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UX Crunch: Designing for Change

Social innovation is the process of developing and deploying effective solutions to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues in support of social progress. With underlying ideologies including empathy, what can technology and design do to facilitate change?

Can user experience design explore people’s motivations, behaviours and relationships to help untangle social challenges, develop much more effective tools and, ultimately, make the world a better place?

Join us for another fantastic evening of theoretical insight, case studies, networking and more!

Featuring;

  • Alexander Muir PhD - Principal CX Researcher - John Lewis Partnership Ventures (previously Associate Professor for Human Centered Design, Amrita University, India)

  • Rajiv Arjan - Senior UX Researcher - Google

  • Jenni Parker - Founder & Director - Humanly

  • Ali Fawkes - Social Innovation Consultant - Humanly

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THE UX CRUNCH

Tech Circus is a networking and educational events company specialising in UX Design, Fintech and Search. Founded in 2015, our flagship event 'The UX Crunch' has quickly grown to become Europe's leading UX event.

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OUR PARTNERS

TESTING TIME

TestingTime AG has been recruiting and supplying selected test users for user tests, interviews, focus groups, diary studies and online surveys since 2014.

There are no professional testers or “study junkies” in Testing Time's pool. Their members know that they can only take part in tests at a maximum rate of one per month and one per customer. They also validate candidates over the phone and let customers rate test users to guarantee a high-quality panel. That’s why Testing Time's online portal www.testingtime.comfrequently gets business from the likes of Zalando, Swisscom, Deloitte, UBS, AXA, Trivago and Heineken.

Knowit

Knowit is a niche recruitment agency that specialises in building Product, Engineering & UX Design teams across London, Manchester and the USA. What makes them different? A community-driven approach, an emphasis on continuously learning about their respective markets and an unparalleled network. Knowit’s unique process doesn’t just build your team or find you the right role; they help you to develop your talent strategy and interview processes, support you with your interviews and work with you to improve your CV.

Seamless.ly

Seamless.ly® connects people and exchanges all relevant details with the touch of a button or by sending an invite It's specifically designed for people that regularly attend meetups or events, meet with clients and connect with new people in the office or from behind their computer. Gone are the days of manually entering and updating contact details in your phone or searching for that business card of the person you met at an event last week.

Download Seamless.ly today and start building real connections.

Seamless.ly. Connected.

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THE EVENT

Tuesday 30th April @ WeWork Moorgate, 1 Fore St Ave, London EC2Y 9DT

Space for 250. Doors are opening at 6pm, with introductions at 6.20pm and talks beginning at 6.30pm sharp. There is a lot to get through, so we'll have a tight schedule, so please arrive on time to see the first presentation!

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AGENDA

6.00pm - 6.30pm: Drinks and Networking
6.30pm - 7.30pm: Intro and Talks 1 & 2
7.30pm - 7.50pm: Drinks and Networking
7.50pm - 9.00pm: Talk 3 and Q&A Panel
9.00pm: Leave venue & head to a local bar for continued networking

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TALKS & DISCUSSION

Alexander Muir PhD - Principal CX Researcher - John Lewis Partnership Ventures

Alexander Muir PhD left behind his 7+ years of experience as a senior design researcher at Microsoft, to live on dollars a day in India and work on Human Centered Design research for humanitarian projects. As an associate professor at Amrita University - a leading centre for humanitarian tech projects - he taught and lead research into e-learning tech to support women's empowerment in rural India, including winning a Facebook Innovation Award with the MySangham team. They, in turn, shared their incredible spirit of innovation and selfless service.

Designing for Oral Cultures

eLearning for people without formal schooling. Designing for low-literacy users from rural villages is not easy, and simply replacing words with videos does not work well enough. This talk describes a practical case study, with research and theory to help understand the unique challenges of rural people who've grown up without schooling. If you are creating technology for oral-culture based people, this knowledge will help. This talk will also touch on tips on conducting research in rural India.

Rajiv Arjan - Senior UX Researcher - Google

For the past 5 years, Raj has been working in the international research team at Google learning how to create products and services for the next billion internet users, most of whom are coming online for the very first time.

His research projects have taken him to India, Kenya, Senegal, Indonesia, Brazil and more. Raj is passionate about making information accessible to all and spends time working with various product teams at Google to help make that a reality. Most recently, Raj led the research for redesigning Google Maps for motorcycles, a feature now launched across India, Southeast Asia, and Kenya.

Shifting perspectives and designing for diverse audiences.

Be it implicit or explicit, bias has a sneaky way of making it into our design process and consequently, also our products. As more people come online from parts of the world increasingly dissimilar to our own, how do we ensure that the products we are building are locally relevant and sensitive to our diverse users?

This talk will present a case study of how the Google Maps product team challenged themselves to see the product from a different perspective and create a new feature from the ground up by using a research-driven product development approach.

Jenni Parker & Ali Fawkes - Founder & Director & Social Innovation Consultant - Humanly

Jenni Parker is the founder and director of Humanly. Jenni is passionate about the power of human-centred design to develop solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems, and to transform the organisations that are at the front line of addressing these challenges. She has led design and innovation projects with organisations in the third, public and private sectors in the UK and internationally, and has carried out user research, co-creation and prototyping activities in 11 countries in 4 continents.

Ali Fawkes is a Social Innovation Consultant at Humanly. Ali has experience in delivering a wide range of design for social impact projects, including how we might use technology to enable people with dementia to live independently and several projects that aim to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. She is an expert communicator who specialises in designing creative and inclusive approaches to research, co-creation and prototyping.

Designing the future of support for people living with cancer

Humanly, a design studio specialising in human-centred design for social impact, recently worked with Macmillan Cancer Support to design and prototype future services and support for people living with cancer, focusing on designing for the year 2022.

The human-centred design process was applied to this challenge in a highly collaborative process involving over 300 stakeholders, including people living with cancer, healthcare professionals and Macmillan staff members and volunteers. During this time 27 prototypes were designed, created and tested with over 70 people living with cancer in 12 locations around the UK. These included low, mid and high fidelity prototypes of both digital and non-digital services.

Join us as we share the story of this 14-month journey, including practical examples of designing for social impact, such as how to prototype new forms of support with vulnerable groups of people in a safe way, when there is no guarantee that the service will be rolled out, and how to link design concepts to Theories of Change and generate evidence of impact as part of prototyping.

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