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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

Upcoming events (4)

UX Crunch: Designing for Change

WeWork

Can UX design explore people’s motivations, behaviours and relationships to help untangle social challenges, develop effective tools and, ultimately, make the world a better place? Join us for another fantastic evening of theoretical insight, case studies, networking and more! Featuring; Alexander Muir PhD - Associate Professor for Human Centred Design, Amrita University, India Rajiv Arjan - Senior UX Researcher - Google Jenni Parker & Ali Fawkes - Founder & Director & Social Innovation Consultant - Humanly --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TICKET ONLY EVENT: http://bit.ly/2FFAMTG Please purchase a ticket to secure your place! Price includes drinks and Pizza! Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE as we have to purchase the correct amount of catering. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PARTNERS TestingTime AG recruit and supply selected test users. Knowit is a recruitment agency that specialises in building Product, Engineering & UX Design teams. Seamless.ly connects people and exchanges all relevant details with the touch of a button. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TALKS & BIOS TICKET ONLY EVENT: http://bit.ly/2FFAMTG Alexander Muir PhD - Principal CX Researcher - John Lewis Partnership Ventures Alexander left behind his 7+ years of experience as a senior design researcher at Microsoft, to move to India and work on Human Centred Design research for humanitarian projects. He taught and lead research into e-learning tech to support women's empowerment in rural India, including winning a Facebook Innovation Award with the MySangham team. Designing for Oral Cultures Designing for low-literacy users from rural villages is not easy. This talk describes a practical case study, with research and theory to help understand the unique challenges of rural people who've grown up without schooling. If you are creating technology for oral-culture based people, this knowledge will help. Rajiv Arjan - Senior UX Researcher - Google For the past 5 years, Raj has been working in the international research team at Google learning how to create products and services for the next billion internet users. Most recently, Raj led the research for redesigning Google Maps for motorcycles, a feature now launched across India, Southeast Asia, and Kenya. Shifting perspectives and designing for diverse audiences. Bias has a sneaky way of making it into our design process and consequently, also our products. As more people come online from parts of the world increasingly dissimilar to our own, how do we ensure that the products we are building are locally relevant and sensitive to our diverse users? This talk will present a case study of how the Google Maps product team challenged themselves to see the product from a different perspective and create a new feature from the ground up by using a research-driven product development approach. Jenni Parker & Ali Fawkes - Founder & Director & Social Innovation Consultant - Humanly Jenni has led design and innovation projects with organisations in the third, public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. Ali has experience in delivering a wide range of design for social impact projects, including how we might use technology to enable people with dementia to live independently. Designing the future of support for people living with cancer Humanly recently worked with Macmillan Cancer Support to design and prototype future services and support for people living with cancer. During this time 27 prototypes were designed, created and tested with over 70 people living with cancer in 12 locations around the UK. This talk will share the story of this 14-month journey, including practical examples of designing for social impact and how to link design concepts to Theories of Change and generate evidence of impact as part of prototyping.

The UX Crunch: Design Leadership Panel with Webcredible

TICKET ONLY EVENT > http://bit.ly/2FPdhHO We'll be sitting down at Webcredible's offices near London Bridge, to discuss the experiences and approach of three of the design industries leading practitioners and managers. With a focus on leadership, Webcredible's CEO (Trenton Moss) will be digging into our panelist's past and present roles, exploring how they achieved their goals, as well as sharing insights into their recipe for success as a designer and manager. We will be opening the discussion to you as well, so bring your questions! Join us for another fantastic evening of talks and discussions! Featuring; Angela Arnold – Principal UX - Which? Paul Coombs – Head of UX & UI - IG Group plc Jon Warden – Head of UX & Design - GSK ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TICKET ONLY EVENT > http://bit.ly/2FPdhHO Price includes entry to the event, plus drinks (Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks) and Pizza! Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE as we have to purchase the correct amount of drink. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OUR PARTNERS Webcredible is an experience design agency. They carry out customer research to identify new opportunities for growth, and then rapidly design and launch products and services that your customers will love. Check them out: http://www.webcredible.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE EVENT TICKET ONLY EVENT > http://bit.ly/2FPdhHO With space for 70 at this event, we would like to invite you straight from work. Doors are opening at 6pm, with discussions starting at 7pm 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TALKS & DISCUSSIONS Angela Arnold – Principal UX - Which? Angela is responsible for the UX team, operating end-to-end on projects from problem definition right through to delivery and optimisation. She leads 6 x UX Designers and 3 x Researchers with a mix of skills from facilitation and strategy to detailed UX and UI. Some of her key successes in the role include: (a) Embedding UX benchmarking in product teams to ensure everyone stay focused on the user experience; (b) Implementing robust lean UX and research practices; and (c) Implementing and scaling design sprints across teams. Paul Coombs – Head of UX & UI at IG Group plc Paul leads a team of 20 people based in London and Kraków, including service design, UX, UI, UX research and UX copywriting. His team is overall in charge of the business’s financial trading platforms across web and native apps. All his hard work is paying off with clients valuing the quality and ease of use of the platforms. As well as spending a year as President of the UXUPA, Paul’s previously headed up UX and digital at household names like Channel 4 and Virgin, plus some lesser known start-ups. Jon Warden – Head of UX & Design at GSK Jon heads up all things User Experience and Design in the pharmaceuticals division across 100 international territories, as well as being part of the Global Digital Channels and Analytics Leadership team. He’s overall responsible for the customer experience across web, mobile, campaigns, virtual meeting and CRM, working really closely with all the Heads of Product across multiple value streams. This is a new role and Jon has been tasked with rapidly scaling GSK’s internal capabilities across all aspects of UX and UI. In his previous 9 years in various product & UX director & head of roles, he rolled out design leadership initiatives across large businesses, deployed large-scale UX processes with huge RoIs and contributed to a raft of UX best practices.

