• UX for Change London presenting Ladies that UX | Mums in partnership with District4

    Great night last Wednesday for District4’s first partnership with the incredible UXforChange with ‘Ladies that UX Mums’, which included lightning talks with the aim of combining UX superpowers to the tricky business of being a parent! Special mention to Sandra Gonzalez, Founder and Director of UX for Change and Naomi Easson for Co-Organising!
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    Meg Porter, UX and Product Strategy Lead at dopay kicked off the night with her ‘Fail-Til-U Succeed’ model, teaching that empathy and the willingness to abandon and try again is so important to succeed!

    Danny Bluestone, CEO of CyberDuck discussed how to apply design and UX to parenthood’ with some great animated examples from his little one, followed by switching what he had learnt through parenthood and described how he applied his new skills to design and UX! Danny really helped us recognise how young are users could actually be, as his toddler asked Alexa where her binky was!

    Francesca Granato, Principle UX Architect from TandemSeven entertained us greatly by depicting her ‘Agile home’ with impressive and creative post-it note boards and graphs! She taught us Agile working methods we can apply at home by visualising and breaking down tasks by setting them out in a weekly planner, or an impact vs effort graph, to prioritise workloads, break down tasks and finally iterating them! It’s a true testament how hard she has tried to prove the system works!

    Tuba Sucu, UX Researcher at Memrise taught us that creating play scenes and story boarding helped children understand empathy by engaging in visual activities which is easily memorable and inexpensive! Story boards are memorable, helps provide empathy, incredibly engaging, visual and inexpensive, as well as being a great tool to help users visualise!

    Clara Greo, designer and trainer at GTS helped us understand from a web perspective what engagement is taking place to interpret what the user is trying to achieve, and what can be done to simplify the task. By analysing what the real context of the issue is, it helps us recognise particular behaviours that your service isn’t designed to support. Not forgetting some hysterical examples from reasonmysoniscrying.com so we can predict user behaviours!

    Anne Stevens from Design Club wrapped up the evening describing her journey which started this January as a mentor for what can be effectively known as the UX club for kids aged 9-11 years old. Design Club is a free after school club which teaches design thinking as a life skill. There are two different levels, a beginners and intimidate booklet children work through, with the objective to design a helpful mobile app for someone they know as an example, teaching them to define a challenge, empathise with people, ideate possibilities, prototype their designs and to finally test their designs! Once completed, they receive a certificate to establish their achievement!


    We have events being planned with Facebook, BT and Monese, so sign up to the Meet Up page for updates!
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  • Great night last Wednesday for District4’s first partnership with the incredible UXforChange with ‘Ladies that UX Mums’, which included lightning talks with the aim of combining UX superpowers to the tricky business of being a parent! Special mention to Sandra Gonzalez, Founder and Director of UX for Change and Naomi Easson for Co-Organising!
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    Meg Porter, UX and Product Strategy Lead at dopay kicked off the night with her ‘Fail-Til-U Succeed’ model, teaching that empathy and the willingness to abandon and try again is so important to succeed!

    Danny Bluestone, CEO of CyberDuck discussed how to apply design and UX to parenthood’ with some great animated examples from his little one, followed by switching what he had learnt through parenthood and described how he applied his new skills to design and UX! Danny really helped us recognise how young are users could actually be, as his toddler asked Alexa where her binky was!

    Francesca Granato, Principle UX Architect from TandemSeven entertained us greatly by depicting her ‘Agile home’ with impressive and creative post-it note boards and graphs! She taught us Agile working methods we can apply at home by visualising and breaking down tasks by setting them out in a weekly planner, or an impact vs effort graph, to prioritise workloads, break down tasks and finally iterating them! It’s a true testament how hard she has tried to prove the system works!

    Tuba Sucu, UX Researcher at Memrise taught us that creating play scenes and story boarding helped children understand empathy by engaging in visual activities which is easily memorable and inexpensive! Story boards are memorable, helps provide empathy, incredibly engaging, visual and inexpensive, as well as being a great tool to help users visualise!

    Clara Greo, designer and trainer at GTS helped us understand from a web perspective what engagement is taking place to interpret what the user is trying to achieve, and what can be done to simplify the task. By analysing what the real context of the issue is, it helps us recognise particular behaviours that your service isn’t designed to support. Not forgetting some hysterical examples from reasonmysoniscrying.com so we can predict user behaviours!

    Anne Stevens from Design Club wrapped up the evening describing her journey which started this January as a mentor for what can be effectively known as the UX club for kids aged 9-11 years old. Design Club is a free after school club which teaches design thinking as a life skill. There are two different levels, a beginners and intimidate booklet children work through, with the objective to design a helpful mobile app for someone they know as an example, teaching them to define a challenge, empathise with people, ideate possibilities, prototype their designs and to finally test their designs! Once completed, they receive a certificate to establish their achievement!


    We have events being planned with Facebook, BT and Monese, so sign up to the Meet Up page for updates!
  • Great update on the event! Excited to see what is coming up for UX for Change.

    Thanks for the post @KateWingrove :)
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  • Great update on the event! Excited to see what is coming up for UX for Change.

    Thanks for the post @KateWingrove :)
    New to the Community, Introduce yourself here!
    Check out our Community Guidelines, and get involved!

    Happy posting!