Whitney Quesenbery

Whitney Quesenbery

Whitney Quesenbery combines a fascination with people and an obsession to communicate clearly with her goal of bringing user research insights to designing products where people matter. She's written three books - Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting stories for better design and Global UX: Design and research in a connected world - to help practitioners keep users in mind throughout the creative process. Her latest book, A Web for Everyone: Designing accessible user experiences is a collaboration with Sarah Horton.

She's also passionate about civic design and runs the Center for Civic Design with Dana Chisnell, where they aim to improve the usability and design of ballots and everything else about elections. They work with election officials, conduct research, and publish the Field Guides to Ensuring Voter Intent.

Before she was seduced by a little beige computer into software, usability, and interface design, Whitney was a theatrical lighting designer on and off Broadway, learning about storytelling from some of the masters.

Follow Whitney's practical UX advice anytime on Twitter @whitneyq or find her next event on Lanyrd.

A Web for Everyone A Web for Everyone
by Whitney Quesenbery
January 2014 (est.)

Webcast: What You Can Learn From a Usability Test
July 29, 2014
Want to get the most out of your usability testing? In this webcast we'll put the goals together with a recipe for planning a usability test, so you can mix your own.

Webcast: A Web for Everyone: Accessibility as a Design Challenge
January 21, 2014
If we aim to design for all senses we can focus on good design to create delightful user experiences where accessibility and usability work together. Don't miss this informative webcast presentation.

Webcast: The Power of Story: Creating empathy and connection in our products
April 19, 2013
Stories are a natural part of user experience. They help create connections between a design team and the people who will use the product. You've probably been telling stories all along - but haven't thought about how to use them effectively as part ...