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Scott Weiss

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Scott is the Director of User Experience at Misys, the leading enterprise financial software company. Based in London, Scott leads a global design team. He has worked in user experience since 1989, including roles at Apple, Microsoft, Sybase, Autodesk, and Symbian Foundation, in addition to having run his own New York-based user experience agency. Mobile continue reading →


Patrick Jordan

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Patrick Jordan is a consultant to many of the world’s most successful companies and to the third sector (charities and voluntary organisations). He was a policy advisor to the UK government from 2000 until 2010. He has written several books on people and design and has a PhD in psychology. Patrick also works as an continue reading →


Elizabeth Buie

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Elizabeth Buie is just finishing the first year of a PhD programme in Design Research at Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne. She (re)entered academia with two master’s degrees and more than 35 years of industry experience in the US and Europe, during which she focused on improving the usability and user experience of government continue reading →


Joannes Vandermeulen

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Joannes studied Archaeology and Oriental Linguistics at K.U.Leuven. In 1987, he founded Namahn as a one-person consultancy and built it into a practice of 20 people, housed in an astonishingly spacious and unique location in the center of Brussels. Most recently, Joannes realised a longstanding ambition to run Namahn as a partnership, enabling him to continue reading →


Richard Alec Turner

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Google, Director, Android EMEA Partnerships. Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Android™ delivers a complete set of software for mobile devices: an operating system, middleware and key mobile applications. Twitter: ratuner


Karl Smith

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Global Head of Mobility Enterprise UX and Head of Enterprise UX UK/I for Accenture He is currently involved in a global leadership role in Accenture as a Management Consultant where he has launched Enterprise UX within the organisation to establish a globalisation framework for Enterprise UX. As part of this activity he has recently built and deployed continue reading →


William Hudson

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William has been building interactive systems for over 40 years, focussing on user-centered design for the past 20. He has written over 30 publications and is the creator of the Guerrilla UCD series of webinars (www.guerrillaucd.com). He holds an MSc in Software Engineering and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Research Methods. He was the Courses Co-Chair continue reading →


John Waterworth

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John Waterworth is a user experience researcher and designer. His sweet spots are turning research findings into clear insights that clients can understand and action, and using those insights to create innovative concepts for new products and services. Over the years John has worked with clients such as the BBC, BskyB, Bupa, Google, Government Digital continue reading →


Giorgio Venturi

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Giorgio Venturi is a User Experience Lead who has been working at the intersection of design, human behaviour, technology, services and culture for more than 12 years. He is a passionate advocate of simple, pervasive digital services delivered through multiple touchpoints. Talk to me at @gventuri


Oli Shaw

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Oli Shaw – Purveyor of fine strategy, ideas and direction since 1998. Oli Shaw is a ‘design strategy’ leader, who is experienced in creative direction and service design. While his past is in global digital advertising for brands such as: Panasonic and Adidas, during the last 4 years he has focused on product and service continue reading →


Leon Bovett

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Principal Consultant, Experience Consultancy part of Accenture Enterprise UX, based in Cambridge, UK. Leon has almost twenty years of User Interface design and development experience in the Telecoms industry, working with embedded and mobile applications and frameworks. Over a period of ten years, Leon provided expert consultancy in Mobile UI Frameworks and end to end application continue reading →


Joe Macleod

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Joe Macleod is the Global Design Director at ustwo, a digital design studio that delivers UI/UX design. Joe has run his own business, consulted for Orange on next generation services and worked for Nokia where he headed up the London Service and User Interface Design team. He recently founded the #IncludeDesign campaign to get creative continue reading →


Dominic Winsor

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Dominic Winsor is involved in customer experience design, interaction design & information architecture for online, mobile & multichannel commerce. I’ve helped some big names across various industries improve on their customer experiences and services by applying good design practise with an inquisitive and playful approach. I now work for myself and I’m in the process of continue reading →


Jonathan Culling

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I’ve been a user experience team leader, researcher and designer for the past 13 years with 17 years track record in digital media. During this time, I have shaped the user experience for major brands, including: Vodafone, BAA, BSkyB, SABMiller, T-Mobile, Toyota, Barclays, HBoS, Google, IKEA and British Airways. I believe passionately in the value continue reading →


Jeremy Murray-Wakefield

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Principle Consultant, Experience Consultancy part of Accenture Enterprise UX. He has been developing applications for mobile devices for over twenty years. As an early leader in the design of digital devices and content, Jeremy designed system software for Psion, Philips, Sony Ericsson and Nokia. Now, at Accenture, Jeremy leads a team of user experience practitioners continue reading →


Windahl Finnigan

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Associate Partner – Innovation & Strategy Director, Smarter Commerce Customer and End User Experience at IBM EU. Innovation, disruption & creativity are my passions, I am driven by the art of the possible to make things better and more pleasurable to use. In 1979 I was introduced to one of the first graphical computers, Telidon, continue reading →


