Get Your
Priorities
Straight

taylorswift.com
(HT @AlexHern)

Is it deliberate?

Left

Right

Authoritarian

Libertarian

Ideally silence, but in reality
Taylor Swift

300KB

300KB

800KB

512KB

Populous

Populous

720KB

Populous

Frontier:
​Elite II

(function() {
  document.body.style.backgroundColor= '#000';
})();
(function() {
  document.body.style.backgroundColor= '#000';
})();

why?

If JavaScript's not running...

What can we learn from taylorswift.com?

We can't do everything we want.

BUDGETS

TIME
FRAMES

LIMITED
RESOURCES

FAMILY &
FRIENDS

But we have our priorities wrong.

(technically & ethically)

Signs that your priorities are
out of whack...

or

Bonus: if you use pseudo-psychological
justification

We say stuff like

"Ultimately, reimplementing the application in cycle.js is a net benefit to the user because its intrinically reactive and functional nature makes my experience as a developer more ergonomic and therefore my productivity higher."

"The swap is executed by implying that by making things better for developers, users will eventually benefit equivalently. The unstated agreement is that developers share all of the same goals with the same intensity as end users and even managers. This is not true."

The “Developer Experience” Bait-and-Switch
— Alex Russell

We consider useful information clutter

PIXEL
PERFECTION

ESA
(Employment and Support Allowance)

PIP
(Personal Independence Payment)

ESA

Run through

Start

5 mins

10 mins
breather

  • Very limited energy
  • Mostly off the grid
  • First ever mobile phone
Feature F**ks given
Feature F**ks given
Subtle drop shadows around buttons
Feature F**ks given
Subtle drop shadows around buttons 0
Feature F**ks given
Subtle drop shadows around buttons 0
Golden ratio based typography
Feature F**ks given
Subtle drop shadows around buttons 0
Golden ratio based typography 0
Feature F**ks given
Subtle drop shadows around buttons 0
Golden ratio based typography 0
Life-like animation timing functions
Feature F**ks given
Subtle drop shadows around buttons 0
Golden ratio based typography 0
Life-like animation timing functions 0

Look at me design!

Real people aren't looking to be delighted.

They are not looking for immersion.

LIMITED
RESOURCES

TIME
FRAMES

FAMILY &
FRIENDS

Not pixel perfect, but who cares?

Inclusive Design

It's not giving everyone the same experience. It's giving as many people as possible a
NOT SHIT experience.

  • Have perfect eyesight
  • Have excellent motor control and coordination
  • Speak English as a first language
  • Find reading and processing complex information easy
  • Never get tired
  • Have as much free time as you wish
  • Live somewhere with access to super fast internet
  • Can afford super fast internet
  • Have a top-of-the-range smartphone or computer
  • Have perfect hearing
  • Never suffer any injuries or illnesses, even temporarily
  • Never feel the effects of pain
  • Are a member of a preferred social/cultural group

If you...

YOU DON'T NEED INCLUSIVE DESIGN
🎉 ​🎉 ​🎉

Performance

Performance

IS AN INCLUSIVE DESIGN CONCERN

👍

👍

👍

👍

👍

👍

👍

How to measure CSS selector performance

  • Get 6 million DOM nodes
  • Heat them up to 300℃
  • Put this mess in a 15 year
    old browser

oh noes

a.class

.class > a

MEASURABLE
!==
MATTERS

"But every little helps!"

NOPE.

BUDGETS

TIME
FRAMES

LIMITED
RESOURCES

FAMILY &
FRIENDS

Prioritize!

Low priority High priority
Feeling all engineery and having data and charts to stick on your blog. Actually making things more performant.

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Sort this out

UX > DX

Use fewer f***ing raster images

Sign Up To Our Generic Shit

Fine

Why do they call it a hero image?

Because the user says:
"Thanks for the pointless 500KB image, you're a
fucking hero"

Priorities start with principles!

inclusive-components.design

book.inclusive-components.design

You are now entering football mode!

[ crowd cheering noise ]

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Your priorities betray your privileges and prejudices.

There's plenty of time to do just the stuff that matters.

Because not a lot of it exists.

Thank you!

 

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