George Cockerill


Writing


UX Career Development Workshop

This October, I’m thrilled to be co-running another workshop with Mags Hanley on UX career development. In this all-day workshop, we provide a blueprint for developing UX professionals - focusing on three groups of skills; deepening technical skills, working with people, and business nous.

Each participant will develop their vision for their UX career, understanding where they are in their UX journey. They will create an actionable plan that will help them move into more senior roles in UX, including training, mentoring and coaching, and identifying projects to practice and strengthen skills.

15th September 2017

UX Book Club for October: This Human

Next month's UX Book club is shaping up to be a very special one, since we'll have our book's author, Melis Senova, joining us in person.

This Human : How to be the Person Designing for Other People is a great book about what it takes to be the person who is actually doing the designing. I'm looking forward to some great discussions and everyone is welcome to join us.

14th September 2017

UX Book Club for August: Designing UX: Forms

Our next UX Book Club is coming up in August. We'll be discussing Designing UX: Forms by Jessica Enders.

Good forms UX has been key in many projects I've worked on and I think we're going to have some great discussions about this excellent book.

2nd July 2017

Workshop at UX Australia in Sydney

This August, I’m excited to be co-running a workshop with Mags Hanley on UX career development at UX Australia. We'll be providing a blueprint for developing UX professionals - focusing on three groups of skills; deepening technical skills, working with people, and business nous.

Each participant will develop their vision for their UX career, understanding where they are in their UX journey. They will create an actionable plan that will help them move into more senior roles in UX, including training, mentoring and coaching, and identifying projects to practice and strengthen skills.

10th May 2017

Speaking About the Experience Sampling Method

I'll be giving a case study talk on some experience sampling that I planned and ran late last year. I'm going to share how using the Experience Sampling Method gave rich insights into user needs for the feature ideation of a brand new mobile app at Deakin University.

As part of the research activities to inform the development of a smart assistant app for students, Experience Sampling quickly gave the product team useful and relevant data to help understand student needs, behaviours and pain-points in multiple contexts over time.

I will talk about my experience of planning, executing and analysing the results from an experience sampling study. With practical advice on how to run the study, tools and techniques, the key points you need to know and things to watch out for.

30th April 2017

UX Book Club for June: Hooked by Nir Eyal

We're starting to plan the next book club, coming up in June. The next one is about engagement, behaviour and user psychology. We'll be discussing Hooked - How to Build Habit Forming Products by Nir Eyal.

It's a very interesting and ideas-packed book. I'm looking forward to the discussions for sure.

24th April 2017