September 6, 2015 — Based on usability research and UX principles, we discuss what we know about users in terms of both big-picture concepts and nitty-gritty details. For example, learn how people interact with photography on websites and what kinds of ideas they have in their head when they arrive at your homepage.
By looking at website examples, we uncover common problems that website designers and owners make often (but can be avoided). You’ll walk out with practical tips that you can immediately use to make your website visitors happier.
July 5, 2015 — This talk covers how to use Stories, WordPress, and Experience Design to help you connect with your audience. There are some simple techniques that will help you connect the dots and create a better relationship with your audience.
June 20, 2015 — This talk is about bringing the principles of user experience design together with the development team to build a stronger and better solution.
May 23, 2015 — This session introduces a framework for approaching your WordPress project’s situational analysis from many perspectives, to create success goals that resonate with everyone on your team—including your client’s wallet-bearers.
April 16, 2015 — Every designer has their own process and tools for creating beautifully designed WordPress websites. Join Ali Green, Jill Anderson, Cliff Seal and Tom Tortorici as they discuss their tools of the trade. From inspirational resources to future design trends, we’ll cover designing for WordPress from beginning to end.
March 15, 2015 — Learn ways in which user-centered thinking and data can improve your process of creating WordPress websites for both end users and clients.
December 13, 2014 — This presentation goes over some of the core content from my book, Responsive Design with WordPress, which teaches you how to leverage WordPress to get the most out of responsive design, implement best practices, automate important processes, and make your life easier overall.
November 18, 2014 — Fast, simple, SMART. Mobile devices have forever changed the way we interact with content. Now we have to consider many things such as HiDPI graphics, responsive design, speed, UI/UX patterns, touch target sizes, gestures, and more. All while not losing track of what’s important: Content. This presentation discusses the influence of mobile on design trends and learn implementation techniques of smart design.
November 16, 2014 — When starting a design project, we sometimes begin with the final vision, without asking the questions of who, what, when, where, why, and how. Design is usually defined as the visual. When it is the steps taken to the finished outcome. It is the process, the area between knowing and doing. The making. Not the styling, nor the graphics, it’s the reasoning behind the decisions. Creating solutions, that solve the issues for the user (and the owner). The bridge between vision and reality.