Jenny Bramble and Jenna Charlton (Keynote)

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Are you human? Do you need to change your elevation? Have you considered stairs?

Jenna Charlton and Jenny Bramble have spent a lot of times thinking about stairs, steps, ramps, handrails, risers and how context relates to our experience of software and the world around us. Anchoring and cognitive biases can lead us astray of inclusive design principles. Considering affordances lead to a better experience for everyone who comes in contact with your software. And context helps us to understand our software in it’s broader ecosystem and identify the right scope.

Join us as we explore types of bias, context, affordances, and design thinking in the context of something we all know and use every day.

Bio: Jenna is a software tester and director of product with over a decade of experience. They’ve spoken at a number of dev and test conferences and is passionate about risk-based testing, building community within agile teams, developing the next generation of testers, and A11y. When not testing, Jenna loves to go to punk rock shows and live pro wrestling events with their husband Bob, traveling, and cats. Their favorite of which are the 2 that share their home, Maka and Excalipurr.

Jenny ended up in a quality assurance career after coming up through support and devops, cutting her teeth on that interesting role that acts as the ‘translator’ between customer requests from support and the development team. Her love of support and the human side of problems lets her find a sweet spot between empathy for the user and empathy for her team. She’s done testing, support, or human interfacing for most of her career and now finds herself leveraging those skills as Director of Engineering at Papa. She finds herself happiest when she’s making an impact on other people–whether it’s helping find issues in applications, leading scrum, speaking at events, or just grabbing coffee and chatting.