UCD2014 User Centred Design Conference, London

Event Info

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Oct, 2014 from 8:30am - 5:40pm
The Kings Fund
Deans Mews, 11-13 Cavendish Square
London, W1G 0A, UK
Cost: Full price £450 for 2 days, £350 for 1, early bird tickets are available


UCD Conference History (2011 to present) The idea for this unique organisation, just like many great ideas, was conceived in a pub when three of the organisers commented on the lack of collaboration of like minded groups, the lack of quality local speakers being seen and the prohibitive cost of attending conferences in general.

That night in the pub we decided to put together UCD2012 as a platform for exploring the many disciplines that have User Centred Design as their foundation and focus on UK based speakers (but not exclusively) who are the best in their field. We wanted to offer real world case studies, provide inspirational presentations and interactive workshops and offer opportunities for learning, sharing, networking and socialising with like-minded people.

To get UCD2012 off the ground we had to form a company to manage the whole thing in a professional manner. After UCD2013 was such a success we decided to continue and run UCD2014 and the UCD UK site together along with the new conference site is live.

UCD UK is a not for profit organisation run by people who already have other jobs there are not full time employees and we do these conferences for the development and benefit of the UCD Community.

Of the three original organisers only one was able to make the commitment involved in running the UCD UK company.

The current Directors of UCD UK are;

UCD2014 Conference Committee Be Kaler – Founding Director, Conference Co Chair, representing BIMA (Futureheads) Karl Smith – Founding Director, Conference Co Chair, social media, marketing and sponsorship representing BCS, ACM, UXPA (Wipro Digital) Liz Inskip – Conference Manager (Futureheads) Ruth Sims – Volunteers coordinator (Senior Lecturer, University of Derby) Social Media Facebook UCD UK Events Twitter UCD UK LinkedIn UCD UK Google+ Lanyrd Groups BCS Interaction – British Computer Society Interaction Group BIMA – British Interactive Media Association IEHF – Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors IXDA (London) – Interaction Design Association (London) UXPA UK – UK chapter of User Experience Professionals Association