Lightning Talks: UX/UI Joseph O’Connor, Dave Martin
Notes from two talks at San Francisco WordCamp 2014:
Accessible UX and Remote Testing by Joseph O’Connor
- Official description: Disabled users help uncover interesting behaviors when Accessible User Experience (UX) research methods are applied to WordPress. Results are very instructive and apply to many use cases.
- Eric Wright: testing “make new post”
- Amanda Rush: Cisco academy for the vision impaired, WordPress accessibility team for JetPack
- Glenda Watson Hyatt: accessibility consultant, inspirational speaker, the left thumb blogger
- Do research with disabled people.
- knowbility.org is a good resource.
- So is webaim.org
- Help seniors with good contrast, large size
Prototyping for better product design by Dave Martin
- Official description: Various lo-fidelity options for rapid prototyping. No prior experience required.
- Good design
- The work we do changes people’s lives.
- Creative director at Automatic
- Ego and pride hinders good design
- To be a great designer you have to eliminate them
- Designer’s ego and pride: reluctance to receive feedback
- Process and feedback gives you something that is priceless as a designer.
- You can say goodbye to clarity
- Do that process and feedback
- gather insights <- get feedback
- list out scenarios
- lost of lo-fi ideas: one idea per square, come up with as many ideas as possible)
- lo-fi mockup <- get feedback
- interactive prototype: watch people use it
- hi-fi version coded up
- We all have the capability of changing the word with good design