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Creative networking events in London in 2017

Shelby Horn

I love to discover – and coming from a background in Graphic Arts and Design, I believe London is the perfect place to discover the most creative opportunities. Joining Futureheads has given me the chance to talk to creatives and learn more about the wonderful community of digital arts and design. So, I'm starting 2017 with a list of creative events that I'd like to go to.

Do User Researchers need a portfolio?

Andrew Rogers

In the past 18 months, we have seen the demand for user researchers explode and it is great to see businesses finally take this part of the design life cycle seriously. The contract market has become a very lucrative place for researchers. This is partly down to the government sector paying attractive day rates but this has snowballed into other industries as well as impacting the permanent market. In the past five years, research has always played second fiddle to the more recognised UX Architect role but now they are on a level playing field, if not slightly edging it. One question we are continuously asked is "how do I showcase my projects and do I need to be creating a portfolio?"

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