July 2, 2016 — Responsive design has changed the way we think about designing websites — we have to cater to wide range of devices and interactions and adapt our design process accordingly. Learn about the benefits of utilising a style guide to establish a strong visual language which will help you design and code stand–alone modular components.
January 17, 2016 — In the field of Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience Design (UX), there is a practice known as Usage Modeling, which maps user scenarios and stories to business priorities. This technique has been traditionally employed in software development to help define the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for first candidate release.
In this session, you will learn how the Usage Modeling process can be applied to your or your clients’ website and mobile projects to:
– put the end-user first
– prioritize features
– scope out functionality you thought was important (but isn’t)
– determine an appropriate budget for the project
The format of this session is unique: part lecture, part hands-on simulation of an actual Usage Modeling Workshop in the boardroom so you can experience the methodology first-hand with a seasoned facilitator.
If you are considering a large web project for yourself or your organisation, or if you often quote on web work for clients, then this session is not to be missed!
May 25, 2015 — Wireframes. Such a mysterious and elusive term. You may have heard rumours that they exist deep in the depths of waste bins napkins to top secret security compounds. Legend states that wireframes transcend powerful benefits of website creation. But rumour has it, they could be dangerous or almost extinct. Could this be all true?
March 30, 2015 — The beauty of WordPress is in its strength of community, resources and effectiveness. But without a plan in place, our projects can slow down and stall under the weight of all those possibilities. Learn how to jumpstart your process by NOT starting from zero each time. You’ll learn about the power of frameworks, child themes, templates, design inspiration, preferred plugins, integration services and quality research to build a custom workflow that speeds up design and development. It makes for happy clients – and a happy you!
March 16, 2015 — Have you developed enough WordPress skills to make your own custom themes, but they still look like crap? Don’t worry, there’s some simple steps and tools that can help you design less like a developer.
March 9, 2015 — WordPress has long evolved from just being a blogging platform. It’s capable of being an integral part of any of your web ideas and concepts, regardless how abstract. In this talk, Noe presents his ideas on how we should stop blocking ourselves with design stereotypes and be limitless in our use of WordPress.
March 8, 2015 — Site speed is incredibly important, but it’s often neglected in the WordPress world. This talk discusses tools to evaluate page performance and techniques to help speed your WordPress site up. Speed isn’t just about fast hosting, it’s also good design decisions and plugin choices. The talk covers a number of easy to implement suggestions for any site owner, and then briefly cover some advanced developer techniques for writing efficient front-end code.