Prototyping, Reflection, and Identity Unusual Applications of the WordPress Rest API

In this talk, we present case studies of two unusual real-world uses of the WordPress REST API: a rapid prototype that leverages existing course feed data to test the interface of a course scheduling tool, and a compelling editorial story on identity, trauma, oppression, and hope whose design updates with readers’ answers in real-time.

We’ll explore the unique benefits and challenges of each situation and how the REST API empowered us to face each challenge, from improving usability testing and feedback on a short schedule to appropriately curating and protecting the experience of contributing to and interacting with personal, intimate, and sensitive subjects. You’ll get to see the full thinking and process behind each project so you have what you need to inspire your team to create new and exciting possibilities you’re always hearing about at the end of REST API talks.