May Meetup - good UX design

Thu May 23 2019 at 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Oracle City Office, London, United Kingdom

Oracle City Office, London, United Kingdom

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Mobile UX London
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Mobile UX London holds an annual programme of events in London. You can find out more by joining our meetup group and by visiting our website.

Join us on 23 May for a jam-packed evening where we will be joined by experts from Adobe, Aviva, ELSE, Space Between and Cyber-Duck.

Covering topics from inclusivity to user testing, mobile user research to design systems, this will be an excellent opportunity to hear from experts across the industry, piecing together how best we can achieve good UX design.


6.30pm – 7pm: Arrival, registration and refreshments

Inclusive Design: using colour blind simulation. Stephanie Maier, UX / UI Evangelist at Adobe

Design systems are not just for designers. Andry Ratovondrahona, Interaction Design Principal at ELSE

Biometrics – How one bad experience will outweigh the previous ten good ones. Marcus Cooke, Director of Technology at Space Between.

7.40pm – First round Q&A

How to convince your organisation accessibility is important? Rocío Calvo Martín, Senior Accessibility and usability consultant and Brian Grellmann, Senior UX Researcher at Aviva.

From Junior to UX Lead; Some things I’ve learned along the way.  Sam Hooper, Lead UX / Product Designer at Cyber-Duck

One more speaker to be announced

8.20pm: Second round Q&A

8.30pm – 9pm: Pizza, drinks and networking


Stephanie Maier, is a Senior Visual and User Experience Designer with a background in web and mobile design, film editing and graphic design. Before joining Adobe, she worked as a Senior UX Designer at IBM. She is now a lead facilitator of design thinking workshops across 3 continents. She has an advanced knowledge of Adobe design programmes, with a strong focus on sustainability, in particular in long lasting design solutions with optimum usability.

She will be speaking about inclusive design, and how she created a mobile app for Simon, a blind marathon runner, using the Adobe XD Stark plugin.

Andry Ratovondrahona, is the IxD Principal at ELSE and brings 15+ years of industry experience to the Mobile UX meetup.  He mostly enjoys turning complex design problems into simple solutions and his mantra is: ‘Master the mundane so you can have free the capacity to focus on the important’. Known for always pushing product owners, business analysts and developers to focus on the details, he has delivered successful products for brands like Sony, Formula 1, Red Bull, UBS and Kodak.

Andry will be speaking about how a design system needs to be more than a collection of specification documents and asset libraries. It’s true, its main purpose is to help the product team design and build new product features. But a product, has a life beyond the end of the development cycle. What are we doing to facilitate content authoring for non-practitioners and consistent content consumption for end users?

As Technology Director at Space Between, Marcus Cooke is responsible for coordinating the Biometric Research Team, who identify areas for improvement on eCommerce sites the use of CRO, UX and Biometrics. He has worked with some of the world's leading eCommerce brands, including ASOS, Reiss, ghd and LEGOland, and includes partnerships with Adobe and Dot Digital.

Marcus will be speaking about how he uses biometrics, along with  traditional moderated user research methods, to quantify the UX impact of bad design decisions.

Rocio Calvo Martin is a Senior UX Researcher at Aviva. Her PhD research looked at how to improve chat interaction for people with disabilities, and older adults. She is certified by IAAP and CPACC as a web accessibility specialist. Prior to Aviva, she was an accessibility and usability consultant at AbilityNet.

Brian Grellmann is a Senior UX Researcher at Aviva. Prior to Aviva, he was working on the INCA project which is investigating how to empower people with aphasia to create, curate, and access digital content. Aphasia is a language impairment, which is often the result of a stroke, but also causes vision, motor, and cognitive impairments.

Together, Rocio and Brian  will tell their story of getting organisational buy-in to accessibility research and tips on how to get started.

Sam Hooper, is one of the Lead UX designers at Cyber-Duck, specialising in end-to-end digital transformation projects. Sam’s greatest attribute at work is his empathy for the user. He’s gained this from extensive experience, having run his own e-commerce business and even worked for the UN. With an expertise in UX processes and a good understanding of design and coding, Sam enjoys collaborating in agile environments and is driven by exceeding user and client expectations.

In this talk, he will share some of the things he has learned (sometimes the hard way) on his journey from Junior to UX Lead. He will discuss tips on research, design, working with large organizations and multiple stakeholders, and how to progress your career.

With thanks to Oracle Cloud Solutins for their support in hosting our meetup.
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