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Learning to work with other disciplines can be difficult, just in the same way as trying to make friends with your neighbours. Some neighbours happily give you a wave or make you a birthday cake, where some feel like they are going to fall through from the upstairs flat.

The point is, if you don’t get on with your neighbour it can become quite difficult. Imagine living in a flat and your neighbours refuse to grab your post when they see it in the rain or completely ignore your existence in the street. This applies to project work too!

This talk will enable designers to communicate with other specialisms, and disciplines such as such as developers, business analysts and product owners, to push a project forward.

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBesqAm7bJQ

About the speaker

Helio Costa, Head of Product Design, BJSS, SPARCK
Helio is Brazilian and lives in London since 2017, He’s the Head of Product Design at BJSS/Sparck and worked across different products for government, NGOs, fintechs and others private sectors organisations. He’s more than 20 years of experience designing world-class websites, web-apps and mobile apps.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heliofernandescosta/

About the facilitator

Amanda Donavanik, User Experience Researcher, BJSS, SPARCK
Amanda Donavanik is a user experience researcher at SPARCK. She is passionate about working with a diverse team on projects that address social and urban problems. By collaborating with stakeholders to identify insight-driven opportunities, she wants to create human-centered strategies, and deliver inclusive and sustainable design solutions for a better future.

She is curious about the way in which objects, people and systems are connected.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-donavanik-70866b118/

About the UX Cafecito

A time for UXers, researchers, and anyone interested in UX to get together to chat, meet other Latinx UXers, and help each other with questions/advice. We will meet weekly on Fridays for 30 minutes.

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Helio Costa


Head of Product Design

Amanda Donavanik


User Experience Researcher


Brenda Hoyle