How Not to Destroy the World: Ethics in Design and Technology – Smashing Conference Freiburg, 2018

How Not to Destroy the World: Ethics in Design and Technology from Morten Rand-Hendriksen All the links from the talk Mark Zuckerberg answers to Congress for Facebook’s troublesMark Zuckerberg apologizes to EU lawmakers for Facebook data scandalThe Data That Turned the World Upside DownIch habe nur gezeigt, dass es die Bombe gibtThose Banned 3D-Printed Gun…

WCEU2017: CSS Grid Changes Everything (About Web Layouts)

Below are the advanced slides for my WordCamp Europe 2017 talk CSS Grid Changes Everything (About Web Layouts) presented June 17th, 2017 in Paris, France: From the website: “CSS Grid is now live in all major browsers, and with it everything we know about web layouts changes! Imagine drawing a grid in the browser and…

Informing Your Empathy for More Human Designs and Communities

The prevailing narrative in the web community hails empathy as a cure for much of what ails our modern digital spaces. Empathy seems a worthy tool for making our designs and interactive experiences more human, but used indiscriminately it may do more harm than good. To design experiences that fit the real lives of the people who use them, we need to take a critical look at our methods and make empathy the first step in a larger process.

GitHub for the Rest of Us – WordCamp US, 2015

GitHub is one of the most important and least understood tools of the open source community. At the inaugural WordCamp US in Philadelphia, I presented a 10 minute lightning talk to help make sense of Git and GitHub through the prism of science fiction. Here are the slides.

Responsive Images in Real Life – my presentation for JavaScript Open 2015

Above are the slides from my presentation on Responsive Images in Real Life at JavaScript Open Day in Vancouver, June 25th, 2015, organized by Lighthouse Labs and Microsoft Edge. Below are the relevant links from the talk: responsiveimages.org developer.mozilla.org scottjehl.github.io/picturefill/ srcset and sizes by Eric Portis What is the purpose of the sizes attribute? Responsive…

Designing Informational User Experiences: My WordCamp Miami talk

Above is the video of my talk at WordCamp Miami 2015. Below are the slides in an un-squished format, and below that are all the links. All the data in the talk is based on source material and research. Links to all relevant information (including Tweets, photos, stats, and tools) are provided below. Superhero Cheeskake…

Thinking Inside the Box – My WordCamp San Francisco 2014 Lightning Talk

What started as a challenge ended up as a lightning talk at WordCamp San Francisco 2014: Explain the CSS Box Model in an understandable way to a crowd of mainly bloggers and designers. In 5 minutes. With no live code. The video slides are unfortunately largely cut out of this video so you don’t get…

Why WordPress? My WordCamp Seattle 2013 Keynote

Earlier this year I was honoured with the privilege of being the keynote speaker at WordCamp Seattle. The topic of my talk: Answer the question “Why WordPress”. My talk featured over 300 slides, anecdotes, statistics, and a fair portion of nonsense and Vikings – exactly what you should expect. Watch the video and tell me what your answer is.