Betty Adamou

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Betty is the CEO and Founder of Research Through Gaming, the worlds first and only company solely specialised in using Games for Research and data gathering. Betty is a ResearchGame™ designer, artist and inventor, creating a new methodology of research. Betty decided that there surely was a better way of engaging people to take part continue reading →


Denise Hampson

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For the last year Denise has had a consultant role with NHS England developing a new nhs.uk platform and immersed in the world of digital UX for health and care services for months. In her former life as British Women’s Track Cycling Champion, Denise not only set a number of national records but also spent continue reading →


Sofia Noriega Bueno

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Senior Consultant, Accenture Experience Consultancy part of Accenture Enterprise UX. Since mid-2010 Sofia has worked as a design consultant designing digital interfaces for business systems and commercial websites in more intuitive ways by applying user-centered research methods. Sofia puts the user’s needs at the centre of all the design decisions in a project. Sofia has continue reading →


Elvia Vasconcelos

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Digital at heart grounded in design and a currently working with web sites. Interaction Design is the passion, together with drawing and hacking domestic objects. www.elviavasconcelos.com


John Knight

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John Knight is a user centred design and research expert with over twenty five years experience in the creative industries. As well as being Principal Consultant withing Enterprise User Experience at Accenture, he also studies at doctoral level at Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki. Contributing to numerous academic and industry publications, continue reading →


Simon Grantham

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Senior Consultant, Accenture Experience Consultancy part of Accenture Enterprise UX He has worked with major clients across several industry verticals, to deliver high quality experiences across a number of different platforms: helping clients to achieve their strategic goals. Before joining Accenture he was a Technical Consultant at a major multi-national IT services provider. He has continue reading →


Giles Colborne

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Managing Director CXPartners involved in strategy and user experience for major brands online and on mobile platforms, worldwide. Currently working on cross-channel product strategy and emotional engagement / design.


Dimitris Kontaris

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Senior Consultant, Accenture Experience Consultancy part of Accenture Enterprise UX Dimitris is a Senior Consultant at Accenture. He is a Mathematician with a Masters in Digital Systems, and a Masters in Human Computer Interaction with Ergonomics from UCL. He has been exposed early to the business side of User Experience and has mainly dealt with financial continue reading →


Amy James

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Consultant, Accenture Experience Consultancy part of Accenture Enterprise UX. Amy graduated earlier in the year with a BSc in Psychology with Ergonomics from Loughborough University. Her previous UX experience includes the assessment of military equipment through user trials and human factors questionnaires. Accenture UX Team


Rita R Hanna

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Consultant, Accenture Experience Consultancy part of Accenture Enterprise UX. Before joining Accenture Rita worked on a start-up company and contributed to the design of the website based on user research and testing. Rita has a strong understanding of the Psychology of human behaviour, having completed both an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters in Organisational Psychology. continue reading →


Veronika Jermolina

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Veronika is a consultant at Bunnyfoot, where she spends most of her time researching customer needs, architecting solutions and conducting usability testing. In the past year Veronika has worked with clients in the UK, Spain, Netherlands and Germany. Veronika’s love for User Experience started with an MSc from City University London and a research project continue reading →


Luis Santa-Maria

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Luis is an experienced user researcher at Bunnyfoot with a PhD from the University of Reading where he researched how changing conventional web design impacts the user. His experience in the UX industry coupled with his academic background gives Luis the opportunity to apply his analytical and research techniques skills that are suited to each continue reading →


Robert Fein

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Experience Strategy and User Experience Direction and Leadership. Over 18 years of experience across the length and breadth of digital solutions from complex content and commerce multichannel solutions through microsites across a most industry verticals (grocery, media, public sector, consumer electronics, drinks, etc)


Morgan Banks

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Senior Consultant, Accenture Experience Consultancy part of Accenture Enterprise UX. MSc graduate in HCI from UCL, artist and musician, and part-time all-round science enthusiast. He has worked for several companies focussed on building pioneering products within the field of telecommunications, has delivered successful innovative designs to the BBC for ground-breaking music festival experiences, and has continue reading →


Emily Batchelor

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Senior Consultant, Accenture Experience Consultancy part of Accenture Enterprise UX. Emily is a psychologist who has moved into User Experience, she utilizes the emprical study process required in that field to create provable user insights that deliver usable products and services. Accenture UX Team


Stephen Denning

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Stephen is a user experience professional with 14 years industry experience and a passion for delivering useful, usable, compelling and accessible experiences for users. He has a background in management consulting and technical delivery and over the years has had the opportunity to work with some great clients across the UK, Europe, Middle East, SE continue reading →


Melissa McVeigh

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Mel is the strategic and creative partner of Opposite Day Studios. She is the strategic one in the team. She leads client engagements, does the strategic business planning, helps design the product and make sure it works from a users perspective. She also leads the cultural and change management components of our programs. Mel is continue reading →


