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UX Scotland conference – sharing our experiences

I’ve been accepted as a contributor at this year’s UX Scotland conference, happening at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh from 7 to 9 June 2017.

I attend UX Scotland every year, and share my experiences via this blog. It’s a fantastic event for user experience (UX) practitioners and for those looking to learn more. I’ve always enjoyed the mix of contributions from people in working in the field much like me through to world-leading thinkers and innovators.

Previous blog posts about the UX Scotland conference

My session – Change through education

This year I decided to take the plunge and propose a session of my own which I’m very proud to say has been accepted.

Working in large organisations with little or no culture of UX can be frustrating. How can you address this, especially when it’s not even your job? A strong believer in the value and impact of ad hoc education and grass-roots activity, I will share some of my successes and failures in putting UX on the map.

Excerpt from my session description

Full outline of my session: Change through education

Promotional image for UX Scotland containing logo, dates and location

I’m speaking at UX Scotland 2017 in Edinburgh

Why I’m doing this

Appearing on the programme alongside so many talented people, especially Jared Spool and Dana Chisnell who I admire a great deal, is a thrill.

I’m doing this partly as a personal challenge, and partly because I believe we have a story to tell that is perhaps a little different to the majority of the agenda. Coming into UX from a teaching/training background gives me a different perspective to many in the field of UX who come from designer, developer, project manager or business analyst roles.

Hopefully this difference results in a view and a session that appeals. I’d better get planning…

UX Scotland website – full agenda, dates, costs, location


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