NUX Newcastle – 24 May 2018 – Design sprints

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

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The next NUX Newcastle event is on Thursday 24 May 2018. It is at Campus North, Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6UF.

Doors will open at 6pm for food, drinks and networking. The talk will start at 6:30.

Design sprints

Google use 5-day design sprints to map, sketch, vote on ideas, prototype and test designs with users. The design sprint is their battle-tested way to quickly answer critical business questions.

Marc O’Connor and James Oliver will talk about their experiences of using a design sprint. They will talk about each day of the sprint and how they got team members and stakeholders to agree it was a good idea.

About Marc

Marc is a Service Designer at HM Revenue and Customs who designs coherent, consistent integrated services based on user needs. Marc defines the design strategy for end-to-end services.

Before becoming a Service Designer, Marc was a user researcher. He identified user needs and used insights to make services better. A perfect foundation for service design.

Marc focuses on building successful relationships with stakeholders. He then works with them to define problems and a vision that achieves policy intent and meets user needs.

About James

James is a freelance User Experience Consultant currently working with the Department of Health.

He relocated to the North East in 2014 after 10 years working in London as a graphic designer, web designer and user-centred design and research specialist.

James has worked in many different industries. This includes products and services for Penguin, EMI,, Ancestry, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, MOO, BBC, and HM Revenue and Customs.

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 8
Marc and James’s talk and discussion

8:00 to late
Drinks in The Ware Rooms

Slides from Marc and James’s presentation are available on Slideshare.

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