Leisa leads a great team of researchers who work within agile, multidisciplinary teams to create continuous connection between the British government and its citizens, and a real understanding of the human experience of government as it transforms to design digital services that really meet users needs.
Leisa has a background in User Centred Design, Design Research and Information Architecture combined with a passion for making these practices more accessible and more successful for companies with limited time or resources, and for those who work using agile or lean methods.
Leisa is a regular speaker and workshop-giver and has spoken at conferences including London IA, UX London, dConstruct, Drupalcon, EuroIA, Future of Web Apps, Web 2.0 Expo, Next, Interesting, GUADEC, Interaction, and Reboot. She has mentored at Seedcamp and coordinates the London UX Bookclub.
When not working she cycles, play with her two small sons and has an ongoing battle to defend her homegrown veg from the evil weeds at her allotment.
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