Ladies That UX Manchester March 2016 Meetup

When:
March 15, 2016 @ 18:00 – 21:00
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Where:
Rentalcars Office - 35 Fountain St - M2 Manchester
United Kingdom

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ladies-that-ux-manchester-march-2016-meetup-tickets-22172493525

Hello,
Ladies that UX Manchester are back for another meet up on Tuesday 15th March 2016.
Arrival will be between 6pm & 7pm – Drinks & nibbles provided!
Based on last months ‘keep, stop, start’ feedback, we will there at a slightly earlier time of 6pm, so people can come straight after work if they like to get together, chat and have something to eat. This meet-up will be taking place at Rentalcars amazing offices in central Manchester.

Speakers will start around 7.15pm

We are really happy to announce we have two great speakers for our March event; Dan Donald and Jessie Blaynee who will be discussing the topics inclusion and assumptions.

Dan is currently Front-end & Interaction Lead at McCann Manchester, having previously worked at the BBC, freelance and at small agencies. Though primarily a front-end developer, he’s always been interested in UX and the bigger questions that underly the web and the way we use it. His talk is titled ‘Under the Surface… Into the Future.’ As we work with many assumptions, often without realising it, in this talk Dan will explore topics ranging from retro-futurism and futurology, to responsive web design in order to illustrate that one of the core skill we all need to embrace is adaptability.

Jessie is a User Experience Research Coordinator at We Are Sigma who spends a lot of time thinking about research methods for people typically excluded from digital design processes. In another life Jessie was a Digital Account Executive for Aldi, who then moved on to be an Information Architect at McCann Manchester. Jessie is a very busy lady has an MA in Cultural Studies and is currently doing a part-time PhD at Salford University in User Experience Research.

She aims to discus the idea “Are we being inclusive?” Using the old to shape the new.’ In her work, she has often observed that when you only have an hour or so with your users, you can miss a lot. Especially if they’re using your product for the first time, are in an environment where they wouldn’t normally be, and are pretty unfamiliar with computers anyway. This talk will discuss the merits of having a research solution which incorporates excluded user groups such as the over 65’s, and making a difference to the lives of people who could most benefit from technology.

We’d just like to say a massive thank you to Rental Cars for hosting this months event and we look forward to seeing you all there on the 15th March.