UX Crunch at Home: Designing for Internal Tools



A live-streamed event covering Internal UX. Learn, connect and grow with the UX community, without leaving your home!
Thursday, 17th December. 18:00 – 20:00.

 

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Hearing “It doesn’t need to be simple; we’ll train staff how to use it”? Struggling to get buy-in for your research? Difficulty finding users? Getting a headache from all the internal politics? Sounds like you’re trying to research an internal tool.

In this session we’ll explore simple methods to turbo-charge your internal tool research. Quickly get stakeholders demanding research. Tips on where to find users. How to navigate messy internal politics and more. We’ll share stories from the field about how to get the most from your research and how to ensure it has impact.
 
 

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Adobe XD is a powerful, collaborative, easy-to-use platform that helps you and your team create designs for websites, mobile apps, voice interfaces, games, and more.

 


Zebra People are a digital recruitment agency who specialise in building digital product & service design teams. Covering all levels from junior through to director we support best-loved brands, Government organisations, NFP’s, leading agencies and innovative start-ups as they grow their digital capabilities. Committed to developing the industry we work within, Zebra People host training workshops and sponsor events across all of our key specialisms helping our network to learn and develop their skills. We are also very proud of our annual salary survey which provides unique insights by sector, both qualitative and quantitative. Check out www.zebrapeople.com for more information…

 

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 6.10pm sharp!

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6.00PM – Event Opens – Time to Network
6.10PM – First Speaker
6.40PM – Second Speaker
7.10PM – Third Speaker
7.40PM – Panel Q&A

 

Talks & Discussion Points

Drue Thomas – Senior Product Designer – New York Times
Drue Thomas is a senior product designer/researcher/dog-mom in NYC. Day-to-day she designs the tools that support the Homepage news desk at The New York Times. Outside of the Times, she is also a mentor and technical expert at Thinkful. If she’s not on the internet somewhere talking about design systems or internal tools, you’ll likely find her at home, social distancing.

Jack Holmes – Service Design Lead – St James’ Place Wealth Management

Jack is an independent UX researcher and designer from Bristol. He’s worked on simple internal tools that help staff reset their passwords to complex systems for processing million-pound payments. Working both in-house and agency side he has lots of stories to tell from the field. He’s a Director of UXPA International and has chaired their last two international conferences. When he’s not researching, designing or putting on a conference, Jack loves nothing more than exploring somewhere new. Unfortunately, he’s not managed much of that this year!

Researching people at work: tips and tricks from the field

Hearing “It doesn’t need to be simple; we’ll train staff how to use it”? Struggling to get buy-in for your research? Difficulty finding users? Getting a headache from all the internal politics? Sounds like you’re trying to research an internal tool.

In this session, we’ll explore simple methods to turbo-charge your internal tool research. Quickly get stakeholders demanding research. Tips on where to find users. How to navigate messy internal politics and more. We’ll share stories from the field about how to get the most from your research and how to ensure it has impact.

Talin Wadsworth – Principal Designer – Adobe
Talin Wadsworth is the Principal Designer and co-founder of Adobe XD, a tool for UX/UI design and interactive prototyping. As part of the Adobe Design group, he’s led many 1.0 product initiatives, including the launch of Creative Cloud and Adobe Sketch for the iPad. Talin is also an illustrator, live-streamer, and print maker. He is a graduate of California College of the Arts, and lives in Oakland, CA.


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