Nigel Bevan
  • 71 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 18, 1946
  • Place of birth:
    United Kingdom
  • Date of passing: Mar 27, 2018
  • Place of passing:

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Nigel Bevan, 71, born on July 18, 1946 and passed away on March 27, 2018. We will remember him forever.


His funeral will take place on  

Thursday 3rd May,
at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park, London.

Please RSVP to Dave Bevan (dlsbevan@hotmail.com) if you intend to attend.


There is now also a charity giving page for Nigel at:


Please feel free to contribute to one of two charities chosen by his family as a way of honouring his memory.


There is an additional page dedicated to Nigel's memory by the 

UXPA - User Experience Professionals Association International. Please contact the director of Web, rajesh@uxpa.org with any stories about Nigel which will share on The UXPA website.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by SHERRY EVANS on 24th April 2018

"Sorry to hear of your lost, I too have recently lost a loved one in death. However the Bible  gives  us a hope as we  read  Rev 21:4 we can look to  see them  again. Heb 2:14 helps  us  to see  who  causes death, When God's Kingdom is  realized as mentioned  in Matt.6: 9,10.We can   hope to see our loved ones again as stated in Acts 24:14.Hope  and comfort comes from Gods word."

This tribute was added by Alexandre Gentner on 23rd April 2018

"I have only started interacting with Nigel in 2016 on research related topics but this has been more that enough time to feel the positive energy he was able to transmit to people. His dynamism, openness and kindness left a mark on me and I will remember him for this.

Family and friends, please accept my most sincere condolences."

This tribute was added by Carole Favart on 23rd April 2018

"I was totally devastated when I heard what's happened… I still cannot believe that it happened, just a few days following KEER'18!
I well remember our talks at Kuching, and during the past events...and when Nigel took the leadership for COST action, in order to find the best way to step-up our European Kansei Group.

I am very impressed by the way, You, his family, are sharing with us, courageously, all your positive words, and memories, with pride on his challenging mindset beyond your private sadness for this loss …
We mill miss him !"

This tribute was added by Zhabiz Shafieyoun on 20th April 2018

"I can not believe it, it was a shock. The last email I exchange with Nigel was on November 29th. He was a great person, very supportive, patient and kind. I am in the sorrow of my loss. Nigel was a great pleasure to know you. Hugs ...!!!!"

This tribute was added by Owen Daly-Jones on 17th April 2018

"I worked with Nigel at NPL and also at Serco Usability Services. He was a highly knowledgable colleague, great memory for detail and of course well travelled with lots of interesting stories of far off places. So sorry to hear about his passing, and my thoughts go out to the family."

This tribute was added by Roland Barge on 15th April 2018

"I had the pleasure of working with Nigel on the BSI PH09 committee, it was quite a shock to hear of his passing, my condolences to the family, he will be sorely missed..."

This tribute was added by Guy Andre Boy on 13th April 2018

"I will remember Nigel as a gentleman, competent and dedicated. I learned a lot from him on usability and ISO standards."

This tribute was added by Mike Tainsh on 11th April 2018

"Nigel and I first met and worked together on The Alvey Programme back in 1983. He was always both knowledgeable and courteous. It was much later that our paths crossed again on the ISO/BSI Committee PH9 for Ergonomics. He was just as courteous and capable as ever. He will be missed by many as colleague and friend."

This tribute was added by Cathy Daly on 11th April 2018

"I worked with Nigel at NPL in the 1980s and 90s. I remember him for his enthusiasm for usability and standards, his ability to pull together international groups of professionals, and of course his love of travel. My favourite memory is of him guiding several members of our team on a hike up a very hot and dusty mountain in Crete after a meeting discussing usability standards. He will be sadly missed."

This tribute was added by Zhengjie Liu on 11th April 2018

"Nigel is my good mentor and friend for more than 20 years. It is him who led me into the field of usability around 1996-1997. I still remember vividly that a sunny afternoon in the autumn 1997, I received a big plastic envelop mailed from him at a department meeting that contains a bunch of printed materials on usability and user-centered design. We met each other for the very first time at INTERACT’1999 in Edinburgh where at a dinner he introduced me to try Scottish haggis. Soon after that he visited us in Dalian and Beijing in November-December the same year. He helped us involved, as a non-EU partner, in UsabilityNet (http://www.usabilitynet.org/about.htm) - an EU Fifth Framework Program project coordinated by him, which led Sino-European Usability Center founded in 2000 as the first usability engineering center in China. This contributed greatly to the start and dissemination of user experience practice in this country."

This tribute was added by Nick de Voil on 11th April 2018

"Nigel was very generous to me with his advice and guidance in relation to international standards. The world is a better place for his work on usability."

This tribute was added by Bill Curtis on 10th April 2018

"I last saw Nigel at an ISO meeting in Mexico City last November where we were revising the software product quality model and having a grand time.  We shared many dinners, laughing and telling travel stories.  His influence will be lasting in the extraordinary contributions he made to international standards for usability.  And I will miss him greatly."

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Dave Bevan
Dianne Murray


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