RICHMOND UX DESIGN SPRINT WORKSHOP

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Want to facilitate breakthrough ideas, solve business challenges and validate products with customers? A Design Sprint might just be the answer.

The Design Sprint, originally developed at Google, is a short, time-boxed process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. It is a short, intense effort (a sprint!) conducted by a small, functional team where the results set the direction for the product, service, or feature.

In this workshop we will learn the tools & techniques of the same structured framework that has been used to design, prototype and validate solutions for startups, agencies, and even non-profits. We will be hands-on for 120 minutes using the same activities you would complete during a sprint.

 


DATE AND TIME

Tue, November 14, 2017
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST
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LOCATION

VCUArts Depot
814 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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REFUND POLICY

Refunds up to 1 day before event

 


WHO’S THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

Anyone with tough problems to solve – designers, developers, product managers, marketers, content strategists, CEOs/founders, even human resources. The Design Sprint process has been used to solve a wide array of problems from the UX of digital products to wayfinding in a museum to the hiring process at Google.

This will be a fast-paced, intense workshop. While not a requirement, it will be most successful if all participants have at least some familiarity with the Design Sprint process. Google Ventures offers an excellent primer on Design Sprints to help you get familiar.

AGENDA

3:30 – 4:00: Arrive, get settled and warm up (it is a sprint after all!)

4:00 – 6:00: Sprint!

6:00 – 6:30: Cool down and say goodbye

PRESENTER

Mike Shelton is a Product Designer at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. Working from his home office in Richmond, Va., Mike collaborates with over 500 automatticians in 50+ countries to help democratize publishing and keep the web open.

At Automattic, Mike prototypes and implements user-centered design solutions for WordPress.com. He recently worked on a new Automattic product, get.blog, where he and his team used design sprints to re-imagine what the experience of purchasing and managing a domain should look like.


RUX Happy Hour

RUX Happy Hour September 2017

RUX Happy Hour September 2017

In honor of our departing and incoming board members, let’s have a happy hour.  The weather is beautiful so let’s meet outside at Ardent in Scott’s Addition.  Richmond UX will arrange some snacks to go with the tasty beverages.

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We miss seeing everyone, and we hope you can join us. Other than a few announcements, the only thing on the agenda is whatever happens to be on your mind.

When
September 27th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Where                                   
Ardent
3200 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA 23230

 


To Be Designed Conf. [Local Viewing]

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Once again, RichmondUX will host a local viewing of a Rosenfeld Media virtual conference. As with our previous viewings, those who attended thought watching the online sessions together—and networking before, during and after—featured all the benefits of a larger one-day conference, minus the travel.

It’s been a while since our last meetup, and even longer since our most recent programming. Seating at Gather is limited, so grab your tickets before they go. Whether you are able to join us for the conference or not, please plan to meet up with us afterward starting at 5:30 at a place, well, to be determined. 😉

See below for more details:

What is the “near future” of design? It’s the stuff that’s far out enough to be fascinating, but not so far out that you can’t imagine ever working on it.

To Be Designed features six fantastic speakers who will take you on a tour of six “near-future” topics: the Internet of things, agentive technology, wearables, conversational UI design, designing with robots, and ethics for designing in the AI era.

Get your tickets today via Eventbrite →

What You’ll Get

  • Presentations: 6 practical, comprehensive presentations (40-45 minutes each).
  • Discussions: Short Q&A sessions with speakers after each presentation.
  • Recordings: Lifetime access to the recordings.

Details

Price: $25
Date: Tuesday, April 25th
Time: 9:00am to 5:00p
Location: Gather RVA – Downtown location (409 E Main Street)

Agenda

  • 9:00-9:30: Check-in and open networking
  • 9:30-10:20am: Ethics for the IA Age with Cennydd Bowles
  • 10:30-11:20am: Crafting Holistic Product Experiences: Using Light, Sound and Motion in Your Design Palette with Carla Diana
  • 11:30-12:20pm: Designing Conversations with Giles Colborne
  • 12:30-1:00pm: Trends from the Design in Tech Report 2017 with John Maeda
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 2-2:50pm: The UX of Predictive Behavior for the Internet of Thingswith Mike Kuniavsky
  • 3-3:50pm: Wearable tech: It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it with Liza Kindred
  • 4-4:50pm: Designing Agentive Technology: AI that Works for Peoplewith Chris Noessel

For presentation synopsis, please visit the Rosenfeld Media event page.

