user experience

Training course: Designing for Persuasion

Learn how to make sure your design and copy creates action and avoids procrastination. An intensive one day introduction to designing for persuasion. Using ideas honed from years of scientific study from the disciplines of behavioural economics, sociology and psychology.

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Date: 5 December 2013
Location: Bunnyfoot London, UK

UXPA UK Careers Event 2013

The event will include the following tracks; -Speed dating followed by a traditional open house careers fair - for those actively looking for a job; -Q&A panel :- for practitioners keen on improving their interviewing skills; and -UX booths :- for both junior and senior practitioners who would benefit from professional development.

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Date: 27 June 2013
Location: Thomson Reuters, UK

The Webcredible Customer Experience Forum

Be inspired by brands and industry experts who will be giving stimulating talks, leading in-depth workshops, and sharing industry insights. Learn from the likes of Orange as well as senior user experience professionals.

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Date: 26 June 2013
Location: The RSA house, UK

What is This User Experience Thing?

What is this UX thing? Click to view entire comic

User Experience, aka 'UX', is talked about a lot within the web development world, yet I speak to many people who are still unsure of what it actually is.

I tasked my colleague Bonny with coming up with a simple explanation of what UX is and why it's important.  Her response came in the form of a comic.  It's pretty good!  I wanted to share it here to see if anyone else would find it useful too.

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HCID2013 - City University London Open Day

FREE talks and workshops around the ideas of creativity, usability, user experience, web accessibility, mobile design, multitouch technologies, service design, tours of our state of the art interaction lab and more!

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Date: 17 April 2013
Location: College Building, City University London, UK

Not So Square: Our Eyes Adapt To Reading From Screens

(147/365) Square eyes

Good news fellow screen addicts, turns out those endless hours spent in front of the desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone aren't likely to wreck your eyesite, as long as we don't start too young.

According to Professor Harrison Weisinger, Chair in Optometry at Australia's Deakin University, writing in the Epoch Times:

"Once we reach the age of ten years or so, it is practically impossible to injure the eyes by looking at something–the exception, of course, being staring at the Sun or similarly bright objects. Earlier in life, what we look at–or rather, how clearly we see–can affect our vision because the neural pathways between the eye and brain are still developing."

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Omnichannel Strategy Roundtables

Our omnichannel strategy roundtables are exclusive, invite only events designed for you to discuss with & learn from your peers. No journalists, publications or suppliers, just brands so we can make sure each roundtable delivers the best for you.

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Date: 2 October 2012
Location: Webcredible offices, UK

UX Brighton 2012

UX Brighton present our third annual conference. This year the theme is Past & Future Interactions. A mix of practical and theoretical, commercial and academic – the idea behind this year’s theme is that knowledge of the past informs us to create better products for the future.

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Date: 2 November 2012
Location: The Corn Exchange, UK

User Centred Design: Techniques to Improve the User Experience

Learn how to understand your users better and design products which are effective, efficient and satisfying to use. This two day workshop will teach you user centred design techniques to help you complete projects to time and budget, getting the maximum return from your investment.

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Date: 13 September 2012
Location: System Concepts Ltd, UK

10 Scholarships for MEX 2011 (Mobile User Experience) Conference Up for Grabs

Love Your Audience by Marek Pawlowski

News just in that'll whet the appetite of anyone working in the UX world: the folks at ICT KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network for those that don't speak government) have 10 scholarships available for this year's MEX: Pathways to the mobile UX horizon.

The event takes place 30 Nov - 1st Dec at Wallacespace in London and with tickets costing £1,499, the scholarships are going to get snapped up quickly. To apply fill in this application form. The deadline is next Tue, 25th Oct.

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MEX 2011 (Mobile User Experience)

MEX is 2 days where 100 of the brightest minds in mobile, media & design come together to learn, network and create a collective response to the MEX Pathways. Expertly curated by a team passionate about the mobile user experience, this is the 10th international event in the MEX series.

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Date: 30 November 2011
Location: Wallacespace, UK

MobX Conference 2011 / Mobile Experience Design & Usability

We are happy to announce a discount for the Chinwag community of 60 Euros (82 Dollars). Enter the promo code: MobX_Chinwag MobX Conference 2011 Mobile Experience Design & Usability: Meet the Experts! Workshops: Nov 17, 2011 Conference: Nov 18, 2011 Location: Berlin Promo code: “MobX_Chinwag” Must-attend factor: Hot!

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Date: 18 November 2011
Location: Heimathafen Neukölln, DE

UX People: One day UX conference

Practical learning, hands on workshops and presentations. Delivered by UX opinion-formers from The Guardian, Public Zone, Shazam and Tobias & Tobias, as well as leading consultants & academics from the UX industry.

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Date: 25 November 2011
Location: Kings Place, UK

UK UPA July Event: Return on Investment (ROI) - Call for speakers now open!

One of the challenges we face in the field of User Experience is how do we prove the value of the work we are proposing to our clients or internal stakeholders and how can we increase their appreciation of our unique skills and expertise?

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Date: 21 July 2011
Location: Sapient Nitro, UK

Dark Patterns: User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

dark-clouds-over-downtown-manhattan by Dan DeLuca

Optimising a user's experience is an attempt to improve life for a site's visitors and in doing so, for the site owners in the process. But what happens when usability goes bad?

Harry Brignull's presentation examines the dark side of interfaces, looking at how we're tricked, duped and cajoled towards handing over credit card details, signing up for free products, that aren't really free.

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