Connecting Strategy and Design Panel


A panel discussing how design and strategy can influence and benefit each other. The panelists include:

  • Jess Bowman (Lamb)- Design Strategy @ Capital One
  • Tom Illmensee – Co-Founder Orbital Music Park
  • Rob Huddleston- Director of Experience Design • Snagajob Innovation Lab

Moderated by Andrew LeVasseur – Experience Design Chair | VCU Brandcenter


Thu, March 15, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
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4851 Lake Brook Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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$5 for Students
$7 Early Bird (Before March 12)
$10 After



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Richmond Design Survey

Here’s your opportunity to tell us what you think. RUX is conducting a (short) survey to find out how we can best serve the RVA design community:

Capital One – UX/UI Designer | Richmond

UX/UI Designer, Small Business Card

The Small Business Card Design team at Capital One is a diverse group of human-centered designers charged with disrupting how small business owners interact with their money, their bank, and their financial lives. The Small Business Card team has the unique ability to address the comprehensive needs of our customer base, designing a financial servicing platform that is simple, relevant and delightful to all.

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Interaction Designer – Virginia Tech

University Relations is seeking an Interaction Designer to join our multidisciplinary team to craft digital experiences for our various audiences, from prospective and current students to alumni and industry partners.

FT Position

Location: Blacksburg, VA

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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.



Tue, November 14, 2017
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST
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VCUArts Depot
814 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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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.


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


Mike Shelton is a Product Designer at Automattic, the company behind 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 He recently worked on a new Automattic product,, 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.

Eventbrite - Richmond UX Happy Hour

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.

September 27th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

3200 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA 23230


To Be Designed Conf. [Local Viewing]


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.


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


  • 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.

Eventbrite - Product Management + User Experience [Local Viewing]