NUX Leeds – 27 March 2017 – Desperately Seeking… Something

The March NUX Leeds event is kindly sponsored by the IdeaSmiths.

The March NUX Leeds event is kindly sponsored by the Ideasmiths

The next NUX Leeds event is taking place on Monday 27th March in our NEW home at Futurelabs, at 1 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LY.

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

Desperately Seeking… Something

with Barry Briggs

Think about the utility of your favourite apps and websites, and of all ways they enable you to FIND, CREATE and MANAGE stuff. Whether it’s a seemingly trivial activity like taking notes or managing a TO-DO list, or something more obviously complex like doing your weekly grocery shop online, the digital services we use regularly are rich with features and functionality, and evolve to include new features regularly.

But as a designer, how do you know which features and functionality you should add to your product?

This talk will look at how we as humans FIND information. Using Donna Spencer’s “4 modes of Information Seeking” as a springboard it will demonstrate how features and functionality can be designed to support specific information seeking modes, and look at how users move between modes during a longer journey, how they might transition between different behaviours during a single activity, and what we as designers can do to support this.


Slides from Barry Briggs' talk Desperately seeking...something


About Barry

The NUX Leeds speaker in March will be our very own Barry Briggs

Barry is a Senior UX Architect at the BBC and has almost 20 years’ experience working in the web industry. During that time he counts himself lucky to have worked client-side, in-house and with some of the best agencies in the north-west on numerous successful high profile projects for global brands, across a wide variety of sectors. He’s a usability obsessive, one of the Northern User Experience (NUX) team in Manchester, a chronic perfectionist and an incurable Star Wars geek. In-between all this he spends far too much time in his quest for the perfect quiff.


Running order

6:00 – 6:30 Free pizza, beer, soft drinks & refreshments
6:30 – 8:00 Barry’s talk and discussion
8:00 – 9:30 Open discussion and networking (over at Headrow House)


Tickets will open one week before event – 20th March at 9am.

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