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RUX August - Design Studio

Dear RUXsters,

We hope your summer has been going well! Before we talk about our August 27th event, a very brief recap of the year so far. The first half of 2014 was an eventful one for RUX: we hosted four RUX gatherings and participated in 2-3 other “RUX Related” events. While turnout was good, we are eager to increase engagement and participation. Our mission is to cultivate and promote UX in Richmond, and the best way to do that is to harness the curiosity about and passion for UX in our community. This is where you come in.

For our August meetup, we will be running a Design Studio. The design problem we will be working on is this: what should a volunteer organization charged with cultivating and promoting UX in Richmond look like? What activities should it sponsor and support? What must it do to fulfill that mission? As a way to teach about and participate in the Design Studio methodology, our August meetup will not only be an expression of RUX as we have known it, it will help define how it looks going forward.

Planning committee member Hope Norman will be facilitating the session, and we will sort out the location over the next several days. If you haven’t participated in a Design Studio workshop and/or you want a say in what  Richmond UX is all about, clear your schedule for the evening of the 27th. We are excited to share the Design Studio method with you and to collaborate on the future of Richmond UX!

Regards,

Bogdan, Hope, Joe, & Mark

P.S. If you’re curious to know what Design Studio is all about, the following video and article provide a good critical overview: 

The Design Studio Method, by Todd Zaki Warble - http://vimeo.com/37861987

Design Studios: The Good, the Bad, and the Science, by Jim Lindstrom - http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/design-studios-the-good-the-bad-and-the-science/

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  • Hope N.

    Thanks Wes! So glad you could join us. I am excited about what's next.

    August 28, 2014

  • Wes R.

    That was the best RUX meetup I have been to (granted I haven't been there in a couple years). Not only did Hope walk us through a transferable process (learn & teach!) for creating personas, objectives, themes, and priorities, but nothing is more exciting that being part of a diverse and highly participatory group of people reinventing and reinvigorating something. RUX Reboot!

    2 · August 28, 2014

  • Hope N.

    I will post notes from the meeting over the weekend. Thanks for such an excellent discussion!

    1 · August 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately client work will keep me late. Will there be an opportunity to offer feedback at another time?

    August 27, 2014

    • Hope N.

      Yes, feedback anytime!

      August 28, 2014

  • Deepak P.

    great discussion!

    1 · August 27, 2014

  • Ryan E. G.

    Had a great time tonight! For someone new to UX, my interest in this area has been sparked! Thanks for the experience everyone!

    1 · August 27, 2014

  • Joe

    What a great night! Smallish but energetic group. Thanks!

    3 · August 27, 2014

  • Joe

    Just a reminder that this event takes place TONIGHT! If you've RSVPed, we are looking forward to seeing you. If not, please do so and come on down!

    1 · August 27, 2014

  • Elizabeth R.

    Hi all. What's the parking situation at Gather RVA? I've never been over there; just wondering what to expect. Thanks!

    1 · August 27, 2014

    • Joe

      There's on-street after 6pm. Come on down!

      August 27, 2014

  • Arun B.

    UX booth link is a good read though.

    1 · August 26, 2014

  • Arun B.

    Catch up with y'all at the next one.

    1 · August 26, 2014

  • Carly G.

    Won't be able to make this one, as I'll be on vacation, but I look forward to hearing about it!

    1 · August 20, 2014

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