Designing for Performance
©2014, published by O'Reilly
Designing for Performance is a practical introduction to performance from a designer and front-end developer perspective. It covers performance as part of the overall user experience, how to measure the speed of your site, how to weigh aesthetics versus speed as you build or iterate on designs, and how to change the culture of your organization to care about performance.
The book is available to read for free at designingforperformance.com, but I'm also donating all of the proceeds from book purchases to various charities focused on supporting women and people of color in tech, including Girl Develop It, Women Who Code, Black Girls Code, #YesWeCode, Latinas in STEM, and DonorsChoose projects like Growing "Girls with Gadgets"! and Girls Can Code, Too!.
Building a device lab
©2015, published by Five Simple Steps
Building a device lab covers how to build a device lab as a product for your coworkers to test their work on a spectrum of operating systems and versions. We also cover how to choose devices, organization and cabling, power supply troubleshooting, and tips for getting your users to use the lab considerately.
At Etsy, Destiny Montague and I built a device lab with 30+ devices and iterated upon the lab as we learned more about how developers and designers use it. Building upon our workshop, Destiny and I wrote this book to help others build out their labs as a product for their coworkers. It's available for purchase here.