Manuel Matuzović on Accessibility and Inclusive Design

Manuel Matuzović writes in My Accessibility Journey: What I’ve Learned So Far on A List Apart: An attendee asked why I was interested in accessibility: Did I or someone in my life have a disability? I’m used to answering this question—to which the answer is no. A lot of people seem to assume that a personal connection is … Continue reading Manuel Matuzović on Accessibility and Inclusive Design

2018 Design in Tech Report

The 2018 Design in Tech Report from John Maeda is alive and kicking (I'm late to sharing this as it debuted at SxSW in March.) This year's deck places a strong focus on inclusive design and artificial intelligence. Computers aren’t good at inclusion. They’re good at exclusion, because they’re only based on past data. The … Continue reading 2018 Design in Tech Report

Best Design Books Not Explicitly About Design

Daniel Burka recently created a list of design books that aren't about design: I asked a whole bunch of designers what books, which weren’t specifically about digital or graphic design, inspired them. Looking at the list I noted I've read four of the twelve books: 4, 7, 10, 12. Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud is one … Continue reading Best Design Books Not Explicitly About Design

Boaz Muhumuza: I’m Not a Problem to Be Solved

Via a disability rights project by The Open Society Foundations, an engaging and personal message about disability as mismatched conditions by Boaz Muhumuza. I am not a problem to be solved. The fact that I don't see doesn't mean I don't think. Inclusion has a clear meaning... This will mean shifting the framework for how people … Continue reading Boaz Muhumuza: I’m Not a Problem to Be Solved

Inclusive Design, Day 15/15: Links, Resources, Voices, and Stories

This is day 15 of 15 in a short series on inclusive design. If you missed any of the earlier posts, see day 1 here or view the full list below. Resources, notes, and links to recap the 15-day series on inclusive design, where I shared what I'm learning about inclusive design with you. I … Continue reading Inclusive Design, Day 15/15: Links, Resources, Voices, and Stories

Inclusive Design, Day 14/15: Diverse Teams Make Better Decisions

This is day 14 of 15 in a short series on inclusive design. If you missed any of the earlier posts, see day 1 here or view the full list. Inclusive and diverse teams make better, stronger teams — and these teams make better decisions. Because our work and thought patterns are influenced by our … Continue reading Inclusive Design, Day 14/15: Diverse Teams Make Better Decisions

Inclusive Design, Day 13/15: Mind the Mobile, Design for Low Bandwidth

This is day 13 of 15 in a short series on inclusive design. If you missed any of the earlier posts, see day 1 here or view the full list. Bandwidth is a Precious Resource Speed and connectivity should be considered be a major factor in exclusion. Just ride the BART in San Francisco. 😀 … Continue reading Inclusive Design, Day 13/15: Mind the Mobile, Design for Low Bandwidth

Inclusive Design, Day 12/15: Improved Publishing Confidence on WordPress.com

This is day 12 of 15 in a short series on inclusive design. If you missed any of the earlier posts, see day 1 here or view the full list. I'd like to share another example of solving for one case, extending to many. This one comes from my team at Automattic. We're called "Delta" … Continue reading Inclusive Design, Day 12/15: Improved Publishing Confidence on WordPress.com

Inclusive Design, Day 11/15: OXO Figured It Out

This is day 11 of 15 in a short series on inclusive design. If you missed earlier posts, see day 1 here or view the full list. The "OXO Good Grips Story" is an astounding example of inclusive design, solving for one and extending to many. An opportunity that grew from one person's kitchen solution … Continue reading Inclusive Design, Day 11/15: OXO Figured It Out

Inclusive Design, Day 10/15: Making Your App Accessible Benefits Everyone

This is day 10 of 15 in a short series on inclusive design. If you missed earlier posts, see day 1 here or view the full list. Making your app accessible to visually impaired users benefits all your users. — Ayesha Zafar on the Invision blog Taking the principles of inclusive design from idea to … Continue reading Inclusive Design, Day 10/15: Making Your App Accessible Benefits Everyone