- UX Academy - September 2019 - 6 Weeks Designing for Voice (Alexa) Course
Join our 6 week course, where you will gain a better understanding of voice user interface best practices, from identifying the right use cases to following an effective process and crafting advanced voice interactions. You will also learn how to code, publish and maintain an Alexa skill. To learn more about this course, visit our website here: https://myuxacademy.com/courses/designing-for-voice-alexa/ - 6-week training course - 12 students per class - Once a week from 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm. - Who is the Training for? Designed for those who are looking to gain a holistic understanding of voice user interface best practices and those who want to learn how to code, publish and maintain an Alexa skill. If you’re aim to gain the skills needed to incorporate industry leading voice experiences to your products then this is the right course for you. On the course you will learn about: - Mastering Conversation Design: Acquire the skills needed to design industry leading conversations in voice, a course built with support from Amazon - Prototyping and Testing Voice Experiences: Create low and high fidelity voice prototypes and learn practical ways for usability testing voice experiences - Advanced Topics in VUI: Learn best practices for advanced topics in voice, including multi-modal interactions and dealing with privacy and safety - Evaluating Use Cases for Voice: Understand the benefits and limitations of voice and ensure you’re utilising it for the tasks that will provide real value to your users. - Deliverables for Certification: Learn how to produce all the deliverables required by Amazon to certify an enterprise level skill including voice user flows, scripts and account linking screens - Development of Alexa Skills: Get a solid understanding of how Alexa skills are set up and coded and be in a position to have informed conversations with technical stakeholders. TO ATTEND, YOU MUST BOOK YOUR PLACE VIA EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ux-academy-september-2019-6-week-designing-for-voice-amazon-alexa-course-tickets-58086423055 Course Structure Week 1: Introduction to Voice Interfaces – History of voice Interfaces - Appropriate use cases - Design Process Week 2: Design your first Alexa Skill, Part 1 – Conversation fundementals - Voice interactions with Amazon Alexa - Usability contraints of voice Week 3: Design your first Alexa Skill, Part 2 – Identifying intents and utterances – User flows for voice – Multi-modal interactions – Account Linking Week 4: Usability Testing for Voice interactions – Test structure & facilitation techniques – Identifying appropriate testing methods, including Wizard of OZ – Intro to usability testing Week 5: Building your Alexa Skill – Understanding Amazon Alexa Developer Platform – Setting up a working skill – Configure, Develop, Test skill Week 6: Making it Live – Learning to code advanced skills – Certification process – Understanding and extracting meaning from analytics Sign-up to this course via this link: https://myuxacademy.com/product/designing-for-voice-alexa/ Testimonials: "It’s a great course for anyone who would like to get into this emerging technology – Voice Design. The tutors Stratis and Goncalo, are having real time experience in Voice Design working for reputed companies. They are friendly and massively helpful guiding us through the challenges and suggesting us to see the objective of the project in the right direction. The content that’s been prepared and presented in the course is a really good start to get our heads around the Voice design. I wouldn’t say this is an extensive course for the Voice Design but it’s a good start into that technology." - Ramana Jaini (UX, Product & Visual Designer) Not convinced yet?, Find more testimonials here: https://myuxacademy.com/testimonials/
- eLab Final Pitch
READY TO PITCH ? eLab eLab is a new initiative by the Council of International Education Exchange (CIEE) that aims to support very early stage international entrepreneurs to understand the foundation of building a business in the UK and build a network. The Pitching Event eLab’s 6th London cohort will be pitching on the Wednesday 18th September 2019. Each participant is an early stage entrepreneur who is seeking to validate their business ideas and receive feedback and support from industry professionals. Agenda: 5.30pm – 6pm – Networking and drinks 6pm – 6.05pm – Introduction 6.05pm – 6.15pm – Pitch 1 & questions from panel 6.15pm – 6.25pm – Pitch 2 & questions from the panel 6.25pm – 6.35pm – Pitch 3 & questions from the panel 6.35pm – 7.30pm – beverages and nibbles The Panel Andrew Humpries: The Co-Founder of The Bakery with an extensive career in the start-up space. The Bakery is a dedicated corporate open innovation accelerator, bringing together the world leading brands and organisations with the best entrepreneurial innovators, to solve real world challenges! Anuj Gupta: Serial entrepreneur and investor. Built and sold million dollar businesses in India and USA. Currently working on new UK based start-up. Pitches Sumati Joshi: Sumati has worked in product for Wadi, a Middle Eastern start-up specializing in e-commerce. Sumati has come up with Pawtronus, an app that connects pet owners and services to keep pets healthy and happy. Currently, she is working on validating the idea with her potential customers. Lorena Pedros: Lorena has just graduated with an MA in Luxury Brand Management. She is keen to build Lorarg, a lifestyle business and support artisan women in Argentina sell their products to the luxury market in London. Lorena has tested the market with pop-up and build a strong network of artisanal women in Argentina. Jorge Navarro Sanchez: Jorge is currently studying at LBS for his Sloan Masters degree. In addition he is working on Care and Beyond, medical tourism app that focusses on providing aftercare and support to patients and their families.
