“Design for Real Life” Book Release Party

Join us as we celebrate the release of “Design for Real Life” with co-authors Sara Wachter-Boettcher and Eric Meyer. Enjoy book giveaways and free snacks by Frankford Hall. Sara and Eric will be there to speak about the book and do some signings!

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About “Design for Real Life” from A Book Apart

You can’t always predict who will use your products, or what emotional state they’ll be in when they do. But by identifying stress cases and designing with compassion, you’ll create experiences that support more of your users, more of the time.

Join Sara Wachter-Boettcher and Eric Meyer as they turn examples from more than a dozen sites and services into a set of principles you can apply right now. Whether you’re a designer, developer, content strategist, or anyone who creates user experiences, you’ll gain the practical knowledge to test where your designs might fail (before you ship!), vet new features or interactions against more realistic scenarios, and build a business case for making decisions through a lens of kindness. You can’t know every user, but you can develop inclusive practices that support a wider range of people. This book will show you how.

About Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Sara Wachter-Boettcher runs a content strategy consultancy based in Philadelphia, where she works with clients like The Home Depot, Trek Bicycles, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Associated Press, and Harvard. She is also the author of Content Everywhere, a book about creating flexible, mobile-ready content, and a past editor-in-chief of A List Apart. Find her on Twitter @sara_ann_marie or sarawb.com.

About Eric A. Meyer

Eric A. Meyer has been a burger flipper, a college webmaster, an early blogger, one of the original CSS Samurai, a consultant and trainer, and a Standards Evangelist at Netscape. He’s written several books on CSS, is a technical lead at Rebecca’s Gift, and co-founded An Event Apart. Eric lives with his family in Cleveland, Ohio, which is a much nicer city than you’ve been led to believe, tweets at @meyerweb, and occasionally blogs at meyerweb.com.

About A Book Apart

Web design is about multi-disciplinary mastery and laser focus, and that’s the thinking behind our brief books for people who make websites. We cover the emerging and essential topics in web design and development with style, clarity, and, above all, brevity – because working designer-developers can’t afford to waste time. Learn more about all of the A Book Apart titles.

About PhillyCHI

PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, and other related disciplines. PhillyCHI holds monthly meetings and socials to network and discuss current topics in HCI.

Learn more at phillychi.org or follow along on Twitter @PhillyCHI.