Issue #2 - 2019
From the archive
2019 speaker preview (and there’s still time to apply)
While the full lineup is under wraps—and under development—here’s a preview of two of the speakers who will be on stage at SustainableUX 2019:
There’s still time to apply. Speaker submissions are accepted until November 30, 2018. Apply now. Help us out by thinking of who you’d like to see – and then asking them to submit, or giving us their details. We’re aiming to put on a diverse event and can offer mentoring to first-time speakers.
Tickets will be available soon. Stay tuned for the next newsletter or follow us on Twitter for information on how to get your tickets for 2019.
Inspired by Jack Lenox’s work on building for sustainability with WordPress, SustainableUX 2019 uses Jack’s WordPress theme, Susty. Compared to the 2MB (and growing) average web page size, Susty weighs in at a lean 7KB out of the box.
This month...What we’re using
Ecograder: Free tool that grades your website on sustainable design, green hosting, and sustainable development.
Ecosia: The search engine that plants trees.
What we’re reading
Erika Hall laying down the line in Thinking in Triplicate:
“Conceptually, the Triple Bottom Line is a compelling idea. In practice, business proceeds as usual. Sustainability, as with diversity, is a critical practice stretched thin and used like a dime-store shade to soften and obscure the harsh glare of naked capitalism.”
How Americans view and understand climate change, including several charts and graphs. The positive spin is that half think about it often or a lot—and 20% are concerned enough to think about it a lot. All good grist for constructing your own models of user understanding of the issues.
Practical tips for building sustainability into the workplace. As the saying goes, what gets measured gets managed, and the measuring is getting easier with the growing adoption of the shared standards covered here.
Thanks for reading! We’ll be back with more speaker announcements pretty soon.
-James, Jenn, and Jen