About UX Scotland

UX Scotland is a conference for designers, researchers and other user-centred professionals to come together to learn, share and connect with the community.

Hosted in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, our curated event experience includes a mixture of inspiring keynotes, engaging sessions and interactive workshops. It's an ideal setting to meet and share experiences with fellow practitioners and leading experts. 

We’re committed to participant and speaker inclusivity and to creating a safe space for everyone to learn and enjoy.

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Kara Kane Headshot

Kara Kane

Head of Profession for Design, Government Digital Service (GDS)

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Heldiney Pereira

Senior Product Designer, Monzo / Director of Samaritans

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Gerry Scullion

Founder of The Human Centered Design Network (This is HCD)

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Kat Zhou

Creator of <Design Ethically>

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What our participants say

"For me, UX Scotland is such a friendly and welcoming conference. It's about meeting old friends and making new ones. I find out about new techniques, and get fresh ideas about how to look at a bit of work. I encourage my team to go as it's a place to meet people who practice in the same field, and hear how they apply techniques in their workplace. Everyone there has something to share, and something to learn."

- Clare Barnett, Lead Designer, Registers of Scotland

"Everyone I saw present or I chatted with was focused on learning and there were no big egos, which is refreshing. I also noticed there were lots of repeat attendees returning for 3 or even 5 years in a row. Based on that alone, I highly recommend attending if you have a chance."

Tricia Okin, Lead User Experience and Service Designer

Why should you participate?

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If you're unsure, or need to convince your manager, these are some reasons to attend UX Scotland.

  • Three days of sessions from fellow practitioners and internationally renowned speakers.
  • Choose from different formats to suit your learning style.
  • Learn new tools and techniques.
  • Hear about real-life applications of user-centred design practices.
  • Meet new friends and socialise with your peers.
  • Leave with new ideas and concepts you can put into practice straight away.
  • This is an established conference, with many attendees coming back year after year. Read what our participants said.

Read our participants reflections and feedback on previous UX Scotland events.


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors who help make this conference possible year-on-year. If you want to showcase your organisation to our participants in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, get in touch to discuss the perfect package for you.