Join the human-centred network
There is a new network in Microsoft Teams for people across the University taking human-centred approaches to their work.
This includes people interested in user experience, service design, human–computer interaction, lean, design thinking… Any kind of human-centred approach is welcome here!
The network began as a small group of people across the University, making new connections during lockdown. Now we are gradually building the network as a community, sharing our work and learning from each other.
As a way of getting introduced to each other, we are hosting a meet-up event on Thursday 5 November at 3pm.
Our topic of discussion will be: how we got interested in human-centred approaches. Participants can each talk about a book, article or talk that has influenced our careers as human-centred practitioners.
We’ve also got some ideas about how to start building this community of practice in the current situation, and we’d be keen to hear your ideas as well.
So if you’d like to join us for this meet-up, please feel free to optionally:
- prepare a brief intro of yourself and what you do at the University
- say what you’d like to get out of this network
- speak briefly about a book, article or talk that has influenced your career as a human-centred practitioner
…or simply come along and listen to the conversation.
If you plan to speak, please send me a message just to help us plan timings.
If you’re not able to make this slot, we’ll also have a way for you to contribute in your own time.
Recent highlights from the human-centred network
Over the past few weeks, members of the human-centred network have been:
- Sharing our experiences around incentivising user research participants — how much to offer for what activities.
- Discussing the pros and cons of tools like Hemingway Editor as a way of improving the readability of your content.
- Taking inspiration from behavioural science, looking at the Behavioural Insights Team’s EAST framework, which has some striking similarities to design processes.
Please feel free to join the network and enrich the community by offering your own perspective on these topics, and by starting your own conversations.