What’s this sensorydrive thing all about, then? Well, since you asked…

Stuart ChurchSensorydrive is my blog. My name is Stuart Church, and I’m a user experience consultant based in Bristol, U.K. I’ve been designing web sites since the early 1990s. Eight years ago I founded Pure Usability, and since then I’ve worked on a wide variety of user experience and user-centred design projects for clients such as JISC, Microsoft, BOC, Bayer, Lexus, The University of Cambridge, The Tribal Group, Process Management International, Marriott Hotels, the Office for Fair Access, the Nuclear Decommissiong Authority, Futurelab and Becta.

In 2005, I helped to set up and organise the Cambridge Usability Group, before relocating to Bristol where I’m now heavily involved in the Bristol Usability Group.

In addition to my consultancy work, I teach user-centred design at the University of London and I’m a visiting staff member at the University of Bristol. I am also a member of the Usability Professionals Association and the Information Architecture Institute.

In my previous life, I was a lecturer and research fellow in Animal Behaviour, Visual Ecology and Biostatistics at the Universities of Bristol and Southampton. I’ve got a degree in Zoology from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Animal Behaviour from the University of Southampton. For this reason, you might get the occasional tirade against creation science and intelligent design on this blog.

Please feel free to get in touch if you want to chat about work opportunities or the broader joys of user experience design!

Oh, and I also have a Tumblog called Sensorytumble.


I'm Stuart Church, a user experience consultant with Pure Usability in Bristol, UK. Sensorydrive is my personal blog and covers user experience design, information architecture, product design, psychology, research methods, perception and pretty much anything else that takes my fancy! You can find out a bit more about me if you want...