Search Results for ‘Monique Dubbelman

  • Monique Dubbelman: 100 Days of What?

    Monique Dubbelman: 100 Days of What?

    WordCamp Europe 2019Speaker: Monique Dubbelman

    September 8, 2019 — This year I took the challenge of #100DaysOfCode. But why? Am I new to code? Do I need to learn code as a designer in the first place? And what does it behold? Is it a fixed format?
    In this talk, I’ll explain what #100DaysOfCode is an why I took the challenge. I also challenge you to join when you work with WordPress, even though you don’t fancy a career as a frontend or backend developer.

  • Monique Dubbelman: Meet Gutenberg - the new publishing experience for WordPress

    Monique Dubbelman: Meet Gutenberg – the new publishing experience for WordPress

    WordCamp Rotterdam 2018Speaker: Monique Dubbelman

    April 17, 2018 — With the release of WordPress 5.0, users will encounter a whole new publishing experience in WordPress. The classic editor that we’ve used for the past 14 years, will be replaced by something revolutionary: meet Gutenberg!

    Will you see a big difference and will it affect your everyday workflows? The answer is yes! However, it is nothing to be afraid of. In this talk, you will find out what potential opportunities Gutenberg brings to WordPress in the near future.
    In this talk, which includes a short live demo, you will learn a brief overview of the possibilities of the new editor, what it means for your current installed theme and plugins and how you can contribute.

  • Monique Dubbelman: The Importance of Information Architecture: How to Organise Content to Improve User Experience

    Monique Dubbelman: The Importance of Information Architecture: How to Organise Content to Improve User Experience

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Monique Dubbelman

    December 10, 2017 — The most important factor for people in web design is, that it makes it easy for them to find what they want. Yet, so many websites are so poorly structured, that it’s impossible to do so. If you want to learn what content should be on your site or how your menu should be structured: this talk is for you.

    Information architecture is something serious, however, the majority of businesses have structured their sites in an bad way, using the ITTIR-method – “I think this is right”. While common sense is a useful tool and a lot of sites are very simple (e.g. 5 pages total), there’s a better way to go about it. If you already have tens of pages on your site, you should do proper information architecture analysis. Guiding people through the vast amount of information on offer is something that requires thought and research. Intuitive navigation doesn’t happen by chance. So don’t jump the visual part of of your webdesign too quick, but take plenty of time to think about the architecture of the information you offer on your site.

    This helps you answer user’s four most important questions when they arrive at a website:

    Am I in the right place?
    Do they have what I am looking for?
    Do they have anything better (if this isn’t what I want)?
    What do I do now?
    After this talk you’ve learned what content should be on your website and how you should structure it.

  • Monique Dubbelman: Dear WordPress Community: we’ve turned WP Admin into a monster!

    Monique Dubbelman: Dear WordPress Community: we’ve turned WP Admin into a monster!

    WordCamp Nijmegen 2017Speaker: Monique Dubbelman

    October 14, 2017 — A few events recently occurred: a WordPress developer posted a screenshot on Twitter of the WP Admin of a website he’d just taken over. It was also the day I handed over a site to one of my clients. While I was explaining them where to find what in WP Admin, it struck me: there seemed to be no logic in a lot of the menu-items at all!

    While we’ve all been busy designing websites with a focus on the front end, we seemed to have lost track of usability when developing extra functionality for the back end of WordPress, WP Admin. New menu items created by plugins, seem to be all over the place, not to mention the notifications that come with them.

    Even though most of us are working with WordPress on a daily basis, taking over a website developed by another company isn’t always easy. So imagine what it is like for someone with less experience.

    This talk is a first analyses on the WP admin of a WordPress website, that has the most popular plugins installed. It also presents findings of research done amongst plugin developers, on how they decide how and where the menu of a plugin should appear. Finally, I’m encouraging WP Admin users to participate in an online user test, that will help us to create a foundation for a more user friendly WP Admin.

  • Monique Dubbelman: The Importance Of Information Architecture - Organise Content to Improve User Experience

    Monique Dubbelman: The Importance Of Information Architecture – Organise Content to Improve User Experience

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Monique Dubbelman

    June 22, 2017 — Monique started working as a graphical designer and engineer somewhere in the 20th century. She discovered the web in the early 90ies and has been online ever since, exploring new possibilities.

    This talk is for anyone who thinks that when building websites, the first and most important goal should be serving the visitor’s needs. Whether you’re a blogger, designer, copywriter, marketeer or developer, understanding the importance of structure in relation to context, content an users is crucial.

    Ask yourself this question: when you’re building a website, do you actually know what you’re building? Has your website project got the right structure fit for the purpose?

    The most important factor for people in web design is, that it makes it easy for them to find what they want. Yet, so many websites are so poorly structured, that it’s impossible to do so.

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  • Monique Dubbelman: The Importance of Information Architecture - How to Organise Content to Improve User Experience

    Monique Dubbelman: The Importance of Information Architecture – How to Organise Content to Improve User Experience

    WordCamp London 2017Speaker: Monique Dubbelman

    June 6, 2017 — The most important factor for people in web design is, that it makes it easy for them to find what they want. Yet, so many websites are so poorly structured, that it’s impossible to do so. If you want to learn what content should be on your site or how your menu should be structured: this talk is for you.

    Information architecture is something serious, however, the majority of businesses have structured their sites in an bad way, using the ITTIR-method – “I think this is right”. While common sense is a useful tool and a lot of sites are very simple (e.g. 5 pages total), there’s a better way to go about it. If you already have tens of pages on your site, you should do proper information architecture analysis. Guiding people through the vast amount of information on offer is something that requires thought and research. Intuitive navigation doesn’t happen by chance. So don’t jump the visual part of of your webdesign too quick, but take plenty of time to think about the architecture of the information you offer on your site.

    This helps you answer user’s four most important questions when they arrive at a website:

    Am I in the right place?
    Do they have what I am looking for?
    Do they have anything better (if this isn’t what I want)?
    What do I do now?
    After this talk you’ve learned what content should be on your website and how you should structure it.

    Presentation Slides »