its just eileen, I'm a design engineer creating user experiences and interfaces in WordPress. I'm a customer success engineer with the Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin and a partner and founder with Sidetrack Studio and wpBlockShop where we take WordPress beyond the blog creating block-based solutions for organizations and products.
Exceptional user experiences are part of a rich study of psychological principles that are more than pretty pictures.
Design is concerned with how things work, how they are controlled, and the nature of the interaction between people and technology.
I like to say, design solves problems.
“Good design is actually a lot harder to notice than poor design, in part because good design fits our needs so well that the design is invisible, serving us without drawing attention to itself. Bad design, on the other hand, screams out its inadequacies, making itself very noticeable.” Don Norman, The Design of Everyday Things
Good design gets out of the way
These five principles can help us move our WordPress products #beyondpretty.
Break down large bands of information into manageable bites.
Good design is more than just "seen" it is experienced and is an integral part of the engineering process.
Design is not about pretty pictures,
it's about solving problems.