Our October meetup will be covering the topic of UX for Good. Richard Halford (IBM) and Sandra Gonzalez (Just Eat) will be talking us through their individual case studies of when they have used their UX skills to make a positive and long lasting impact on society.
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• 6.45 Registration
• 7.00 Richard Halford "Can design constraints be freeing and creative freedom be constricting - Case Study of FNB banking"
• 7.30 Sandra Gonzalez "Creating Mobile Technology for Refugee Women"
• 8.00 Q&A
• 8.30 Networking & beers
Richard Halford, Senior UX Designer, IBM
Richard is a senior UX designer at IBM working on Cognos TM1 enterprise planning and analytics software. Since starting out as a digital producer in 2002, he has gained a broad and varied array of project experiences having worked from agency side to client site and in-house to consulting. www.richardhalford.com
Richard will be outlining two case studies:
FNB Mobile banking
I helped design First National Banks mobile banking on USSD, SMS and Mobile, enabling South Africans who did not have bank accounts or were nowhere near a bank, to bank on their phones and pay for key services.
I will talk about the importance and pleasure of constraints in the design process.
I was tasked with envisaging an art of the possible gas control room interface for managing and running the day to day trading desk operations of the UK gas network
I will talk about the joy and art of envisioning as a design process which can be applied to any experience and interface.
Sandra Gonzalez , Principal UX Designer at JUST EAT
Sandra runs UX for Change. For the past year UX for Change have been working on designing technology for pregnant refugee women, in order to help them identify life threatening symptoms in their pregnancy in the hopes of saving. This project, called HaBaby, has been featured by WIRED http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-04/13/empowerhack-technology-help-female-refugees and has the backing of multiples NGOs such Doctors of the World and Musulim Doctors Association.
This talk is about the challenges UX for Change have faced, the research we had conducted and what we have learnt from our journey on created sustainable mobile technology for a humanitarian cause.
If you were given the task of creating sustainable technology for a humanitarian cause, how would you go about it? Where would you start? How much research it’s enough research in a lean environment? How do you go about choosing the platform, the approach, the tone of voice?
Check out the next MUXL conference on the 27th November being held in Camden, London in November, www.mobileuxlondon.com