November 13, 2016 — Maybe you have heard of user experience (UX) but don’t know much about it? Or you want to better the experience your visitors have at site, but don’t know where to begin?
UX professionals from the Ladies that UX Durham group will do a 15-minute overview of UX then hold a panel to field your questions and ensure you walk out with practical ideas of how to use UX practices to improve your WordPress site.
November 2, 2016 — The Voice within Your Interface: An Easy Way to Grow User Retention
Beyond the functionality they are meant to serve, products that require interaction speak to users. Some have a friendly, reassuring voice, others send confusing messages or don’t speak at all.
This presentation focuses on the various types of messages that can be used inside the interface of a product to improve the user journey. From success and error messages to guiding tooltips or new feature announcements, we will talk about when to use and how to design the voice inside our products.
October 27, 2016 — There are five rungs to the UX Design Success Ladder, it starts at functional where basic WP templates and development driven plugins reside. If you’ve had a user experience designer work with your site, plugin or template, you’ve likely stepped into the second step, usable. The great UX work starts after that, as we strive to climb the ladder to comfortable, delightful and meaningful. Learn ways to think about elevating design for websites, templates and WordPress products for UX success. We’ll also review real-world examples and open up Q&A around design thinking and execution.
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.
October 8, 2016 — When your website is accessible, all users can access your content no matter their abilities. Visually-impaired users can visit your website using a screen reader.
October 6, 2016 — How hard and costly can be transition from old to new product with mostly the same but improved features and how to make it as much as possible painless and overcome the users habits.
In this talk we will explore how the Customizer has evolved and focus in on the newer parts of the Customizer in depth.
Settings API (the old way)
The WordPress Customizer (the better way)
refresh vs. postMessage
Widgets in the Customizer
August 2, 2016 — React is becoming a popular choice of JS framework for building interactive features into custom WordPress themes. But why is this? And what exactly is it good for?
In this talk, I’ll use case studies to show you where React-powered interfaces can be a great way to improve the experience for the user.
I’ll also give an introduction to how React works, show a little code and tell you a little about my journey into the realms of amongst other things npm, webpack, linting and flux.
July 29, 2016 — UXという言葉、もう馴染みのあるものになりましたか？まだ取っ付きにくいでしょうか。もしくはうんざりしているでしょうか。本は読んだけどどう仕事に活かしていいかわからない、やってみたけどあまり会社の体制に合わない・・・そんな風に思っている方もいらっしゃるかもしれません。