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Get into UX - A big list of things to do

(This list of resources came out of our recent UX Walk in mid-June with veterans Nic Price, Lon Barfield, Joe Leech, Dan Goodwin, Jon Fisher and Dave Ellender.)

A course to actually go to!

  • General Assembly – £2800, Recommended for practical learning, two evenings a week in London - …

Added by Dave Ellender on June 29, 2015 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Rolf Molich joins Bristol Usability Group

Rolf Molich is the one of the founders of the usability industry. And now, he is a member of Bristol Usability Group, too! Rolf has been working in the field since 1984 but rose to prominence in 1990 when he co-invented the heuristic evaluation method with Jakob Nielsen


Heuristic evaluation is an informal method of usability analysis where a number of evaluators are presented with an interface…


Added by Dave Ellender on February 1, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

UXBristol 2012

After last year's stunning launch, UXBristol returns on July 20th 2012. Once again, we'll be bringing together leading local, national and international practitioners from the fields of usability, information architecture and user experience. The one day conference, to be held in Bristol's mShed, offers a mix of workshops and mini talks.

It is aimed at all levels of UX professionals from aspiring students to experienced…


Added by Dave Ellender on January 17, 2012 at 9:26 — No Comments

UX Brighton 2011 - 4th November



Whether you’re new to the field or you’re an industry professional, UX Brighton 2011 is an opportunity to debate, cogitate and learn about User Experience through the…


Added by Dave Ellender on October 7, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

UXBristol conference - 15th July

UXBristol, Bristol's first user experience conference, will be held on 15th July 2011 at the Watershed Media Centre... and we are wondering if you would like to lead a workshop?

Organised by the Bristol Usability Group, this one-day will be jam-packed with a dozen workshops. This event is about hands-on learning, not famous faces trotting out their same old grand visions - in fact, we have no presentations at all!

Do you want to run a…

Added by Dave Ellender on January 19, 2011 at 12:23 — No Comments

Celebrate World Usability Day - drinks at the Watershed

Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet up with Bristol's UX practitioners as they try and relax after yet another World Usability Day - by having a few quiet drinks in the Watershed bar. 1730 onwards. See you there

Added by Dave Ellender on October 28, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

Let's organise our own UX conference!

We are hoping to get this together for Spring 2011. You can get involved to make it the local UX training event you really need!

After six years of great monthly talks at the Bristol Usability Group, we are setting up an educational charity to make the conference happen (and make the talks easier to organise.)

Several of us were inspired while at the UPA conference in Munich earlier this summer. And we were very impressed by the community in Brighton… Continue

Added by Dave Ellender on October 7, 2010 at 10:03 — No Comments

Simple and Usable by Giles Colborne out now!

Simplicity is a discipline that can be learned.

This book shows you how—with humor, powerful examples, quotes, and case studies.

You’ll learn to strip away complexity by organizing, removing,… Continue

Added by Dave Ellender on October 7, 2010 at 9:24 — No Comments

Bristol - home of UX

We now have 300 members!

If you:

Added by Dave Ellender on July 16, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

WCAG 2.0 for usability specialists

Michael Cooper gave a short talk about the many requirements of WCAG 2.0 which impact on user experience. Slides from Michael Cooper's talk

Some things Michael said:


Added by Dave Ellender on April 9, 2010 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

Secrets of Simplicity - podcast!

If you missed Giles Colborne's talk on the Secrets of Simplicity or you want to find out more, you can

Added by Dave Ellender on March 11, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

Visualising Bristol Usability Group

Based on job roles of 184 members, at 21st January 2010. (Produced with Wordle)

Added by Dave Ellender on January 21, 2010 at 15:40 — 1 Comment

Futures night - podcast is here!

"What can we do with a computer in 2025?" One topic, six speakers: Fergus Roche, Dan Lock, Stuart Church, Graham Higgins, Dave Ellender and Mark Schiller talk the talk. (Audio quality not brilliant in places - Mark's talk is probably best audio!)

This first episode of the Bristol Usability Group podcast is now online via the itunes store (search for Bristol Usability Group) or via rss (

Added by Dave Ellender on December 14, 2009 at 21:30 — No Comments

World Usability Day - 12th November

Usability Open day

cxpartners are opening their doors... so, if you have a website that you think could be more user-friendly, want a job in user experience or just want to chat about the latest thinking in usability come along between 1130am and 330pm.…


Added by Dave Ellender on October 22, 2009 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Designing for old people - 22nd September

Lots of people turned up to this talk and discussion with Andrew Arch of the W3C. Add your thoughts.

Added by Dave Ellender on September 23, 2009 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

Powerpoint is the top UX tool in Bristol!

Only eight people participated in the 2008 survey, so read this all with a large pinch of salt, some pepper and a dash of extra virgin olive oil. Thanks to all those who took part... what happened to the rest of you? Did Christmas get in the way??


Tools used (by % of people)

- Powerpoint: 75%

- Morae: 50%

- Silverback: 50%

- Surveymonkey: 50%

- Omnigraffle: 38%

- xSort: 25%

- Visio: 25%

- Optimalsort:… Continue

Added by Dave Ellender on March 11, 2009 at 16:58 — No Comments

2008 member survey

Take part and make 2009 better than 2008.

Added by Dave Ellender on December 19, 2008 at 18:26 — No Comments

Ideas for World Usability Day - DIY design

What - Invite people to think what frustrates them in modern life and how would they design something to fix it?
Where - Watershed bar.
When - From 6pm on 13th Nov

Added by Dave Ellender on October 23, 2008 at 11:16 — 2 Comments

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