UX Brighton 2023 Creativity & Innovation

Friday 3 November, Brighton Dome

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Early bird discounts available now!

Join us for our annual one-day conference!

Creativity is broad, innovation has been overused so let’s define our terms:

creativity n. coming up with new ways to think about things

innovation n. creating ways to solve problems

As user experience designers, it’s essential to empathize with users and employ various methods to address their needs effectively. However, achieving our best work requires us to turn the lens inward and apply user-centered design principles to our ways of working and our relationships. By doing so, we can better serve those whose problems we aim to solve.

Amid tight deadlines, finding the time and space for self-reflection and growth can be challenging. UX Brighton 2023 offers a rare opportunity for attendees to focus on themselves in a dedicated environment, fostering creativity and innovation.

When creativity is provided with room to grow, it paves the way for innovation. Embracing innovation offers your organization a valuable edge. Each individual has the capacity for increased creativity. Discover techniques to enhance your creative abilities at UX Brighton 2023.

Join us in this enriching journey as we explore the power of creativity and innovation together, and take the user experience design field to new heights. Register now and secure your place in this transformative event!

Some of the smartest, most insightful and entertaining people I've met. And that was just the audience. The speakers were great, too.

Mike Kuniavsky, Xerox PARC

Information for Attendees

The conference is being held in the beautiful and historic Brighton Dome Concert Hall: just 10 minutes from Brighton Station, 3 minutes from the Lanes, 5 minutes from the beach and a whole heap of great restaurants and hotels. Registration starts from 9am with the first speaker on at 10am, we’ll email you to let you know when the talk times are finalised.

Before the conference why not join the UX Brighton Slack and get chatting with other UXers. We’ve also got a rather nice #jobs.

See our Attendee information guide for everything you need to get the most out of your visit to UX Brighton, including:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Pre-conference meet-ups
  • Accessibility
  • Wifi and charging
  • Cloakrooms
  • Registration
  • Refreshments
  • After Party
Travel Acommodation Accessibility Refreshments Charge Wifi After Party

Pre-conf meetup – 2rd Nov

In town the night before? Come to The Fountainhead from 7pm to 9pm and meet fellow delegates. It’s a relaxed pub and serves food until 9pm. They do a good coffee too! Look out for Faisal in a UX Brighton T-shirt.

Pre-event networking & coffee – 3th Nov

If you’re coming down early to the conference, Meanwhile Cafe is practically next to The Dome, open from 7am and is a great place to grab a coffee and meet fellow attendees.




Doors will open at 9am for registration. Name badges will be arranged alphabetically by first name. Complimentary pastries and refreshments will be available.

Use the Dome entrance on Church Street. It’s approx 10 mins walk from the train station.

  • Please note that The Dome may conduct bag searches.
  • Please be seated by 9.50am so you don’t miss anything.
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Elizabeth Churchill.

The critical importance of supporting designer and developer creativity – Elizabeth Churchill

When we think about UX as a discipline, what often first comes to mind are everyday consumer experiences from websites to games, or perhaps enterprise and productivity tools. In recent years however, Elizabeth has focused instead on UX for designers and developers and how to enhance and support their creativity. Based in studies of designer and developer experiences, Elizabeth’s team have been improving documentation, working on task accomplishment and smoothing workflows, focusing on better communication and collaboration, and addressing tech and design debt management and team productivity.In this talk, Elizabeth will discuss case studies, and share why supporting designer and developer creative tools leads to better and more inclusive user experiences for everyone.

About Elizabeth

Dr Elizabeth Churchill is a Senior Director of UX at Google. Elizabeth has built UX and Research teams at Google, eBay, Yahoo, PARC, and FujiXerox. She Co-Chairs Google’s UX Leadership Council (UXLC), and was a co-founder of Google’s UXR Steering Committee which she co-chaired for 2 years before joining the UXLC.

Elizabeth holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and honorary doctorates from the University of Sussex and the University of Stockholm. She is a member of the Association for Computer Machinery’s (ACM) CHI Academy, is an ACM Fellow, Distinguished Scientist, and an ACM Distinguished Speaker. She served as the ACM’s Executive Vice President for 2 years, from 2018-2020, and was ACM’s Secretary Treasurer from 2016-2018.  Elizabeth has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals, in conferences, and in magazines. She has also co-edited 5 books on various topics and has co-authored 2 books (Foundations for Designing User Centered Systems, and Designing with Data). She has over 50 patents already granted or pending. 

Elizabeth is a visiting professor at Imperial College’s Dyson School of Design Engineering in London and is an advisory board member for the Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, California and also for the Flickr Foundation (flickr.org). She recently took up a position as Co-Editor in Chief of ACM’s Interactions magazine. 

In 2016, she received a Citris-Banatao Institute Award Athena Award for Women in Technology for her Executive Leadership. She has been named one of the top women leaders in UX over the last several years. In 2023, she received ACM SIGCHI’s Lifetime Service Award.

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 Mark Edgington.

Enabling Creativity: Specific ideas to help your team flourish – Mark Edgington

Mark’s talk will explore how to foster innovation and creativity in the workplace.

He will discuss the concept of Kaizen (Lean, Agile, Design Thinking) and how its ideas can be utilized to ensure everyone in the company is constantly innovating how they work. He will provide an innovation and cultural framework which can be integrated into your company’s culture with psychological safety in mind. He will outline specific ideas on enabling creativity and allowing creativity in everyone to flourish. This means everyone will be able to be innovative and creative, which could lead to unintended consequences. Perhaps even using the newly possible to learn and create groundbreaking products and services to help the common good.

But the primary outcome will be improved speed, quality, and overall effectiveness in your day-to-day work.

About Mark

Mark has over 25 years of experience in UX and Development. He has founded several startups and worked in large agencies where he has architected solutions serving millions. Mark is a seasoned speaker, judge and the founder and principal consultant of Incendiary Blue, where he creates elegant solutions to the right problems.

His works span GSK, Wyeth, Vodafone, Orange, Deutsche bank, HSBC, DeBeers, Disney, Saint Gobain, Mazda, Mercedes, Airmiles, Philip Morris, Thomas Cook, Condor, O’Melveny, Orrick, Slaughter and May, Pfizer, Sky and EY and many others.

Mark holds a 1st class degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and an MSC in Human-Computer Interaction (UX). He has been published online, spoken at multiple conferences and judges UX awards yearly.

He is very passionate about working with schools, running digital days and acting as an Enterprise Careers adviser for the Mayor of London.

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After Party

Join us for after conference drinks in the Foyer Bar (at the venue) until 8pm. You will receive a drinks voucher at registration. Your voucher is valid for a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Please keep your name badge with you if you want to leave and come back again.

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Highlights from previous years

UX Brighton is one of the premier UX events in Europe. In just one day, you'll get access to some of the most cutting-edge presentations you can imagine. Well organized, fabulous location, packed with valuable content — go if you can: it's worth the investment.

Jim Kalbach, Past Speaker


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Fantastic conference - a fresh mix of new ideas, provocative speakers, and a highly engaged audience. Well worth the trip.

Alex Wright, Director of User Experience at the New York Times

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