Tag: testing

Unboxing Gutenberg for WordPress

There has been a lot of excitement building in the WordPress community about a plugin called Gutenberg. The plugin offers a new publishing experience that promises to transform the way people create content and build […]

Gutenberg April Empathy Challenge

“Gutenberg” is the codename for a project to bring a brand new editor to WordPress; an editor that makes it easy to create rich layouts without having to know code. Because usage is like oxygen […]

Publishing with Gutenberg

At Automattic, we challenge ourselves to continuously use and test the products we work on. This time we are challenging ourselves to re-create a Longreads article using our new (soon to be in Core) block-based editor – Gutenberg. […]

Taking the Gutenberg challenge

Gutenberg editor plugin is under rapid development, and each release brings new, exciting features. One of the easiest ways anyone can contribute to the project, is by using Gutenberg, and giving feedback on your experience. […]

Taking Gutenberg for a Spin

As part of our quarterly empathy challenge, I attempted to recreate this Longreads post, “Hey, Can I Sleep In Your Room?”: Studying Love with Elizabeth Flock. Beyond copying and pasting the article itself, I attempted […]

Exclusion by generalization

How often do designers struggle when presented with a new user interface? It may take us a few moments to read it, but because our cognitive muscle is so developed for these tasks it takes […]

Keeping product assumptions in check

Assumptions can be difficult to overcome. Many times we don’t even realize we’re making them. As an experienced product designer, I find it easier to make these assumptions. They more easily creep into my work […]

Recruiting participants for remote user tests

I recently attended my first remote design sprint at Automattic. It ran over a two week period and  was attended by fellow designers, developers, data scientists, happiness engineers, and marketers. Together we created two prototypes […]