Speaking & Workshops
I speak at conferences and meetups all over the world. My current main topics are Enterprise UX, UX research & design, Information architecture to build reusable components, documenting accessibility, mobile UX, etc. I also facilitate workshops on UX strategy, information architecture, cognitive biases and teach in different schools and universities. You can check all my slides on My Speakerdeck.
A designer’s guide to documenting accessibility & user interactions
Why fix it later, when you could do it right to start with? Why, What and How designers can document different aspects of accessibility and user interactions requirements to avoid having to build better more inclusive products.
Things I learned while growing as a Designer
I worked for more than 12 years in the tech industry. There is a few things I learned along the way I wish someone told me before when it comes to design, User Research, communication and user experience.
UX Research for Internal Enterprise Tools
There are lots of missed opportunities in enterprise UX and a huge potential for improving such tools. I share my UX research process for the redesign of a tool used by 1000+ internal users on a daily basis: the challenges, what surprised me, and why I love this kind of job. (for UX Research Munich Meetup)
Designing reusable adaptive components for design systems
A sneak peek into my design process for modular components that adapt to the reality of a product, however complex it may be. It all starts with research, information architecture,content models and a lot of designer/dev collaboration (for Friends of Figma Washington DC)
Introduction to UX and Product Design
A presentation then Q and A session with the students of the Google Developer Student Club Tokyo Metripolitan University on my job as a UX Researcher and Designer
Testing the “Abusability” of your products & services
A participative online workshop. Participants learned how we can challenge our concepts, test and foresee how product could abused by bad actors and unethical people. This helps designers imagine solutions to prevent misuses and damages.
Designing reusable adaptive components for design systems (FR)
A sneak peek into my design process for modular components that adapt to the reality of a product, however complex it may be. It all starts with research, content models and a lot of designer/dev collaboration. . For Sommet du Design System 2021
Masterclass - Architecture for Reusable and Adaptive Components
A 3 hours session with students of CEFIM where I explained my work as a UX designer, then we worked on building information architecture for reusable components
Masterclass - Mobile Strategy for responsive design and web
A 3 hours masterclass on how to chose what mobile strategy works for your project, about responsive web design, PWAs, mobile browser features and mobile user behavior. For the students of Université Libre de Bruxelles
BrownBag Session - Introduction to UX Design (FR - EN)
One hour introduction to what is UX design and what benefits you get from having designers in your project for WIDE, Girleek and SFEIR.
Remote Workshop - Discover Cognitive biases (FR)
Laurence and I adapted our workshop with 52 cards to discover cognitive biases to an online version and facilitated it for 45 participants for the Flupa UX Days 2021. How we build the workshop (on my blog). Please contact me if you are interested in this workshop in French or English.
Things I learned while growing as a Designer (FR - EN)
A little introduction to my job as UX design and things I learned over the last 10 years (and wish I new before) that helped me grow as a designer in tech. Slides in English
Create better conference slides and presentations
I was invited a guest speaker Women Talk Design’s next cohort of "Present yourself with confidence" workshops that starts soon. I am giving advice on how to design better slides for your first talk
Designing beyond the pixel-perfect idealistic case
I face a challenge as a designer: how do I help bridge the gaps between that idealistic pixel perfect image of a site and the real deal? Between design and dev teams? How to design flexible and modular systems that work with real content, real diverse users with different needs, beyond pixel perfect mockups. (for Webstories) and for Nantes JS (youtube video in French)
How Cognitive Biases Influence User Decisions
Design and Performance, the forgotten cases (FR)
How to design for performance, perceived performance, for those cases that are too often forgotten and beyond, like for offline, background sync, etc. This talk was also givent at CGNwebperf. slides in English)
Growing as a User Experience Designer
A little introduction to my job as UX design and 10 tips I learnt over the last 10 years (and wish I new before) to grow as a designer in tech
Enhancing User Experience With CSS Animations
Workshop - Designing Adaptive Components
A 3 hours onlines workshop (for Open Slava) where participants go through my content oriented process to build and design reusable and modular components. In this workshop I put into practise what I present in my talk on adaptive components.
Designing Adaptive Components, Beyond Responsive Breakpoints
How can we design components that adapt beyond screen size to browser context, with scalable content and states and that can also adapt to specific user needs (for Ask the Expert Meetup and Open Slava)
There is an app, NO, a web API for that
A talk on unleashing the modern capabilities of mobile browsers to create a truly mobile optimized experience for your mobile users I gave remotely for DevCAkure in Nigeria and UX Design Brest (in French)
How cognitive biases influence user’s decisions
Workshop - Mobile UX: building usable and delightful mobile apps
A workshop for Workshop Summit 2020 (Brussels) on mobile usability and stategy, gathering user needs and requirements and how to build a quick paper prototype to test ideas in a a guerilla usability testing session.
Introduction to User Journey Map
I spend an afternoon coaching and mentoring startups for for WIDE, Women in Digital Empowerment in Luxembourg and I gave the introduction keynote of the event on User Journey Maps
Workshop - UX Starter Crash Course
I facilitated a workshop for WIDE, Women in Digital Empowerment in Luxembourg. The audience was a nice mix between students and entrepreneurs with a project/ website and the goal is to help them discover how to build a product with a user centric approach. For this workshop I also created a little kit that you can print and re-use.
Investing in User Centric Design is a Good Business Decision
I was invited as keynote speaker to open the LOIC’s Innovation dating event dedicated to User Experience – User Interface in Luxembourg. I talked about why and how companies should start investing in user research, about different levels of UX maturity and "How to sell the benefits of a design and user driven process?"
Workshop - Cognitive biases (in French)
With Laurence Vagner at ParisWeb. For the French version of the workshop, we created a 52 UX cards deck to help people discover and understand different cognitive biases and how they influence user and designer behavior.
