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Border Crossing UX

Border Crossing UX is a user experience design consultancy based in Edinburgh and London.

We accelerate innovation, adoption, and growth. For over 10 years, our research, facilitation, strategy, and user centred design services have produced profitable outcomes across sectors.

Medium-to-large companies and public sector organisations choose us to:

  • Evaluate experiences
  • Explore new opportunities
  • Solve complex problems
  • Launch new value propositions, products, and services.

Clients include: The Scottish Government, National Galleries of Scotland, NHS Scotland, NHS 24, NHS GGC, Lothian Buses, CGI, Webhelp, MDDUS, and Lockton Insurance.

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​​​​​​​Service Design Academy

Established in 2017 and part of Dundee & Angus College, Service Design Academy is dedicated to delivering innovative and accredited service design training and education programmes.

We teach people how to use the design process to ensure that organisations’ services and experiences are always person-centred, effective and inclusive. 

Our expert educators deliver learning pathways for individuals and organisations to connect service design theory with practical application; helping colleagues to learn- by-doing through a mix of workshops, mentoring and case studies. 

  • We deliver the only accredited Professional Development Award qualification in service design with over 350 alumni working in a variety of roles from digital transformation to quality improvement. 
  • Our shorter courses offer a hands-on practical introduction to service design for people at all levels in an organisation. 
  • We also partner with organisations to develop customised programmes with groups working together on a real-world design challenge as they learn the process together.   

Service Design Academy is proud to be a part of the growth of service design practice in Scotland, the UK and further afield. We do this by building capacity and capability for service design in a professional context and also with people who want to engage with their communities to bring ideas to reality. 

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Tesco Bank

Tesco Bank and Tesco share a set of values that drive us to come up with new ways to improve our customers' lives, the communities they live in, and the planet we all share. We have been helping more than 5 million customers manage their money a little better every day since 1997.

Our Design Practice is made up of designers from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are on a mission to help Tesco Shoppers manage their money a little better  every day through propositions, services, and experiences that are uniquely Tesco. 

Over the last 5 years, we have grown in strategic importance within Tesco Bank by showcasing the ability of Human Centred Design to create innovative solutions based on a deep understanding of people.

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QWAN

We are Quality Without A Name, an initiative of pragmatic practitioners. We train and mentor teams, coach individuals and carry out bespoke development projects. We specialise in agile and lean software development.

Our mission is to bring success to our customers by improving their system development practice. We advise, coach and train management, product owners, project leaders and developers. And we develop software ourselves - above all, we are software developers.

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Edinburgh UX

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Edinburgh UX meetup invites UX people of all flavours to a monthly meeting of minds – a place to share ideas and indulge in idle banter. Whether you be designer, developer, guerrilla, enthusiast or just passing by, come join us!

The future of work in Scotland

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This community is focused on how the world of work continues to evolve. It covers a broad range of areas from modern leadership approaches, team dynamics and organisational design to ways of working, collaborative models, agile practices and how we communicate.

We encourage being open minded and proactive learning. We love to share knowledge and make new bodies of work accessible to audiences far and wide. We celebrate contribution and participation. We believe deeply in collaborative thinking, co-creation, ethical leadership, and diversity and inclusion.

UX Glasgow

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UX Glasgow is an informal, co-operative monthly meetup. We welcome everyone who cares about UX — no matter if they're a client, a visual designer, an information architect, a copywriter, a developer or a usability specialist.

UX Oxford

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Monthly talks on User Experience in Oxford. Consistently bringing you great speakers since 2011. Every month we invite a speaker to come and talk about how they apply User Experience principles in their projects and organisations. It is a relaxing and informal atmosphere. Come and join us for drinks, meet up with peers and listen to inspiring talks.

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Sponsors

Together with our sponsors we aim to create great experiences and delight our participants. We offer sponsor packages at various price points and are always happy to tailor a package to your needs. If you want to become a UX Scotland sponsor or supporter, please get in touch with us to discuss things further.

Community Groups

Community is at the heart of UX Scotland. We provide discounts for meetup and user groups that help promote UX Scotland to their members. If you organise, or are a member of, a user group and would like more information please contact us.