Training course: Designing for Persuasion

Learn how to make sure your design and copy creates action and avoids procrastination. An intensive one day introduction to designing for persuasion. Using ideas honed from years of scientific study from the disciplines of behavioural economics, sociology and psychology.

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Date: 5 December 2013
Location: Bunnyfoot London, UK

UK User Experience Awards 2013

The User Experience UK Awards recognise excellence in user-focused digital or service design. They are a celebration of great and innovative UX offerings from organisations that take pride in offering the best possible online or joined-up experience. Entry deadline: 11 October 2013

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Date: 13 November 2013
Location: Ogilvy Digital Labs, UK

UXPA UK Careers Event 2013

The event will include the following tracks; -Speed dating followed by a traditional open house careers fair - for those actively looking for a job; -Q&A panel :- for practitioners keen on improving their interviewing skills; and -UX booths :- for both junior and senior practitioners who would benefit from professional development.

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Date: 27 June 2013
Location: Thomson Reuters, UK

What is This User Experience Thing?

What is this UX thing? Click to view entire comic

User Experience, aka 'UX', is talked about a lot within the web development world, yet I speak to many people who are still unsure of what it actually is.

I tasked my colleague Bonny with coming up with a simple explanation of what UX is and why it's important.  Her response came in the form of a comic.  It's pretty good!  I wanted to share it here to see if anyone else would find it useful too.

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iQ Webinar: Video & Motion Graphics in Digital Design

iQ Webinar: Video & Motion Graphics in Digital Design

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Date: 11 April 2013
Location: Online, UK

Delivering UX Innovation

Logistics & Schedule: Date – Thursday, 18 April, 2013 Time - 6:30pm for 7pm start Location - SapientNitro, 8 Spital Square, London, E1 6DU 6:30 – 7:00 :: Drinks and Nibbles 7:00 – 7:10 :: Welcome and Announcements 7:10 – 8:45 :: Presentations 8.45 – 9.30 :: Networking Ticket information: Tickets are available through Eventbrite

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Date: 18 April 2013
Location: SapientNitro, UK

HCID2013 - City University London Open Day

FREE talks and workshops around the ideas of creativity, usability, user experience, web accessibility, mobile design, multitouch technologies, service design, tours of our state of the art interaction lab and more!

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Date: 17 April 2013
Location: College Building, City University London, UK

Groovy & Grails eXchange 2012

Join Graeme Rocher, Guillaume LaForge and 100+ developers for the the fifth annual Groovy & Grails eXchange, this Dec 13-14th in London.

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Date: 13 December 2012
Location: The Crypt, St James Church Clerkenwell, UK

[Infographic] Coolness of Blue in Web Design by TemplateMonster

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Blue Eyes, Blue Suade Shoes or maybe you're just Blue (Da Ba Dee, Da Ba Daa) - it seems this shade is top of the charts in more ways than one.

As the lovely Nathalie Nahai mentioned at her Psychology of Online Persuasion book launch last week, blue is a very popular colour for the web - and that's now been backed up by TemplateMonster.com's new infographic, "Coolness of Blue in Web Design" below, looking at it's influence on genders, cultures and more.

And if you missed out on our latest psychology event, keep your eyes peeled for our 2013 events schedule announcement coming soon!

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UX Brighton 2012

UX Brighton present our third annual conference. This year the theme is Past & Future Interactions. A mix of practical and theoretical, commercial and academic – the idea behind this year’s theme is that knowledge of the past informs us to create better products for the future.

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Date: 2 November 2012
Location: The Corn Exchange, UK

UKUPA Careers Event 2012

UKUPA UX Careers Event 2012 - This event provides a forum where employers and practitioners can meet, network and learn. Kindly hosted and sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

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Date: 21 June 2012
Location: Thomson Reuters, UK

UX #Fail: Magazines are iPads That Don't Work [video]

A Magazine is an iPad That Doesn't Work

Still working in print? Attached to the product of dead trees splashed with ink and trucked around the country? The next (but one?) generation doesn't feel the same way.

Check out this video of a toddler experiencing full-on user-experience #fail with her magazines. Guaranteed to send a shiver down the spines of die-hard print lovers everywhere.

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User Centred Design: Techniques to Improve the User Experience

Learn how to understand your users better and design products which are effective, efficient and satisfying to use. This two day workshop will teach you user centred design techniques to help you complete projects to time and budget, getting the maximum return from your investment.

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Date: 13 September 2012
Location: System Concepts Ltd, UK

UX ABC: UX’s Role In Great Branding - How To Get It Right

UX Corner proudly presents UX ABC: UX’s Role In Great Branding - How To Get It Right. UX pitches, feedback, an expert panel debate and Q&A. Join us for Free pizza and beer, and networking with other professionals.

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Date: 14 March 2012
Location: 11th Floor, 6 Mitre Passage, UK

Mobile Games - Current Trends and what are the lessons for other sectors?

Mobile games is arguably the most significant contributor to mobile content revenues - so there's plenty to learn from that sector if you're not in it - and plenty to think about from others' experience if you are.

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Date: 30 January 2012
Location: CBI Conference Centre, Centre Point, UK