‘ux design’ Videos

  • Scott Fisk: The Power of Design

    Scott Fisk: The Power of Design

    WordCamp Asheville 2014Speaker: Scott Fisk

    September 16, 2014 &#8212 Learn about how human-centered design can help improve your web designs. Inspiration, brainstorming, color theory, design terminology, typography and web usability will be discussed.

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  • Sonja Leix: Don't Just Build Pretty Websites - UX In The Real World

    Sonja Leix: Don’t Just Build Pretty Websites – UX In The Real World

    WordCamp Philly 2014Speaker: Sonja Leix

    August 21, 2014 &#8212 Everybody’s talking about User Experience, but how can you release your inner UX mojo today to improve the usability and experience of your website? Time to share some practical, real-world examples and tips to boost your WordPress design skills. Don’t just build pretty websites, make smart design decisions and add UX best practices to your workflow. Ask smart questions like: Do I really need a large slider on my homepage? Are there clear nav menus and Calls-to-Action to guide my visitors? How does my site displays on other devices? A good UX job continues after launch. Use mad tools to analyze and improve your UX Design.

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  • Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Web Design is a Process

    Morten Rand-Hendriksen: Web Design is a Process

    WordCamp Seattle 2014Speaker: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

    August 8, 2014 &#8212 Web design does not start with a Photoshop comp. Web design does not start with a Photoshop comp. Photoshop is step 7. Or 10. Or 50. Before you draw a single pixel on your canvas there are a myriad of things that need to be covered. This talk is an exploration of the web design process, all the way from the first client meeting to the shipping of the final product. Llearn about IA and UX techniques, card sorting, personas, concurrent development, agile process, version control, the works.

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  • Ross Johnson: Designing for the First Five Seconds

    Ross Johnson: Designing for the First Five Seconds

    WordCamp Chicago 2014Speaker: Ross Johnson

    July 16, 2014 &#8212 Designing for first impressions is no easy task. 50 milliseconds isn’t enough time to read a single line of copy or even fully comprehend what you’re looking at. So how can you design for good first impressions? The key is understanding human psychology and emotional reactions. Despite our highly evolved state, all humans have a subconscious “lizard brain” that makes lightening fast assessments about what feels good or bad. If you understand the lizard brain, you can use design to illicit positive first impressions. This talk discusses the lizard brain and how it secrets influences our actions and thought. It then covers the framework for emotional reactions and how you can use design to illicit positive reactions to visual stimuli.

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  • Cody Landefeld: UX for WordPress Platforms

    Cody Landefeld: UX for WordPress Platforms

    WordCamp Orange County 2014Speaker: Cody Landefeld

    June 24, 2014 &#8212 When building a project or platform it’s important to consider how your users will use the product or service. This presentation dives into a project example to understand how to effectively execute User Experience for platforms.

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  • Chris Ford: UX and WP Product Design

    Chris Ford: UX and WP Product Design

    WordCamp Orange County 2014Speaker: Chris Ford

    June 15, 2014 &#8212 Why working with a designer or user experience expert before you develop your product will help you stand out from the pack. If two products do exactly the same thing, the one that’s pleasant to use will win. Don’t be the developer with a great product that nobody likes to use.

  • Adrian Zumbrunnen: On distraction-free reading experiences

    Adrian Zumbrunnen: On distraction-free reading experiences

    WordCamp Switzerland 2014Speaker: Adrian Zumbrunnen

    June 5, 2014 &#8212 Distractions have always been a natural constituent of our lives. But with the rise of technology and all the digital noise, it has become harder than ever to keep focussing on a specific task.

    It’s out job as designers to bring back clarity to the digital canvas by providing reading experiences that put readers first.

  • Cliff Seal: No One Cares About Your Content (Yet)

    Cliff Seal: No One Cares About Your Content (Yet)

    WordCamp Chicago 2013Speaker: Cliff Seal

    October 10, 2013 &#8212 This talk is about how to view your own web content by seeing it through the eyes of the user. It discusses methods of improving UX by employing simple and effective psychology alongside common-sense SEO and how methods of effective in-person conversation can be applied to web content strategy.

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  • Mel Choyce: What’s Your Problem, Man? Building a Successful UX Process

    Mel Choyce: What’s Your Problem, Man? Building a Successful UX Process

    WordCamp Providence 2013Speaker: Mel Choyce

    August 30, 2013 &#8212 Design is, fundamentally, about problem solving. Our clients often come to us with solutions, but do these solutions even solve the right problems? Whether you’re using WordPress to build enterprise-level websites or web apps for startups, a strong UX research and discovery phase can help bring any confused project into perspective, create focus, and set the path for an accurate solution (and a happy client).

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