UX Crunch: UX Research

A London UX meetup about UX Research. Learn, connect and grow with the UX community at this social event.
Tuesday, 17th December. 18:00 – 20:45. WeWork, 1 Fore Street Avenue, EC2Y 5EJ.

UX research is the systematic investigation of users and their requirements, in order to add context and insight into the process of designing the user experience. UX research employs a variety of techniques, tools, and methodologies to reach conclusions, determine facts, and uncover problems, thereby revealing valuable information which can be fed into the design process.

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



Ticket only event – IF THE EVENT SAYS SOLD OUT, PLEASE REFRESH YOUR BROWSER AND TRY AGAIN IN 5 MINUTES TIME. If it is still sold out, then please contact us in the field at the bottom of this page for the waiting list.

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.


Few & Far 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. Whether you’re a startup looking to establish the foundations for successful growth or a scaling business that needs to efficiently hire at speed, Few&Far can help you attract, build and sustain your product design teams. Few&Far help you identify your career vision, create a path to get there and find you the product design opportunities that are Few&Far between.

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

Danielle Macdonald – UX Researcher – Receipt Bank

Danielle is currently head of UX Research at Receipt Bank. In addition to managing a great team of researchers, she defines and assures best practice, influencing Receipt Bank strategy and priorities to provide diverse user base with intuitive, satisfying, delightful experiences.

Previously, she worked at Facebook as a UX Researcher, exploring new ways of helping people connect and share.

Her specialties include all the usual UX suspects – including user research, workshop facilitation, IA development, persona creation, journey mapping, usability testing, as well as research ops.

Rory Woods – Creative Director – Biglight

Rory is an accomplished creative director specialising in digital product, service and e-commerce design.

Originally from Australia, he began his career at global branding agency Landor, spent many years as an art director at ‘big’ agencies and today heads the creative department of leading customer experience agency Biglight in London.

Rory is passionate about creating remarkable customer experiences for his clients using a data driven approach to extend creative concepts and thinking. Rory has worked for some of the world’s leading brands across financial services, retail, healthcare and technology sectors.rory

Nina Belk – Design, Research and Strategy – Modern Human & Siobhan Curtis – Design, Research and Strategy – Modern Human

Teams are often under pressure to get designing as soon as possible, and as a result aren’t able to give discovery research the time and depth of inquiry they should. Without a deep understanding of the problem at the outset of a project innovative ideas can feel elusive. Design Researchers Siobhán Curtis and Nina Belk, from Modern Human will showcase the magic that happens when discovery research is allowed the time and space to go deep undercover in people’s lives. They’ll explain how genuine insights are fundamental to innovative products and services and what it takes to gain that insight: framing research questions to explore phenomena rather than features, and approaches that enable you to see these phenomena in the wild.

Siobhán is a strategic research consultant with extensive experience working for global marketing and digital design agencies. She leads the design research practice.

Sionhan encourages the research teams to reappraise problems and identify fresh insights to drive innovative and meaningful experiences. Extensive experience of international research has enabled Siobhan to appreciate the subtleties and challenges of insight interpretation.

Nina is a renowned design strategist and leads our service design practice. She brings over 15 years of industry experience which includes 6 previous leadership roles.

Her global research experience includes researching medical products in Japan, staff canteens on industrial estates in Newcastle or cruise holidays with New Yorkers. She always uncovers surprising and inspiring insights that unlock business and creative challenges to design new services and experiences.

Nina was formerly Service Design Lead at Fjord and Research Director at DigitasLBi. Nina has experience across a wide range of industries, including clients like: American Express, Honda, Sky, B&Q, and O2.



  1. Matt Barker

    3rd December 2019 at 12:30 am

    Hi, I was wondering if you would mind putting me on the waitlist for this one?

    • Mike

      3rd December 2019 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Matt – this event is not sold out. If the event appears sold out, please use a different browser & refresh the page, perhaps your cache/cookies also. If it still has a sold out symbol past that point, please screenshot this and email it to mike@techcircus.co.uk – thanks!


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