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RUX December – Happy Hour

Dear RUXsters – we are overdue for a meetup! And in addition to saying hi, catching up, and finding out what everyone’s up to, we want to thank everyone for another terrific year! A lot of UX and Design stuff happened in Richmond in 2016, and all of it is worth chatting about over a drink, alcoholic or otherwise.

As with our Happy Hour this past June, we will be meeting at McCormack’s Big Whiskey Grill near the Regency Mall. It’s pretty centrally located, whether you work in West Creek, Glen Allen, the Near West End or Downtown. Plus, as a group dedicated to cultivating experiences, you’ll appreciate Big Whiskey Grill’s atmosphere.

Richmond UX will take care of the food and non-alcoholic beverages. The rest is up to you.

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We miss seeing everyone, and we hope you can join us. Other than a few announcements, the only thing on the agenda is whatever happens to be on your mind.

When
December 7th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Where
McCormack’s Big Whisky Grill
(The one near the Regency Mall, not the one in The Fan)
1420 N. Parham Road
Richmond, VA

We look forward to seeing you there!


RUX October – User Research for Everyone

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Where: United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) – 700 N 4th St, Richmond, VA 23219

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RichmondUX has hosted three previous Rosenfeld Media virtual conferences, all at the Gather RVA downtown location. Though we love hosting events at Gather, the largest space available allows only 40 attendees.

Based on past interest in these virtual conferences as well as last October’s “User Research in the Age of the Customer,” we felt a larger venue would make sense. Thanks to United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) for opening up their main conference space for us, allowing us to double the number of possible attendees. We hope you can join us at the local viewing of User Research for Everyone!

Anyone can conduct effective user research. You just need to know how.

Your company might still believe there’s not enough time or money to do research right. Or maybe you lack professional researchers on your team. Or you’re new to user research and need to gain confidence and experience. Don’t let those issues stop you. The User Research for Everyone one-day virtual conference will show how to succeed with research that leads to products users want to use, buy, and recommend to friends.

Agenda

  • 9:30-10: Check-in and open networking
  • 10-10:45am: Just Enough Research with Erika Hall
  • 11-11:45am: The Right Research Method For Any Problem (And Budget) with Leah Buley
  • Noon-12:45pm: How to Find and Recruit Amazing Participants for User Research with Nate Bolt
  • 1-1:45pm: Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing Discussion/Q&A Session with Steve Krug and Laura Klein
  • 2-2:45pm: Creating a Virtuous Cycle: The Research and Design Feedback Loop with Julie Stanford
  • 3-3:45pm: Making Sense of Research Findings with Abby Covert
  • 4-4:45pm: Infectious Research with Cindy Alvarez

Check out full session descriptions and speaker bios. Note: we will provide coffee and baked goods in the morning, as well as food during Nate Bolt’s presentation (think of it as a working lunch).

Tickets

  • $5 students (with valid ID)
  • $20 Early Bird pricing (limited number)
  • $25 General Admission

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Who should attend

  • Designers: Incorporate user research to confirm where your concept works and where it doesn’t.
  • Product managers: Use research to improve adoption rates and reduce expensive and time-consuming product rebuilds.
  • Engineers and developers: Learn how end users interact with products so you can make smarter decisions that improve usability.
  • Managers: Use research to save time and money and help cross-functional teams get the biggest bang for the buck to make remarkable products.
  • Teams: Spend the day learning together so you can collaborate to integrate research more easily into your product design process.
  • …and (of course) User researchers: Brush up on the basics, or get up to speed if you’re new to the field.

What you’ll get

  • 6 practical, comprehensive presentations from some of the best-known user research experts on the planet
  • Q&A sessions with each expert following their presentation
  • Lifetime access anytime with streaming and downloadable files
  • Free 30-day trial to UIE’s All You Can Learn Library

Design Disruptors | RVA Screening

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When: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Grace Street Theater – 934 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220 – View Map

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Richmond Design Community: the wait is OVER! Design Disruptors is coming to the Grace Street Theater Wednesday, September 7th! RichmondUX is thrilled to partner with AIGA Richmond, AMA-Richmond, CreativeMornings RVA, Ladies that UX Richmond, Richmond Product Management Meetup, RVA Content Strategy, and UXPA RVA to bring you this powerful new documentary!

