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High Speed UX

    • Introduction  (Free)

      Designers and developers need to work together, balancing effective design with fast and easy user experience. We discuss the classic case for performance and its effect on business metrics.
    • 00:15:39

    • Measuring Performance

      How do you actually measure performance? We cover synthetic testing, RUM, and other approaches.
    • 00:27:13

    • UX Metrics

      The complexity of modern sites — and the variety of devices they get displayed on - means that browser-based metrics are no longer painting the whole picture. Here we cover some metrics that really get at the experience of our users.
    • 00:06:27

    • Custom Metrics

      Custom metrics allow you to really optimize the speed and overall effect of your sites. We show how to focus on and prioritize different elements of your site.
    • 00:14:20

    • Hero Image Design Pattern

      We finish our course with an in-depth example of a common design pattern — the Hero Image — and show how to optimize the user experience.
    • 00:08:56

    • Wrap up

      This segment recaps what we have learned and suggests further resources on design and performance.
    • 00:03:15

High Speed UX

  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media
  • Released: October 2015
  • Run time: 1 hours 52 minutes

Which would you rather have: A rich design or a fast user experience? Users want both, but sometimes the interplay between design and performance feels like one side’s gain is the other side’s loss. Design and performance are indeed connected, but they aren’t opposing forces. Instead, they complement each other. The trick for us as designers and developers is figuring out how to make it work.

In this video presentation, Steve Souders, former Chief Performance Yahoo! and Google head performance engineer, explains a process that brings design and performance together at the beginning of a project to deliver a web experience that’s both fast and rich.

Learn how to place emphasis on early prototyping and tracking performance from the get-go. Developers will benefit by participating in the product definition process, while designers will benefit from understanding more about how designs are implemented. You'll also discover new metrics that focus on what a user actually sees as the page loads.

With this video, you’ll learn how to bridge the technical and language gaps that, so far, have hindered the seamless creation of great user experiences.