UX Cocktail Hour at Selba in the Fan, 8/28

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 6 PM to 8 PM

Where: Selba, 2416 W. Cary St, Richmond, VA (map)

We’ll be camped out on the bar side.

What projects are you working on? What UX problems are you trying to solve? What new techniques have you tried? What questions do you have about customer or product development? What’s new in your bag of tricks?

Connect and talk shop with your faithful tribe of Richmond UX makers after work with a delicious beverage in your hand (there will be snacks, too). This is a great opportunity to hang out with the good folks in the Richmond user experience community – designers, strategists and researchers. Don’t miss it.Space is limited to @ 40, so please RSVP.

Hope to see you there!
Tom, Erin, Candace, Wren, Hope and Joe

RUX June: What we talk about when we talk about UX

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dominion Digital, Inc.
4101 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA (map)

What approaches and terminology do we use to talk to others about our day-to-day and long-term user experience work? How do we sell ourselves and get buy-in for our activities? Is there such a thing as too much transparency? A panel of UXers from corporate, non-profit, startup and educational worlds discusses lessons learned from communicating UX work to internal stakeholders as well as clients.

Get more info and RSVP at Meetup.com.

2013 RUX Meetups

RUX February: Brand & UX: Toward a New Interpretation

Wed Feb 27 at 6:15 PM

Corrugated Box Building, 201 W 7th St, Richmond, VA (map)
Mark Badger will get us thinking about the intersections of brand and UX. It’s not that those charged with overseeing the brand and those responsible for creating user experiences can’t, don’t, or have not collaborated. But it is fair to say that the relationship has often been…contentious. And yet, strategic thinkers from both camps seem to be zeroing in on the same target. More info…

RUX April: Are We Building the Wrong Thing Righter?

Wed Apr 24 at 6:00 PM

Snagajob, 4851 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen, VA (map)
Ryan Shriver of Dominion Digital shines the light on Agile and Lean product development frameworks that drive better customer value outcomes. Over the past decade, Agile and Lean methods have brought enormous benefits to teams and organizations. These improvements have primarily focused on helping them build things faster, with higher quality and improved collaboration. What hasn’t been a focus is ensuring teams are building the right things. More info…

RUX August: Framing the Story: Using Comics for Better UX

Storytelling is a crucial UX skill. Who are the users? What problems are they trying to solve? Why do they need your website or software? Where will they use it? When? Comic strips and storyboards are a great way to communicate about people, their relationships, and context over time. When used at the right moment during a project, comics bring ideas to life, illustrate complex scenarios and simplify requirements. In this fun and engaging roundtable discussion, RUXsters will glimpse rare comics selected by Cindy Jackson, Archival Assistant for Comic Arts @ VCU Special Collections, share favorite comics and graphic novels, and discuss ways to use comics for better UX. Seats are limited to 25 (free admission), so sign up early for an evening of BZZZT!, ZAP!, POW!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
VCU James Branch Cabell Library
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA


RUX June meeting: FAIL Tales

Join us next week! From the Meetup event page.

When: June 27th, 6-7:30pm

Where: Corrugated Box Building, 201 W. 7th St., Richmond, VA

Thomas Edison said he never failed, he “just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Inventor James Dyson said: “I made 5127 prototypes of my vacuum before I got it right. There were 5126 failures. But I learned from each one. That’s how I came up with a solution. So I don’t mind failure.”

What’s your story? What has failure taught you? RUX June presents an open forum to share your UX fail tales. Attendees should prepare short presentations (5-10 minutes) describing hard lessons learned, sparks of inspiration from disaster, and how wreckage sometimes yields unexpected treasure.

Join us!