1. Experience the UX London vibe with the UK UPA User Experience Clinic

    What’s the UX Clinic?
    If you haven’t managed to secure a ticket to UX London, the UX Clinic is your opportunity to meet and throw questions at Jared Spool, Leah Buley, Janice Fraser, Stephen P Anderson and Luke Wroblewski.

    All five of them are speaking at Clearleft‘s conference, and have graciously agreed to take part in our panel, providing their unique perspectives to issues posed by you.

    How does it work?
    Ask a question, specifically for one of the speakers, or all of them. You can do so on the night, but it would be great if you submit them up-front. One lucky person will win a set of Rosenfeld Media books on the night:

    events@ukupa.org.uk with “UX Clinic” in the subject.
    tweet at @UKUPA using the hash tag “#UXclinic”
    Where is it?
    At the conference venue, the Cumberland Hotel, in the Carbon Bar. The entrance is on Old Quebec Street.

    What does it cost?
    This event is free for all!


    Rosenfeld Media

    Lou Rosenfeld and his team at Rosenfeld Media have very generously given us a complete set of their fabulous UX books to give away on the night. We will be picking one lucky winner from all questions posed to our lovely panel.

    The Carbon Bar

    A big thank you to the team at the Carbon Bar who kindly offered to host our event this month.

    We are looking for another sponsor for this event. If you are interested in sponsoring our UX Clinic or any future UK UPA events please get in touch with our Vice President Tim on vicepresident@ukupa.org.uk

    More about the speakers

    Jared Spool

    Jared M. Spool is the founding principal of User Interface Engineering, a leading research, training, and consulting firm specializing in website and product usability.

    If you’ve seen Jared speak about usability, you know that he’s one of the most effective, knowledgeable communicators on the subject today. What you probably don’t know is that he has guided the research agenda and built User Interface Engineering into the largest research organization of its kind in the world. He’s been working in the field of usability and design since 1978, before the term “usability” was ever associated with computers.

    Jared spends his time working with the research teams at the company, helps clients understand how to solve their design problems, explains to reporters and industry analysts what the current state of design is all about, and is a top-rated speaker at more than 20 conferences every year. He is also the conference chair and keynote speaker at the annual User Interface Conference, is on the faculty of the Tufts University Gordon Institute, and manages to squeeze in a fair amount of writing time.

    Leah Buley

    Leah Buley is a design strategist at Intuit, where she works on the future of business and personal finance.

    Prior to Intuit, Leah was an experience designer at Adaptive Path, working for clients in financial services, media, consumer products, and the non-profit world.

    Leah writes and speaks regularly on tactics for inviting colleagues and skeptics into the user-centered design process. Her workshops and presentations have a reputation for being quirky, information-packed, and always fun.

    She is currently at work on a book to be published with Rosenfeld Media in 2012.

    Janice Fraser

    Janice is an entrepreneur and interaction designer for web and mobile products. During her 15 years in Silicon Valley, she has raised capital, founded both successful and failed startups, consulted to both large enterprises and early stage firms.

    Janice was cofounder of design firm Adaptive Path and served as the company’s first CEO. During her tenure, Adaptive Path tripled in staff and revenues, developed and sold a product to Google, coined the term Ajax, and transformed from a lifestyle partnership to a high-growth firm.

    Janice has been a guest speaker at many conferences and universities, including Haas, Kellogg, Stanford, and the Presido Graduate School of Management.

    Stephen P Anderson

    Stephen P. Anderson is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant based out of Dallas, Texas.

    He created the Mental Notes card deck, a tool that’s widely used by product teams to apply psychology to interaction design. He’s also the author of the book Seductive Interaction Design, which explores this topic of psychology and design in more detail.

    Prior to venturing out on his own, Stephen spent more than a decade building and leading teams of information architects, interaction designers and UI developers. He’s designed Web applications for technology startups as well as corporate clients like Nokia, Frito-Lay, Sabre Travel Network, and Chesapeake Energy.

    Between public speaking and project work, Stephen offers workshops and training to help organizations manage creative teams, make use of visual thinking, and design better customer experiences.

    Luke Wobrlewski

    Luke is an internationally recognized digital product leader who has designed or contributed to software used by more than 700 million people worldwide.

    Luke was Co-founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Bagcheck which was acquired by Twitter Inc. just nine months after being launched publicly. Prior to this, Luke was an Entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) at Benchmark Capital and the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo! Inc. where he worked on product alignment and forward-thinking integrated customer experiences on the Web, mobile, TV, and beyond.

    Luke is the author of three popular Web design books (Mobile First, Web Form Design & Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability) in addition to many articles about digital product design and strategy. He is also a consistently top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world, and a Co-founder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).

    Previously, Luke was the Lead User Interface Designer of eBay Inc.’s platform team, where he led the strategic design of new consumer products (such as eBay Express and Kijiji) and internal tools and processes. He also founded LukeW Ideation & Design, a product strategy and design consultancy, taught graduate interface design courses at the University of Illinois and worked as a Senior Interface Designer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the birthplace of the first popular graphical Web browser, NCSA Mosaic.

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