Networking, pizza, refreshments
7.10 Welcome, sponsors
7.15 Startup pitch: OpenTrips
7.40 'Introducing the Minimum Loveable Product' Laurence McCahill, Spook Studio
8.00 Les Cochrane, Borrow My Doggy
8.20 Jamie Brooker, We Are Human/Kahoot!
We're super excited to announce our next meetup at Shoreditch Works Village Hall on March 5th (6.30pm-9.30pm). It's been a busy couple of months at Spook with one thing or another so apologies for the late notice. Anyway we're back with a bang in 2014.
For this event, we'll be theming the night around Minimum Loveable Products, looking at what ways we can get our digital ideas to market sooner, but still delivering a product that users will fall in love with.
There'll be the usual series of epic talks from inspiring minds in the industry, beers, pizza, friendly peeps and lots of tips to be shared for UX designers, developers and startups when working on their own products.
Be sure to snap up your tickets fast as we expect another sell-out.
Hosts Laurence (http://www.twitter.com/welovelean) & Carlos (http://www.twitter.com/kungfucarlos), founders of both Spook Studio (http://www.spookstudio.com/) & The Happy Startup School (http://www.thehappystartupschool.com/), who'll be introducing the concept of Minimum Loveable Products and why it matters.
Joining us on the night will be Jamie Brooker (https://twitter.com/jamiebrooker), co-founder at We Are Human (http://www.wearehuman.cc/) sharing some of the methodologies and frameworks he uses in the design process to create minimum loveable products.
Jamie is a user experience designer, who co-founded We Are Human in 2010 to help startups and larger businesses take new products to the market, using design thinking. Deciding to "practice what they preach" We Are Human started building their own products, and Jamie now has a heavy focus on their EdTech startup Kahoot! (https://getkahoot.com/), which is a game-based learning platform played by more than 1 million students worldwide since it's release at the end of August 2013.
We're also pleased to announce Les Cochrane (http://www.linkedin.com/in/lescochrane), co-founder and lead designer from Borrow My Doggy (http://www.borrowmydog.gy) who'll be talking about their innovative startup (puppies as a service!) and how they've built a passionate following from small beginnings.
Pitching for your feedback on the night, we'll see Florian Siepert (https://twitter.com/siepert) and his product Opentrips (http://www.opentrips.co.uk/), an online platform to help travellers collaborate to plan their dream trip.
On the panel:
• David Hawdale (https://twitter.com/davidhawdale) founder & UX lead at Hawdale Associates (http://hawdale-associates.co.uk/)
• Jenny Grinblo (https://twitter.com/Grinblo) UX Designer at Future Workshops (http://www.futureworkshops.com/)
Special thanks to Makers Academy (http://www.makersacademy.com/?utm_source=UXCafe&utm_emails=affiliate&utm_campaign=UXCafe&utm_content=AffiliateLink) for sponsoring the night.
"Are you interested in Learning to Code (http://www.makersacademy.com/?utm_source=UXCafe&utm_emails=affiliate&utm_campaign=UXCafe&utm_content=AffiliateLink)? Makers Academy is a full-time, highly intensive course that takes you from no knowledge of coding to a job as a developer in only 12 weeks. We're based in London's Silicon Roundabout and we run courses every 6 weeks. If you're interested in learning to code (http://www.makersacademy.com/?utm_source=UXCafe&utm_emails=affiliate&utm_campaign=UXCafe&utm_content=AffiliateLink), come check us out!"
More information coming your way soon, stay tuned!
Hope you can make it,
The team at Spook Studio (http://spookstudio.com/)
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