- UX Academy - 8 Weeks Beginner UX Course
Be part of our next Beginner UX course 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 - Tuesdays, starting: September 3rd until October 22nd - From 6:00 pm- 8:30 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. TO ATTEND, YOU MUST BOOK YOUR PLACE VIA EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ux-academy-september-2019-8-week-beginner-ux-course-tickets-51591173589 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/
- August Meetup – Strategies for accessible and inclusive design with IBM iX
Date: Thursday 15 August, 6.30pm – 9pm Location: IBM Southbank 76/78 Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PZ TO ATTEND, PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE VIA EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/august-meetup-strategies-for-accessible-and-inclusive-design-with-ibm-ix-tickets-67894031877 Schedule 6.30 – 7.00: Arrival, registration and refreshments 7.05 – 7.20 Why accessibility is important and how to convince your organisation Rocío Calvo Martín, Senior Accessibility and Usability Consultant at Aviva 7.20 – 7.35 Building the most accessible and inclusive FTSE company: the Barclays playbook David Caldwell, Senior Digital Accessibility Consultant at Barclays 7.35 –[masked] rules for delivering more accessible projects, and 5 more you might want to avoid. Joshua Marshall, Freelance Digital Accessibility Specialist 7.50 – 8.05 Luis Delgado, Agile Project Delivery Manager at IBM iX 8.05 – 8.15: Q&A 8.15 – 9.00: Drinks, pizza and networking For more details, please visit: https://mobileuxlondon.com/2019/08/03/august-meetup-accessible-and-inclusive-design/ ******************************************************** Mobile UX London Conference: 21 November 2019 November UX Conference Our upcoming conference on 21 November will explore the evolution of and future of design, whilst focusing on new and emerging technologies such as VR, AR, Voice and AI. Sections of the conference will also be dedicated to good UX design, designing for global audiences and tech for social good. Use discount code MEETUP15 for a 15% off discount. Early bird tickets are currently available until 20 September. View the conference agenda here: https://mobileuxlondon.com/schedule1/
- July Meetup - Building Great Teams
Join us on 30 July as we explore what it takes to create, motivate and manage successful teams with talks by senior UX directors and product leads. TO ATTEND, YOU MUST BOOK YOUR PLACE VIA EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/july-meetup-building-great-teams-tickets-63692314427 Date: Thursday 30 July, 6.30pm – 9pm Location: Oracle City Office, The Helicon Building, 1 South Place, London, EC2M 2RB Schedule 6.30 – 7.00: Arrival, registration and refreshments 7.05 – 7.20 How to build, inspire and keep a successful Design Team Julie Kennedy, User Experience Director at Saint-Gobain 7.20 – 7.35 Calm Team Strategies Bill Tribble, Lead UX Designer at Capitalise 7.35 – 7.50 Trouble in the team: techniques to solve conflicts Hollie Lubbock, UX / Strategy Director 7.50 – 8.05 Let’s all be friends! How great design relies on collaboration Paul Woodley, Product Design Lead at LeanJS 8.05 – 8.20 How to lead UX and enjoy it Zhivko Dimitrov, UX Architect and Consultant at BP 8.20 – 8.30: Q&A 8.30 – 9.00: Drinks, pizza and networking TO ATTEND, YOU MUST BOOK YOUR PLACE VIA EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/july-meetup-building-great-teams-tickets-63692314427 For more details, please visit: https://mobileuxlondon.com/2019/06/24/july-meetup-building-great-teams/ ******************************************************** Mobile UX London Conference: 21 November 2019 November UX Conference https://mobileuxlondon.com/schedule1/ Our upcoming conference on 21 November will explore the evolution of and future of design, whilst focusing on new and emerging technologies such as VR, AR, Voice and AI. Sections of the conference will also be dedicated to good UX design, designing for global audiences and tech for social good. Use discount code MEETUP15 for a 15% off discount. Early bird tickets are currently available until 20 September. View the conference agenda here: https://mobileuxlondon.com/schedule1/
- UX Academy - 6 Weeks Intermediate UX Course
