The UX Crunch: Elsevier - Delivering Design in Large Organisations

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 19:00
The UX Crunch - London's Largest UX Networking Event

We're back again with another instalment of The UX Crunch! For this event, we're very excited to be collaborating with the wonderful Elsevier and to be sitting at their London office to discuss how to go about designing and delivering UX for large organisations. What is the agency model, what is in the in-house model and can designers shape not only the product and service but the organisation as well? Come along to find out the answers plus more!

We'll be joined by:

Boon Chew ( – Principal UX Designer - Elsevier

Evelina Peteinara ( - UX Lead - Elsevier

Elizabeth Chesters ( - UX Specialist - Mendeley

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Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science, and improve performance for the benefit of humanity Elsevier, the modern publishing business, was founded in 1880. It has evolved from a small Dutch publishing house devoted to classical scholarship into an international multimedia publishing business with over 20,000 products for educational and professional science and healthcare communities worldwide. Elsevier takes its name from the original House of Elzevir, a Dutch family publishing house founded in 1580.


Elsevier | Alphabeta Office | 18 Finsbury Square | EC2A 1AH London | United Kingdom

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Welcome back to The UX Crunch, where we are teaming up with Elsevier again to host the event at their London offices, with this event being focused on how to deliver design for large organisations. With some people still discussing whether UX design is a necessary consideration for product and service design, how do you design for large organisations, either in-house or from an agency?

We would like to invite you straight from work to begin networking with your peers with talks starting at 6.30pm sharp. With food and drinks provided during the interval and plenty of time to network, this will be an awesome opportunity to build your skillset alongside like-minded designers, explore some of the most innovative technology and speak with the lovely Elsevier team about the projects and potential careers available within their agency.

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Tweet the event @TheUXCrunch and let’s get the ball rolling. We look forward to seeing you soon!


6.00pm - 6.30pm: Doors open and networking
6.30pm - 7.00pm: Talk 1
7.00pm - 7.30pm: Networking break with drinks and pizza
7.30pm - 8.30pm: Talk 2 and Talk 3
8.30pm - 9.00pm: Panel Q&A
9.00pm: Head to The Globe - a local pub for after event drinks and further networking opportunities!


Boon Yew Chew - Traps, Triggers and Trojan Horses: Observations and lessons from designing for large organisations

Boon is a Principal UX designer at Elsevier and former lead designer at SapientRazorfish. His work involves solving complex and messy problems that put people at the heart of the solution. He's an active contributor to UX communities, serving on the board of the IxDA and as a local leader for IxDA London.

Design has been evolving within large organisations, where designers increasingly shape not just how products and services work, but also how organisations run and make decisions. But what does it really mean to shape an organisation as a designer? And why does it even matter? In this talk, Boon will share some perspectives on why he thinks shaping organisations is part of the design process and what it means for designers, such as developing an organisational sixth-sense, maintaining paradoxical positions, using invisible structures to facilitate work, and having a curious obsession with failure.

Evelina Peteinara - Transforming the product using user research: How we validate and prioritise our backlog in a fast-paced agile environment using user research.

Elizabeth Chesters - Investigating formative user research and its use for validation/prioritisation of the product backlog.

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See you soon!

Elsevier Offices

3rd Floor, AlphaBeta Building, 14-18 Finsbury Square London, EC2A 1BR