Edinburgh UX meetup: Edinburgh UX / ProductTank joint meetup

PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE! (it's bigger, so we should now be able to fit you all in). Note however that you will need to BRING PHOTOGRAPHIC ID (matching the name on your meetup profile) to gain access to the building.

For this month's meetup we've teamed up with ProductTank Edinburgh (www.meetup.com) to bring you an exciting and insightful evening centred around the role of user research and testing in product development. We’ll hear from speakers including The Scottish National Investment Bank, Education Scotland, xDesign, The Heineken Company & Sustainably.

This event will feature 3 talks from 5 fantastic speakers:

Bobby King & Mike Jefferson: Bobby is Senior User Researcher at Scottish National Investment Bank, where he is planning a User Research programme for this new public-sector investment bank. Mike is a Freelance User Researcher, currently working with Education Scotland. They will talk about how they transitioned from being generalist UX Designers to specialist User Researchers, taking a look at some of the mistakes they have made along the way.

Alanna Innes & Duncan Forbes. Alanna is a Product Owner with xDesign, one of Scotland’s leading digital product development agencies, ensuring product success for innovative companies. Duncan is a Product Manager at Heineken, one of the world’s largest brewers & pub landlords. Heineken employs over 80,000 people and operates breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries. Alanna & Duncan will talk about how Heineken employs User Research to ensure commercial & product success. They will describe their experience conducting user testing sessions to challenge assumptions and how an evidence based approach to product definition can complement Agile feature development.

Jenny Bjorkman: Jenny is UX Lead at Sustainably, where she is charged with creating amazing user experiences for one of the most exciting fintechs in the country. Her talk will cover how, even on a small start up budget, Sustainably still keep the user at the heart of everything by carrying out user testing.



18.00 - Doors open; free pizza, beer, wine, soft drinks & networking

18.30 - Talks (with a short networking break between talks)

20.15 - Q&A

20.45 - Networking

21.00 - Close

This event is supported by Deliveroo Tech in Edinburgh, xDesign and Lloyds Banking Group.

Deliveroo are transforming the way people think about food, and their newly-launched Edinburgh office is hiring! We’re building autonomous, cross-functional teams tackling huge challenges, and building products used by millions of consumers, riders and restaurants worldwide. If you’d like the opportunity to have an impact in a high growth company, we’d love to hear from you regardless of role. More info on careers.deliveroo.co.uk

xDesign is one of Scotland’s leading digital product development agencies, specialising in planning, designing and building mobile and web products for clients globally. We’re helping companies to tackle some of their biggest challenges and opportunities through innovative digital solutions that empower users and transform processes. For more info, check us out at www.xdesign.com

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Edinburgh UX meetup invites UX people of all flavours to a monthly meeting of minds – a place to share ideas and indulge in idle banter. Whether you be designer, developer, guerrilla, enthusiast or just passing by, come join us on the last Monday of the month.