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Why diversity is good for business

After a successful early career in marine biology research, Lorna has followed her passion to become a nuclear safety engineer for a multi-national, FTSE100 listed company. Working in a dynamic, but tightly controlled environment, she works with truly diverse teams to ensure rigorous standards are upheld in critical situations. She is also deeply enthusiastic about the communication of science, whether that was teaching undergraduates in her research days, participating in international projects, or getting away from the dockyard to engage non-engineers with her projects.

As a volunteer STEM ambassador for the South West region, Lorna also enjoys the opportunity to inspire the next generation into STEM careers. She is especially interested in promoting the role of women in science, and other STEM disciplines, and has been active in this area, including leading the organisational committee for a symposium entitled "Women in STEM: a celebrating science and engineering" in March 2016 and chairing a local interest group Women in STEM Plymouth, which aims to support and encourage minorities in these disciplines.

Women in STEM Plymouth is a network formed with the primary purpose of helping to tackle the gender gap within science, technology, engineering and maths careers in the Plymouth travel-to-work-area. In her talk, Lorna will explore why diversity is good for business in the context of her work for Women in STEM Plymouth as well as using examples from the UK and global technology industry.

Lorna Dallas

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Ladies That UX Bristol

Thu Sep 24 2020 at 5:30 PM

Where to do with all the research

👉🏽 Repositories (aka repos). 👈🏽 As UX-ers we sometimes struggle to get enough research done in the first place so it's great when we finally get the research ball rolling and start accumulating eye-opening insight but... what do we do with it all? Survey results, usability test findings and discovery research interviews... where should it all go? How do we make sure knowledge keeps being seen and built upon rather than be put in a dusty report to never be surfaced again?

Jane Hostler (a well versed member of our group!) faced this problem in her work and will be sharing her experiences with us. 🌈

Here's a bit more:

Jane is a User Experience Designer who’s worked in the digital industry for the last 20 years. Primarily working as a UI designer on websites (plus some brief dabbling with front end development back when it was all tables), she landed a new job two years ago that brought the chance to gain product design and research experience and everything that comes with it. Like, what do you do with all that stuff!?

She’ll be giving a quick whistle stop tour of how Airtable has helped her to pull together the feedback and insights she uncovers in this role, and looking at the pros and the cons of Airtable as a research repository.

We're all invited to actively participate in what will definitely be a very interesting conversation and chip in with our own experiences of dealing with insight stacks.

Looking forward to seeing you there. Feel free to BYOB and food, light candles, anything goes! Details for how to join will be provided nearer the time. Please RSVP and feel free to share or invite others. We're @LadiesThatUXBRS on twitter.

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