When I first started to design websites to meet accessibility requirements, the first objective was improving color contrast ratios. This seemed like something I could easily manage to do. I also thought it could be very restrictive, which felt uncomfortable. I sort of feared we might be limiting creative options. But I learned to expand […]
You may have seen accessibility tools that help you comply to WCAG by installing something on your website. Spoiler alert: accessibility tools are not the solution. In fact, they can even make things worse. If you have a website, it needs to comply to WCAG. WCAG stands for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. In less […]
If you want to avoid endless iterations of a design with (internal) clients, team members or developers, it’s time to start focusing on outcome instead of output. Or even, the personal taste of the client.
I recently had the good fortune to give a talk at the GoDaddy Expand 2021 event. My talk was about user-centric design practices. Get paid to do better work One of the primary messages of my presentation was ‘Get paid to do better work’. We all need more time to do the things that we […]
A lot of people think that UX (user experience) design is the art of how things look in a digital product. But it is so much more than visual design. A strategic approach to user experience design is an important part when creating a digital product or service. And it definitely deserves a place in […]
We started off writing this article with the best intentions. As UX designers, oops — as user experience designers, let’s try this one more time — as people who study how others experience something and then design to improve upon it…. we’ve made the same mistake of using jargon to describe the work we do. […]