January 22, 2015 — This talk discusses the lizard brain and how it’s secrets influences our actions and thought. It then covers the framework for emotional reactions and how you can use design to elicit positive reactions to visual stimuli.
January 15, 2015 — This session talks about how to design interesting and useful WordPress widgets. When creating a mockup or building a theme, it is easy to neglect widgets. You might design or style a few widgets for the mock-up or demo, but what happens when your client adds the Calendar widget? It also covers designing for a wide range of widgets, exploring different widget designs, planning responsive widgets that scale well, thinking about animated and interactive widgets, and upgrading your widgets with plugins.
January 5, 2015 — This presentation covers an array of tools that the modern designer and front-end developer have at their disposal to refresh not only their ability to create meaningful, lasting websites, but their interest in having a meaningful, lasting profession.
January 5, 2015 — This talk is about what you need to plan for when building your site. As a designer, I find these are common elements that clients have not even considered before starting their blog or online storefront.Copy, layout, photos… it’s all part of the planning.
December 13, 2014 — Criando templates para WordPress, e mantendo a usabilidade no Admin. Como utilizar as melhores práticas e recursos confiáveis, que irão te ajudar a trabalhar layouts mais ousados, sem o uso de gambiarras na hora de inserir o conteúdo.
November 7, 2014 — A designer’s perspective on working with clients of different sizes to form creative solutions that meet them where they’re at, and where they’re going.
Taylor will focus more on understanding the position of clients within their own business/organization and asking key questions to further understand their design requests in order to create effective design solutions.
November 4, 2014 — Personas are a form of synthesis and as such they lead as much value as much we can embed them in the existing discussions, design and development. In this talk we are going to see how personas can be built in a lean approach, how to make them visible, and how they can be used in various stages of a product evolution.
We are also going to see a real case scenario: the WordPress.com personas work, currently in progress.
August 27, 2014 — As responsive design and progressive enhancement become mainstream design practices, the decades old approach of using Adobe Photoshop to comp up page designs for clients is becoming increasingly irrelevant. A quick search online shows designers quickly clamoring for a better way to do their work. This presentation looks at some “post-Photoshop” design practices and how they might fit into a designer’s workflow.
August 25, 2014 — Web and UX designer Loris Grillet on presenting design work and building a good relationship with clients.