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 Manchester – 7th April – Should You Use Eye-Tracking in User-Research?

The next NUX Manchester event is taking place on Monday 7th April and will be in the usual place at the Code Computerlove office in City Centre Manchester. Start time is 7pm. We’re kicking off the session with Katherine Thomas-Wilson from the Talking Shop, who’ll give a lightning talk on User Testing Lab Logistics. Following Katherine, we’re really pleased to have Adam Galpin, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Salford speak about how (and whether) to use eye-tracking in user research. Should You Use Eye-Tracking in User-Research? Perspectives of a Media Psychologist Adam is a lecturer in Media Psychology at the University of Salford, specialising in using eye-tracking to understand perception and attention. Since working on usability issues with CBeebies he’s been applying his expertise to media and technology use. He developed and runs the UK’s first (and only) Masters programme in Media Psychology. Videos Katherine Thomas-Wilson – The Talking Shop Adam Galpin – Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Salford Tickets How to find us View Larger...

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...

Designing the digital environment

I’ll be the first to put my hand up and say that we often design focusing only on the immediate problem that we’re tasked to solve. We’re given a brief and we design a digital output based on that brief. Even following a user centred design process we’re really only interested in how to help people get the best out of the thing being designed. There’s nothing wrong with that at all, but a little while ago I came across this article on the Phaidon site that shifted my thinking. It describes how architects designing a new skyscraper in New York wanted to create a feature that illuminates the High Line. If you’ve been to New York in the last few years it’s likely that you’ve been to the High Line and seen how much of a special and social place it is. If you’re not familiar with the High Line it’s worth reading up on it – http://www.thehighline.org/about/park-information – I think it’s one of the most imaginative pieces of urban planning in recent years. But here’s the thing. The skyscraper has nothing to do with the High Line. The people using the building don’t need the skyscraper to illuminate the High Line. But the architects have decided that they can create a feature that compliments the experience of an attraction nearby rather than sitting in isolation. Remember our typical focus when working on projects… When was the last time you thought about how the experience you’re creating is in some way complementing and enhancing the experience of something nearby? And have you ever thought about how your the...

Job vacancy: User Experience Director

Bristol or London Job Description Our User Experience Directors (UXDs) ensure we deliver fantastic work to our big name clients from a range of industries. As the senior UX practitioners in a user-centred design business, they are at the heart of everything we do. We ask them to set the vision for, and oversee the delivery of, our projects. Our projects are varied and range from strategic design research through to full website redesign and build, and we’re fortunate to work on projects that are interesting, innovative and user-centred. Our clients engage us because they value our excellence, our honesty and our expertise. We ask our UXDs to build the senior client relationships within the business. You’ll get the chance to help our clients gain real business insight and make a measurable difference to their worlds. As a UXD, you’ll be leading and mentoring a cross-disciplinary team of talented and motivated practitioners. You’ll help to set and communicate clear goals for projects, and ensure team members understand their own roles and responsibilities. In particular: Work with clients to help them use digital to best effect and meet their users’ needs through the delivery of excellent, innovative services Manage a number of existing client relationships, providing the senior client relationship and ensuring a high level of client satisfaction Take overall responsibility for the quality and UX focus of delivery. Take ownership of, and lead projects for, your clients. Take day-to-day responsibility for UX activities, from shaping and overseeing deliverables to hands-on production, for example: Evaluating user needs, preference and performance, for instance by conducting usability tests, research, expert reviews and...