MKGN #29 will be held on June 27th 2019 - doors open at 18.30 with our first speaker on stage around 19.30. The talks usually finish around 22.00 to 22.30, but do hang around for drinks and chat.
Whose Design is it Anyway?
As creators of products and services, we’re pretty good at thinking we’ve got it all sussed. We map user journeys, we create roadmaps, we write user stories. We know what we want people to do; what actions we want them to take. But do we really know who these people are? Do we really know what they need? Do we take the time to find out, or are we building products and services based on our own assumptions and biases?
And what about those who lack our digital privilege? Digital exclusion is a reality for many people. It’s our responsibility to look out for everyone, not just those who are the most visible or the easiest to design for. As designers, we have the power to massively hinder or improve lives; not those of ‘users’ but of people. This talk looks at what it means to be digitally excluded and how by adopting a practical user research-led attitude to design, we can create products that are not just appealing to us, but life-changing to those who use them.
Helen Joy is a UX consultant and user researcher at SPARCK with a focus on universal and inclusive design practices. She's an organiser of Women in Tech Nottingham, working to promote inclusivity within the tech industry and raise the profile of talented female and gender minority speakers. When not consulting or speaking at events, Helen is an avid coffee drinker and hot yoga fan.
100 weeks of adventure - how far could you run?
Taking you on his adventure in the hope of inspiriting others. From sedentary, unfit, borderline alcoholic to running lunacy. Not your usual Couch to 5k. Join Christian as he speeds you through the last 100 weeks of getting healthier both physically and mentally, all with a smile on his face and no shoes on...
Christian is an over enthusiastic Geek with over 20 years experience. Working as a geek for hire, he helps business & charities solve business problems with proactive IT solutions.
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