Hannah Donovan

Hannah Donovan is co-creator of This Is My Jam

We first met Hannah when she was design lead at LastFM. We were immediately impressed with her inventiveness as a designer, and this was later matched by her inventiveness as a speaker. At dConstruct 2010 she performed an amazing live jam session as part of a talk extolling the virtues of improvisation in design. While at Mind The Product in 2012 she and regular co-conspirator Matt Ogle acted out the proposition behind This Is My Jam to a rapt audience. At Clearleft we’re huge fans of the service, so Hannah and Matt seemed like the obvious choice to present a case study. We’re really excited they can share their story at UX London.

Rebel Rebel: a case study on taking the opposite approach


Products we’re passionate about start by scratching an itch; we have a problem we want to solve. But with a marketplace crowded with options and the likelihood it’s been tried before, how do we approach it in a way that’s fresh enough to attract users?

In this case study, Hannah and Matt will share the thinking and process behind their product This Is My Jam, an unconventional approach to song sharing.

Learn about the benefits of (and techniques for) questioning established product and technical orthodoxy; the role style and trends play in product appeal; and victories as well as mistakes from the early days of prototyping Jam.

Reasons to attend

  • 1Spend 3 whole days improving your UX skills
  • 2Meet your peers and share new ways of thinking
  • 3See world class speakers from the UX industry

"I came. I listened. I stayed. Great event, great crowd, great venue. Learn, network, enjoy."

Don Norman Speaker at UX London 2009