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 Manchester – 2nd June – Conversion Optimisation – Stories From the Front Line

The next NUX Manchester event is taking place on Monday 2nd June and will be in the usual place at the Code Computerlove office in City Centre Manchester. Start time is 7pm. Conversion Optimisation – Stories From the Front Line with Paul Rouke A look into how a passion for putting users at the heart of online experiences has lead Paul to Conversion Optimisation. Paul presents stories from working in this field with brands at the forefront of their industries and some of the unexpected results they’d have. If you’re interesting in showing the value of User Experience work, hearing how Paul has transitioned in Conversion Optimisation is a must. About Paul Rouke Since 1998 Paul has worked in User Experience with some of the world’s largest brands. He’s the Founder and Director of PRWD a Conversion Optimisation consultancy based in central Manchester who work with brands such as The North Face, All Saints, Schuh, Lakeland and Speedo. Paul is an international speaker and respected Econsultancy trainer on User Experience and CRO subjects. www.prwd.co.uk Follow Paul: @PaulRouke Video Slides Useful resources http://www.prwd.co.uk/conversion-rate-optimisation/cro-resources-case-studies-presentations/ Tickets How to find us View Larger...

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 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...