UCD Bristol 13 — Lightning talks + panel discussion

Our November meetup is a special one! Join us on 21st to celebrate our first birthday.

This month we are mixing it up at UCD Bristol! Our 13th meetup will be slightly different, with three lightning talks and a panel discussion about the evolution of UX in Bristol over the last decade. Plus, we’re planning to have some cake in addition to the usual pizza and drinks 🎂 🍕

Once again, we meet at the Edo offices*— one of the co-sponsors along with People for Research and Natural Interaction —, located next to the Old Market roundabout by Temple Way.

You can confirm your attendance or update your RSVP here.


  • 18:30 — Doors open, pizza, drinks, discussion
  • 19:00 — Lightning talks + panel discussion
  • 21:00 — Curfew

About the lightning talks:

Ben Cubbon | Sharpening your research craft
Living up to our principles as a user research practice means being the sort of team that takes the time out to practice our craft. — Ben will talk about how the research practice at OVO sharpens its research craft by sharing a case study of the day they spent playing with ethnographic observation.

Dr Tim Dixon | Measuring value in UX
Tim will present an iteration of the digital impact framework, refined to be focussed on the user experience and research community. This lightning talk will also introduce a new collaboration with UX for Change and provide a taster of how the framework will be used in 2019.

Amy Mcguinness | The danger of design bubbles
Why building diversity into teams is vital for our future.

About the panel:

Our guests will join Adam Babajee-Pycroft from Natural Interaction and Jess Lewes from People for Research to discuss how UX as a practice has evolved in Bristol over the last 5–10 years. There will also be time for comments and questions.

About our speakers:

Ben Cubbon
User Research Practice Lead at OVO Energy in Bristol. Previously o f the government, as a Senior User Researcher within the digital transformation taking place in both HM Courts and Tribunals and the Office for National Statistics. Always thinking about how to meet participant needs.

Dr Tim Dixon:
A Senior UX Consultant, Dr Tim Dixon has been developing a strategic UX impact assessment at Bristol-based Nomensa since 2017. He was previously a consultant at ERS, working on socio-economic research projects, and a lecturer at Bath Spa University.

Amy Mcguinness
Amy has worked in user experience and service design for the last 10 years and is now Director of Practice at cxpartners. She co-founded Ladies that UX Bristol in 2014, a group that promotes women’s views and expertise in UX. She is a firm believer in the power of design to solve some of societies’ biggest challenges and invites everyone to come and join in.

*If you’re not sure how to get to the Edo offices, you can check the directions here. When arriving, please use the south entrance of the building to get in.