Archive for Leeds
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.
On 29th January SimpleUsability Ltd moves from the Science Park in York, into its new offices in Leeds.
The new office space will include a specially built usability testing laboratory which will be available for all our customers to use. The room will have two built in cameras to capture all the details of the test sessions, and will be kitted out with all the latest usability testing software, including our Tobii eye tracking monitor.
Based at the Roundy Foundry Media Centre, we will be only a 5 minute walk from Leeds city centre and train station, and there are also plenty of car parks in the area for anyone coming to visit. It’s a great building with plenty of character and friendly neighbours. Most importantly, there is a great little juice bar round the corner :)
We plan on attracting plenty more business over the next year and hope to take on additional team members to help us do this. Moving to Leeds is just the first step.
Phones will be diverted to the new offices, so you don’t need to update your speed dials and mobile phones yet.