Tammy Everts is Chief Experience Officer at SpeedCurve, where she helps companies explore the intersection between website performance, user experience, and business metrics. Tammy has spent more than two decades studying how people use the web. Over the years, she has worked on groundbreaking studies that involved EEG headsets, facial action coding, and Google's machine-learning system. Her book, Time Is Money: The Business Value of Web Performance (O'Reilly), is a distillation of much of this research. She is co-chair of the annual performance.now() conference. She also co-curates WPO Stats, a collection of performance case studies.
The Psychology of Web Performance
What do the most successful websites and apps have in common? They're all fast. Faster sites have happier users, and those happy users visit longer and spend more. But why is that?
Enjoy a brief history of user experience and web performance, highlighting fascinating research into the neuroscience of speed and studies that connect the dots between site speed and user experience. You'll take away insights into why slow sites enrage you, and why you should prioritise making your own sites and apps as fast as possible for your own users.