Northern User Experience to Set Up Camp at Cloth Hall Court
20 February 2018 - Well Met
The North’s largest digital festival, Leeds Digital Festival 2018, will return on 16th April for a two-week long event with 141 events, including the Northern User Experience (NUX) Camp on the final day, Friday 27th April, at Cloth Hall Court.
Boasting a full day of awesome user experience (UX) workshops, NUX camp 2018 will provide an opportunity for all levels of UX specialists to develop their skills and knowledge with like-minded individuals. Speakers and attendees will be able to take advantage of the fantastic facilities provided by Cloth Hall Court at Leeds Beckett University, with free superfast Wi-Fi, connection points for multiple devices and plenty of open spaces for networking in the beautifully refurbished city-centre venue.
Divided into 2 streams, each attendee will be able to participate in 2 of the 4 workshops - with speakers including Anna Dahlström, UX designer and the founder of UX Fika and Sarah Richards, Owner of The Content Design Centre. Workshops include ‘storytelling methods for UX design’ and ‘designing for screen-less experiences’, providing thought-provoking insight and practical advice to help create better user experiences across a variety of projects and organisations.
Leeds City Region is home to dynamic technology scene that is home to 23 of the fastest growing technology businesses in the North, according to the Northern Tech 100 Report by Tech North. Contributing £6.5bn to the UK economy, the tech sector in Leeds is home to a dynamic range of digital technology businesses with key specialisms in software and hardware production, creative industries (TV, film, media and gaming), cyber security and data protection technologies, and smart technologies.
Clare Vidler, Conference Manager at Cloth Hall Court, commented:
“Being part of such a digitally savvy city is a really exciting position for Cloth Hall Court and it’s fantastic to be involved with this year’s Leeds Digital Festival. It’s inspiring to see such a wealth of talent coming to the city to share their knowledge and learn from others in order to push the boundaries of technology.
We’re anticipating that the NUX Camp 2018 attendees will put our tech through its paces but are confident that Cloth Hall Court will prove to be a great space for their event!”With more events added to the festival calendar each year, Leeds Digital Festival is proving to be a key driver in the wider growth of the digital tech sector for the city. This, coupled with the annual Leeds Digital Jobs Fair – both of which were launched in 2016 - is helping to put Leeds at the forefront of the industry on a national scale.