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Six of the team at SimpleUsability attended #NUX5 on Friday 7th October at the Northern College of Music in Manchester, which featured seven inspirational speakers from around the world sharing a variety of different UX topics.
Instead of the usual note-taking, SimpleUsability decided to try a more creative approach to capture the key features of each talk: Sketchnoting. Sketchnoting involves taking notes in a visual form that helps bring the notes to life, and helps people to remember the talk afterwards. Sketchnotes are also fun to share. In this article we share our Sketchnotes that were taken at NUX5, with key summarised points to explain the take away message from each talk.
On the 22nd November SimpleUsability is due to host the Northern User Experience Meet Up from 7pm until 9pm. Throughout the year the event is held in either Manchester or over in Leeds respectively, but we are proud to announce that we will sponsor the November edition and hope to follow this with many more.
The event will be held at the SimpleUsability offices in the Round Foundry Media Centre, a short walk from Leeds train station. In the past the event has been a great way for user experience practitioners to meet up, network and learn from each other. The evening normally includes a few short presentations, followed by an open session where ideas are bounced around and then future planning for next events.
For this edition there is still one speaker to be confirmed, but we can promise that Fiona Harwood (Senior User Experience Consultant at SimpleUsability) will be talking about ‘How we ask why?’ a key question when moderating usability testing. Once we have any more speakers confirmed we will let you know. If this is something that you are interested in then please go to LinkedIn and register.
The event has reached many in the Manchester area and been a huge success, but yet to reach its full potential in Yorkshire. SimpleUsability hopes to help sponsor future events so that user experience practitioners can meet up, share ideas, network and hopefully generating more local business partnerships.