User Experience Professionals Association of DC

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Upcoming events

    • 04 Mar 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Capital One Labs - 3030 Clarendon Blvd, 8th Floor, Arlington, VA, 22201
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    The Evolution of Design Thinking at Capital One

    Date: Wednesday, March 4, 6:00pm - 8:00pm


    Capital One Labs

    3030 Clarendon Blvd, 8th Floor, Arlington, VA, 22201


    Capital One Labs is near the Clarendon metro stop on the Orange/Silver lines. 

    Parking available in the building - look for signs to Trader Joe's parking

    Cost: $10

    Presentation Description:

    UXPA DC (@uxpadc) and Modev (@gomodev) are joining forces to bring you another exciting installment of the UXPA DC speaker series! 

    Are you trying to drive cultural change at your organization? At this event, Mick Winters (@mickwinters) will share lessons about the adoption and the continued evolution of design thinking at Capital One. 

    Design thinking is best described as a process marrying the best of human centered design and lean startup principles. In a nutshell, design thinking is all about making sure human needs are kept at the center of product or experience designs. At its core is the concept of rapid iteration – failing fast, learning from it, and iterating.


    Mick Winters
     Mick Winters
     Head of Bank Experience Design, Capital  One

     Mick leads a team of designers  reimagining the digital and frontline  customer experience at Capital One. He is a retired punk rocker and seventeen year veteran of the creative industry with experience in insight-driven UX, UI design, e-commerce, and visual design. He taught typography, information architecture, and digital teams classes at the Creative Circus in Atlanta, GA, before moving back to the DC metro area.

    • 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Sign-in, food, drinks, and networking
    • 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Mick's presentation and Q & A
    • 7:30pm - 8:00pm: More networking

    Free ModevUX Conference Pass? Why, Yes!
    Just in case you want to learn even more about design thinking... Mick will be leading a 3-hour design thinking workshop at ModevUX!

    With ModevUX (#ModevUX) just around the corner on March 23-24, attendees will have a chance to win one all access pass we will be giving away at the event. The pass has a $1,199 value, and you must be present to win. There just might be an extra-special discount code for attendees too!

    Find out more about ModevUX and the full schedule at

    Big thanks to Capital One Labs (@CapitalOneLabs) for sponsoring the event for the location, food, and drinks.

    Capital One Labs

    Thanks to Modev for helping us put this event together.

Past events

11 Feb 2015 User Experience Speed Networking Event - February 11
03 Dec 2014 Tech The Halls 2014 presented by Adobe
13 Nov 2014 World Usability Day Special Event
17 Oct 2014 User Focus Conference 2014
27 Aug 2014 Creating and Using Personas
09 Jul 2014 Make Your Ideas Stick
14 Jun 2014 Design Thinking Workshop
30 Apr 2014 How to Create Award-Winning UX Portfolios and Case Studies
12 Apr 2014 User Experience Testing Workshop
06 Mar 2014 UX Strategy: What’s all the fuss about this rapidly growing practice? (Janice James)
28 Jan 2014 User Experience Speed Networking Event - January 28
12 Dec 2013 Tech The Halls 2013 presented by Adobe
12 Dec 2013 ModevEast (Mobile Development Conference)
20 Nov 2013 Designing Your Future Career in UX
25 Oct 2013 UXPA DC Conference Redux
05 Aug 2013 Content Strategy Q&A with Karen McGrane
30 May 2013 UX Research @ PayPal: Lean UX, Mobile & Eye tracking, by Michael Summers
22 Apr 2013 The 2013 User Experience Workshop on Qualitative UX Research Tools
10 Apr 2013 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event - April 10: UXPA DC, STC WDCB, IxDA-DC, Web Content Mavens, DCWW, Content Strategy Meetup
27 Feb 2013 The 2013 User Experience Intensive.
28 Jan 2013 Designing "Fresh" Websites That Motivate Users
05 Dec 2012 Tech The Halls!
19 Oct 2012 User Focus Conference 2012
18 Oct 2012 Pre-Conference Gala Event: Meet & Greet with UXPA Leadership and Conference Attendees
05 Sep 2012 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event
01 Aug 2012 Creative Thinking Hacks (Scott Berkun)
26 Jun 2012 Burning Questions about Content Strategy: A Q&A with Kristina Halvorson
14 Jun 2012 Our Littlest Users + Persuasive Video Games (Deb Levin Gelman & John Ferrara)
02 May 2012 Winning that Elusive Buy-in for UX Research + Usability and UX in Government Systems
17 Apr 2012 Leadership Skills: Managing Difficult Situations on Design Projects (Dan Brown)
21 Mar 2012 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event
27 Jan 2012 Well-Written Web Content Workshop: Even When It’s Not Your Job, It’s Your Responsibility (Leslie O'Flahavan)
30 Nov 2011 The UX of Gov 2.0
24 Oct 2011 The Impact of Social Models (Luke Wroblewski)
16 Sep 2011 User Focus Conference
20 Jul 2011 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event: UPA DC + IxDA DC + Web Mavens
15 Jul 2011 All Day Eye Tracking Workshop -- Free for Current UPA DC Members
08 Jun 2011 Are You Designing for ALL of Your Users? An Event About Web Accessibility
23 May 2011 Plain language, web sites, documents, and UX: You can do all that!
14 Apr 2011 It’s a story-rich world – Storytelling for UX
31 Mar 2011 Two Exciting Talks and Lab Tour at University of Maryland
16 Feb 2011 Clients are like Mermaids: How to use content strategy to help leverage your clients’ most important asset
26 Jan 2011 Workshop on Simple and Usable Web, Mobile and Interaction Design
11 Dec 2010 FREE Usability Knowledge-Sharing Event
30 Nov 2010 User Experience/Web Professional Networking Event of the Year - Speed Networking: UPA-DC, IxDA-DC, Web Mavens
11 Nov 2010 Human-Robot Interaction: User-Centered Design of Robots to Support Aging-in-Place (Wendy Rogers)
15 Oct 2010 User Focus Conference
16 Sep 2010 Persuasive Design: Putting it to use (John Whalen)
18 Aug 2010 Eye Tracking in User Experience Design: 4 Speakers + Dinner
30 Jul 2010 Workshops to Enhance your Usability Knowledge
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