Mind over Matter: Optimize Performance Without Code
This was the first CSSCamp Barcelona and I was invited to talk about perceived performance, UX and how to enhance the perception of speed of your interface once you already optimised every line of code
Pretty, but not Usable
At CSSDay This talk is based on my years of experience working with dev teams that used Bootstrap, Material UI, Ant, PrimeNG, iOnic, etc., to build the projects. I share my experience and process, some design/dev relations tips to help people build a user centric product while working with a UI framework.
Workshop - User Journey Map
For our June UX in Lux workshop, Laurence Vagner and I presented the User Journey Maps methods, tool to help the designers understand the journey, the thoughts, pain points and emotions of the user and identify opportunities for improvement along the way.
Super Powers of Modern Mobile Browsers
At JS Meetup Luxembourg. Using the powers of HTML5 APIs to build interesting user experiences in mobile browsers, PWAs and more.
Workshop - Cognitive Biases
In this UX in Lux workshop, we explore a list of different cognitive biases to see how they might influence user's behaviour and how some sites use them to trick users into making decisions.
(French) Un « joli » Template ne rendra pas votre produit utilisable
At Dev Fest Nantes and BlendWebMix. Making your product look pretty will not make it usable. I present my process to build products with UI frameworks while still having a user centric approach. It is all about team collaboration and understanding your user needs.
(French) L’UX au service de la performance de vos interfaces
For the first edition of We Love Speed. The French version of my talk on UX and Design techniques to enhance percieved performance on different projects.
Secret Super powers of Mobile Browsers
For TechFest Bucharest. Unleash the power of HTML5 APIs and Progressive Web Apps (PWAS) to bring your mobile experience to the next level: geolocation, media, battery status and bluetooth access, offline support, push notifications, launch icons and more, directly in mobile browsers.
Hello my name is St�phanie
For Voxxed Days Luxembourg. From forms not accepting special characters to issues with visa, passports and problems to board a plane, the technical decisions we take have impact on end users lives. It’s about time we acknowledge that and stop letting the needs of the database dictate our interfaces.
Cheating the UX When There Is Nothing More to Optimise
For Pixel Pioneers, Bristol. A talk on perceived performance and User Experience. I take a look at a few projects I worked on to show how to use various design and UX techniques to improve web performance also at the level of user perception.
Workshop – Card sorting
For this first UX in Lux meetup, we focused on Information Architecture and Cards Sorting. As small groups we tested, the card sorting method to regroup data and create an information architecture of a website and group icons
Cheating The UX When There Is Nothing More To Optimize
A conference on the perception of speed I gave for Smashing Conference, Barcelona. I share how to use different design and UX techniques to work performance also at the level of user perception.
(French) Atelier – Construire Une Architecture d’Information adaptée au Mobile
One hour and a half workshop for Paris Web. To help build a responsive site, I propose different exercices and methods to build a mobile optimized information architecture and set content priorities based on different screen sizes.
(French) Construire une application Ionic sans perdre la raison
A conference for Confoo, Montréal. I share some process on how we collaborated and built an ionic application with my developer, some tools and best practise for an effiscient designer / developer collaboration
(French) Tricher grâce à l’UX quand il n’y plus de code optimisable
Another conference for Confoo, Montréal. I talk about the perception of speed, cognitive psychology and how our brain works. I explain how to visually optimize interfaces, cheat and redirect user's attention while they wait to decrease the perceived waiting time.
(French) Aidez-moi à remplir vos formulaires mobile !
A conference for Blend Web Mix, Lyon on mobile form user experience and HTML5 tricks to make those forms more usable.
Forget about apps, could the future be in the mobile browser?
A conference for Nightly Build, Koln with a few tangible examples to see how HTML5 APIs and CSS3 will enhance user experience in mobile browsers in a really close future.
(French) Améliorer l’expérience utilisateur grâce aux animations CSS3
Another conference for Confoo, Montréal. I talk about how we can use some CSS3 animations to enhance user experience of websites and mobile applications
Older talks and workshops
- (French) Stratégies d’adaptation mobile : ergonomie, UX et performance en milieu périlleux , a talk for BlendWebMix on mobile optimization and performance See the article. and the video of the talk.
- (French) Workshop - Guérilla Responsive Design – L’atelier qui vous fera aimer le mobile " an hour and a half workshop for Flupa UX-Day 2015 on finding new ways to build flexible responsive design. Slides and abstract here.
- (French) "Faites rentrer votre éléphant dans une Smart™ – Bonnes pratiques sur mobiles", for WPMX Day 2015 on mobile best practise and mobile performance tips for WordPress developers. See the slides.
- (French) Workshop - Construire et prototyper rapidement un concept d’application mobile" for Bizz and Buzz 2015 à Strasbourg. The basics to build a mobile app : defining the concept, creating personas, writing some quick requirements, building the user flow and paper prototyping it See the slides
- Delighting Users Through CSS Animation Techniques, a talk for ConveyUX, Seattle on using CSS3 animations to delight users and help them better understand the interface. Slides and demos are here and you watch the video of the talk
- (French) Guérrilla design en milieu hostile : responsive et mobilité at DevFest à Nantes. How to build a responsive site and survive, how to communicate responsiveness in a designer/ developer team and with clients. See the slides and watch the video
I also teach and write articles
I teach mobile usability and Responsive Web Design at the University of Strasbourg.
I also have an online blog where I share my knowledge on UX and UI Design, User Research, Usability, mobile optimization and more. Every week I publish a curated list of useful articles, links and ressources. I also write for different other blogs and magazines like Smashing Magazine, Codrops, Noupe and more.