Talk: “Design for Coders” at the Web Meetup August 2018
I spoke at the Web Meetup August 2018 in Melbourne, exploring how coders might bootstrap their design education.
The Web Meetup is for people that work on The Web, with an emphasis on cross-discipline, collaboration and community. Naturally, I enjoyed meeting people there that design as well as code. It’s an inclusive event that highlights their code of conduct. Check out the Web Meetup Twitter account.
Here are the slides from my talk:
Links and resources
There are heaps of resources to learn more about design for developers and code for designers in these projects:
For everything else I referenced in the talk, here are the links.
- The 2018 Web Developer Roadmap by Brandon Morelli
- A Bone to Pick with Skeleton Screens by Kathryn Faulkner and Katherine Olvera
- React Autosuggest GitHub repo and landing page
- Typey Type for Stenographers
- Design for Non-Designers: Part 3 by Tracy Osborn
- Better Web Type: The Equilateral Triangle of a Perfect Paragraph game
- Method of Action design games
- Better Web Type: Font memory game
User research & testing
- Five Second Test by Christine Perfetti
- Heuristic evaluation By Euphemia Wong—expert reviews
- Fast Path to a Great UX – Increased Exposure Hours by Jared M. Spool—spend two hours every six weeks with users
- Why You Only Need to Test with 5 Users by Jakob Nielsen—run 3 user tests with 5 participants each
Turn up the volume on design
- InVision blog
- UX Design weekly newsletter
- UI Animation newsletter
- Nadieh Bremer on Twitter
- Shirley Wu on Twitter
- Sarah Drasner on Twitter
- Val Head on Twitter
- Rachel Nabors on Twitter
- Tracy Osborn on Medium
Where to go next
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