Breaking Borders

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Reading, UK

Breaking Borders is a free bi-monthly event for web developers and designers to come together, present and discuss the latest in cutting-edge knowledge.

Our aim is to innovate and inspire the next best thing, and not be restricted by the boundaries we often think are in place.

Who's speaking?

Rasika Krishna-Schmid
Director, Digital Strategy & User Experience, APCO Worldwide @ras1ka

Rasika Krishna-Schmid

Rasika is a user experience professional who has worked in the industry for over a decade. She specializes in information architecture, usability and user research for web and mobile, digital psychology, and cross-cultural UX. Rasika has worked in five countries, in three continents with Fortune 500 companies and start-ups to develop user-focused digital strategies.

Digital persuasion: a cultural and human perspective

We live in a society where we try to equate science, mathematics, or some sort of algorithm to everything we do; especially in the digital environment. This talk will nudge us to take a step back, slow down, and reengage with the human element of everything we design or develop. We’ll investigate some trends in the digital environment from user and cultural psychology perspectives.

Dan Edwards
Creative Director, No Divide Studio Ltd @de

Dan Edwards

Dan is a designer, surfer and occasional doodler from the UK. Currently working as Creative Director of No Divide, an agency he co-founded in 2014. Dan is also winner of net magazine’s 2013 Young Designer of the Year and the co-creator of

Finding Your Mojo

More and more recently I’ve seen creative people struggling with motivation feeling like they’re stuck in a rut. It’s easy to lose perspective and become stagnant but the important thing is to spot the signs and make positive changes. In this talk I aim to uncover what your mojo is, how to get it back and how to keep it!


Breaking Borders runs on the third Tuesday in the month. Bi-monthly.

19:00 - 21:30(ish), but why not stay for some discussion and drinks afterwards.


Park House, Reading University,
Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AX

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Fab night at @brkngbrdrs learning about responsive images & how theatre design relates to web. Loved both talks. Yay. #bbsessions

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I'm now going to relax at @brkngbrdrs - take the stress out of life and learn something

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