You may know, I’m involved with a recruiter that’s focused on digital talent. Futureheads focuses on only three niches: UX, project management and front-end design. Given the track record of happy matching, my colleagues at Futureheads have good relations with a number of exciting and busy digital teams.
We’ve moved into fab new offices in Smithfield and plan to host a few debates with our network. Our first breakfast is for senior Creative Directors. We already have about 20 CDs signed up, including folk from AKQA, Sky, Sapient, BBC, Haygarth, Fortune Cookie and Virgin Media.
Topic: User Centred Design and Agile
Discussion leader: Rhys Davies, Head of Creative, Detica
Where: Futureheads HQ, 5-6 Newbury Street, London EC1A 7HU (nearest tubes: Barbican, Farringdon, St Pauls)
When: 8.30-10am, Tuesday April 19, 2011
Rhys has extensive experience in managing digital design teams who adopt a UCD approach and work as part of Agile teams so has some interesting experiences to share. The discussion is going to be around UCD and Agile – how the 2 are working together, any challenges faced and general thoughts and insights, and then another more general talk around 2011 digital trends/emerging technologies.
You may not be able to make this event, but it’s always good to be networking with your peer group – do let me know if you would like future invites.
And, of course, I must introduce you to Meera McCann – she’s focused in this front-end design niche for years, so knows the terrain, the hot issues, the balance of a good skillset and where to pick up the hot talent.
Happy Easter, all. Long live the future king…