Do you have a tactical tool or technique you use and can’t live without on a daily basis? Do you think it’s something every designer should know about, embrace, and use every day?
If so we’d love to hear from you for our ongoing series of Lightning Talks . For these events, we are looking for 4 designers to come in and each give a short 12-15 minute talk about something they’re passionate about.
The next Lightning Talk is August 1st in Richmond VA. We still have spots available!
For your submission, we’ll need the following info…
– A working title (doesn’t have to be final) for your talk.
– A brief overview (let’s say a paragraph) laying out what you would cover and why you think it matters.
– An example of how the audience could immediately apply what they’ve learned in their day-to-day job/life or immediately into their craft/practice.
If you’re interested email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
DATE AND TIME
Thu, March 15, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
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4851 Lake Brook Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
$5 for Students
$7 Early Bird (Before March 12)
Refunds up to 1 day before event
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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SWK6PR8
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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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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814 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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. 😉
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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.
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.
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.