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An evening with Jared Spool

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User Research North is proud to present a unique one off evening with Jared Spool.

Doors open at 18:30 with Jared set to talk at 19:00. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

The event will be completely free but if you like what we do and want to say thank you, you can do so by donating to Big Change Manchester by going to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/user-research-north

Althought the event is free to attend, a ticket is required.




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Design is a Team Sport

Every seasoned designer has fallen into the trap. They see the bad design in front of them. They can’t help but see how bad it is. And they want to redesign it. Show the world how it could be done. How it should be done.

Well-intentioned as the desire to rid the world of this bad design is, their approach often is a disaster. It pushes their allies away, accidentally giving off the air of superiority filled with the smells of arrogance and contempt.

An alternative is a well-designed process for creating your designs. The secret sauce for in that well-designed process is a realisation and inclusiveness of everyone on the team. It’s infused with an understanding of how people contribute to the design process, even when they aren’t trained in design skills. And it opens up opportunities to give everyone—not just your trained designers—the superpowers necessary to rid your products and services of bad design.

In this entertaining presentation, Jared will inspire you to:

  • Realise the reason everyone thinks they are a designer is they *are* a designer, however unskilled
  • Learn that our design processes need to be designed, with intention and thoughtfulness
  • Focus on helping every contributing influencer of your designs become a consciously competent designer themselves



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Jared Spool

Jared Spool

Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre/UIE.

Bio

Jared M. Spool is a Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre/UIE. Center Centre is the school he started with Leslie Jensen-Inman to create industry-ready User Experience Designers. UIE is Center Centre’s professional development arm, dedicated to understanding what it takes for organizations to produce competitively great products and services.

In the 39 years he's been in the tech field, he's worked with hundreds of organizations, written two books, published hundreds of articles and podcasts, and tours the world speaking to audiences everywhere. When he can, he does his laundry in Andover, Massachusetts.

You can find Jared on Twitter at twitter.com/jmspool




What is User Research North?

It's for those interested in human behaviour and designing around user needs and jobs, such as design researchers, user researchers, behavioural analysts and of course designers, product leads, and developers who are interested in what users do and why they do it.


Why did you start it?

If you'd like to know why we set up User Research North, have a little read of this.


Code of Conduct

We believe that everyone who attends User Research North should be made to feel equal and treated with respect and we want you to feel safe and welcomed. We have signed The Diversity Charter and you can read also read our Code of Conduct.


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User Research North is kindly sponsored by BookingGo

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