Produced by InVision, a leading design collaboration platform, the film showcases conversations with dozens of top product designers and design leaders from today’s most innovative and influential companies— Airbnb, Coursera, Dropbox, Etsy, Eventbrite, Evernote, Facebook, Google Ventures, HubSpot, MailChimp, Netflix, Pinterest, Salesforce, Spotify, Twitter, Xero, Zendesk, and more.

Now more than ever, design is setting the pace for the future of business. Technology, architecture, interfaces, and physical products are evolving faster than consumers can keep up while designers are breaking the expectations of decades-old industries. Design Disruptors reveals a never-before-seen perspective on the approaches these companies use and how they are overtaking billion dollar industries through design.

Tickets

  • Free for students (with valid ID)
  • $10 for members of participating design organizations, including RichmondUX
  • $15 general admission.

Note: All proceeds after expenses will go to Art180 and Art for the Journey, Richmond-based non-profits that run art-related programs for people living in challenging circumstances, encouraging personal and community change through self-expression.

Agenda

5:30 – Doors open, network/catch up with your RVA design community peers
5:50 – Welcome + Introductions
6:00 – Screening of Design Disruptors begins
7:30 – Continue dialogue at location TBA

About the Film

The documentary team interviewed more than 90 design leaders at the world’s most influential digital companies of our time to discover the true nature of the design-driven business revolution happening around the world. Set as a series of snapshots the film follows renowned designers behind the scenes to demystify how the design choices they’ve made directly impact our daily lives. Design Disruptors talks to leaders like Julie Zhuo, VP of Product Design at Facebook; Alex Castellarnau, Head of Design at Dropbox; and John Maeda, Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins about how design solutions have formed booming, billion-dollar companies and how we can keep up the momentum.

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RUX August – Can I See Your Portfolio?

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When: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT) Add to Calendar
Where: The Depot at VCU – 814 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220 – View Map

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When thinking about hiring you for a web design or development job, Most managers don’t care where you went to school, what your GPA was, or even what “skills” you say you have. They don’t even really care that much about where you have been working the past few years. What they care about is seeing your portfolio. Whether it’s a resume sent by HR, an email from a friend, or a business card handed to them at a conference, they immediately look for that URL which will show your body of work.

Your portfolio is the key to any user experience job. If you don’t have one, then you need not bother to apply. You can have all of the fancy schooling available; you can know the entire Adobe Creative Cloud product line like your own family; you may have have even worked at Ogilvy while moonlighting at Frog, but if you do not show your design thinking process, you might as well go into chartered accountancy.

Jason has been hiring UX professionals for over twenty years, and will share some of the insights he has gained about what works (and does not work) when presenting your portfolio, whether it’s to a prospective employer, client, or other designers.

What attendees will learn

  • Who is the audience for your portfolio
  • What every portfolio has to have
  • How to present your portfolio effectively

Agenda

  • 5:30-6:00 – Networking
  • 6:00-6:45 – Featured Presentation
  • 6:45-7:00 – Q&A
  • 7:00-7:30 – Discussion / Networking

About Our Speaker, Jason Cranford Teague

Jason designed the first web based magazine, Computer Mediated Communications, in 1994 and has been at the forefront of digital innovation ever since. He wrote the first book for designers on Cascading Style Sheets in 1996. He was the lead designer on WebMD when it launched in 1998. He built the first online interactive comic book reader in 2006. He wrote the first book on modern web typography in 2009.

Jason is the co-founder and lead creative at The CranfordTeague Group, which specializes in digital communication strategies. He is also working on Invisible Jets, a start-up company that wants to revolutionize how we trust each other online.

Jason is finishing work on a new book, The NEW Web Typography, with Stephen Boss (Spring ’16) and has written several other books and dozens of articles for print and online publications over the last 20 years. He’s lived in London (off and on), Charlotte, Atlanta, Durham, and DC (not necessarily in that order) with his 3 cats, 2 kids, but just the one wife.

Twitter: @JasonCT
Company: @CranfordTeague
Blog: www.medium.com/jasonspeaking-report
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpj0RrS4y8FLwY8ntwswn9KqzoE7rk7kz