Junior UX Crunch: Design Ethics

A junior UX meetup. Same top quality content but focused on growing young designers or helping those transitioning to UX.
Wednesday, 5th February, 2020. 18:00 – 21:00. WeWork, Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street, E1 8FA.

In this event, we will be talking about Design Ethics. Sit down with us to explore what it means to design for humanity; building on human strengths rather than exploitation.

Ethics differ from person to person, so we’ll be digging into what it really means to be ‘ethical’. We’ll discuss our own responsibility as designers, to carve out the sort of career we want for ourselves as we move into the world of business. We’ll aim to understand the importance of conducting our own due diligence when selecting the type of projects we engage with and establish our own voice and accountability to ensure we’re delivering ethical designs which positively impact the world around us.

With the rapid rise of emerging technologies; ‘deepfakes’ and ‘fake news’ exemplify why we need more discourse around the ethical implications of our work. How can we, as designers and researchers, become better architects of the digital world?

Join us as we sit down for another fantastic evening of case studies, insight, networking and more!



Ticket only event

Please make sure you purchased a ticket to secure your place! Price includes entry to the event, plus drinks (Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks).

Important please note – tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE as we have limited seating and have to purchase the correct amount of drink.


The Junior UX Crunch

As of January 2018, The UX Crunch split to offer this new event, exclusive to creatives entering the world of Experience Design.

These events will offer a large variety of topics, all geared toward building confidence in the soft and technical areas which comprise the UX Design skillset; planning ahead to your first role in the industry. We will be joined by design leaders to understand how they hire & develop their design teams, as well as discussing how to add value to the design process and document your experiences.
To find out more about what The Junior UX Crunch is all about, click here. Or join our meetup group.


Our Partners

UX Design Institute

The UX Design Institute is the global leader in UX education and certification, offering the word’s only fully online, university accredited diploma in UX design. Our mission is to offer a world-class education to the next generation of UX professionals and leaders. UX design plays a vital role in harnessing and shaping the power of ever-evolving technology. Our courses will shape the great designers of the future to better serve individuals, businesses and society.


The Event

Doors are opening at 6pm, with introductions at 6.20pm and talks beginning at 6.30pm sharp. There is a lot to get through and we’ll have a tight schedule, so please arrive on time to avoid missing the first talk.

6.00pm – 6.30pm: Drinks and Networking
6.30pm – 7.30pm: Intro and Talks 1 & 2
7.30pm – 8.00pm: Drinks and Networking
8.00pm – 9.00pm: Talk 3 & Q&A Panel Discussion
9.00pm: Leave venue & head to The Culpeper for continued networking.


Talks & Discussion Points

Hollie Lubbock – Freelance UX Director

Hollie is an experience design director, she helps clients deliver products and services that excite audiences and answer business needs. Over the last ten years, she has worked in the luxury, culture, publishing & tech sectors, collaborating closely with clients to create user-centered designs for a wide range of digital products, from large-scale collections systems to small innovative app projects. Her passion projects explore computing ethics, how technology impacts society and trend analysis.

She has worked with various London agencies and in-house for Fjord, Huge, Code & Theory, The Times and Bureau for Visual affairs where she led the UX and design teams. She mentors early-stage startups as part of the Google Launchpad program and junior UX designers through UXPA. When not designing she’s a travel nerd, exploring the world and getting to know new people and places.

Her client list includes Google, Facebook, Net-A-Porter, BBC, Selfridges, Southbank Centre, The V&A, Paul Smith, Wellcome Collection, NBC and Deep Mind.

A keen mentor she teaches children design thinking as part of Design club, mentors early stage startups as part of the Google Launchpad program and junior UX designers through UXPA. When not designing she’s a keen traveller and photography addict.

Design For Humanity

Humanity is feeling the effects of huge changes due to design and technology but often is left out of the considerations when we create that world. What does it mean to design ethically, and how can we do it? Hollie will explore how and why we should switch from a focus on individuals to focus on humanity.


Bill Tribble – Independent UX & Product Lead

Bill Tribble is an independent UX and Product Design Lead who has worked with some big companies like Adobe and Google – and many startups (sometimes via Toptal). He also teaches, and has worked as lead instructor at General Assembly and Designlab. Outside design, he likes to write, speak, and make stuff (see his Instagram). He also has a keen interest in meditation and the ethics of technology, and is a Tech Pledge signee.

“The Bicycle That Rides You”

Where are we with technology in 2020, and how did we get here? How can we design technology that builds on human strengths, rather than exploiting human weaknesses? In this short talk, Bill will discuss these questions, provide language to discuss the problems, and tips on framing the future design challenges in your work.


Aoife Corbett – Senior UX Researcher – Guardian News & Media

Aoife Corbett is a Senior UX Researcher at the Guardian. After a first career in arts administration in Ireland, she moved to London and discovered that her passions for making systems work for humans – and for asking difficult questions – were a natural fit for UX.

Since then she has worked in user research everywhere from small community social enterprises to healthtech start-ups to giant government departments, helping them to understand how they can, and why they should, make better digital products and services for real people in the real world.

In her time off from being professionally curious, she indulges her personal curiosity through books, films and wandering London.

“Talk abstract coming soon…”



  1. Gustavo Teixeira

    29th June 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Hi There!

    Gustavo Teixeira here, can’t seem to find the order button. So unable to buy the ticket, how can I solve this problem?

    One more thing, I’m new to the world of Ux and Ui, so was wondering if it will help me as a motion designer, get a clear idea on how to transit from one profession to the other.

    Thanks and hope to hear from you soon


    Gustavo Teixeira

    • Mike

      1st July 2019 at 11:20 am

      Hi Gustavo,

      Thanks for messaging in!

      Would you be able to send me a screenshot (mike@techcircus.co.uk) of the ticket tailor widget as you see it? We can generate a ticket for you but it would be good to identify what the error is so that I can contact Ticket tailor support!

      And yes, the Junior UX Crunch is a great place to get an introduction to the world of UX/UI. A lot of our attendees are just starting out in the field or looking to transition from another. This event in particular (Junior UX Crunch: UX Fundamentals) will be teaching some of the basics of working in UX/UI.

      The atmosphere is also very relaxed and social so you can probably find out from the other attendees how it would be possible for you to transit across.


  2. Tony Biebuyck

    4th December 2019 at 7:37 am

    I really regret that I can’t make this event on 11 December because I have a meeting with one of the health ux projects in which I’m involved. Will the presentations be available online?

    • Mike

      5th December 2019 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Tony, we request presentations for our resources page from all speakers post event. If the speakers release them, they will be available! Hope that’s OK.


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