Archive for the 'Accessibility' topic

UIEtips: Progressive Enhancement and the Content-out Approach

Today, there exists a sea of design considerations like browsers, accessibility, device compatibility, and responsive or adaptive design. And with new techniques and devices coming out daily, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, Aaron Gustafson knows how to wrangle all of these elements using progressive enhancement. With his practical approach, he designs for humans on […]

UIEtips: Starting Your User Research

In this week’s UIEtips, we look back at a past article where I discuss several different user research strategies and the profound impact they can have on your products. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “Damn, I wish we’d done this a year ago.” That’s what I hear right after I’ve started a team on […]

UIEtips: Extraordinarily Radical Redesign Strategies

In this week’s UIEtips Jared M. Spool discusses three radical redesign approach strategies. Here’s an excerpt from the article It’s your most loyal customers who will hate your flip-the-switch redesign the most. Designers are quick to declare, “Users hate change.” But that’s not it at all. Your loyal users have invested a lot over the […]

UIEtips: Applying Comics

In this week’s UIEtips Kevin Cheng discusses how to communicate ideas using comics and sketches. Here’s an excerpt from the article Having everybody reading the requirements document before a project starts isn’t just bureaucratic nonsense; it also ensures there are no surprises at the end. The problem is that requirements documents use words like “community,” […]

Derek Featherstone – Accessibility as a Design Tool

Accessibility is important, but somewhere along the way it got an undeserved reputation for being ugly, costly, and driven only by technical-compliance requirements. Making it an integral part of your design early creates something that is beautiful, inexpensive, and user-experience-driven. When someone with a disability comes across usability issues in your design, they’re likely to be amplified. Something of minor inconvenience for a user could be a significant roadblock to another using assistive technology.

UIEtips: One Step at a Time

In this week’s UIEtips, Derek Featherstone talks about integrating accessibility into your own work, no matter what it is that you do. Here’s an excerpt from the article As web craftspeople, we touch almost all aspects of a project. It can easily become overwhelming to think of everything that we need to take into account […]

UIE’s Most Popular Resource & Information Tweets from 7/29 – 8/3

Here’s a recap of the resources and information we shared on Twitter last week. Accessibility Designing for Everyone: The Role of Accessibility in Service Design ^@IATV Content Strategy Avoid unpleasant surprises in your Stakeholder interviews — a super article from @braintraffic’s @melissarach Video of @karenmcgrane’s keynote on what’s next for contenty strategy. She’s also at […]

This Week’s Most Popular Tweets – Our New Weekly Blog Post

We share a lot of information through Twitter. Everyday we’re sending out tweets about valuable resources, interesting articles, and latest industry happenings. But not everyone uses Twitter, so we’re starting a weekly blog post that summarizes the most popular tweets from the previous week. Since this is the first post, we’re covering tweets from June […]

Color in Your Design

Color. We’ve been chasing this topic for a long time. It’s important. It can be tricky. And now, it’s on the virtual seminar program. And we couldn’t have a better person to cover it for you—Molly Holzschlag. Designing with color often is a matter of personal preference. But your success in designing a usable, accessible, […]

The Daily Show’s Secret? Accessibility Technology

At this year’s SxSW conference, a panel with the Daily Show With Jon Stewart’s executive producer Rory Albanese revealed insight into a use for accessibility technology we’d never thought of. If you go to enough discussions on accessibility, you’ll hear about this old chestnut: Cuts in the sidewalk curbs, put in for wheelchair access, is […]