We continue with our interviews with the UK’s brightest creative stars at this year’s sold out Career Day at London’s Digital Shoreditch.
Even if you weren’t able to attend, you can still sit back and soak up some great inspiration!
Lead User Experience Consultant
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Since our interview, Kate has left Detica to pursue a freelance career.]
Kate is a Lead User Experience consultant at Detica, with an academic background in human-computer interaction and over ten years’ experience in digital media and customer experience for FTSE 100 firms.
Quick, what does Detica do? We’re the largest focused Design and Build agency in the UK (The Drum, 2011), with an industry recognised user centred design approach. We work with brilliant FTSE100 clients on high profile design projects. I lead the user experience approach from research to design and overseeing build of applications and websites, making sure that what we deliver is delightful to the people that use them.
Why do you go to work every day? It’s the right thing to do; making things better to use, transact with and communicate through, for millions of people worldwide. And our industry is full of lovely, talented individuals which makes is a great place to be in.
Why were you at Digital Shoreditch? Helping people out with how to craft amazing portfolios, that help them get interviews, or showcase the breadth of work they’ve done.
Shoreditch v Soho? Both, in the same night.
AR - pointless or life changing? ‘AR’ as in, the noise a pirate makes: I like it.
iPhone or Android or Blackberry? I let the battery die on my Blackberry four months ago and haven’t missed it.
App that you can't do without? I love the way Instapaper makes me feel fine about not reading stuff (‘because I can do it tomorrow’).
Start-ups - Europe or Asia or US? All those who celebrate failure as a critical part of learning what works.
Work you’re most proud of? An important application for a famous company which I can’t talk about.
We’re incredibly grateful to all the amazing and talented creatives who donated their time to make Digital Shoreditch Career Day a wonderful and nurturing experience.
If you didn’t manage to get to Digital Shoreditch this year, next year, make sure you don’t miss out!
Of course, we’re always available if you’re looking to grow your career. Just drop us a line, or an email.