Transitioning into UX

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Hey, here's an exciting update:

Our friends at UIE ( are sponsoring An Event Apart ( here in DC on July 21-23. We will be raffling off two tickets to this event at the May meetup. You'll need to attend in person to participate in the raffle, and contact UIE by May 23rd to get yourself registered if you win. Huge thanks to Sean and the UIE crew for providing this for the group!


One of our most requested topics!

If you are interested in pursuing user experience design as a career, or just want to know what the letters "UX" mean, then this talk is for you. We'll cover the fundamentals of User Experience Design so you can find the right fit when transitioning into the field, especially in the DC area. More importantly, we'll show that this transition is doable, and you can do it, too. Ready?

About David

David Panarelli is an independent UX designer and consultant. He is currently working with the independent UX design collective MAG7 on a variety of health care, non-profit, and startup clients. David is also an instructor for General Assembly's 12-week Introduction to UX Design class.

Most recently, David was a manager on LivingSocial’s interaction design team and UX Lead for the sitewide architecture of ( Before that, he spent another stretch as an independent consultant, working with agencies like AKQA, EightShapes, and GMMB. That work included end clients like the US Postal Service, Cisco Systems, and the United Way, among others. He was also the first interaction designer at (, where he redesigned the site’s checkout process.

David has experience practicing Lean UX methodology as an in-house designer and as an independent consultant, but looks forward to sharing his knowledge on a wide variety of design methods.

When he’s not working, you can usually find David goofing off with his wife and two daughters, ages 6 and 2, in Arlington, VA.


This event will be sponsored by KitCheck (, who focus on helping hospital pharmacists improve operational efficiency, patient safety and visibility of medications throughout the hospital while enabling more time to focus on clinical care. Thanks!