Speakers: Davide Casali

  • Davide Casali: Remote Design: The Async Advantage

    Davide Casali: Remote Design: The Async Advantage

    WordCamp Milano 2017Speaker: Davide Casali

    October 21, 2019 — Working remotely has many benefits but also some obvious and non-obvious challenges. Discussions about remote work also often tend to be generic, however each discipline require its own kind of variations, and design isn’t different.

    A lot of the tools available to designers are meant to be used in person, but what if we happen to work remotely, or we want to switch a product team to being remote? How to build trust, gather feedback and craft a unified vision? This talk takes inspiration from some of the practices of Automattic’s teams to overcome some of the unique challenges of remote working.

    These solutions will also be beneficial to any designer that desires to engage with open source projects, as they are by definition remote.

    Presentation Slides »

  • Davide Casali: Remote design: the Async advantage

    Davide Casali: Remote design: the Async advantage

    WordCamp Brighton 2017Speaker: Davide Casali

    January 29, 2018 — Working remotely has many benefits but also some obvious and non-obvious challenges. Discussions about remote work also often tend to be generic, however each discipline require its own kind of variations, and design isn’t different.

    A lot of the tools available to designers are meant to be used in person, but what if we happen to work remotely, or we want to switch a product team to being remote? How to build trust, gather feedback and craft a unified vision? This talk takes inspiration from some of the practices of Automattic’s teams to overcome some of the unique challenges of remote working.

    These solutions will also be beneficial to any designer who desires to engage with open source projects, as they are by definition remote.

  • Davide Casali: The making of Calypso – A team perspective

    Davide Casali: The making of Calypso – A team perspective

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Davide Casali

    June 30, 2016 — This talk tells how a completely distributed team works using the example of Hyperion, one of the teams that worked on the new WordPress.com, codenamed Calypso. The audience will be able to see in a deeper detail how a distributed team is organized and it will get a few driving principles on how to replicate that themselves.

    Presentation Slides »

  • Davide Casali: Lightning Talk – Four Steps to Make a Talk

    Davide Casali: Lightning Talk – Four Steps to Make a Talk

    WordCamp Vienna 2015Speaker: Davide Casali

    November 3, 2015 — Davide explains how to present like a BOSS.

    Presentation Slides »

  • Davide Casali: Design with Personas - A Lean Approach

    Davide Casali: Design with Personas – A Lean Approach

    WordCamp London 2015Speaker: Davide Casali

    June 1, 2015 — Personas are a form of synthesis and as such they lead as much value as much we can embed them in the existing discussions, design and development. In this talk we see how personas can be built in a lean approach, how to make them visible, and how they can be used in various stages of a product evolution. We are also going to see a real case scenario: the WordPress.com personas work, currently in progress.

  • Davide Casali: Gestalt Design Principles for Developers

    Davide Casali: Gestalt Design Principles for Developers

    WordCamp Europe 2014Speaker: Davide Casali

    January 27, 2015 — Davide shares some basic design and user interaction fundamentals.

    Presentation Slides »

  • Davide Casali: Design with Personas - A Lean Approach

    Davide Casali: Design with Personas – A Lean Approach

    WordCamp San Francisco 2014Speaker: Davide Casali

    November 4, 2014 — Personas are a form of synthesis and as such they lead as much value as much we can embed them in the existing discussions, design and development. In this talk we are going to see how personas can be built in a lean approach, how to make them visible, and how they can be used in various stages of a product evolution.

    We are also going to see a real case scenario: the WordPress.com personas work, currently in progress.

    Presentation Slides »