Stavros Garzonis

Co-design: group therapy to bridge the client-user gap

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Unfortunately Craig Sullivan has had to withdraw from NUX4 due to family illness. We wish Craig and his family all the best. Stavros Garzonis (Senior UX Consultant at cxpartners) has stepped in to help us out with the following amazing talk:


It’s no surprise that observing users interacting with digital products can be eye-opening for designers, product owners and C-level chaps. However, empathising behind a one-way mirror is limited comparing to an environment set up for collaboration and creativity. Getting users and client stakeholders in the same room entails risks but can be a very valuable tool to have in your UX toolbox.

In this talk, Stavros will discuss his experiences and offer practical tips about planning and facilitating co-design workshops, where clients and users get together to co-create.

About Stavros

Stavros is a scientist trapped in user experience consultant’s body. He has been studying, teaching and practicing User Experience since 2002, building a diverse skill-set of UX research, design, management and mentoring. As a Senior UX Consultant at cxpartners, he works with international brands delivering user research and design, but particularly hooked on the sweet-spot in-between.

Stavros also strongly believes in the value of community in UX (and in life). He was the President of UXPA UK and co-chair of UXPA 2014 International conference, and still actively involved as a UX Google Expert.

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