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Talk & workshop submissions open 1 April

Sarvnaz Taherian talking about a user centred approach to developing a brain-computer interface for individuals with severe disabilities at UXHG 2017

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Buy before the 3rd of April and get full tickets at $298 (down from $365 non early bird price)

And student & unwaged tickets are always discounted at just $260

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UX Homegrown is built on the stories of real UX practitioners, from our foremost experts to our front line workers sharing how they make UX work in the New Zealand context. Hear about their triumphs and failures and how they do the work to create world class user experiences in New Zealand.

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Sign up for workshops will be available on the day. Learn directly from the best - previously we have had workshops ranging from creative nudges, to BA techniques for designers, journey map creation, and even mind controlled robots!


UX Homegrown is attended by the professionals shaping experience design practice in New Zealand. Rub shoulders, meld minds, and create opportunities with like minded souls from New Zealand and beyond.

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By sponsoring UX Homegrown you are directly helping to build New Zealand’s UX capabilities while getting your name in front of New Zealand’s heaviest UX influencers, service users and emerging talent. You are firmly planting your flag as a UX leader. To enquire about sponsorship contact Matt Gould at

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To build our design capabilities as a country we need to share our stories. We need to bring out into the open our glorious victories, our painful defeats, our insights and ideas. We need real stories and if you have something to contribute we will support you to tell your story. To make speaking as accessible as possible all speakers are paid and to make sure conference attendees have a great experience you are provided professional support to tell your story in an engaging and confident way. This is a great opportunity to talk at a conference, support your community and raise your profile. We are accepting talk submissions from the 1st of April and they need to be in by the 1st of June.

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UX Homegrown is a submission-based and community curated conference with the goal of growing the level of practice across our whole country. We showcase what UX looks like in New Zealand with the best case studies; from the untold stories from unexpected places to the high profile projects from our communities’ stars. All made with love. It is organised by Gerbrand Van Melle, Emma Knight, Matt Gould, and a fistful of volunteers. It is supported by our sponsors and (if you come) you!

Highlights from UXHG 2017