October 7, 2015 — An American turns 50 every 7 seconds. Those aged 50 and older represent 45% of the U.S. population. One-third of the internet users in the U.S., are adults aged 50+ representing the Web’s largest constituency. WordPress sites must be designed with this in mind. You will learn how to meet seniors’ needs from one of their own.
June 1, 2015 — All too often when we think of colour we think of trends and palettes. But, colour should and does go deeper than that. It influences even how people interact with what we create. By simply changing the colour of a button you can change it’s meaning. With a bit of theory you can easily create combinations to enhance or activate moods. Colour theory is at it’s core about colour mixing. Beyond this there are human differences, cultural implications of colour. Colour is complex. Knowing even the basics of colour theory and psychology means you have a powerful tool in your kit.
May 31, 2015 — Colour & A11y
Julio is colourblind and would like to share his user experiences with you, users and designers, where and why the colours or contrasts give me headache. He wants to give you the tricks to improve your designs – he is not a designer, help him to see better!
Empathy & User-Centred Design
The big difference between good and bad designers (and developers, copywriters—all of us) is how they handle people struggling with their design. In this lightning session Lance will argue why empathy is important to beautiful, engaging, and useful products.
Iconography: First Time for Everything
New projects bring new challenges. It’s what keeps our jobs interesting. Recently Dave had the opportunity to design a set of bespoke icons. Embracing this new challenge he wants to share his experience
The WordPress of Things
A man called Matt once said: “I see the future of WordPress as a web operating system.” We have done a great job at conquering desktop, mobile is going well, and there are plenty of new WordPress APIs to shout about… but where will WordPress sit within the “Internet of Things?”
November 14, 2014 — When it comes to getting a business off the ground, there are lots of decisions to make. From finding the right theme / plugins / host, figuring out fonts, writing good copy, finding great images, and getting your site ranked, it’s tough to know where to begin. In this session Andrea provides a list of steps and to-dos to help you get started and get your business off on the right foot.