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At UXCamp London 2011, I ran a discussion on "Recruiting participants from the cradle to the grave & beyond" as I wanted suggestions on where to recruit particular kinds of participants for usability testing. These are the suggestions people came up with:

Where to recruit children:
Schools
Youth clubs
Playgroups
Personal network
Community newsletters
Online games

Where to recruit adults:
Gumtree
Word of mouth
Special interest communities
Special clinics
Sign language classes

Where to recruit elderly people:
Age Concern
Charities
Social/community events
Hospitals
Care homes
Word of mouth
Supermarkets
In the street

Where to recruit vampires/zombies/etc:
Special communities
Event in Reading - LARPers
Graveyards at night
Games

Other things to consider:
"It will take twice to three times as long as you expect"
"Be flexible"
"Short periods of time"
"Cool product incentive"
"Combine with marketing"

Thanks for the suggestions all!
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Oxford UX Book Club met last Tuesday to discuss Undercover User Experience Design by Cennydd Bowles and James Box, which I found to be an interesting book. Al Power wrote notes.

The previous meeting of the book club happened in September and we discussed Ambient Findability by Peter Morville, which was also an enjoyable read.

I am unsure when the next meeting will be, but there is now a UK UX Events Calendar and a list of events (and a Twitter account: UK UX Events), so I can at least see what other UX events are happening around the UK.

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