workshop, held once a week involved the trainer presenting their topics of expertise followed by a series of team exercises to expand on what was learnt." - Karen Chen (Freelance Desginer) "As a startup founder and product manager, the UX Academy helped me to understand better how designers think. The training improved the way I work with designers." - Jerome Rousselot (Founder) Not convinced yet?, Find more testimonials here: https://myuxacademy.com/testimonials/