July 24, 2015 — Lessons in Admin UX
July 14, 2015 — Once you’ve installed WordPress, what now? For new users, that’s just one of a multitude of inevitable questions. What’s a post? A page? A theme? Where should I start first? In a short attention-span world, first impressions are everything, and WordPress is making it harder than it needs to be for new users.
There’s a case to be made for helping to guide users through the process of post-install set up. In fact, there’s user testing data that makes the case for us.
The goal of this talk is to examine that test data – taken against existing and potential wp-admin flows – and form conclusions about how WordPress can get out of its own way to improve the new user experience. We’ll talk about solutions that exist in the community right now, and opportunities to get involved in reshaping WordPress’ first impressions.
July 10, 2015 — How are we improving the writing experience in WordPress? What can we do for the user to keep them better focussed on their content? I’ll talk about some improvements we did in the last few releases and what we could do in the future.
July 9, 2015 — This talk is about bringing the principles of user experience design together with the development team to build a stronger and better solution. I’ll be talking about the benefits of user experience design early in the development process and the difficulties we faced implementing the changing user flow into our plugin. Additionally I’ll show the audience of how we used personas, user testing and several use cases based on real life examples using our open-source plugin User Feedback.
June 25, 2015 — This talk introduces the audience to the Informational User Experience design process. Through examples from the web, practical demonstrations, and tips and tricks gleaned from 15 years in the industry, Morten gives the audience a foundation of knowledge that will help them see beyond frameworks, grids, and media queries to what really matters: Communicating ideas through the web.
June 1, 2015 — This talk takes a deeper look into the experience of the WordPress admin – how we can extend WordPress to make publishing content a breeze, and how a few changes to the way we approach the admin, plugins, and themes can help make the experience even better.
April 15, 2015 — The WordPress Administration area is no walk in the park. Just because it’s, perhaps, the most user-friendly of the big CMSs doesn’t necessary make it objectively easy to use. All sorts of things that can seriously break your site are mixed in with trivial options. And, once you start adding robust plugins, things can get complicated fast.
There are many ways to make WordPress more palatable for the common user (see: non-developers) and reduce the risk of big-time accidents. In this session, I’ll show you how easy it is to remove things users don’t need from the admin area—all with your own plugin.
Don’t worry if you haven’t written a plugin before. Not only will I give you the working plugin to start with, but I’ll explain everything along the way.
Let’s make WordPress just a little easier and safer for everyone!