Ricky Tucker

Ricky Tucker

Senior UX/UI Designer - Louisiana Office of Technology Services

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States


Ricky Tucker is a Senior UX/UI designer for Louisiana's Office of Technology Services. In addition to contributing to the state's Design System, Pelican, he works daily with state agencies to develop digital products with the goal of improving the lives of Louisiana residents. Ricky holds certifications from Meta and Google, as was well as the W3Cx Introduction to Web Accessibility certificate.

Area of Expertise

  • Arts
  • Government, Social Sector & Education
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Information & Communications Technology


  • User Exerience
  • User Experience Design
  • User Interface
  • digital storytelling
  • Accessibility
  • Digital Accessibility
  • UX / Accessibility
  • Web Accessibility
  • User Story Mapping
  • User Centered Design

A Great Big Usable Tomorrow: Disney's Approach to User Experience

Walt Disney. Dreamer. Animation Pioneer. Filmmaker. UX Designer.

What can Disney parks can teach us about creating better experiences for users? We'll look at how Disney uses storytelling, theming, and immersive environments to create engaging experiences for visitors, and how these same principles can be applied to digital products.

We'll discuss how to create a seamless experience for users, from the moment they arrive on your website to the moment they leave, as well as using feedback and testing to continuously improve your user experience.

Whether you're designing a website, app, or digital product, this talk will give you practical tips on how to create a user experience that captures your users' attention and keeps them engaged.

The Force is My A11y: Accessibility Lessons from Star Wars

What can a movie about space wizards and starships teach us about ensuring digital services are accessible to everyone?

This talk introduces users to accessibility (A11y) and how it effects how users interact with products. We'll look at how the Star Wars franchise uses diverse characters and accessible storytelling to engage people with different abilities and diverse backgrounds, and learn practical tips on how to create a user experience that is inclusive of everyone.

Designing for Neurodiverse Users

Accessibility is more than designing for keyboard controls and checking for color. Safe estimates indicate at least 20% have some sort of cognitive impairment -- but it's likely more. Neurodiverse people often experience the world differently than neurotypical people, and they may have different needs when it comes to using technology.

This talk will cover a variety of topics related to user experience design for neurodiverse users, such as: Accessibility and inclusion; Clear and concise language; and providing ways of interaction.

UX Design for Non-Designers

“The design is not just what it looks like and feels like. The design is how it works” — Steve Jobs

This talk will discuss the basics of user experience design (UX design) for non-designers. UX design is the process of designing products and services that are easy to use and enjoyable for users. It is a critical part of any successful product or service, but it can be daunting for non-designers.

We will discuss what UX design is (and isn't); basic UX principles, their importance, and how to apply them to your work.

This talk is for anyone who is interested in learning more about UX design, even if you don't have a design background.

It's me, Hi, I'm the Problem: Dark Patterns, Blaming the User, and Avoiding It

Thousands of Swifties agree, purchasing tickets is a frustrating experience... and that doesn't include the add-on fees.

In this talk, we'll explore the shadowy world of dark UX patterns and the harmful practice of blaming the user. We'll uncover common dark patterns that deceive or manipulate users, shedding light on why they exist and how they impact the overall user experience. More importantly, we'll discuss strategies to avoid falling into the trap of implementing these patterns and emphasize the importance of creating user-friendly designs that empower, rather than exploit, our users.

Orlando Code Camp 2024 Sessionize Event

February 2024 Sanford, Florida, United States

Baton Rouge User Groups User group Sessionize Event

January 2024 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Momentum 2023 Sessionize Event

October 2023 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2023 Sessionize Event

July 2023 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

DevFest Baton Rouge 2022 Sessionize Event

October 2022 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2022 Sessionize Event

August 2022 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Ricky Tucker

Senior UX/UI Designer - Louisiana Office of Technology Services

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States


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