What we're about

Tech Circus is a networking and educational events company specialising in User Experience, Product and Design. Founded in 2015, our flagship event 'The UX Crunch' has quickly grown to become one of Europe's leading UX events.

We host a range of monthly events in collaboration with leading companies in the UK and Europe to deliver key insights and take-homes about a variety of topics and areas within user experience, product and design. Our events are strictly learning and education focused with no hidden agendas or sales pitches involved!

Following the success of our events in both London and Manchester, we are excited to bring the event to the wonderful city of Amsterdam!

For more information, visit: https://techcircus.io/past_events/ux-crunch-amsterdam/

To see our lineup of current ONLINE UX Crunch events, visit: https://techcircus.io/future-events/?_sft_category=online-events

Above is the information regarding the physical UX Crunch meetup. Currently we are hosting all of our UX Crunch events ONLINE via the platform www.techcircustv.com (http://www.techcircustv.com/)

Find out more information on Tech Circus TV by visiting this website. (http://www.techcircustv.com/)

Or follow us on:

Twitter: @TechCircus_

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/techcircus/

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/techcircus/

Check out our new online , virtual conferences: The BAD Conference & the eCommerce Design Summit!

The BAD (Behaviour & Design) Conference is a full day of live-streamed talks on UX Psychology: https://thebadconference.com

The eCommerce Design Summit is a full day of live-streamed talks on UX in Digital Commerce across Retail, Travel & Leisure: https://ecommercedesignsummit.com/london

Upcoming events (4+)

UX Crunch at Home - Data & Design

Online event

Data is the backbone of solid UX. Without meticulously going through our research and findings, we'd never fully understand what it is customers are looking for from a product or service and we'd probably make a lot of bad decisions. The entire design process needs to be backed by the data that your researchers have harvested in order to create something that has been carefully crafted for your users with their best interests being kept in mind. It's important to keep data analysis as a consistent moving part of your design process that is constantly evolving as you grow your business. You shouldn't just keep an eye on your own statistics either, tracking competitors and their data not only gives you a better understanding of the market but may offer insight on ways to improve your business.

Qualitative and quantitative data offer different insights to your users experience, so may need to be handled in completely different ways. Join our speakers as they delve into the best analytical approaches of evaluating and re-evaluating your data harvesting techniques- alongside the results that they offer. We'll be diving into what jargon and tools are commonly used by professionals within the industry to see how they can be utilised and how they connect to one another.

Featuring:

Mike Oren - Sr Manager Design, Health Care Services Corporation
Scott Plewes & Roxana M Barbu, Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Cognitive and Behavioural Experience Researcher, Akendi & Macadamian Technologies
Ata Ülgenbay Kayacan, UX Strategist, SHERPA

Panel Discussion at end of the talks on : 'Making Design Artefacts Actionable'

Register for free here - https://www.techcircus.io/dataanddesign
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UX Crunch at Home is proudly sponsored by:

Vinted

Vinted are hiring!
If you'd like to check out their open roles, click the link below:
https://bit.ly/3czkE6h

Vinted is the largest online C2C marketplace in Europe dedicated to second-hand fashion, with a growing community of 45+ million users spanning 15 markets. On a mission to make second-hand the first choice worldwide, Vinted helps members sell and buy second-hand clothes and accessories from each other, making shopping a mobile and social experience through one-on-one member interactions in its community.
Contact Daina Aleksandravičienė to find out more about Vinted and their job roles: [masked]

SHERPA

SHERPA is a UX design studio found in Istanbul, currently operating in London & Istanbul, focused on creating unique user and customer experiences.
https://sherpa.digital/en/
Contact Oğuz Tan to find out more: [masked]

Zebra People

Zebra People specialise in digital recruitment – bringing together the smartest digital talent with the best-loved brands, leading agencies and innovative start-ups.
https://zebrapeople.com/
Contact Sam Gale to find out more: [masked]

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Tickets are FREE, and you can watch the recorded even if you miss the live stream.

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Sketch X Tech Circus - User research - why it's important and how we do it

User research - why it's important and how we do it at Sketch
As design defines more and more companies, the importance of research has come a long way. By sharing expert opinions, Sketch will take us through the entire research journey: All the way from structuring your research, building your repository, finding participants and being the bridge between product and users. Last but not least we will hear how Sketch builds its features based on user feedback.

