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Ladies That UX Brighton - Design Research
Thu 26 January 2017, 18:30 – 21:00 GMT
Hello Ladies That UX Brighton - you’re invited to our first event of 2017!
Are you interested in meeting other women to learn + exchange ideas about UX and be a part of a supportive and welcoming community? If so, then Ladies that UX Brighton is for you! Our goal is to connect ladies who are interested and passionate in making the world a better place for users. This event is £5 to attend and open to ladies with an interest in user experience, design and technology. Come meet other women in a casual setting to chat about all things UX.
Our January event features talks by seasoned design researchers. Any level of experience will no doubt enjoy the conversation on this specialisation in the field of UX.
6.30pm Arrive/Nibbles & Drinks
7.00pm Welcome and Intro (Ladies that UX)
7.05pm Plans for LTUX Brighton 2017
7.15pm Ivanka Majic
7.30pm Steph Troeth
7.50pm Kathy Neuss
8.15pm Questions and discussion
8.30pm - 9:00pm Drinks
Ivanka Majic is a user researcher and designer. Formerly Head of Research at LBi, Head of Design for Ubuntu, Service Manager for the Digital Marketplace at GDS, and Director of Digital for the Labour Party, Ivanka has worked on many interesting and meaningful projects across a range of sectors, countries, and for many different products and services. She is currently helping Brighton and Hove Council, looking into Adult Social Care. Each of her projects has ultimately relied on a continuously evolving and deep understanding of the user. In her talk she will focus on the importance of understanding the user and how this can have a transformative and positive effect in multi-disciplinary teams.
Stephanie Troeth is a user experience strategist, researcher and designer, and is currently the Head of Research at Clearleft. In over 15 years of working on the web, she has worn many hats, including a product lead for a tech startup in publishing, and a studio director at a digital agency. More recently, she spearheaded international audience research with MailChimp as an independent consultant and led design research at The Telegraph. Steph will share some pragmatic approaches on how to balance preventions and cures: how to understand user context in depth and develop longevity for your design research beyond usability testing.
Kathy Nuess is a highly experienced and creative user researcher who enjoys the unique challenges of leading research activities to facilitate, and inform the user experience of products and design of services across a wide-range of industries, organisations, and brands. Currently working with HMRC and delivering to the Government Digital Services framework, Kathy will draw on her psychology routes to talk about cognitive biases, why we are susceptible to them, and ways in which we can challenge what we think and see.