NUX Manchester – 4th August – UX is everyone’s responsibility

The next NUX Manchester event is taking place on Monday 4th August and will be in the usual place at the Code Computerlove office in City Centre Manchester. Start time is 7pm. UX IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY with Tom Bradley (BBC Future Media) Tom is interested in helping teams solve problems or try new things using design thinking, creative facilitation and user research. He has been working with people from across the BBC to develop a ‘design sprints’ process that provides a framework to collaboratively explore and test ideas in a cost-effective way. Tom will share this process, demo the tools and explain how to overcome some of the challenges that crop up along the way. About Tom Bradley Tom is Executive Product Manager at, BBC Future Media (Knowledge & Learning). He’s worked at the BBC for 3 years, first as a Creative Director in Children’s, then later in Knowledge and Learning. He has recently moved to the role of Executive Product Manager, shaping the strategic direction for the department, and then creating an environment that brings people from all disciplines together to explore and define how this vision is delivered to the audience. Follow Tom: @TomBradley Tickets Get free tickets here: Event Registration Online for NUX Manchester – 4th August – UX is everyone's responsibility powered by Eventbrite How to find us View Larger...

NUX Leeds, 28 August, Designing usable number entry interfaces

NUX Leeds returns with beer and pizza provided by our sponsors ebuyer and SimpleUsability from 6pm onwards and Sarah Wiseman’s talk at 6.30pm. For years research has been conducted in the field of text entry, and has led to some innovative designs for alphabetic text entry interfaces, but little attention has been paid to the way we enter numbers. Number entry is a highly pervasive task, whether it be entering our PIN at an ATM, or dialing a phone number to entering in financial data or medical information. Sarah Wiseman investigates number entry interfaces, and looks at the important aspects to consider when designing them. First, Sarah will cover the importance of getting number entry interfaces right, and will highlight examples of what happens when it goes wrong. Then she will talk about the aims of her research and what conclusions can be drawn from it. This will include design recommendations on implementing number entry interfaces with a UCD approach, including ways in which designers can reduce the number entry error rate for users. She will explain the cognitive theory behind number entry, and how this compares to what we know about text entry. Running order 6:00 – 6:30 Pizza & refreshments, provided by our sponsors ebuyer and SimpleUsability 6:30 – 7:30 Sarah Wiseman will talk about designing number entry interfaces 7:30 – 8:00 Open discussion and networking Free tickets Get free tickets here: Online event registration for NUX Leeds, 28 August, Designing usable number entry interfaces powered by Eventbrite Venue NUX Leeds will take place at the new SimpleUsability offices at Marshalls Mill. ebuyer are providing pizza for this event, while SimpleUsability are providing beer and...

NUX Leeds, 24 April, Guerrilla user testing

NUX Leeds returns with beer and pizza provided by our sponsors ebuyer and SimpleUsability from 6pm onwards and Chris Bush’s talk at 6.30. Have you ever wanted to test your website or web app with users, but haven’t been sure which are the best tools and techniques to use to ensure you get the most out of it? Chris walks you through the core concepts of guerrilla usability testing, shows how you can use it in your own projects and shares some of his favourite ideas, tips and tricks for making most of your users’ time. He covers: Making your users comfortable and setting up a room for testing; Testing on laptops and devices; Tips and tricks for capturing your notes that can save you hours of analysis time; Bonus section: Testing out early concept work with users. Running order 6:00 – 6:30 Pizza & refreshments, provided by our sponsors ebuyer and SimpleUsability 6:30 – 7:30 Chris Bush from Sigma UK will talk about Guerrilla User Testing 7:30 – 8:00 Open discussion and networking Free tickets Get free tickets here: Online Ticketing for NUX Leeds, 24 April, Guerrilla user testing with Chris Bush powered by Eventbrite. Sell Tickets through Eventbrite Venue NUX Leeds will take place at the new SimpleUsability offices at Marshalls Mill. ebuyer are providing pizza for this event, while SimpleUsability are providing beer and other refreshments. About Chris Chris is a Certified Usability Analyst and Head of User Experience for Sigma UK. With over 10 years’ experience in interaction design, usability and accessibility. Chris helps Sigma’s customers to evolve their ideas into real products that offer the best possible experience for their and end...

NUX Leeds, 27 February, A Data Driven Approach to UX

NUX Leeds will be happening at the new SimpleUsability offices, with pizza and beer for this event provided by ebuyer. We’re starting a little bit earlier this time – here’s a schedule for the event: 6:00  -6:30            Pizza & beers, provided by ebuyer 6:30 – 7:30           Guy Weston will speak about a data driven approach to UX 7:30 – 8:00           Open discussion and networking Get free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nux-leeds-27-february-a-data-driven-approach-to-ux-by-guy-weston-tickets-10508592483 About the talk Guy Weston, Director of Open Path will be talking through how he approaches UX by conducting quantitative and qualitative research and how he goes about this turning this into insights for UX design. He’ll be using a couple of case studies to illustrate the points and why he finds this to be a successful approach, especially when selling in to key stakeholders. About Guy Weston Guy describes himself as a highly analytical individual who loves nothing more than diving into the data to pull out marketing insights. With experience in online media planning and user experience gained from his time at MediaVest and Coolpink, he founded Open Path in April 2012. Open Path helps businesses develop their online strategies and optimise the online experience for their customers. Current clients include Pure Collection and Wren...

NUX Manchester – 3rd February – Critical Incident Technique

Welcome to NUX Manchester’s first event for 2014 The next NUX Manchester event is taking place on 3rd February and will be at the usual place at the Code Computerlove office in City Centre Manchester. We’re delighted to have Jonathan Willson from MMU for our first event of 2014. Critical Incident Technique: collecting data from a user’s perspective (aka What users really think). Jonathan Willson, Principal Lecturer in Information and Communications at MMU. Jonathan works closely with Richard Eskins (known to many) teaching web development and our new UX unit, plus Digital Rights. Jonathan has applied CIT in a number of research projects as an inexpensive way to obtain rich data and deep insights. After the talk there will be a chance for discussion as well as networking with like minded professionals. There will be light refreshments and beer provided by Code Computerlove. It’s guaranteed to be a great night, register for tickets before they sell out. Free tickets: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nux-manchester-3rd-february-critical-incident-technique-tickets-10112935061 Slides from the...