UX Crunch: Mobile UX and Money

A London UX meetup focusing on mobile UX. Learn, connect and grow with the UX community, discovering the best mobile-first UX practices to increase revenue in mobile payments.
Tuesday, 27th August 2019. 18:00 – 21:00. WeWork, 1 Fore Street Avenue, EC2Y 5EJ.

In 2010, Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, put forward that designers should follow the “mobile first” rule in product design. Since then, mobile internet usage has surpassed desktop usage and in early in 2012, smartphone sales have overtaken PC sales.

People use mobile differently than they do desktop, and they have different needs and wants. Therefore, you’ve to look at mobile as a separate but connected area of optimisation.

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


  • Miklos Philips (Lead UX Designer and Product Design Strategist, Toptal)
  • Chris Gibbins (User Experience Director & Founder, The Wicked Company)
  • Silas Rooney (Head of Creative Design and Development, Lloyds Banking Group)


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) and Pizza!

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


The UX Crunch

The UX Crunch‘ has quickly grown to become Europe’s leading UX event. We are revolutionising the way digital specialists network and improve their knowledge of the field. We host a range of monthly events in collaboration with leading companies in the UK, showcasing case studies and knowledge. Each event is totally different, and collaboration is the key to our success. We are always looking for new partners, so please get in touch for more information on how to get involved.
To find out more about what The UX Crunch is, click here. You can also join our meetup group.

Our Partners

Testing Time

TestingTime AG has been recruiting and supplying selected test users for user tests, interviews, focus groups, diary studies and online surveys since 2014.

There are no professional testers or “study junkies” in Testing Time’s pool. Their members know that they can only take part in tests at a maximum rate of one per month and one per customer. They also validate candidates over the phone and let customers rate test users to guarantee a high-quality panel. That’s why Testing Time’s online portal www.testingtime.comfrequently gets business from the likes of Zalando, Swisscom, Deloitte, UBS, AXA, Trivago and Heineken.


Knowit is a niche recruitment agency that specialises in building Product, Engineering & UX Design teams across London, Manchester and the USA. What makes them different? A community-driven approach, an emphasis on continuously learning about their respective markets and an unparalleled network. Knowit’s unique process doesn’t just build your team or find you the right role; they help you to develop your talent strategy and interview processes, support you with your interviews and work with you to improve your CV.

Future Strategy Club

Future Strategy Club is a not-for-profit collective of the best creative freelancers in London supporting and delivering great outcomes for its clients through transparency and partnership. Freelancers get all of the benefits of being permanent including market indexed day rates, learning & development, events, mentorship, co-working space and profit share – without being tied down in employment.

The Event

Space for 250. Doors are opening at 6pm, with introductions at 6.20pm and talks beginning at 6.30pm sharp. There is a lot to get through, so we’ll have a tight schedule, so please arrive on time to see the first presentation!

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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 – 8.45pm: Talk 3 and Q&A Panel
8.45pm: Leave venue & head to a local bar for continued networking


Talks & Discussion Points

Miklos Philips – Lead UX Designer and Product Design Strategist – Toptal

Miklos is a Lead UX Designer and Product Design Strategist with over 18 years of experience. Currently in London, he spent 18 years in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles working across a variety of industries. While remaining a hands-on UX practitioner, over the last five years he’s also led small design teams.

As a champion of user-centered design practices and strategic thinking, he mediates between user needs, business objectives, and technical feasibility, resulting in product designs that please people, make their lives easier, and impact the bottom line.

Chris Gibbins – User Experience Director & Founder – The Wicked Company

Chris is a UX, Human Centred Design & Experimentation expert with 15+ years of agency experience leading high performing cross-functional teams. He is highly skilled in designing quality digital products/services that deliver real value to the end user & significant returns to the business. Passionate about the continual improvement, optimisation and innovation of these experiences thereafter.

The Wicked Company is a Transformation, Service & Experience Design consultancy, dedicated to the art of collaboratively solving wicked problems. A lot has changed since the industrial revolution. The new market we live in is not just more complex but has a new set of characteristics that tame companies cannot solve. A new mindset around capabilities, governance, teams and the support for outcomes is needed. The Wicked Company helps organisations to solve increasingly wicked problems.

We use design thinking, holacratic models, experimentation, lean principles and other new approaches to shape organisations that can survive the modern market.

Silas Rooney – Head of Creative Design and Development – Lloyds Banking Group

During previously work at Barclays for 8 years, Silas set an internal digital design studio made up of multi-skilled designers and digital creatives. He was responsible for Design for Retail Banking / Wealth Banking / Premier Branding / Business / Branding.

Currently at Lloyds Banking Group with the Human Centred Design Department: he is tasked with creating engaging consumer experiences and visualising future states of the bank. Providing a framework of how could we do banking that makes a difference and not be detrimental to customers lives? Asking the questions of how could we get to a level of simplicity that doesn’t feel like a bank?


  1. Annie Strickland

    25th June 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Hi, I bought a ticket but am stuck at work and won’t be able to make it. Wondering if anyone is recording the event so I could listen later? Thank you!

    • Mike

      25th June 2019 at 6:06 pm

      Hi Annie, we will indeed be recording the UX Crunch: Design Systems event. We should hopefully have it uploaded within the next few weeks on our media section!

  2. Gitana Kausylaite

    18th July 2019 at 9:56 am

    I’ve purchased the ticket, but got a contract with working hours 11-8pm and can’t make it. I hope it’s early enough to ask to be able to cancel my spot and resell to another person who can make a use of it.

    Many thanks,

    • Mike

      18th July 2019 at 12:29 pm

      Hi Gitana, yes there is enough time for us to refund your ticket or else you may simply make us aware of who you have passed the ticket on to, and we will generate one for them on your behalf. We shall email you directly to follow up! Best, TC.


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