Category Archives: Design

Digital content accessibility made simple

As digital content accessibility questions arise in Canada in response to AODA, content developers around the globe look to understand best practices and rules to ensure compliance. Here are some easy to understand do’s and don’ts to follow when designing for users with accessibility needs including autism, blindness, low vision, deaf or hard of hearing, mobility and dyslexia

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Karwai Pun is an interaction designer currently working on Service Optimisation to make existing and new services better for our users. Karwai is part of an accessibility group at Home Office Digital, leading on autism. Together with the team, she’s created these dos and don’ts posters as a way of approaching accessibility from a  design perspective.

Designers And Developers: No Longer A House Divided

As the web continues to evolve focused on user-centric design, and creating a seamless experience from platform-to-platform — can designers and developers really afford to remain siloed? Ivana McConnell explores the common ground and fundamental capabilities needed in this era of new digital experience creation.

via Smashing Magazine

As the web continues to evolve at a breakneck, Moore’s-law pace, the divisions between traditional design and development are increasingly shifting. The “learn to code” movement is also gaining momentum among designers, but you’d be hard pressed to find a similarly strong movement for other disciplines within a team. Perhaps there should be. read more

Connecting, A Documentary About the Future of Interaction Design

“The 18 minute “Connecting” documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry’s thought leaders. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also expected to play a leading role in shaping the coming “Internet of things.” Ultimately, when the digital and physical worlds become one, humans along with technology are potentially on the path to becoming a “super organism” capable of influencing and enabling a broad spectrum of new behaviors in the world.”