UX Design in Action: Redesigning the Mailman UI

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 10:00 – 10:45am in B304

Excerpt

One of the upcoming features in the Mailman 3 project is a front-end redesign of the mail archiver web interface. Learn more about the new interface, its progress so far, and the designing challenges of building a mobile-first responsive web site. The talk will also illustrate our design process and provide you with design methods and evaluation techniques that you can take back to your own project.

Description

It has been a long time coming, but the Mailman 3 project has recently been gaining a lot of traction behind-the-scenes. One prominent part of the Mailman project is Hyperkitty, the web interface for Mailman’s mail archiver feature. Hyperkitty has undergone a significant redesign of its front-end web interface. In this talk, we will compare and contrast the latest UI with the one from the previous version. We will use this comparison as a platform for discussing how our project applied user experience (UX) design principles, including:
- the importance of responsive design for websites
- the challenges behind designing mobile-first
- the design process, starting from an idea and leading up to a prototype

In the last portion of the talk, we will discuss the design process more broadly and provide specific ways that you can apply UX design methods in your own, as well as specific ways design solutions can be evaluated throughout the development process (and not just at the end). Our hope is that this talk will encourage more projects to embrace UX design, especially since just a little bit of design thinking can often go a long way in improving usability!

Tags

UX, user experience, Usability, design

Speaking experience

I have given several talks at several academic conferences, including ACM's Computer-Human Interaction and ACM's Ubiquitous Computing among others.

Speaker

  • Biography

    UX researcher and end-user advocate who splits her time between coding and interaction design.

    Sessions

      • Title: UX Design in Action: Redesigning the Mailman UI
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: B304
      • Time: 10:0010:45am
      • Excerpt:

        One of the upcoming features in the Mailman 3 project is a front-end redesign of the mail archiver web interface. Learn more about the new interface, its progress so far, and the designing challenges of building a mobile-first responsive web site. The talk will also illustrate our design process and provide you with design methods and evaluation techniques that you can take back to your own project.

      • Speakers: Karen Tang