I recently stumbled on a remarkable TED talk by Elise Roy called, “When we design for disability we all benefit.” If you are a product designer, you should watch it. In the talk, she put forth a personal and universally applicable premise: Designers who take into account users’ disabilities almost invariably improve their project. Designing for…
Earlier this year, we joined forces with Automatic and began working on the future editor of WordPress.org as a part of Project Gutenberg. This is the story of how we rose to the design challenge and what we learned along the way.
How did we make the Tone Analyzer come together for our TinyMCE and Textbox.io editors? This is part 5 in my series on the Ephox Cognitive Assistant, where I go over the magic behind Watson’s psycholinguistic analysis process, and how we built the architecture to make it all happen.
This is the final post in my 6-part series on the Ephox Cognitive Assistant. In this post, we put the Tone Analyzer to the test, and I share what we found, and what participants had to say about this powerful writing feature.
Not much has changed for the content creation process since the dawn of WYSIWYG technology. Yet the question remains: how can cognitive technology help us write better content? This is part 4 in my series discussing the future of editing with the Ephox Cognitive Assistant, where I introduce the Tone Analyzer feature.
This is part 3 in my series discussing the future of editing with the Ephox Cognitive Assistant. Here, I’ll be taking you through how we put the Cognitive Assistant to the test, and what our results showed in discovering the true measure of cognitive toward the future of content creation.
There are a variety of online user testing platforms that provide quick and inexpensive access to remote observational research. This mode of user-testing is fairly new to me, so I recently ran a small experiment to compare online vs in-house user testing. Let’s see what I learned, and how it might help you in your next UX test.
Testing is a core part of the design process. Google does it. Facebook does it. And here at Ephox, we do it too. With so many methodologies and tools available, getting started with user testing can be a little daunting. I hope that sharing my journey in establishing a solid, evidence-based UX practice at Ephox will provide you with some tips that you can apply to your UX practice.
Mondays in Australia are pretty quiet as the rest of the world slumbers after weekend activities had. It’s a great time for reflecting and catching up on things. This morning, I caught up on a few days of missed gutenberg conversations on slack and last week’s design meeting. Balancing minimal aesthetic with traditional functionality Things move…
An early prototype of the new WordPress editor was posted a few days ago by the WordPress core editor team. We ran a usability test at the February Brisbane WordPress meetup. User Test Setup Participants were presented with the following setup and asked to complete the task as set out in the instructions at left. The changes…
In light of recent talks on design changes to the WordPress core editor, Lead UX Designer Anna Harrison shares her thoughts and poses a series of questions to address how the content creation process can be improved for WordPress users.