It’s been a while. Apologies for that! But its been really hectic here at Border Crossing Media. In fact, that’s an understatement we’ve been swamped! From exciting new projects to last-minute presentations, we’ve been up to a really strange mix of things over the past few months. So, here’s a brief overview of what we’ve been working on.

User experience consultancy

In-house projects

Developing a concept that focused on addressing the long-term health care challenges facing the UK with the amazing team at CultivateHQ.

Talks, Presentations & Conferences

But we’ve not only been doing client-work, we’ve also been asked to give several talks and presentations too:

Districts of Creativity – Reverse Mission 2015
Districts of Creativity event

The Districts of Creativity (DC) Network unites 13 of the most creative and innovative regions around the world. The network was formed to foster the exchange of best practices and experiences of stimulating creativity and innovation in business, culture and education.

We designed and facilitated a reflective session for the 47 delegates who arrived for a 3-day tour of Scotland. So, we developed a series of workshops in collaboration with:

That would help stimulate connections and perhaps more importantly the sharing of resources following the completion of the Reverse Mission.

Judging by the reaction of the delegates the reflective session was an overwhelming success. We’re currently developing the outputs into an actionable resource we can’t wait to finalise and share.

Content for Everyone

Esther was asked to present an Essential Communications training seminar aimed at public service organisations and NGOs for Holyrood Events. Esther’s presentation was titled: Content for Everyone and provided delegates with an overview of how to generate content for nation-wide audience.

The feedback on Twitter was top-notch so this is looking like the first of many seminars we’ll be presenting for Holyrood Events.

Check out the slides on SlideShare.

FinTech Scotland 2015

Fintech Scotland 2015

Run by Scot-Tech Engagement this conference explored technological innovation across the financial services sector. Given what we do we had to support and contribute. So, we did – and we’re not just talking about the badges, sketchbooks and brownies! Having a stand at the conference gave us the opportunity to meet some really interesting people too.

All in all, this was a great event for us. It’s certainly led to some interesting conversations. We’re also looking forward to supporting the upcoming Big Data Scotland 2015 conference, so do let us know if you’ll be attending too.

Gateway to Investment

The Business Gateway Edinburgh runs a Gateway to Investment programme that is focused on helping train and equip those seeking investment with the skills and knowledge they need to secure it.

We continued to contribute to the programme by delivering two presentations on how user experience strategy and user centred design can help entrepreneurs develop a compelling case for investment. We’ve also provided follow-up support to several participants since our presentations and look forward to doing more in the future.


As you can probably imagine the past few months have been both incredibly rewarding and tiring. There’s no let-up in sight but that’s the price of growth.

In truth we’re looking to get through what’s on our plates over the coming months. As 2016 is likely to see us making some exciting announcements in terms of new partners, exciting client-work (we can actually showcase) and perhaps most importantly how we plan to grow over the coming 12 months.

François Roshdy

François is director of user experience at Border Crossing UX. He specialises in helping clients continuously improve the experiences they deliver.