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Festival of UX & Design Virtual Conference

September 9 - September 11

£29 – £45
Festival of UX & Design Virtual Conference

Festival of UX & Design – A three-day virtual festival exploring the evolution and future of design, focusing on new and emerging technologies. Online; Sept 9-11, 2020

This event will bring together a diverse group of individuals to discuss UX Design and present new and innovative ideas! We have a wealth of experience hosting monthly UX events and look forward to welcoming you to our first online festival featuring 18 expert speakers and 6 workshops.

All available straight from your home!

The festival will cover topics such as Inclusive & Accessible Design, the Evolution of UX DesignInnovation & Emerging Technologies.
It will also be excellent networking and recruitment opportunity: you will have the chance to connect with up to 250 UXperts!

Here are our 60 minutes interactive workshops:

1. An introduction to prototyping using Adobe XD hosted by Chimmy Kalu, WorldRemit
Have you heard about prototyping but don’t know what it is? Or you know what it is but haven’t yet had the chance to learn how to do it? This is an introductory prototyping session. We will cover: Creating wireframes using XD – including using assets and repeat grids, Adding fundamental interactions and transitions – including anchor links and scroll groups, and testing the prototypes.

2. Leveling up your prototyping using Adobe XD hosted by Chimmy Kalu, WorldRemit
You might have been prototyping with other tools or even Adobe XD, but you’re interested in learning new aspects of prototyping. This session will cover Voice prototyping, Content-aware layouts, and animation using component states.

3. Shaping Design Systems by John Bevan, Conjure

In the session, we’ll be tackling everything that goes into creating and scaling a successful interface design system. We’ll cover the Anatomy of design systems and design language, looking at the structure behind design systems, including how to shift design and development processes and then implement them successfully. We’ll cover selling design systems talking business cases for design systems, and steps to get started. We’ll cover elemental design principles, looking at the core principles of componentized UI interface design and how atomic design helps accelerate, simplify, and unify product delivery across design and development work. And finally, we’ll discuss scaling design systems. As you scale products and platforms, and effective design system should increase in value over time. We’ll talk about tools, techniques, and practices to ensure your organization can leverage your design system.

4. Accessibility in Design Hinges on “Uncovering” Ourselves by Stacey Seronick, IBM

According to longitudinal research performed by Google on what makes for high-performing teams, and confirmed by my own and my colleagues’ experiences, the common thread is a sense of psychological safety on the team – the sense that it’s okay to learn from mistakes and it’s okay to be yourself, whatever that may mean. Creating that feeling of safety on a team, and by extension, a whole enterprise, takes work, and the first step is allowing our true and whole selves to shine. The benefits of doing this for our health and wellness are innumerable, yet it’s the value we bring to our teams that ends up helping the business’ bottom line. We can help others to feel that they can do the same – stop “covering” up what is perceived as a flaw and embrace their whole and true selves.

Taking lessons and tips from Kenji Yoshino’s concept of covering, where people conceal part of their identity to fit in, this open conversation with participants demonstrates the importance of creating an environment where we feel free to bring our authentic selves to work and will provide the opportunity for attendees to contribute their own covering stories.

5. How to design inclusively using accessibility audits by Olena Bulygina, Inviqa

Accessibility audits might seem daunting, but they don’t need to be – and they’re an ideal place to start your accessibility journey.
In this hands-on workshop, Olena Bulygina, a senior UX consultant at Inviqa, will help you problem-solve your accessibility issues and give you the tools and approaches to deliver valuable accessibility audits in-house.

6. Leading customer-inspired, collaborative innovation in your organization by Anindita Saha, HSBC

When we pair invention and emerging technologies with insights about customers, we create the foundations for innovation. As user-centered design practitioners, we are in a unique position to leverage our passion for understanding the customer with design thinking methodology to unlock the innovation potential.

In our workshop, we will discuss different design thinking methods, best practices, and examples of how to engage designers and non-designers to promote divergent thinking within organizations. We will work through a simulation of an ideation workshop based mock-customer insights that can break silos and promote x-team collaboration.
By the end of the workshop, you will have a set of design thinking methods and workshop framework that can help you to promote design as the central discipline for collaborative innovation.

More speakers and workshops to be confirmed. Stay tuned!
Busy during the festival? But still, want to listen to our speakers? You can access all the recorded talks for 30 days once the festival has concluded by purchasing an Access All Recordings ticket. You will receive a link to access all the Festival talks plus some exclusive content.

Festival of UX & Design Virtual Conference

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September 9
September 11
£29 – £45
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