Backdrop LIVE is based upon an unconference model. Anyone can declare a topic up through the day of the event and the schedule is subject to change at any time. What would you like to talk about?

Aesthetic-Usability Effect

Users often perceive aesthetically pleasing design as design that’s more usable.


  1. An aesthetically pleasing design creates a positive response in people’s brains and leads them to believe the design actually works better.
  2. People are more tolerant of minor usability issues when the design of a product or service is aesthetically pleasing.
  3. Visually pleasing design can mask usability problems and prevent issues from being discovered during usability testing.

There's a lot of activity in Drupal-land around the new Gin admin theme. I think it would be beneficial to hook into the work that our Drupal brethren have already done with Claro and Gin, and have these two themes ported to Backdrop contrib. Join me to discuss a plan forward, technical direction etc.