Conference

UX Fest

The three-day conference is centered squarely around interaction and product design, so is perfect for designers of all levels. There will be talks on everything from user research and product strategy through to UX writing, multi-variant testing and growth design. Spread over three afternoons (or mornings if you’re in the US), it’ll be a combination of over a dozen short talks, live Q&As, and panel discussions.

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Talks and Q&As will be recorded and available for you to watch in your own time. To ensure content is as accessible as possible we will have live transcriptions during the event and pre-recorded content will be captioned.

The timings of the sessions are shown in BST (UK time). Please note the schedule is subject to changes as we finalise the line-up.

Day One – Product

Day One of the UX Fest Conference is all about the product, from continuous discovery to knowing when to kill your product. You’ll walk away with frameworks to get your design writing done right and top tips on how to assess and iterate on features.

Introduction & Welcome from Jeremy

A few words of welcome from UX Fest's host Jeremy Keith and an introduction to today's theme.

Jeremy Keith   Founder, Clearleft

The What & Why of Continuous Discovery

Most product teams are starting to adopt discovery best practices (e.g. interviewing customers, usability testing, experimenting). However, many of us are still stuck in a project world. We do research to kick off a project, we usability test right before we hand off to engineers, and our primary means for experimenting is a/b testing. These methods are better than nothing, but the best product teams are shifting from a project mindset to a continuous mindset. In this talk, we’ll explore the key differences between project-based discovery and continuous discovery and give your team a clear benchmark to aspire to.

Teresa Torres   Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk

Q&A with Teresa Torres

Jeremy will take your questions for Teresa.

Teresa Torres   Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk
Jeremy Keith   Founder, Clearleft

Time for a break

Time for a break from sitting down. Take a walk if you can, and grab a drink (hot, cold, long or short). We'll be back in 30 minutes.

Killing Products

Is your app a graveyard of features you built years ago that never took off? Or perhaps your experience has evolved and a feature that was once central to your experience is now tired and unused. Or perhaps your entire product has had its time.

This is a familiar scenario in all but the newest product launches. But how do you figure out whether Is it worth maintaining something that has a small amount of loyal fans?

In her talk, Killing Products, Amy will offer practical advice about how to assess whether time’s up for your feature, some tips on how to go about killing features, and describe her own successes and failures taking products to the end of their life.

Amy Zima   Principal Product Manager, Spotify

Finding Umami

Nowadays, many companies consider themselves “mission-driven” yet important decisions remain rooted in the bottom line. As a result, this can mean that meaningful but intangible improvements are passed up. In this Headspace case study, Vicki will walk you through her design process in detail, blending insights and behavioral science. More than that, she will shine a light on a trend in our industry, and leave you with an actionable idea for how to align your work to your mission and intuition to do good.

Vicki Tan   Principal Product Designer, Spotify

Q&A with Amy Zima & Vicki Tan

Jeremy will take your questions for Amy & Vicki.

Vicki Tan   Principal Product Designer, Spotify
Amy Zima   Principal Product Manager, Spotify
Jeremy Keith   Founder, Clearleft

Time for a break

Time for a break from sitting down. Take a walk if you can, and grab a drink (hot, cold, long or short). We'll be back in 30 minutes.

How to Get the Writing Done (for Products)

The best product teams have already learned this cold hard truth about writing: Word choices are design choices. If you’re tired of wrestling with words, fumbling engineering hand-offs because of missing content, or wasting research time on half-designed prototypes full of Lorem Ipsum placeholder, then this is the session you need. Scott’s talk will empower your team with a simple, reliable framework for making words part of your process and getting the design writing DONE.

Scott Kubie   UX Consultant and Author,

Q&A with Scott Kubie

Jeremy will take your questions for Scott.

Scott Kubie   UX Consultant and Author,
Jeremy Keith   Founder, Clearleft

Outro for Day One

A few words from Jeremy about tomorrow and the rest of The Conference.

Tickets

We have a range of passes available to suit every schedule.