NUX Newcastle, 16 November 2016, The Art of Play

NUX Newcastle meet-ups are kindly sponsored by Orange Bus.

With a new venue and temporary change of day we’re back with our last session of the year…  (TLDR; IT HAS LEGO!)

The Art of Play

Play isn’t just for children. In fact, toys have a long history in therapeutic settings to help people articulate difficult emotions. More practically, play can help engage people in user research and other UX activities that they might not otherwise connect with.

This is an interactive workshop where Sarah will be talking you through how you can engage participants and other team members with play, as well as letting you play in group workshop activities. With LEGO!

About Sarah

Sarah StokesSarah Stokes is a User Researcher currently working with the HMRC Digital Delivery Team in Newcastle. She moved back to the North-East in July 2014 after graduating from Bangor University with a degree in psychology. After various data analysis and statistical roles, she settled with the HMRC Digital team in April 2015. Through university web-design internships, volunteering with the Scout Association and her work with HMRC, she’s evolved to specialise in more creative and playful ways of training and communicating with people.


Running order

6:30 – 6:45 Doors open for free beer, soft drinks, and pizza provided by our sponsor Orange Bus.
6:45 – 7:45 Talk and workshop by Sarah Stokes
7:45 – 8:30 Open discussion and networking
8:30 – late To the pub!


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