UX South West

A Day of UX talks & workshops

Friday 5th December 2014
Exeter Library

UX Talks, workshops &, above all,
inspiration for UX practitioners

Tickets cost £15 for a full day of UX focussed talks and workshops. Including refreshments courtesy of our sponsors


Friday 5 December, 10:00am-4:00pm
Exeter Central Library, Rougemont Room, EX4 3PQ

This is the first UX South West event and we're thrilled to have such a high quality line up of speakers:

Joe Dollar Smirnov

Joe Dollar-Smirnov

Director of UX at Red Badger Consulting and Lead UX Instructor at General Assembly red-badger.com @fruitskin

Quantifying UX

  • From an English City Centre to remote village in Africa, you will learn how to set up a usability lab inexpensively and easily
  • Conduct a usability trial and analyse the data to give clear quantitative results that you can benchmark against an industry standard usability scale
  • Learn alternative ways to run usability tests and communicate findings

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Alan Colville

Alan Colville

A Customer Experience Consultant at Colville.cx. Also a keen cyclist. colville.cx @alancolville

Engaging clients meaningfully in the process of digital design

  • Great digital experience happen when we engage clients, not just users, meaningfully in the process of digital design
  • This workshop describes techniques, which not only demonstrate the value of UX, but build better client / designer relationships.

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Ali Carmichael

Ali Carmichael

Dad of 3, Commercial Director at Experience Solutions (Usability Testing Experts), Liverpool FC, Coffee: Americano; Food: Fajitas; Beer: Ringwood Fortyniner ExperienceSolutions.co.uk @AliJCarmichael

How can new UXers stand out from the crowd?

  • Stand out from other UXers when applying for jobs
  • Deliver UX work that truly bridges the gap between business and user needs
  • Understand why usability testing is fundamental to all UX practice

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Greg Hepworth

Greg Hepworth

Head of UX & Design, WDS. Creates happier interactions by making sense of the overlap between product, UX and design wds.co @iamhepto

It's not just the destination, but also the journey

  • A user's interaction with a brand expands far beyond the website.
  • Learn how WDS considers customer lifecycle across multiple touch points in its UX design process and use's Customer Effort Scores to measure overall impact of change.

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Jay Spanton

Jay Spanton

Married, self-empld UX, Search & Web Designer, lounging around South Devon. MTB, Southend United, 5-a-side, photography, making house fab, loving wife & kids. spanton.co.uk @Spanty

Research on a shoe string

  • The top 10 fast and cheap techniques that anyone can use to find nuggets of user gold for your next pitch or project.
  • Includes when to use the techniques and examples of what you'll get from them.

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Mariana Mota Morris

Mariana Mota Morris

Lead interaction designer at software development company @OxfordCC. Co-organiser of @UXOxford and @OXFreelancers. Designing, travelling, reading or running. marianamota.com @marianamota

Interactions with clients

  • To get your client to trust your expertise and design decisions can sometimes be tricky. The trust starts with your first interactions with them and it’s important throughout the relationship. Their buy-in on your designs depends on this trust as well as their backgrounds, situations that they are facing and personalities.
  • Mariana will share her experience and techniques working with clients, from empathy to communication.

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