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

Inclusive Design, Day 9/15: Review of Principles

This is day 9 of 15 in a short series on inclusive design. If you missed earlier posts, see day 1 here or view the full list. Today I'd like to pause, take a deep breath, and review the principles of inclusive design as I've come to understand them. Here's the working draft we're using … Continue reading Inclusive Design, Day 9/15: Review of Principles

Inclusive Design, Day 8/15: Expand Your Market By Solving One Case First

This is day 8 of 15 in a short series on inclusive design. If you missed earlier posts, see day 1 here or view the full list. Adopting inclusive design isn't just about being a good person. It's a solid foundation for good business — focused on solving real needs for real people. Barclays Bank … Continue reading Inclusive Design, Day 8/15: Expand Your Market By Solving One Case First

Design Success Ladder: Meaningful Products

Via design.org: The UX Design Success Ladder: Achieving Meaningful Product Design. Product success envisioned as rungs of a ladder, that you climb up from the bottom: functional, usable, comfortable, delightful, meaningful. I first heard this concept last year at WordCamp Phoenix in a presentation by Ward Andrews; the article showcase examples of products or services at each level. Takeaway … Continue reading Design Success Ladder: Meaningful Products

The Bias of the Absent Visitor

If your software product's user interface doesn't support _____, or support them well — your data won't include _____ in your access logs. You could think they don't visit often enough to include them in your team's decisions about the interface. Instead, you can focus on segments of the population based on device, browser, OS, … Continue reading The Bias of the Absent Visitor

Responsive Footnotes

I love web design like this. Both beautiful and useful: footnotes in context so you can read and return without leaving your current place in the text. Two examples—that work in desktop down to mobile—from Upstatement: NPR Code Switch and the newly redesigned Harvard Law Review. Hat tip: Jack Lenox.

Benefits of Plain English URLs

In Benefits of Plain English URLs, the folks at Gadgetopia have added more fuel for the fire of why you should use beautiful URLs. For me, any two of the many reasons should enough to convince the maker or your CMS or weblog software to make nice URLs a default in their setup. When picking … Continue reading Benefits of Plain English URLs