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.
November 11, 2017 — Gutenberg is the name for the new editor focus in WordPress. What is it? Why is it important? In this talk I will take you through a rough guide to the project. How it began and why it’s needed. Then, I’ll show you where the projects is currently at and finally how you can also get involved. Join me and get to know Gutenberg.
June 6, 2017 — Tammie works at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. She has a varied background including psychology, design, front end development and user experience. She is a contributor to WordPress and passionate about Open Source.
She explain how can you truly create an experience without knowing who you are creating it for? Why does so much get made without user research? Why do so many creating experiences not run user tests or engage with their users at any point? It isn’t a privilege of the wealthy agency or invested company. In this talk, she shows why knowing your user’s matters and how you can start truly understanding them to make a better experience.
April 10, 2017 — How can you truly create an experience without knowing who you are creating it for? Why does so much get made without user research? Why do so many creating experiences not run user tests or engage with their users at any point? It isn’t a privilege of the wealthy agency or invested company. In this talk I’ll show why knowing your users matters and how you can start truly understanding them to make a better experience.
December 11, 2016 — Sometimes it seems like the world is full of experiences designed for robots not the humans that use them. Experiences that leave us frustrated, lost and disconnected. That are almost designed to bring out the worst human traits. Shouldn’t we really be focused on creating experiences that connect with users?
Experiences that move, that enable, that allow us to be the best humans we can be. In this talk I’ll look at the problem of design that isn’t created for humans and offer some insight into how we can begin to design for humans not robots.
July 2, 2016 — Emotional design isn’t just about cute mascots and animated showcases. Real connections happen when you look at even the smallest interaction.
From an impatient button to a eager input field, emotion is a powerful thing we can use to connect to users.
In this talk I’ll explore why emotion is important in every part of the experience and how you can create emotional interfaces.
May 29, 2016 — Everything we make has a design pattern underneath. It can be broken down, distilled to patterns. When you think in patterns the design process starts to make sense. From pattern libraries to components and atomic design – I’ll show you in this talk, that whatever you label it, the concept is powerful. A fragmented approach to design goes perfectly with new development potential and gives you a robust workflow for the future.