User centric metrics

On 20th August 2019 at News UK as part of LWP August: Real world metrics and workers

How can we measure that a web page’s experience is something we can consider “fast”? And is there a one true metric that can tell us our users are happy with the experience we provide them, at least from a performance perspective?

The loading and runtime experience on the web can be hard to measure, but over the last few years, we have converged on a few metrics that focus on the user’s experience and try to align with their visual and interactive experience the page. In this talk we will cover those metrics, what they mean and how you can use them to measure *your* users’ experience both in the lab and in the field.

Session video

Presented by

Yoav Weiss

Browser tinkerer. WebPerf freak. @respimg implementer. @wicg_ co-chair.


Yoav Weiss has been working on mobile web performance for longer than he cares to admit, on the server side as well as in browsers. He now works as part of Google Chrome developer relations team, helping to fix web performance once and for all.

The Responsive Images Community Group was his gateway drug into the wonderfully complex world of browsers and standards. Nowadays, among other responsibilities, he co-chairs the Web Performance Working Group, helping to push along APIs that will make the web faster and easier to measure.

When he’s not writing code or emails, he’s probably slapping his bass, mowing the lawn in the French countryside, or playing board games with his family.


LWP August: Real world metrics and workers


20th August 2019

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