October 11, 2019 — This is a tale of how usability testing began as a community project and grew. Discover along the way the results and how they influenced the project so far. Learn how to run usability tests and also a lot more about Gutenberg along the way.
June 20, 2019 — Everything has a pattern underneath. Designs can be broken down, distilled into patterns. When you think in patterns the process can be faster, easier. I’ll show you in this talk, that whatever you label it, the concept is powerful, natural. A fragmented approach to design goes perfectly with modern development and gives you a robust workflow for the future.
May 7, 2019 — Open source matters to the future of design. It enables more people to have access to design. Open source matters to the future of us all. Designing in open source isn’t always easy and in this talk I’ll draw on my background along with experiences in the WordPress project. What are the challenges and why does it matter to have design in open source? How can we create spaces that encourage design thinking? How can we all unite in an open source future?
April 23, 2019 — We use the term edge cases, it’s time to stop using that and switch to saying stress cases.
It’s time to stop dismissing and make sure those stress cases are exactly what we do focus on creating the experiences for.
By building for the stress cases, we create a better experience for everyone.
December 30, 2018 — Stories are powerful and a part of our genetic DNA. Stories in products can be used as fuel to power creation. The experience itself is a story and it’s important to craft the narrative. By understanding the stories of those interacting with the product, you can guide, support and even change their narrative from a tragedy to a happily ever after. In this talk I will show how to use stories in your day to day work. Start seeing the stories, learn ways to tell the stories to others. By putting stories at the heart of everything you do, you experience will improve and everyone will have a better time.
November 13, 2018 — What are the little blocks made of?
In this deep dive into Gutenberg’s design patterns, we’ll start looking at existing Gutenberg blocks, taking you through the design patterns used.
From there, you will learn how to harness these patterns and use them to create your own blocks. Learn how to design a block the right way, and build on the strong design foundations within Gutenberg.
October 14, 2018 — Every open source project is made up of more than code.
It’s more than pixels, more than binary. People create the code, craft the experience, test and support.
To keep a community healthy we need to recognise the people behind the text.
Open source really is people source and the trouble is we keep forgetting that.
This talk is part call to action and part wake up call, lets start thanking rather than following a dramatic hashtag.
Lets start caring for the people that are our source.
October 5, 2018 — In this talk discover the how Gutenberg has been designed. Take a look beyond the block and cover the entire experience of Gutenberg. Along the way gain insight into decisions made and the design process behind this new WordPress publishing experience. Designing in open source isn’t always easy, but it is the future of design. Discover the patterns, uncover the interactions and learn how Gutenberg was created.
Gutenberg デザインの重要性: オープンソースのつくりかた
このセッションでは、WordPress の次世代エディターである Gutenberg がどのようにデザインされてきたのかについてお話します。ブロックや Gutenberg 全体のエクスペリエンスとは何かを理解する過程で、その背後にある意思決定やデザインのプロセスについて知ることができるでしょう。オープンソース開発の中でのデザインというのは、難しいこともあります。開発の裏側を覗いてみることで、重要な傾向や、効果的なやりとりのヒントを得てみませんか。
July 8, 2018 — What are the little blocks made of? In this deep dive into Gutenberg’s design patterns, we’ll start looking at existing Gutenberg blocks, taking you through the design patterns used. From there, you will learn how to harness these patterns and use them to create your own blocks. Learn how to design a block the right way, and build on the strong design foundations within Gutenberg.
December 12, 2017 — Images and video are among the largest use-cases for WordPress content, but the way in which users interact with media in WordPress hasn’t improved significantly since the introduction of the Media Library in WordPress 3.5 in 2012 and Media Grid in WordPress 4.0, released in 2014.
Meanwhile, user expectations for handling of photos or videos have since changed, with users expecting rich editing experiences with solid mobile flows, causing WordPress to fall behind.