Featuring:

Tanya Nativ, Design Researcher, Sketch
Tanya is a Design Researcher at Sketch with a strong UX background. She leads research operations at Sketch and generates essential insights. She previously led an entire UX department in her past job.
For the past two years, Tanya has been leading a local Design Researchers community and volunteering as a Mentor for Product Designers. She always had a passion for inspiring people and making them believe in themselves.
Tanya feels lucky to do research about design and meet so many talented people in the process.

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Tech Circus is proudly partnered with Sketch

Sketch
Sketch is more than a Mac app, it's a home for the entire creative process.
Over a million people — from freelancers to the world’s most successful teams — use Sketch to create their best work, every day. Our co-founders started Sketch back in 2010 because they believed designers deserved better tools — and that focus hasn’t changed. Today, we’re a fully-featured design platform that combines our award-winning, native Mac app with powerful browser-based collaboration tools.

Check out Sketch's website for more info: https://www.sketch.com/

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Tickets are FREE, and you can watch the recorded even if you miss the live stream.

Get your tickets here -
https://www.techcircus.io/sketchsession2

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UX Crunch at Home: Empathy & Mental Health in UX

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In alignment with World Mental Health Day, we'd like to use this 'UX Crunch at Home' to look at how great UX can help those suffering with their mental health and how the pressures of the industry can impact the UXer themselves.

It's clear that those within the UX field have a special interest in people and will often utilise their personal empathetic skills within their practice as means of improving their research or product. By consistently putting yourself in your user's shoes, you're bound to make improvements to your work- but how can this impact a designer's own thoughts and feelings? And how can a designer incorporate empathy into their design process whilst remaining unbiased? It's really important to incorporate thoughtfulness into your practice, but constantly second-guessing your work can be detrimental to what you produce and your health.

Mental health is something that we've become so much more understanding and appreciative of within the last few years or so, and with this newfound knowledge and acceptance has surfaced thousands of apps that offer support and stabilisation to anyone who feels they may need it.
For this event, we'll be joined by some fantastic thought leaders who'll help us unpack what these holistic apps offer and whether or not they're a groundbreaking staple of modernity or just a part of a current trend. We'll also be looking at some of the services that have been designed and used for those struggling with specific mental health issues and how technology and innovation can be used to assist with the care of those people.

Get your tickets here - https://www.techcircus.io/empathyandmentalhealth

Featuring:

Clare Purvis - Director, Behavioural Science at Headspace
Sonia Byun - BigHealth
Louis Elfman - Head of Design, Cerebral
Thorsten Jonas - UX Consultant

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Tickets are FREE, and you can watch the recorded even if you miss the live stream.

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Sketch X Tech Circus - Can data and ethics live together?

Can data and ethics live together?
Building a product as a designer is challenging on its own. But what happens when you put ethics, privacy, and data into the play?
What is the extent of asking and storing data and is it possible to build a feature fully transparent and respectful of private information? Using Sketch's real-time collaboration feature as a case to prove that it can be a reality after all.

Featuring:

Matteo Gratton, Design Advocate, Sketch
Matteo is a Design Advocate at Sketch, after being VP, Experience Designer at Barclays Corporate Banking, and heading Design at Midas Consoles (Music Tribe) for 4 years. Matteo has a passion for technology and the arts, in particular music, visual arts, and literature.
He's been very interested in and working on Design Systems and has been motivated to search for new and better ways to design and develop IT projects – focusing on B2B, enterprise, and very specialized professional projects – for a while.
Matteo likes to define himself as an agnostic designer. Hates big words but has to use them as keeping everyone on the same page is key.

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Tech Circus is proudly partnered with Sketch

Sketch
Sketch is more than a Mac app, it's a home for the entire creative process.
Over a million people — from freelancers to the world’s most successful teams — use Sketch to create their best work, every day. Our co-founders started Sketch back in 2010 because they believed designers deserved better tools — and that focus hasn’t changed. Today, we’re a fully-featured design platform that combines our award-winning, native Mac app with powerful browser-based collaboration tools.

Check out Sketch's website for more info: https://www.sketch.com/

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Tickets are FREE, and you can watch the recorded even if you miss the live stream.

Get your tickets here -
https://www.techcircus.io/sketchsession3

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