This Friday, 22nd of May, we’ll be running our fourth workshop at UX London: an introduction to user-centred design, with an Internet of Things twist. The conference begins tomorrow, giving user experience designers three days of inspiration, education and skill development.

This is UX London’s seventh year and we’ve been proud to sponsor and join the line-up for the past three years. Hosted at Trinity Laban, the event provides a multi-track programme of talks and workshops. The conference focuses on a different theme each day. This year it’s Products, People and Platforms.

We’re part of Friday’s Platform line-up. Our CEO Danny Bluestone and I are running our popular ‘Introduction to UCD’ workshop with a new twist — The Internet of Things (IoT). We’ll be looking at the connected home and how the products we use daily are becoming smarter thanks to an Internet connection.

Our workshop will delve into the core principles of user-centred design and how it can help designers, developers and product owners build better experiences for their users. While we’re quite familiar with the screen-based world, what happens when you use the web to control a physical product?

We’re aiming to take you out of your comfort zone and embrace the physical world by designing a web/smartphone app for an Internet-connected dishwasher.

Danny and I will be on at 2.00pm this Friday. We’re thrilled, as always, to be able to share our knowledge and experience with the community – and look forward to seeing you there.