UX Scotland 2017. By Barbara Spanton. Source Twitter.

For anyone that has met me they will testify to the fact that I love to speak. My favourite topics are Strategic Design, Service Design, Human-centered design which is really lucky for me, as it’s what I do, every single day and love it…

Upcoming presentations

  • No talks scheduled.

Previous presentations 

  • Global Interaction Design Day Dublin, Zendesk, September 2018
  • Service Design Days Conference (Host), Barcelona, October 2018
  • ‘The importance of Craft in Design’ Creative Mornings Dublin, June 2018
  • Service Design Show, ‘The Democratisation of Design and the future of service Design’ YouTube Netherlands July 2018
  • ‘The come down after the Design Thinking Sugar High’, Service Design Network/Dublin UX at Indeed, Dublin May 2018
  • ‘The come down after the Design Thinking Sugar High’, Invited Speaker, CBA Speaker Series, Sydney, February 2018
  • ‘Designing for Social Good – Academy XI, Sydney’ with Chirryl-Lee Ryan, Andy Polaine, and Kelsey Schwinn, February 2018
  • ‘Superteams: Service Design Research  in Government’ – Social Innovators in Sydney, December, Sydney 2017
  • ‘Digital Transformation’ – Aquent, Put it to the Panel, Sydney 2017
  • ‘The Art of Story-telling’ – Product Tank, Sydney 2017
  • ‘Designing for Vulnerable Children (20-minute)’ – UX Australia 2017
  • ‘How service design and product management can co-exist’ – Product Camp Dublin 2017
  • ‘Designing for Vulnerable Children (60-minute)’ – Edinburgh, UX Scotland 2017
  • ‘The importance of Design Mentorship’ – iXDA, Sydney 2016
  • ‘How service design and product management can co-exist’ – Product Talks 2016
  • Prospa.com (Internal Company Design Conference – 2016
  • General Assembly (UX Guest Speaker) – 2015
  • XXUX Meetup Sydney (Panelist) – ‘The Importance of Soft Skills in Design’ – 2015
  • Vivid Sydney – ‘A career in Design’ – Sydney, July 2015
  • UX Australia – ‘Component Libraries’ – 2014
  • General Assembly – Design Fundamentals (90-minute) – Sydney, 2013

Hosting Service Design Days, Barcelona, 2018 (Photo credit – Andy Polaine)

UX Australia 2017, Photo by Cheryl Paulson. Source Twitter.

Vivid Festival Sydney, 2015

Social Innovators Sydney, November 2017. Photo credit – Willem Mees vd Bijl. Source Twitter.


Events I’ve hosted for the RSA 

  • RSA – ‘Designing out Crime’, UTS, November 2016
  • RSA – ‘Aboriginal Engineering’, HASSELL, May 2017
  • RSA – ‘Diversity at Work’, Fjord Kitchen, August 2017