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Iterative UX: Find It Cambridge Case Study

A handful of visionary people in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts wanted an online resource to help families easily find activities, services, and resources. Find It Cambridge was informed and further inspired by extensive initial research done by Code for Boston and the City of Cambridge.  As this was wrapping up, the city brought Agaric in, so we found ourselves in the incredibly fortunate situation of starting with this in-depth knowledge.

Re: Discovery

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design // ux // process
The term Discovery can conjure up different emotions for people, depending on how well they’ve gone in the past. It’s the least understood phase of the project, and understandably can seem a bit nebulous. But there is a way to cut a path through even the most gnarly projects, to ensure the design and implementation phases are set up for success. This session will shine a light on the process, the tools, and the techniques you can employ to tackle your next big design project with confidence. In it we’ll cover:

Your Code is Terrible!

New Developers have forgotten the importance of semantic HTML code and how they can create better user experiences and make websites more accessible utilizing it. In this presentation, we will explain the importance of semantic code, how to use it, and why it's so important to understand as developers. We’ll explore adding tools to our toolbox that help us create semantic code in Drupal and methods to test code for accessibility compliance.

Case Study: Closing the CX Gap - Building a Customer Centric Transportation Site

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is an independent district that provides sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of the region. It provides bus, light rail, and paratransit services as well as participates as a funding partner in regional rail service.

Anonymous Personalization Without Leaving Drupal

Drupal has always been very strong at customizing user experiences for authenticated users, but what about anonymous users? What if you wanted to show a new banner block on your home page for first time visitors? Or gate a resource until users have filled out a contact form? For the most part, anonymous user display is determined by the url path, and per-user customization is dependent on excluding the page from cache, custom javascript or third parties.

You Gonna Build a Process for That Process?

For me it all started with a single process, client engagement. How do we create a system for on boarding clients, gathering requirements, accurately estimating work, and executing projects on time and on budget? In the beginning the process was in our heads and merely a product of conversation. It would evolve over time from a set of bullet points, to a series of pages, and eventually mature into a system with structured meetings, branded slide decks, precomposed meeting minutes, and ready to deliver assets for each step of the way.

SVG Magic!

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ux // css // design
SVGs, or scalable vector graphics, are great for logos and simple images as their resolution is always as good as the monitor you are viewing them on, but there is so much more. In this session we will look at all the ways to add svg to a web page based on intended use, methods for animation, browser support, helpful libraries, and accessibility. In addition we will explore some creative ways that SVGs are used to create interactive images, interfaces, filters, and masks.

Backdrop is Drupal 7. You know where it came from. Come see where it's headed.

Backdrop CMS is now nearly 5 years old. Since its first release on Jan 15th, 2015, what has changed? Is Backdrop substantially easier to use than the Drupal it was forked from? Is it more affordable to support? Are the APIs you know and love, still stable and functioning as they were? Is the community growing and healthy?

Google Analytics 201

I was a self-taught Google Analytics user. I thought I was getting by OK. But, since working with professional analysts, I’ve seen how my data wasn’t as complete or accurate as I thought I was. And with bad data, it’s easy to tell the wrong story.  I’m here to level you up, and share best practices for setting up your Google Analytics accounts.  In this talk, we will: provide recommendations on best practices for setting up your views, filters, and goals