February 11, 2019 — WordPress is being used in increasingly complex settings, powering everything from websites, to apps to content distribution services. As complexity increases, it becomes more and more important to make sure that we are designing and building the right experience for content creators, editors and end users. This panel will draw on real life examples that range from designing editor workflows through to UI design for public audiences. We’ll look at how to navigate the organisational challenges, including developing the business case for design and managing stakeholders. We’ll also look at how different products come with very different challenges and needs. Finally, we’ll discuss what success (and failure) looks like in the real world. This is not a technical talk.
February 7, 2019 — I will share my experience on the most common UI mistakes that Designers and Bloggers unknowingly make that could turn off the user, customer and readers. We will also cover practical ways fix those mistakes.
February 1, 2019 — Traditionally, marketing and product design have been thought of as separate roles within many organizations. Often times, a gap is formed between the two, leaving an inconsistent experience from the time a customer is made aware of a product up through the time they’re an actual customer. Whether you’re a freelancer or part of a large company — join me as I dig into the growth funnel (AAARR model—Acquisition, Activation, Retention, Referral and Revenue) and explore ways in which you can rapidly iterate in your marketing and product to provide a more cohesive experience for your target demographic.
February 1, 2019 — This topic will be an overview to the leg work to do before you jump into the design and development stage. I will give an introductory talk on site maps, user personas, content guides, and other things to consider about how your website will function before you start designing or developing your site.
January 24, 2019 — Gutenberg has been creeping up for a long time and now it’s coming for us all.
Most of the initial discussion in the community has revolved around development and usability issues. As it gets ready to launch we’re going to have to establish how we design for it, both in terms of the practical solutions we need immediately, and what it could mean for how we view our work in the long term.
January 2, 2019 — At this point, most product teams are making a good faith effort to be customer-centered and doing at least some research. Why does it seem like so many decisions are still based on speculation or personal opinion? Why is it still so hard to make a case for qualitative research?
All will be revealed. You’ll walk away better equipped to get the evidence you really need to create products and services people love.
December 30, 2018 — Over the past 10 years, CSS has transformed from a descriptive language for presentation into a Turing-complete, domain-specific, declarative programming language for layout on the web.
Okay…but how does one go from describing presentation to programming in CSS? And what on earth is a “CSS Algorithm”?
This entertaining and personable talk will answer these questions and more, before delving into practical steps for creating CSS algorithms of your own to bridge the gap between design and development.
December 12, 2018 — Our graphic design agency’s mission is to empower women & minority owned businesses to succeed with impactful design. In this presentation, my business partner and I will discuss:
-How we empower women with design
-How web design can help women become successful business owners
-Finding ways to align with other professional women / creating a support network
-How design impacts cultural change
December 11, 2018 — El color es un lenguaje muy potente que se comunica con los usuarios de nuestras webs a un nivel inconsciente aunque decisivo. Los colores nos despiertan los sentidos, nos seducen, nos activan, nos relajan… nos influyen poderosamente sin necesidad de palabras.
Conocer y manejar ese lenguaje hará que creemos mejores experiencias de usuario. Magia.
En esta charla veremos cómo funcionan los colores, qué mecanismos los articulan y qué preguntas debemos responder para hacer una buena gestión del color en nuestros sitios web. Además conoceremos varias herramientas que nos ayudarán a denir paletas de color.
December 6, 2018 — Les designers parlent de responsive (et maintenant Mobile First), le développeur et rédacteurs, de SEO. Et si on réconcilier tout le monde en pensant à l’utilisateur ? Nous allons voir à toutes les étapes d’un projet digital, comment remettre l’utilisateur au centre des préoccupations.