TECH NOTTINGHAM JUNE 2017:
COMMON GROUND & VISUALISATION
This month we're delighted to welcome Adam Field and Gemma Cameron to the Tech Nottingham stage! Plus we've got free food and drinks provided at the event thanks to our sponsors Capital One, Cordius Limited and MHR.
No tickets required, just turn up - it's free!
CULTURAL ASSUMPTIONS: THE COMMON GROUND WE DON'T KNOW WE DON'T HAVE
by ADAM FIELD
Our cultural blind-spots can lead us to assume that others see things the same way we do. In this talk I would like to encourage us to challenge our view of what can be assumed when communicating with anyone about anything. Examining a case study of a Korean interacting with telephone banking security, I will invite you to consider how what we assume is normal can give negative experiences to our users.
Adam (@gobfrey) is a computer scientist by training, with almost 20 years of professional experience as an English teacher, digital repository consultant, web & database applications programmer and open source community organiser. Adam is currently based at the University of Nottingham, where he works for Jisc as an analyst/developer in scholarly communications. When he's not working Adam enjoys board games, laser cutting, photography, beer brewing and travelling.
VISUALISATION: USER STORIES, KANBAN BOARDS AND ANALYTICS
by GEMMA CAMERON
We all use tools to visualise and radiate information. In this talk we look at the different ways of visualising, why we’re using them and if there’s another way.
Gemma (@ruby_gem) works as a Principal Software Engineer at Coop Digital. She's also a representative for Tech Events across the North West and is the Director of Hac100, organising coding competitions for adults and youngsters alike. In addition to ferret wrangling, Gemma has a particular interest in testing, conversations, users and domain.
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