San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This month we're very pleased to welcome Kate Tarling, a UX Designer with the medical startup Peek Vision. If you're interested in the use of technology for social benefit and what it's like to work as a UX Designer in the fast paced world of a startup, then come along and hear Peek's story first-hand!
Peek makes tools for professional eye examinations from smartphones. It uses hardware (a lens adaptor) and mobile apps to allow you to see the back of the eye, do general eyesight tests and more. It's designed for healthcare workers to use in the remotest regions. As a social enterprise, their goal is to bring high quality eye care to some of the poorest regions in the world, to help prevent avoidable blindness.
Kate will tell the story about how Peek got started and what it's really like to do user research and design for medical devices in a small startup team where your users are in some of the most inaccessible parts of the world.
With 14 years' experience working with start-ups, in Government and with large organisation such as American Express, Three and PartyGaming, Kate’s areas of expertise include user research, interaction design and prototyping. She specialises in the design of browser-based and native applications and more recently on handheld devices. With a background in Human Computer Interaction, she’s the author of published academic work. She’s loved the internet since 1996 when she got mistaken for being a web developer and given a summer job that in fact taught her to code.
See you there
The event is at Red Gate, Newnham House, Cambridge Business Park at 18:30 for a 19:00 start.
A massive thanks to Red Gate for sponsoring and hosting the event and providing drinks and nibbles!
Thinking about the next step in your career? Red Gate are currently hiring UX Designers. This is a great opportunity to chat to some of the Red Gate UX team and find out more about the roles available.
When & Where
Cambridge Usability Group
This talk is hosted by the Cambridge Usability Group, an informal group of people who share an interest in design and user experience.
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