How Design for Accessibility Drives Innovation for All

Comcast recently made a big splash in the world of assistive technology by launching the industry’s first voice-enabled television user interface, or “talking TV guide,” which gives blind and visually impaired customers the ability to independently explore and navigate thousands of shows and movies. Comcast’s vice president of accessibility Tom Wlodkowski, who is blind, saidContinue reading “How Design for Accessibility Drives Innovation for All”

The 7 Factors that Influence User Experience 

User Experience (UX) is critical to the success or failure of a product in the market but what do we mean by UX? All too often UX is confused with usability which describes to some extent how easy a product is to use and it is true that UX as a discipline began with usabilityContinue reading “The 7 Factors that Influence User Experience “

Former Microsoft design director on shaping Hololens, Xbox and Cortana with inclusive design thinking

Kat Holmes is the former principal director of Inclusive Design at Microsoft. In this episode, we talk about the definition of inclusive design, take an inside look at her “special ops” design unit, and dive into the best method for deploying human-centered design. Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: Former Microsoft design director onContinue reading “Former Microsoft design director on shaping Hololens, Xbox and Cortana with inclusive design thinking”

Designing for Accessibility: The Ultimate in UX

Designing for users with a broad range of abilities can bring challenges. But, before you start thinking “Great, more stuff to limit my rockstar designs” — recognize this: Smart designs aren’t created to impress your peers. Smart designs (and smart designers!) use design elements like color, placement, and interaction in very intentional ways to help site visitorsContinue reading “Designing for Accessibility: The Ultimate in UX”

Prototyping accessibility in web and mobile UI design

Adaptable, interactive and coherent prototypes for users with disabilities. Covering accessibility in the prototyping phase of web and app design. Pay close attention to color, contrast and visual hierarchy … Make your interactive UI elements more interactive … Don’t crowd me! … Make your app accessible by being adaptable … “Flexibility is the key to ensuringContinue reading “Prototyping accessibility in web and mobile UI design”

What the Heck Is Inclusive Design? ◆ 24 ways

Recently, I’ve been using the term “inclusive design” and calling myself an “inclusive designer” a lot. I’m not sure where I first heard it or who came up with it, but the terminology feels like a good fit for the kind of stuff I care to do when I’m not at a pub or asleep.Continue reading “What the Heck Is Inclusive Design? ◆ 24 ways”

How to Describe Complex Designs for Users with Disabilities – Salesforce UX

You’re a developer who has just been handed a complex design spec. You know the designs support accessibility because your UX team read a… … in Section 508 contains one very sage suggestion. It states that, “… sufficient information about a user interface element including the identity, operation and state of the element shall beContinue reading “How to Describe Complex Designs for Users with Disabilities – Salesforce UX”

Designing Perfect Text Field: Clarity, Accessibility and User Effort

Designing Perfect Text Field: Clarity, Accessibility and User Effort04 AUGUST 2016 on UX, Design, UI For any app or web application, nothing will ever happen without some initial and ongoing input from the user. It is, therefore, critical that product designers, developer and product managers understand the best ways to allow them to do so.Continue reading “Designing Perfect Text Field: Clarity, Accessibility and User Effort”

We’re just temporarily abled: Designing for the future – InVision Blog

We need to design for accessibility not only for folks who are permanently visually impaired, hard of hearing, or have severe motor issues right now, but also for our future selves. … Design for the future you With each passing birthday, our vision is starting to go. Eventually our hearing will start to go andContinue reading “We’re just temporarily abled: Designing for the future – InVision Blog”