Be part of this exciting Intermediate UX course starting July 9, provided by 2 Senior Experience UX’ers with years of experience in UX & Design. - Jiri Jerabek. leads designs, research and prototyping teams to understand the audience from having worked at companies including Intuit, Telegraph and BBC R&D. - Froso Ellina. who's a Senior Product Designer having designed high quality products for global clients such as, Deutsche Bank, MasterCard, HSBC, Vodafone, EE, Santander, Fidelity and Siemens. Request a brochure via this link: https://myuxacademy.com/courses/intermediate-ux-course/ - 6-week training course - 12 students per class max - Tuesdays once a week from 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm. Who is the Training for? Our Intermediate course will help you build on your existing skills and give you the confidence to undertake projects you never thought you could before. The intermediate programme is perfect for this who have existing experience in UX to help take their careers to the next stage. It is suitable for a range of different career backgrounds and job roles. On the course you will learn about: - User Journey Maps: An important design tool to understand product service interactions from the users’ point of view. - Fast Prototyping Techniques: Rapid prototyping enables you to quickly create an initial version of a final product - Using Data in Design: Data-driven design can enable you to make informed decisions about products, to help create better and robust experiences - Design Thinking: A method for practical, creative resolution of problems. proven and repeatable problem solving approach. - Pattern Libraries: Thorough overview and examples of software design patterns that you can apply in your daily development - Lean UX Principles: Identify best practices for research and testing within an agile environment Course Structure Week 1: Conduct Advanced User Research Week 2: Effective Interaction Design Techniques Week 3: Design Thinking Week 4: Fast Prototyping & Pattern Libraries Week 5: Leveraging Qual/Quan Research Week 6: Analytics & Data-Driven Design Reserve your spot and pay the deposit here: https://myuxacademy.com/product/intermediate-ux-course/ Testimonials: "With 3 years of UX Design experience, the course was a great way of consolidating all my knowledge and putting in practice all the theory. The main difference with an University course is the approach, much more industry-oriented. In fact, we worked on a project from the very start to the end, caring deeply about every single part, in order to build a good study showcase. This will allow me to add a good piece in my portfolio. I think my favourite moment was the beginning of the process, when we didn’t really know where we were going, but thanks to user interviews we realised how much can change the initial brief according to the feasibility and the target availability." - Sabrina Morellat Not convinced yet?, Find more testimonials here: https://myuxacademy.com/testimonials/
- HCID2019 - Design for Good - One Day Conference
The HCID Open Day is a free one day conference run by the Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design (HCID) at City, University of London. The theme for this year is ‘Design for Good’ with a focus on how design can be used to positively impact society, designing for inclusion and the moral implications of design. There will be 33 talks to choose from, 2 keynotes and a range of technology demos. The Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design (HCID) have chosen this topic as we believe it reflects the kind of work we are currently doing and that all designers have the power to enact positive change. We believe MUXL members will be inspired by our theme and it would be a great opportunity for them to meet collaborators also interested in positive change. PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE USING THE DETAILS BELOW. Full details and registration available on event website: http://hcidopenday.co.uk/
- Laura Camerer Cuss Founder of Stitchmith's, the customisable clutch bag
Laura Camerer Cuss is the Inventor of Stitchsmith clutch, the only versatile totally customisable renewable item in high fashion at the moment. Sourcing from sustainable materials, Laura has designed and patented an ethical luxury product which owners can make unique. Follow the link to check out the website: https://stitchsmith.com/ Follow the link to see a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFennk3VzQQ Laura will be at eLab on the 24th May to run through her start-up journey so far. She will focus on the build of the product and it's core challenges. She will also touch on fundraising and some of the key challenges of being a female entrepreneur in an industry that requires large start-up costs. Agenda 5.30pm-6pm - Registration 6pm - 6.05pm - Introduction 6.05pm - 6.35pm - Laura and the Stitchsmith journey 6.35 - 7pm - Q&A 7pm - end If you have any question about the event please get in touch with Kiran at [masked].
- May Meetup – good UX design
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.