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UX Brighton 2018: Advancing Research

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Join us for our 8th annual conference, where we'll be taking a deep dive into research – looking beyond traditional methods to tackle everything from how research can inform strategy to building research teams. From designing surveys that don’t suck to researching for new technologies.

Why Advancing Research as the theme for UX Brighton 2018?

1. Research is the heart of user experience design

Let’s be honest - research is what we *do*. What use is UX if it’s not based on research? Come on. Let’s give research the attention it deserves.

2. Recognition of research has increased - but so have expectations

The good news is that our colleagues and clients increasingly understand why UX research has to be taken seriously. The flip side is that their expectations are now placing more and more demands on us. We need to equip ourselves to meet the challenge.

3. We need to choose the right approach – not just rely on old favourites

How many of us are guilty of sticking with what we know, for the sake of ease? In a busy project, do we use the same old techniques and research methods, or do we carefully choose the right tool for the right job?

4. We need to understand new technologies

How clued up are you around AI? How about VR? Our best-established testing techniques will often work in these new worlds, but we need to ensure we understand the tech we’re dealing with, or how can we test it?

5. Good research is wasted through ineffective communication

Your brilliant, insightful, thorough, game-changing research counts for precisely nothing if your colleagues and clients don’t understand it, and can’t act on it. Let’s make sure we communicate our research in a way that really makes it count.

There we have it. Five reasons why we’ve made UX research the focus of our 2018 conference, and five reasons why you should come along.

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Emma Boulton

Emma is a passionate advocate for the role of research within design. Her 18 years of experience have made her a trusted and entertaining voice on all aspects of UX research. Emma’s solid background of work at the BBC, at Monotype, and in other agency and client-side roles, gives her valuable, insightful perspectives that she loves to share.

Emma firmly believes in the need for high quality research, integrated within every aspect of the processes we create as teams of designers and other professionals.

www.collectivelyemmaboulton.com

Katy Arnold

As head of user research at the Home Office, Katy Arnold has a major role in shaping important digital services used by millions of people. She is committed to raising standards of user research, and is building a community of skilled practitioners within the UK Government.

Katy fervently champions the building of digital inclusion into our society’s online landscape. She shares her knowledge and experience at events around Europe.

Kate Towsey

Kate believes that in order for research to be truly valuable, it must be done thoroughly, professionally, and securely. She creates labs, panels and archives that are carefully designed to meet demanding specifications, sometimes assembled with minimal resources, but never compromising quality.

Working freelance, Kate refuses to fit neatly within job titles. Instead, she takes an entrepreneurial approach to her work with government, agencies, universities, broadcasters and others. The BBC and Co-Op are the current beneficiaries of Kate’s exacting approach.

www.katetowsey.co.uk

** More details here: http://uxbrighton.org.uk/2018 **

Want to sponsor us? Get in touch with our Conference Producer Emmeline at emmeline@uxbrighton.org.uk

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