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Forget Averages. Design for Extremes

Posted in Accessibility, and Design

As designers, we use a number of different techniques to learn about our customers. Sometimes we host focus groups to dig into a specific idea. Sometimes we interview customers to learn more about what they’re looking for in a digital product. When we have products that we’re close to ready to ship, we will run usability studies or beta programs to get feedback and assess how easy our products are to use. And sometimes, we will conduct in-depth ethnographic research studies to uncover behavioral patterns and better understand the daily lives of customers we want to learn more about. The…

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Where beauty and accessibility meet

Posted in Accessibility, and Design

I’m a designer. I have been a designer all my life. As designers, we’re constantly focused on the beauty that surrounds us. We can often see it in things that many times others cannot. When we turn our focus to digital experiences, we still concentrate on the discovery and creation of beautiful things. But does beauty mean the same thing to everyone? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines beauty as “a quality, or aggregate of qualities, in a person or a thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.” The Cambridge online dictionary defines it as…

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My year of thoughtful learning

Posted in Accessibility, Adventures, Design, and Education

Today I want to recognize the 5th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day which is being celebrated tomorrow, May 19th, 2016. There are many types of events going on in my local DC Community and around the world. But I highly recommend you check out the Inclusive Design 24 series. I watched several of these sessions last year and can’t even begin to select favorites. The Paciello Group always puts on a great event. For me, this day has become about reflecting on all the things I’ve learned, been involved in, and accomplished in the last year. Here’s the quick run…

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