Heli Rantavuo

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I’m a senior expert and leader in people-centred digital design, with experience specifically in mobile products and services. I’m passionate about what people and industries build together in interactive environments. In my corporate praxis I drive this knowledge into products. In my research I study mobile technologies and IT through the frameworks of social sciences continue reading →


James Nash

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James Nash, Accenture UK James is a UX consultant at Accenture. He loves keeping abreast of the latest technologies and thinking about how they might be applied to create new, useful and enticing experiences for users. Having previously worked as a software engineer at Symbian and Nokia, mobile apps and websites are especially close to continue reading →


Anjali Kapil

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Senior Consultant, Accenture Experience Consultancy part of Accenture Enterprise UX. Anjali has been designing, researching and evaluating user interfaces across a variety of platforms predominantly web and mobile. She is helping companies shift their approach to more human-centred design and develop in-house expertise supporting agile practices and continuous innovation. She is interested in the way continue reading →


Alberto Barreiro

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Design thinker with a proven record of delivering valuable, innovative and efficient solutions for brands, products, business and organisations. I started my career as a digital artist, producing artworks that explore the intersection between art and technology, exhibiting in a large number of shows and getting pretty good critics reviews and art prizes. This experience continue reading →


Andrew Harder

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I deliver experience strategy and design research for global brands drawing from 15 years of experience delivering innovative products in mobile, web, software and service. I have deep specialisms in Emerging Market user insights, ethnographic methods and generating C-level UX metrics and scoreboards. I’m also an accomplished team leader and project manager, working with agency continue reading →


Anna Dahlström

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Anna Dahlström is the founder of byflock and a freelance IA and UX designer focused on strategic UX and cross channel experiences. She’s originally from Sweden but has been based in London since 2006 where she’s worked for a number of London’s leading agencies, on BBC Sport Olympics as well as with helping startups and established continue reading →


Paul-Jervis Heath

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Paul-Jervis Heath uses human-centred design to invent services and digital products that satisfy the latent needs of real people. He’s a designer and innovation consultant who helps companies make fundamental changes to their business by combining design thinking with business strategy and cutting-edge technology. Over the last 15 years Paul-Jervis has led a diverse range continue reading →


Sarah Sharples

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Sarah Sharples is a Professor in Human Factors and Member of the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute at the University of Nottingham. Her research focusses on design and evaluation of novel technologies in complex work situations, and in recent years has been involved in projects working with virtual reality, mobile technologies and distributed systems in continue reading →


Thom Heslop

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I am specifically involved in strategic internet, software and intranet developments. I offer a well-rounded skill-set in analysis, design and programming developed both in my professional and academic experience. In order to provide consultancy services, lecture and research I keep abreast of new developments, techniques and frameworks in order to learn and apply them in continue reading →


Jonathan Hassell

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Professor Jonathan Hassell is a thought leader in inclusion, with 10 years experience of embedding accessibility within digital production teams, and sharing best practice at international conferences. He is the lead author of BS 8878 – the British Standards on embedding accessibility within organisations’ business-as-usual processes – and chairs its drafting committee, IST/45. He is continue reading →


Chris Rourke

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Founder and Managing Director of User Vision,  a leading usability, accessibility and user experience consultancy. Chris has conducted projects throughout the UK and Europe, working with many blue chip commercial companies and leading public sector organisations to provide usability and accessibility support and advice. Chris has worked in usability, accessibility, human computer interaction (HCI) and continue reading →


Julian Hirst

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Julian Hirst is CEO at Tobias & Tobias, an internationally renowned firm of Design & Innovation Consultants with a reputation for brilliance, and a record of delivering real-world value through human-centred business transformation.


Jonty Sharples

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Jonty is Design Director at Albion, a connected customer experience agency for clients who want to develop businesses, brands and communications. Albion’s aim is to banish annoyance from advertising and generate experiences that people actually enjoy and want to talk about. In 16 years as a designer, Jonty has been involved in the production of continue reading →


Be Kaler Founder and Director

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Be has been recruiting for the digital “user experience” community for over a decade. Her team at Futureheads Recruitment are keen to facilitate the conversation and support and showcase the industry wherever possible.  The culmination of industry bodies, interesting speakers and inclusivity was too hard for us to resist being involved.  Futureheads are very proud continue reading →


Karl Smith Founder, Director and Program Chair

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Accenture, Global Head of Enterprise UX. He is currently involved in a global leadership role in Accenture as a Management Consultant where he has launched Enterprise User Experience EUX within the organisation to establish a globalisation framework for user experience. As part of this activity he has recently deployed three new consultancies and recruited a continue reading →


Ruth Sims

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Having worked as a research associate since 1999, I have built my experience and reputation in the area of ergonomics, specifically design for all and usability for older and/or physically impaired people. I have considerable experience and expertise in all aspects of running user trials, from ethical considerations, protocol development, organising and running trials, questionnaire continue reading →