NUX York – Thursday 30th January 2020

Our first NUX York event is taking place on Thursday 30th January at Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory St, York YO1 6ET.

NUX York events are sponsored by DXW Digital and Ideasmiths.

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

This month we welcome Lucy Buykx, Marianne Brierley, and Debbie Maxwell. Each presenting talks about…

Three digital note taking techniques that really speed up findings (and allow you to deep dive later)

User researchers working in agile know the pressures of time to get findings available for their team. Working as a team to take Post-it notes is a great way to work at speed and also capture insights from other disciplines and your stakeholders. However, they can be a pain and not just when they fall off your walls! They are difficult to digitise, lose their context of when they happened – that can be important if you need context of the discussion to develop your insight or just want to go back and deep dive the recording at a later date. In this talk, Lucy will present 3 digital techniques for note taking that can work alongside group Post-it sessions, support collaborate analysis, support rigour of finding and audit trails.

UX in 2020

A reflection on projects from 2019 and upcoming trends we hope to see in 2020. This lightning talk will look at attitudes to UX and how teams might be working over the coming year.

“Do what I say, not what I do” – Teaching the next generation of designers

In this talk, Debbie will look at the challenges of and value in offering up ‘perfect’, clean design cycles in design education vs what can happen in the real world, whether that is in industry, third sector or academic research.


About Lucy

Lucy is a senior user researcher with 6 years experience and a PhD in human computer interaction. She’s recently moved to the public sector, running a discovery research project at Defra in York and is a partner at IdeaSmiths.

Prior to Defra she worked at SimpleUsibility, where she developed training programmes and process improvements as well as researching everything from getting mortgage advice to buying beer for French bars.

Her passion is improving researchers’ skills and technique tool boxes so they can work more efficiently and effectively get robust findings to share with their teams.

About Marianne

Marianne is a senior user researcher and service designer from DXW Digital in Leeds. Marianne is an advocate for using the right approach, at the right time, for the right purpose.

Her most recent projects have focused on local government and the Local Digital Collaboration fund, where she has worked with a number of councils around the country to develop new services whilst coaching teams in agile UX skills.



About Debbie

Dr Deborah Maxwell is a lecturer in Interactive Media at University of York. Her research focuses on the roles of active storytelling and engagement in digital contexts.

She is interested in the way that people interact with and reshape technology through stories, as both method and artefacts, and across media.






Running order

  • 6:00 – 6:30    Free pizza, beer, soft drinks and refreshments
  • 6:30 – 7:15     Lucy’s talk
  • 7:15 – 7:30     Marianne’s lightning talk
  • 7:30 – 8:15     Debbie’s talk
  • 8:15 – 8:30     Open discussion and networking


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