By now, you’ve probably read about Responsive Field Day’s amazing speaker line up and may be wondering just what these paragons of responsive design are going to talk about. We’re happy to announce two more speaker topics:
Sophie Shepherd: Designing for a global audience (and how a pattern library can help)
The Ushahidi platform is a data collection tool that has been used by over 18 million people in 150 countries, and translated into 49 different languages. As a designer on Ushahidi, Sophie will talk about the challenges of designing for users around the world with varying devices and connections, languages, and digital experiences, and will explain how a pattern library has made this process easier.
Steve Souders: Metrics that matter
Until browsers add mind-reading event handlers, we have to search for an alternative way to measure how fast users think our sites are. For decades, the go-to number has been window.onload, but modern and responsive techniques have weakened the relevance of that metric. What are the metrics that DO have meaning for what your users are experiencing?