31 March - 1 April 2016

Saïd Business School, Oxford, UK

A dose of user research

Mariana Morris Oxford Computer Consultants

Session type: Tutorial
Session duration: 45 minutes

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About this Tutorial

To get the whole project team involved in the UX process is essential to achieve a high quality product: developers meeting users and attending usability testing, designers and developers sketching together, clients actively participating in the design process. This talk provides practical UX techniques and tools to integrate UX in Agile project teams and get everyone in the project team contributing to the user experience.

About the Speaker

Mariana Morris is head of design at a 85-person software company Oxford Computer Consultants that uses Lean and Agile methodologies to create software, websites and mobile apps for health, engineering, science and social care.

She leads a team of UX designers and front-end developers who works integrated with Agile and cross-functional teams. Mariana is a designer with 12 years of experience designing website and mobile apps. She is co-founder of the monthly event UX Oxford and Talking Design, a research project on verbal communication and leadership for designers.


Session Types

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Case Study/Experience Report

A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of service design techniques. Case studies and experience reports include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.


Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.


A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker, tutorials usually include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.


An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.

Lightning Talks

Short talks (max 10 minutes) on almost any topic.


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