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NoVA UX April Meetup – Panel Discussion: eCommerce UX

Our topic

Ever wondered how UX theory and practice get applied in an e-commerce setting? I'll be moderating a panel of team members from local retailers ThinkGeek and CustomInk to answer questions and tell us how they craft awesome customer experiences for their respective businesses. Topics will include tough retail design problems, cross-channel UX and marketing, research and testing, and much more. As always, there will be lots of Q&A, so bring your questions.

 

But wait, that's not all! TM

ThinkGeek and CustomInk will be bringing along some fun things for us to give away to several lucky attendees...

 

Panel participants

Matthew Chwat: Lead Front-End / UI / UX Designer at ThinkGeek

Carrie Gouldin: Web Community Manager at ThinkGeek (the true voice of Timmy!)

Darren Mauro: Director of Product Management - Online Experience at CustomInk

Vishal Iyer: User Experience Design Manager at CustomInk

Jim Lane (moderator): VP of User Experience at AddThis

 

Agenda

6:30-7:00: Refreshments

7:00-7:15: Introductions

7:15-8:15: Panel discussion and Q&A

8:15-8:30: Announcements, including an exciting update on MoDevUX 2013 - stay tuned!

8:30-9:00: Networking

 

Sponsors

Beverages will be provided by AddThis.

Virid has graciously offered to sponsor pizza for this event. Virid designs and develops ecommerce solution for multi-channel retailers. Their marketAgility ecommerce platform was designed for retailers who are frequently frustrated with the limitations of their current software solution and who need seamless data synchronization across all their retail channels. Virid's professional services team augments overworked and understaffed ecommerce teams with designers, developers, strategists, and marketers to save time, reduce staff, increase efficiencies, and drive growth.

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  • Nevin H.

    Top notch speakers and discussion, as always, thanks; most people do not successfully monetize websites, so these guys did everyone a great favor discussing how to do it.

    April 12, 2013

  • Brian

    Excellent discussion and insights! Super informative :)

    April 11, 2013

    • Jim L.

      Thanks Brian, glad you enjoyed it.

      April 11, 2013

  • Jim L.

    Thanks everyone who attended last night, particularly our panel from CustomInk and ThinkGeek, and Virid who provided pizza for the event. Looking forward to seeing everyone at an upcoming event.

    April 11, 2013

  • Mick W.

    I hate to miss this, but I'm on deadline for a big presentation. Will be there next time!

    April 10, 2013

  • Mike P.

    Oh no! I was on the waiting list and got in but something came up! Hopefully someone else will enjoy my spot. Have fun!

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be able to make it up from RVA today. Hope to make the next one!

    April 10, 2013

  • Colin E.

    Looks like the UX speed networking event is also this night, so won't be able to make it -- freeing up my spot

    April 8, 2013

    • Jim L.

      See you next month Colin, thanks for the update.

      April 9, 2013

  • Durlabh J.

    Unfortunately I've to attend another urgent meeting.

    April 7, 2013

  • Rara

    THis is Rara Na and i want to join this meeting as first time

    April 3, 2013

  • Art A.

    Turns out I'll be out of town so won't be able to make it this month. See you next month.

    April 3, 2013

    • Jim L.

      See you soon Art!

      April 3, 2013

  • Christy P.

    Work at WillowTree Apps in Charlottesville. Looking forward to this.

    March 22, 2013

  • Mick W.

    I worked as director of UX at an ecommerce company in Atlanta. Very exciting to see topic getting more visibility!

    February 16, 2013

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