NUX Leeds – 25 Feb 2016 – Lean Creative

NUX Leeds meet-ups are kindly sponsored by Simple Usability and Orchard.

SimpleUsability and Orchard

The next NUX Leeds event is taking place on Thursday 25th February in our regular home at the office of Simple Usability, at Marshall Mills, near Holbeck Urban Village, 5 minutes from Leeds City Centre.

Join us from 6:00pm for food, drinks and networking. Talk starts at 6:30pm.

Lean Creative

Sam Quayle
Design Consultant @Valtech

Thanks in-part to the Lean UX movement, agile teams are beginning to see the benefits of integrating user experience and research into their delivery. But what about typically more ‘creative’ skill-sets? Can art direction, visual design and branding co-exist, or even thrive, in such an environment?

Drawing on our experiences of delivering multi-disisciplinary projects for the likes of NHS, Audi and Bupa, this practical talk aims to promote a creative process that reduces waste, limits subjectivity and achieves consistent and measurable outcomes.

We’ll look at how effective multi-disciplinary teams work together, collaborative design activities and how to test creative work with an audience.

Sam Quayle

Sam Quayle

Sam is a design consultant working for Valtech, where he specialises in lean user experience, front-end development and digital delivery. He has  established a diverse portfolio of award-winning digitial projects for the likes of the BBC, DVSA, Boots and Syco Music.

He is passionate about applying agile and lean principles to the design process and developing performant and scalable user interfaces for large-scale websites and applications.

Follow Sam: @Samquayle

Running order

6:00 – 6:30 Free pizza, beer, soft drinks & refreshments provided by our sponsors Orchard
6:30 – 8:00 Sam’s talk and discussion
8:00 – 9:30 Open discussion and networking (over at The Northern Monk)


Slides from Sam’s talk are available on Slideshare: Lean creative. Beyond user needs.

Lean Creative. Sam Quayle



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