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 Montague and I wrote this book to help others build out their labs as a product for their coworkers.
From the 2014 Velocity Conference in New York City, an interview with me on why device labs are necessary, the role of software emulators, and how to get people on board with web optimization.
At Etsy, we’ve built a device lab with 30+ devices and iterated upon the lab as we learned more about how developers and designers use it. We approached building it like a product for internal users, and are eager to help others build out their labs so we can learn from each other. We have presented this tutorial at Velocity Santa Clara, Velocity NY, and Velocity Barcelona. The book Building a device lab is forthcoming from Five Simple Steps, co-authored by Destiny and me.
I spoke about the growing importance of building for mobile web as users may be on any device, platform or connection. I shared Etsy’s approach, lessons learned and tips for growing a mobile web focus at your organization. I’ve given versions of this talk at at 200OK, IndustryConf, and Breaking Development.
I share how we built Etsy’s mobile device testing lab, complete with communication techniques, challenges like power supply, what we learned about how to make it intuitive for developers and designers to use, and pictures!