NUX Newcastle – 25 May 2017 – User-centred design and data

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

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The next NUX Newcastle event is on Thursday 25 May 2017 at Campus North, Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6UF.

This month we’re opening the doors at 6 and starting the talks at 6:30. We hope this will give more time for questions, answers and discussion at the end of the talks. (And so we are not rushing to get out before 8!)

May’s talk is all about using data and metrics to gain insight into user needs and users’ experiences. Join us from 6 for the usual food, drinks and networking, with talks from guests Paul Cook and Jenny Gibson starting at 6:30.

User-centred design and data

Paul will share some of the tools, tips and techniques he’s learned over the years that will help you get data “in the room” as part of research and design. He’ll talk about data dashboards, training, reports, sending, sharing, shouting, journey mapping, presenting data (in ceremonies, on TVs, blank walls, anywhere), and talking about data whenever he can. He’ll use examples to talk about what worked and what didn’t.

Jenny will talk about using data and metrics to help communicate with stakeholders, who are focused on numbers, in their own language. She’ll talk about using metrics to gain insight into user needs and users’ experiences that go beyond simple hits and conversion rates.

About Paul

Paul CookPaul is a digital performance analyst who is currently working in government. Over the past 8 years, he’s worked with many organisations in the finance, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, charity and government sectors.

Paul is passionate about putting data and insight in the hands of the people that matter – designers and researchers – and owns 2 ‘I love spreadsheets’ mugs.


About Jenny

Jenny GibsonJenny is a user experience designer at Virgin Money who has worked as an interaction designer, interface designer (red button TV guide!), web designer and developer. She is obsessed with user research, prototyping and data.

Before entering web design, Jenny worked in the music industry for 10 years in varied roles including chief sandwich maker and t-shirt seller, sales, and promoting artists like Elbow, Underworld and Grandaddy.

Running order

6:00 to 6:30
Doors open for free food and drinks provided by Orange Bus. Enticing conversation and networking provided by you.

6:30 to 7:00
Paul’s talk

7:00 to 7:30
Jenny’s talk

7:30 to 8:00
Questions, answers and discussion

8:00 to late
Drinks in The Ware Rooms