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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

Check out our new virtual, online conferences:

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+)

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: UX Research

TrueLayer

When conducting research around experience, there are so many facets that you need to keep in mind to ensure that your tests are being carried out properly, efficiently and adhere to specific guidelines. But this can prove to be quite challenging when paired with added time pressures, limited resources and small budgets. Alongside the fact that the way you partake in research now could very different in comparison to the way that you used to just a matter of months ago- we're all transitioning into new ways of looking at the experience of our users and the way we look at this research and analyse our results is adapting and evolving.

Join us for some drinks and pizza and listen to our speakers as they explore how they've been utilising research ops and tools to harvest strong sets of results that can then in turn be analysed and used to inform updates to your product or service. We'll be deep diving into what methods may be the best for conducting research from home and how that could actually turn out to be easier and cheaper for your company. It's a great opportunity to meet some fellow researchers and chat to some fantastic people. We look forward to seeing you there!

Venue:

TrueLayer, First floor, 1 Hardwick Street, London, UK, EC1R 4RB

IMPORTANT: In order to ensure the safety of all of our attendees and staff members, we are now requesting that you bring proof of a negative lateral flow Covid test taken within 24 hours of the event, registered on the NHS app.

Price:

General Admission: £15

Team ticket (Get 5 tickets for the price of 4): £60

Get your tickets here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/techcircus/598534

Speakers:

Hollie Lubbock - Design Principal, ustwo

Josh Burroway - Deloitte:

Products, objects and services are inevitably imbued with sociocultural and bodily meaning. Companies that neglect to explore social theory are bound to miss things that matter, leading to worse outcomes for users and businesses alike. Phenomenology – the science of lived experience and the existential conditions that underpin it – is one such theory. In this tall, I unpack the theoretical and practical tools offered by phenomenology to show they can help us reach deeper understandings human experience and how it connects not just to our being, but our “being-in-the-world.”

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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