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Wednesday 25th November 2020
Living in UX Paradise – A UX Future Vision

Rolf Molich from Dialog Design

We are thrilled to announce that ‘living usability legend’ Rolf Molich who in 1990, co-invented the Heuristic Evaluation method with Jakob Nielsen, will be speaking at November’s UX Sheffield.

During this UX Sheffield webinar, Rolf Molich will present specific examples of ambitious goals for UX maturity which UX professionals can strive for in their organisation. The goals are presented in the form of two scenarios or stories about personas who work for, or are customers of Delta Market, which is a fictitious chain of supermarkets that has reached the highest UX maturity level according to generally accepted UX maturity models.


About this month's speaker

Rolf Molich

Many of us have been impacted by the results of usability evaluations such as heuristic evaluation and user testing sessions. If we have, then we have been influenced by the pioneering work of Rolf Molich.



Rolf has worked with usability since 1984. In 1990 he co-invented the Heuristic Evaluation method with Jakob Nielsen; one of the most commonly used inspection methods.

In 2014 Rolf received the prestigious “UXPA Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contributions to usability, in particular usability testing, through his Comparative Usability Evaluation studies from 1998 to 2018. He is also a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee of the UXPA.


Evening Schedule

  1. 5:30pm - 5.45pm: Introduction
  2. 5.45pm - 6.30pm: The main event

Previous Events

September 2020:
Designing Public Service Experiences of the Future

David Bailey from The BBC

Coming soon

David talked about the BBC’s UX&D department - its structure, its culture and how its user-centred practice is influencing the ongoing digital transformation of the BBC.

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July 2020:
We're all user-centred, aren't we?

Chris Burns from English Institute of Sport

We all want our teams, products and services to be user-centred, but making that happen consistently, is difficult. We all have our biases and make assumptions, often without realising that’s what we’re doing. In this talk, Chris talked through some of the challenges that he and his team faced whilst creating a range of products and services for Team GB’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes, coaches and support staff.

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May 2020:
Navigation, navigation, navigation

Khash Faiz from Sky Bet

How users find what they’re looking for is fundamental to their perception of ease-of-use of a system. Where a user would expect to find something is based on their past experiences, interactions with other systems, and might not be logical. This talk provided a detailed and honest explanation of the research & design process of an on-going project to improve the high-level navigation of Sky Bet. The talk also touched on some high-level insights into ethics at Sky Betting and Gaming as a betting and gambling company.

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Jan 2020:
Design Systems - Not just Sketch files

Iannish Posooa from what3words

What’s a design system: We’d cover a brief history and benefits of design systems. We’d also frame it in today’s context by linking design language and technical flexibility. Choosing the right framework: This is actually 30% of the job as the users, workflow and tools you use will dramatically affect the end outcome. Building it: Most design systems are made from and atomic structure of Principles > Styles > Components > Patterns and here’s why. Sharing your design system: How do you make what you have created as accessible as possible Internally and externally.

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November 2019:
DESIGNING FOR THE NEXT BILLION USERS

Mårten Jönsson from Google

Mårten Jönsson is a Senior Design Manager at Google, leading the Android UX team in London. Among other things, he’s worked on Google’s Digital Wellbeing effort, Android Go for emerging markets, Android’s Enterprise features, and Google Fit. In this talk, Mårten shared some of his learnings from working with new internet users, and how to design products that reach users who have recently come online, as well as some insights that will help designers create successful products for the next billion internet users.

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September 2019:
Adventures in digital transformation

Lawrence Kitson from Independent Consultant

Everyone seems to be having a digital transformation right now. As designers and researchers, our work is more important than ever and has a material impact on the organisations we are working in or with. Isn’t this what we always wanted? So why is it so hard? Lawrence talked about his experiences over the last few years applying design to strategic problems, shared some of the projects he’s worked on the things learned along the way that will help you in your work in the future.

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Future UX Sheffield Events

Date Venue Description Speaker  
27th January 2021 TBC TBC TBC  

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