‘User Experience’ Videos

  • Ward Andrews: The UX Design Success Ladder: Climbing from Functional to Meaningful

    Ward Andrews: The UX Design Success Ladder: Climbing from Functional to Meaningful

    WordCamp Phoenix 2016Speaker: Ward Andrews

    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.

  • 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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  • Rachel Carden: Tools and Techniques for Evaluating Accessibility

    Rachel Carden: Tools and Techniques for Evaluating Accessibility

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2016Speaker: Rachel Carden

    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.

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  • Aleksandar Savkovic: Is your product easy to use and why it isn’t

    Aleksandar Savkovic: Is your product easy to use and why it isn’t

    WordCamp Gdynia 2016Speaker: Aleksandar Savkovic

    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.

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  • Andrew Taylor: A Better User Experience With The WordPress Customizer

    Andrew Taylor: A Better User Experience With The WordPress Customizer

    WordCamp Boston 2016Speaker: Andrew Taylor

    August 3, 2016 — With all the buzz around the REST API maybe it’s been awhile since you took a look at WordPress core’s JavaScript-driven single page application (SPA), the Customizer.

    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)
    JavaScript Inline Docs
    refresh vs. postMessage
    Widgets in the Customizer
    Selective Refresh

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  • James Bonham: Improving the User Experience with React

    James Bonham: Improving the User Experience with React

    WordCamp Denmark 2016Speaker: James Bonham

    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.

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  • Nakamura Mayu: Organic Lean UX

    Nakamura Mayu: Organic Lean UX

    WordCamp Kansai 2016Speaker: Nakamura Mayu

    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。

    Ustwoに入ってから私も試行錯誤の繰り返しでした。初めは学校で習った本に書かれている内容をそのまま実践しようとして実社会の現実とのギャップに悩み、何度もトライ&エラーを繰り返しました。そんな中Lean UXという言葉に出会って学んでいくうちに、大事なのはプロセスとルール(「やり方」)がチームをコントロールをする事ではなく、プロセスのエッセンスを学ぶ事でそれがチームの自然なDNA(「在り方」)として馴染んで行く事なのだと実感しました。


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  • Martin Glanert: Fun with Forms

    Martin Glanert: Fun with Forms

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Martin Glanert

    July 5, 2016 — The Unconference was a unique opportunity to get on stage and share your stories and experiences with WCEU attendees!

  • Adam Silverstein: Making Ads Great Again

    Adam Silverstein: Making Ads Great Again

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Adam Silverstein

    July 4, 2016 — Advertising can be enjoyable, entertaining, moving and even beautiful. Why is it such an awful experience online?

    This talk addresses these questions: Can we make ads better so we don’t have to hate them? Can developers learn to speak the language ad-ops uses?

  • Caspar Hübinger: “Caring is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen anyone do.”—Thoughts on WordPress Plugin UI

    Caspar Hübinger: “Caring is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen anyone do.”—Thoughts on WordPress Plugin UI

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Caspar Hübinger

    July 1, 2016 — This presentation aims to give you a fresh perspective at WordPress plugin UI and ways to improve it. WordPress plugins often fail to provide elementary guidance and comprehensive communication via UI, thus causing unnecessary support requests and bad karma not only for their makers, but for the WordPress user experience in general. In this talk we take a close look at human reactions and emotions related to plugins and their presence in “WP Admin”, as well as good practices plugin developers can rely upon in order to create a comfortable and more “human” experience for the people using their products.

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