About Northern User Experience

NUX is an informal community for people interested in usability, HCI, information design and all aspects of the user experience in the North of England. Our membership is as diverse as the field itself, with developers, designers, academics, usability specialists, accessibility experts, copywriters and technical authors.

We have informal meet ups once a month, alternating between between Manchester and Leeds. Typically our meet ups involve a presentation or workshop, followed by a q+a session and maybe even a visit to the pub, but the group drives the agenda so keep an eye on the website for details of upcoming events.

Our events are free and open to all.

We are unfunded, and rely on the goodwill and energy of our members to contribute and make the events work. If you have something interesting to share with the group, and are willing to put together a short presentation, please get in touch via twitter: @NUXUK

Events are organised by the steering group, through our @NUXUK twitter account and the nux-discuss google group.

The steering group members are currently:

If you’d like to talk at one of our events, or even help the Manchester or Leeds steering groups, drop us a tweet via @NUXUK.


Northern User Experience thanks sponsors of its events. These are currently:

10 Responses to “About Northern User Experience”

  1. nazeel 12/09/2008 at 18:37 #

    hello there,

    i was wondering when you are planning to have your next meeting?



  2. Avatar of Rachel
    Rachel 14/09/2008 at 17:47 #

    Hi Nazeel –

    We meet monthly, so the next one will probably be mid-october. We’re looking at the scheduling of meetings at the moment to make sure they don’t clash with other things going on, otherwise i’d be able to give you a definite date. We’re also looking at syncing up with upcoming / google calendars a bit better, so watch this space.

  3. Alan Holding 02/10/2008 at 16:48 #


    I’ve added you to the list of user groups on the MDDA website. http://www.manchesterdda.com/usergroups/.

    Please let me know if you want anything adding or taking away. :)


  4. Nikhil 03/10/2008 at 12:39 #

    Hi there,

    I found this site through the UPA UK website. I’m a post-graduate student at Leeds University interested in joining the UPA and would like to know if there were any activities/meetings planned in Leeds as the article mentions.

    I’ve only graduated recently, and would like to know if the meetings are mostly attended by academics and scholars, and if i’d be totally out of place at the meetings.


  5. Avatar of Mike (Admin)
    Mike (Admin) 06/10/2008 at 09:09 #

    Hi Nikhil,
    We are intending to continue to have meetings in Leeds as well as Manchester.
    The attendees tend to be quite a mix of people, from academics, to practitioners, to people with an interest in the subject.
    Please come along to the next meeting that is convenient for you, you will be most welcome.

    In the meantime feel free to join our low volume mailing list (there is a sign-up form in the sidebar).

  6. Nikhil 09/10/2008 at 12:58 #

    Thanks, i’ve joined the mailing list and will be looking forward to the next meeting.

  7. Avatar of Christopher J Bush
    chris 18/11/2009 at 11:39 #

    Hi guys,

    I’m an interaction designer based in manchester, and would to attend your events.

    I dont know if your looking for volunteers or not, but if you are, I would love to help out in anyway i can.

    Cheers Chris.

  8. Avatar of Mike (Admin)
    Mike (Admin) 19/11/2009 at 00:07 #

    Hi Chris,
    Things have been very quiet the last couple of months.

    Try sending a message to the mailing list (I see you joined) and see if anyone is interested in arranging a meeting, perhaps next month.


  9. Caitlin 29/12/2009 at 21:30 #

    Just stumbled across this group, would be pretty keen to join the next one – are they still taking place every so often?



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