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Francis Rowland

Francis Rowland


Francis is a user experience designer based in Cambridge, where he is currently Lead UX Designer at a big European science institute. He is involved in a whole range of activities in typical design projects, from research, to ideation, to prototyping and testing, and uses sketching to develop and communicate ideas, as well as to involve others in the design process.

He speaks in the UK and abroad about user experience design, sketching, and data visualisation.


Talk: Sketching: thinking, communication, and design


Workshop: Sketching: thinking, communication, and design

Come and learn about sketching: from foundations to more advanced techniques; from individual to group sketching. This workshop will cram in lots of great tips and advice, to help you gain more confidence in using sketching as part of your work.

Does anxiety about your drawing ability stop you sketching? Do you wish you could confidently walk up to a whiteboard, or a piece of paper, and sketch your ideas out in front of your colleagues? Do you wish the characters in your storyboards were a bit more lively than just skinny stick men? Or that you could effectively sketch UI design ideas, and communicate with the team? Would you like to find a way to actively involve colleagues and clients in design work?

Sketching is a tried and tested way to help you understand, think about, and communicate design ideas, and you already have the skills you need to put it into practice.

This hands on workshop will supply you with the confidence and inspiration to help communicate your ideas more visually and engagingly.

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It’s our 5th birthday, and we’re lining up our biggest and best event yet. Over two days you’ll see some inspirational speakers, attend practical, hands-on workshops and network with peers from one of the UK’s most vibrant digital communities.

The main event in Manchester Town Hall brings you talks from world-class speakers in our industry on topics such as accessibility and inclusive design, the Internet of Things and product interface UX, optimising the user experience and CRO.

There is also an optional pre-event workshops day in Manchester Central Library on the 16th March where you can choose a seminar in the morning and one in the afternoon, focusing on action-oriented takeaways in small groups.

  • Industry-leading speakers
  • Network with 500 of your fellow designers, developers, and UXers
  • Proper, hearty networking lunch
  • Tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day
  • Access to videos of all sessions
  • Awesome after party with free welcome drink