Junior UX Crunch at Home: User Testing

An online & offline junior UX meetup on User Testing. Same top quality content but focused on growing young designers or helping those transitioning to UX.
Wednesday, 15th April. 18:00 – 21:00. Live-streamed video.

Despite the ongoing confusion that surrounds COVID-19, UX communities around the world still have a thirst for knowledge, the desire to develop as practitioners and the need to connect and network with peers and the industry…

Tech Circus is here to help!

We’ve transformed our events into a live-streamed format – with the same industry-leading speakers delivering top level content with actionable insights across a range of educational topics. You can expect engaging panels, leadership interviews and live chat networking, all viewable from the comfort of your home.

So it’s with great pleasure that we announce our Live event series; UX Crunch at Home!

Junior UX Crunch at Home: User Testing.


A fundamental stage in the design process, usability testing offers us direct input on how real users experience our product or service. In this event, we will be discussing what usability testing is and why we need it, discussion guides, and how to make the most of it.

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




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Please make sure you purchased a ticket to secure your place!

Important please note – tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE however you can watch the recording at any time should you miss the live event!

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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.
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The Event

The show begins at 6pm with introductions and the opportunity to digitally network with the other viewers in the chat section of the live stream. Our first talk kicks off at 6.30pm sharp!

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6.00PM – Event Opens – Time to Network
6.15PM – Talk 1 – Aly Abel – UX Researcher – Moonpig
6.45PM – Talk 2 – Marg Laing – UX Consultant
7.15PM – Break
7.30PM – Talk 3 – Dr Christopher Parker – Lecturer in UX Design – Loughborough University


Talks & Discussion Points

Aly Abel – UX Researcher – Moonpig

Aly has been a strategy-lead researcher for 11 years and has built up a portfolio of experience as a Director, across industries incl. Healthcare, Finance, Travel and now Greeting cards. She has published numerous papers and articles with a big focus on User Testing methods; how to ask the right question, in the right way. Her big Research philosophy is to understand everything and nothing.

The What, the Why and the When with User Testing

Understanding how the right method can complement (not stifle) the Design Thinking process – and how there’s always time for research.

Marg Laing – UX Consultant

Marg Laing is a UX consultant who is passionate about communicating ideas through experiences. She has spent the last 20 years teaming up with folk from creative agencies, start-ups, banks, agile developers and the world in the quest to make stuff better.

The Sharpest Tool in the Box

You could have the perfect usability testing lab but if your discussion guide is weak, it’s like slicing a tomato with a blunt knife.A “Discussion Guide” plays a significant part in the success of a research session and ultimately whether you achieve your research goals. This talk will explore the purpose of the guide, how it fits into the research lifecycle, and suggest some useful techniques to adopt.

Dr Christopher Parker – Lecturer in UX Design – Loughborough University

Christopher J. Parker is a lecturer, a researcher, a podcaster, a Senior HEA Fellow, and father of 1. His research asks how advanced tech persuades our actions and teaches UX Design at Loughborough University. He loves how design transforms our lives and emotions: a subject that has taken over his bookshelves! Throughout the year he splits his time between the UK and China, teaching UX design, collaborates with leading designers, and recruiting the next generation of UX designers. You can listen to The UX Usability Podcast here: https://tinyurl.com/UXPod.

Usability Testing: Unleashing Your Power

Usability happens when the user accesses all site features, their tasks are efficient to complete, and they are satisfied. Usability encompasses all areas of UX. Yet most UX designers focus on simple usability assessments. Critical usability issues are, therefore, discovered too late; when poor usability is hurting the user.



  1. 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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