You can greatly improve the user experience of your WordPress site by understanding some key usability guidelines. By applying these usability guidelines, your audience will be able to recover from errors, find information, retain your message, see you as trustworthy, navigate to information, and more. Whether you have an existing WordPress site or you are building a new one, you will walk away with an action plan on how to improve its usability.
What You Will Learn:
Understand the top 10 usability guidelines for WordPress sites See relevant good and bad examples of these usability guidelines Review how you can inspect your existing site to improve its usability Learn about some low-cost, usability methods and tools Plenty of time to ask any burning questions about usability About Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan spends his days working in the usability labs at Sabre, where he performs usability inspections and tests for travel products.
For the past eight years, Brian has been President of DFW-UXPA (http://www.meetup.com/Dallas-User-Experience-Group/), which is a local meetup for designers, bloggers, and UX enthusiasts.
Brian speaks frequently at design conference, such as SxSW Interactive, UXPA International, Design Thinking, Boston UPA, and the Big Design Conference.
Brian created the Big Design Conference (http://bigdesignevents.com/conference/) in 2009, which is a Dallas-based conference where over 700 designers meet annually. In 2009, Brian launched the Big Design Workshop (http://bigdesignevents.com/category/workshop/) series that provides low-cost, high-value training on design and usability in Dallas. In 2011, Brian wrote the cover article for UX Magazine (https://speakerdeck.com/1bigdesign/design-like-davinci) called "Design Like DaVinci".
Brian has been involved in the IT industry for 25 years, but he considers himself to be a newbie. He is a Certified Usability Analyst (CUA) with an MA in English Literature and an MBA in Management Information Systems. Brian also has an "Artistic License", too. Brian calls himself, "a reluctant technologist". He lives in Texas with his wife (Susan), their son (Sean), and the cat (Junior). Thankfully, Junior allows them to live in her house.
1PM-2:15PM: Pizza Networking Lunch
4:00PM-?: Happy Hour