‘design’ Videos

  • Mark Uraine: Design For Telepathy

    Mark Uraine: Design For Telepathy

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2016Speaker: Mark Uraine

    October 8, 2016 — The transfer of information is paramount in design. Technology has made it possible to consume a mass of information in minimal time – is your design helping the flow of this information, or hindering it? While accessibility for those with challenges is one end of the spectrum, have you been designing for the other end? Have you been designing for telepathy or those with advanced capabilities? This talk will explore the spectrum of accessibility for both the challenged and the more advanced in today’s design.

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  • Michelle Schulp: DIY Design - Think Like A Designer When Creating Your Site

    Michelle Schulp: DIY Design – Think Like A Designer When Creating Your Site

    WordCamp Rhode Island 2016Speaker: Michelle Schulp

    October 8, 2016 — Learn the tricks designers use to make websites attractive and effective. We’ll teach you the Most Important Question designers ask their clients, and how you can use it to your advantage when doing it yourself. Then, learn practical ways to apply it to create attractive sites (using good design principles and simple rules for success) and effective sites (through basic exercises that help you develop and showcase your primary call to action).

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  • WordPress TV Shortz Episode 2

    WordPress TV Shortz Episode 2

    Speaker: John Parkinson

    October 8, 2016 — Episode 2 recaps the Polyglots announcement of Global WordPress Translation Day, the ZIP file issue with the Plugin Team.

    Then the focus is on the Mobile Teams announcement of the WordPress version 6.0 Android app RC 1 and the Design Team request for testers for the Customizers add theme features.

  • Candice Gilliatt: Get Off The Workflow Roller Coaster

    Candice Gilliatt: Get Off The Workflow Roller Coaster

    WordCamp Orange County 2016Speaker: Candice Gilliatt

    August 17, 2016 — As a website designer, you can drive yourself crazy with the on-again, off-again roller coaster of building websites. The opportunity for you to engage clients beyond the website build exists and can lead to long-term stability.

    Here is some of what participants will learn:

    How SEO can to turn a one-time website build into a long term opportunity with their clients
    The critical point when you must introduce SEO in order to create happier clients and more referrals
    SEO secrets you can use right away to wow your clients and keep them coming back for more
    How to turn SEO into profits – whether you do it yourself or outsource it to an expert

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  • Brianna Privett: Curating a Pattern Library

    Brianna Privett: Curating a Pattern Library

    WordCamp Orange County 2016Speaker: Brianna Privett

    August 15, 2016 — Heroes? Pricing tables? THE GRID? Why DO all websites look like the same? Starting with a well-organized theme framework and a little SASS, this talk will cover how to identify user experience patterns and stories that guide your visitors where you want them to go, while giving you the freedom to create new designs that stand out from the sea of sameness prevalent in today’s websites. We also cover how curating your own pattern library enables you to hit the cornerstones of successful web design – Accessibility, Responsiveness, Usability, and Conversion.

  • WordPress Community Interview With Tammie Lister

    WordPress Community Interview With Tammie Lister

    WordPress Community Interview SeriesSpeaker: Tammie Lister

    August 14, 2016 — Tammie Lister works for Automatic and resides in the United Kingdom. She helped organize WordCamp Brighton 2016 and works with the Design Team.
    Publish August 15

  • Sarah Semark: The Unbearable Likeness of Design

    Sarah Semark: The Unbearable Likeness of Design

    WordCamp Brighton 2016Speaker: Sarah Semark

    August 14, 2016 — Why do so many websites look the same? As our tools have improved and we’ve been able to do more with the web, there’s been a growing trend toward websites that look exactly alike. Why did this come to be, and what can we, as designers and curators of the modern web, do to avoid it?

    In order to answer these questions, we’ll touch briefly on the history of web design, and examine how modern tools and practises have contributed to a more homogeneous-looking internet. We’ll examine the web design process from two perspectives – the designer’s and the developer’s – and discuss how the blurring of those roles impacts the design process. Along the way, we’ll discuss the various merits of following or bucking trends. Finally, I’ll offer some constructive advice to help you – whether you’re a designer or not – add an individual touch to your design work.

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  • Andrea Trew: Why Design Matters

    Andrea Trew: Why Design Matters

    WordCamp Boston 2016Speaker: Andrea Trew

    August 14, 2016 — I’ll give a brief overview of my background as a designer: working for ad agencies to in-house at Flywheel. I’ll explain what I do there, walk through why design is important for tech startups (and any company in general). I’ll dive into the brand evolution of Flywheel, and how it’s positively impacted our growth and outreach.

  • Karalyn Thayer: Introduction to Wireframing

    Karalyn Thayer: Introduction to Wireframing

    WordCamp Boston 2016Speaker: Karalyn Thayer

    August 14, 2016 — Wireframing is an important first step in creating a website. From creating a napkin sketch to brainstorm ideas, to communicating quickly and effectively with other team members and clients, wireframes are at the foundation of creating a good user experience.

    This presentation will be an introduction and overview of wireframing. Where we will go over the following topics:

    What are wireframes and the different types
    When to use each type of wireframe
    How wireframes can help you communicate effectively with clients
    The tools used (free and paid) to create wireframes

  • Panel: Design

    Panel: Design

    WordCamp Boston 2016Speakers: Mike Swartz, Nate Sprague, Mel Choyce, Jennifer Ecker

    August 14, 2016 — Panel discussion about design.