November 13, 2019 — Thinking and working collaboratively sometimes needs a little spark. Working remotely sometimes seems a hurdle to traditional team games; it doesn’t have to be. From easy retrospectives to planning, you’ll get a few tried and tested options to ignite thinking in a remote team.
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.
January 11, 2019 — It starts with the editor, but why is WordPress going on this journey? Explore the reasons, where it’s come from, what challenges lie ahead and the route planned. Along the way learn why directions were taken and why this course needs to be set for the future of WordPress.
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.