Designed by industry leading professionals.

How to launch an experiment in one hour

In this workshop we'll be sharing the key principles of experimentation in business and how to identify and validate the core assumptions of ideas.

We'll be rapidly taking you through the theory of the core components of an idea, how to break it into key assumptions and validate those through lean experimentation.

Then we'll be putting it straight into practice and designing & launching an experiment live in the session, perhaps even testing on the Change attendees!

About Fluxx

Fluxx is an innovation company. We do human-centred product and service design at such pace that we change the way organisations work. Partnering with our clients, we help them co-create products, services and strategies based on insight. We then help validate them using lean techniques enabling them to innovate with confidence.

Sketching for people who can’t draw

At the end of this workshop, you'll be the one that gets everyone attention during the meeting. Bringing to life blue sky thinking to facilitate agreement on the next steps of the decision-making process. Sketching is a key skill to communicate your amazing knowledge and idea to your company. Making abstract data clear and memorable, and leading your team clear briefs and directions. This workshop will give you the confidence to dare to draw wireframes, personas and user journeys in your daily process. Or at least show off when playing Pictionary.

About Stefano Belluci

Stefano is an Experience Designer and Visual Storyteller. He uses storytelling, visualisation, and design thinking to help businesses connect with their customers. Bring human centred design at the centre of the decision-making process, and creating accessible, memorable and meaningful brand experiences. He worked at Fluxx with big organisations like Lloyds, Department for Transports and Atkins. He now collaborates with startups to create services, products and brands, bring design thinking in the early stages of the company. Stefano is also UX and UI Lead Instructor at RED Academy. Through a participatory and experiential method, he teaches part-time students and businesses on human-centred design, design thinking and branding.

Rapid prototyping

This workshop is an express introduction to rapid prototyping. We’ll start with a brief history of prototyping with real examples, pit falls and successful techniques from industry. Then we will reveal the secrets of paper prototyping through an exercise to design, build and test a mobile app. Whether you are technical or not you’ll come away from the workshop with a list of tools and techniques that will enable you to use rapid prototyping effectively to create new products and services to delight and enchant your customers.

About Tim Brooke

Tim Brooke is a creative technologist. He has been developing new digital products and services for companies such as British Airways, IKEA, Microsoft, Intel and Nokia for over 20 years.

Following user centred design principles he guiders projects quickly and reliably from concepting and designing to development and deployment smoothing the bumps and hiccups through iteration. Often combining hardware and software his projects have been used within organisations and also publicly exhibited.

Projects include a robotics warehouse for aircraft repairs, sensor networks for vineyards and air pollution in cities, designing innovation centres for Accenture and Future City Catapult, interactive exhibits for Somerset House, London Science Museum, Detroit Motor show and a new museum of spying and espionage in New York City.

He holds degrees in Computer Related Design MA from the Royal College of Art, MSc Mechatronics from Hull University and a Cybernetics BSc from the University of Reading.

The Human Bias in AI

As part of the increasingly personalised service offering of online platforms, algorithmic systems such as personalised product recommendations, news feeds and search results have come to dominate the online experiences of many users. Despite the ubiquity of their application however, awareness about algorithmic systems remains very low, and often confused.

The EPSRC funded UnBias project has spent the last two years engaging with young people (13-17 years old) and industry, civil-society and academic stakeholders to better understand the needs and concerns regarding awareness of algorithmic systems and their characteristics. Based on this outcomes of this work UnBias produced a set of “Awareness Cards” that are part of an algorithmic “Fairness Toolkit” for online platforms.

This workshop will be in interactive session aimed at exploring the use of the UnBias Awareness Cards for awareness building around the use of algorithms in online platforms. Facilitators from the UnBias team will introduce the awareness cards and invite everyone to take part in activities designed to encourage critical and civic thinking for exploring how decisions are made by algorithms, and the impact that these decisions may have on our lives and the lives of others.

About UnBias

Liz Dowthwaite (@LIma_India_Zulu) is a Research Fellow in the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute at the University of Nottingham. With a research background grounded in Psychology and Human Factors, her interests revolve around individual attitudes and behaviour in various online settings, especially crowd-based platforms. She is especially interested in motivation for participation; outreach and science communication; and the effects of the online world on psychological well-being. Her current projects also include work to understand user perception of algorithm-driven internet services, and how trust in these systems might affect well-being.