Talk UX is an annual international design & technology conference led by women

Talk UX is an annual international design & technology conference led by women

Talk UX is an annual international design & technology conference led by women

Fairfield Social Club, September 20th 2019

Talk UX is brought to you by Ladies that UX, a global organisation that has created an international community of inspiring, supportive women in design and tech. Founded in Manchester, Ladies that UX is leading a global movement, with chapters in over 55 cities worldwide, that empowers women to achieve their full potential.

We shed light on the bridges that women in UX build between problems and solutions, user needs and products, and design and technology.

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Gain Insight

Enhance your knowledge and skills by learning from industry leaders and experts. Hear stories from accomplished UX professionals as they share their experiences.

Make Connections

Meet local and global fellow-UX practitioners who are as passionate as you. Join a vibrant community, expand your reach, and further your career.

Get Inspired

Celebrate the exciting work of incredible women in design and technology and leave inspired to encourage change in your organisation. 


Full Conference

£ 150
  • Full day of conference talks
  • Evening networking reception


Lou Cordwell, OBE

CEO, magneticNorth

About the speaker Lou is CEO of Manchester based digital design studio, magneticNorth. Founded in 2000, the company quickly established an international reputation with an award winning client portfolio. Alongside the day job, she is also a board member on Greater Manchester’s Local Enterprise Partnership, Chair of Design Manchester and a passionate campaigner for gender equality in business and the tech industry. Lou was awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours for services to the creative and digital economy. Magnetic North Design Manchester
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Basak Haznedaroglu

Director of Design, InVision

About the speaker

Basak is a Director of Design at InVision, the digital product design platform powering the world’s best user experiences. InVision is the cornerstone of the product design process for more than 5 million people at tens of thousands of companies, including every company in the Fortune 100 and brands like Airbnb, Amazon, HBO, Netflix, Slack, Starbucks and Uber.

Basak is a multi-disciplinary thinker, educator, designer and mentor for several start-ups across the globe. In her role at InVision, she helps shape the direction of the company’s game-changing tools for product designers. Prior to that, she held roles at Microsoft and Foursquare, where she explored the relationship between media, technology and the human element. She is a huge believer in how design, code and storytelling can synthesise into meaningful and intuitive products and services.

Basak has crafted digital experiences for global brands, organisations, and tech companies such as Puma, Red Cross and LG electronics.

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Gemma Germains

Head of Customer Experience, CANYON Bicycles

Connecting the dots: From content design to customer experience

The best thing about age is hindsight. Connecting The Dots looks at how we amass experience in the most unusual places. It also offers practical advice for levelling-up your career.

You should probably see this talk if you’re frustrated by your career progression.

You shouldn’t miss this talk if you’re a content designer who doesn’t feel like a ‘real’ designer.

About the speaker

With almost 15 years experience, Gemma can confidently call herself a creative industry veteran, with the battle scars to prove it.

Gemma was co-founder of Well Made Studio and spent 6 years fighting to highlight the stupidity of unpaid internships and the scarcity of female leaders.

As Head of CX at CANYON she gets to work with a global team of cycling experts and enthusiasts to deliver a best in class customer experience.

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Clara Kliman-Silver

UX researcher, Google

Understanding Designer-Developer Collaboration: Insights from UX Research
How do designers and developers collaborate? Which tools do they use? Where are the biggest pitfalls and pain points?
This talk will discuss research on how designers and developers work on co-located and geographically-distributed teams, leveraging a wide variety of tools to enable team members to design, develop, and collaborate.

Through a variety of research methods, we investigated how design tools and systems help — and hinder — their experiences. We will share our research methods so you can address your own team’s productivity and review which design tools are being used.

Additionally, we will provide a high-level overview of practices for tool integration and ways to avoid fragmentation to work together more productively as a UX team.

About the speaker
Clara Kliman-Silver is a UX Researcher at Google who interested in how designers and developers create products. Previously, Clara held UX design and research roles at companies in the artificial intelligence and healthcare spaces.

She is also the Director of Americas for Ladies That UX and co-organises its San Francisco chapter. Clara holds an Sc.B. in Cognitive Science from Brown University.

Clara’s Website
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Ladies that UX Global Panel Discussion – People and Connections

Clara Kliman-Silver​

Director of America's LTUX​

Jane Shih

APAC Regional Director LTUX

Kavitha Krishnan

Director of Talk UX

Lizzie Kelly-Dyson

Co-Founder LTUX

Team & Volunteers

Talk UX is a women-led conference. Learn about all of the women volunteering to bring this conference to Manchester. Interested in volunteering? Drop us a line at

Llara Geddes

Head of UX, User Conversion

Fianna Hornby

Marketing Manager, Auto Trader UK

Yun Hubbard

Freelance Graphic Designer & Photographer

Lizzie Kelly-Dyson

UX Designer, Booking Go

Jenni Midgley

Engagement & Communications Lead, AQA

Tamara Undesser

UX Developer, Auto Trader UK

Fern Williams

User Researcher, Hippo Digital

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