The UX Crunch Meets Amazon Alexa - Designing for Voice

TICKET ONLY EVENT: http://bit.ly/2I01isl With the Alexa Skills Kit, anyone can easily teach Alexa new abilities by building a skill. Similar to a traditional user-interface, the way that customers interact with skills is through a voice user-interface. However, designing a voice interface while delivering outstanding experiences to your customers, requires much more than just implementing a menu of commands... Join us as we sit down for another fantastic evening of key insight, case studies, networking as we explore the best practices for designing voice user interfaces, how to maximise the usability of your voice experience, and designing for a voice economy. Featuring; Andrea Muttoni - Sr. Solution Architect | Tech Evangelist - Amazon Alexa Ben Sauer - Director of Conversation Design - Babylon Health Rob Farnell - Creative Director for Voice + ai - BBC ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKET ONLY EVENT: http://bit.ly/2I01isl Please purchase a ticket to secure your place. Price includes drinks and Pizza! Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE as we have to order the correct amount of catering. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ AGENDA 6.00pm - 6.30pm: Drinks and Networking 6.30pm - 7.30pm: Intro and Talks 1 &[masked]pm - 7.50pm: Drinks and Networking 7.50pm - 9.00pm: Talk 3 and Q&A Panel 9.00pm: Leave venue & head to The Crown and Shuttle for continued networking! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TALKS & DISCUSSION Andrea Muttoni - Sr. Solution Architect | Tech Evangelist - Amazon Alexa Andrea is a Technical Evangelist for Amazon Alexa. In this role, he is travelling the world to share stories, learnings and best practices for building voice-enabled experiences, aka Skills, with Alexa. Before that, he worked on both sides of software development as a full stack developer and as a product manager. When not prototyping new Alexa Skill ideas or championing the needs of developers, he enjoys composing music and working on cool ideas using AWS. UX Best Practices For a Voice-First World Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo, allows users to interact with productivity tools, games, health, and many other Skills. Giving users the freedom to speak naturally comes with many design challenges. In this session, we’ll explore a new way of designing Alexa skills that moves away from flowcharts and instead represents voice interactions as a deck of cards, ready to be played in every situation. Ben Sauer - Director of Conversation Design - Babylon Health Ben Sauer is Director of Conversation Design at Babylon Health, formerly of Clearleft. He's worked with organisations like the BBC, Pearson, Tesco, and TCS to raise their design game. He’s been speaking about and training people on the topic of voice UI for several years; particularly in how to rapidly design conversational experiences. Teams at Amazon and the BBC use his methods, and through O'Reilly, he's trained folks at NASA. Rob Farnell - Creative Director for Voice + ai - BBC Rob Farnell is Creative Director for Voice + ai at the BBC and has been working there over 5 years. Previously lead for the iPlayer TV Platform he is now part of an exciting new department who are helping to define the role of voice + ai at the BBC. The team have already scooped awards from uxuk and the Webby’s for the BBC Kids Skill on Amazon and recently launched an Interactive news service on google for the Indian elections. Rob will talk about emerging principles for voice that guides the work achieved at the BBC. How do you design for multi-language multi-platform publishing and how do you use contextual research to help inform the product strategy? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKET ONLY EVENT: http://bit.ly/2I01isl See you soon!

BAD conference (Behaviour And Design Conference)

Greenwood Theatre

The BAD (Behaviour And Design) Conference is a one-track, one-day conference on the 20th June; BAD is dedicated entirely to understanding the cognitive drivers that make humans tick. With a strong emphasis on psychology, we're set to bring 400 design specialists to the quirky Greenwood Theatre in London. We shall discuss how, when designing experiences, investing in understanding the psychology of your user is paramount. We will have a full roster of PhD-holding speakers, ranging from global brands like Google, to some of the most prestigious university lecturers and pioneers of psychology-driven design. Find out more about the event at www.thebadconference.com

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