Past Meetup

January design lab

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What we'll do

Join us for the first 2018 Design Lab London! A community of designers that get together to talk shop, share ideas and designs, and get to know one another.

IMPORTANT: We ask you to take a minute to register for this event on Eventbrite here >

Give aways: We will be giving away two FREE Sketch licenses in a raffle, & some design lab swag on the night.



6:15- Open for arrivals & drinks

6:45– Welcome & Introduction

6:50- Talk one: Design at ASOS

7:15- Q&A

7:25 - Break 7:30 Talk Two: UX is Not a Tech Term

7:55 - Q&A

8:00- Open Mic Session*

8:10 Pizza, social & networking


Talk one: Design at ASOS

Maintaining an ever-growing collection of assets and components for use when creating Android, iOS and Web apps can become complicated. Current approaches often lead to: inconsistent designs; duplicated effort for designers & developers and frustration for all involved.
For a company obsessed with style; it’s important for us to get the look and feel of our apps spot on.
I’ll talk about some of the issues we’ve encountered and some new ways of working that we’ve introduced to help us deliver pixel perfect apps and achieve consistency between platforms.

Speaker: Horace Bell-Gam

Horace is a senior Android developer at ASOS – the online fashion retailer not ASUS!
After seven years working on Android, he’s now part of the team looking after the ASOS shopping app, doing his best to ensure it remains pixel perfect. When not writing code, he can be found playing/ watching football, adding to his sneaker collection or making sweet treats in the kitchen.

Talk two: UX is Not a Tech Term

UX is a term most commonly associated with digital products and platforms when we refer to user interactions and consumption.

Nevertheless, UX is embedded in every product and experience we consume. At its base level, to understand and improve our users’ experiences, empathy is a vital tool in building a more appealing relationship with our audiences and ultimately, enhance their digital and physical experiences.

This talk aims to create a discussion on how UX principles can be applied to visual, communication and product design. We will also challenge the use of the ideas of ‘reality’ in communication design when we practise empathy.

Rafa Prada Rafa is an independent designer currently working with Energized Work on digital platforms and with London College of Communication on business and innovation projects. His work lies in the intersection of art, design and technology, specialising in digital and editorial products. He is a member of Salon Flux and works on social and creative enterprises.

He’s currently contemplating ideas related to design & creative thinking, prototyping, the boundaries of innovation and the sharing of methodologies and process among disciplines.

Open Mic Session

We open the floor to you, the London UI UX design community. If you’re looking for feedback, partnership or advice on a project you’re working on or simply have a question, this is the opportunity to ask the group & further the discussion at the social. Open to all.


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