Designing Websites for Human Beings

A session at Wordcamp NYC 2015

Web design is about communicating with people through the web, but when we design and build websites, it’s easy to get caught up in the technical minutia: What hamburger icon should I use? Where does the sidebar go? How do I allow more space for ads? It is time we start thinking about the people who visit our sites. What devices are they using, and how are they using them? What is their purpose for visiting, and what situation are they in when they do?

This talk brings the focus of web design back to its core subject: How to communicate with people. You’ll learn about user research, empathy in the design process, communication patterns, real-world testing, and designing from the content out. Web design is about empathy for the user, and the users who visit your site are people. This talk will teach you how to prepare, design, and build websites with user experiences that communicate clearly and make the people who visit the site the top priority.

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Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Helping people master the world of WordPress, web design, and online communication.

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Wordcamp NYC 2015

United States United States, New York

30th October to 1st November 2015

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Date Sat 31st October 2015

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Books by speaker

  • Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web 3 in 24 Hours by Rand-Hendriksen, Morten [Sams Publishing, 2009] (Paperback) [Paperback]
  • Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web 4 in 24 Hours: Updated for Service Pack 2 - HTML5, CSS 3, JQuery (2nd Edition)
  • Microsoft Expression Web 4 LiveLessons (Video Training)

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