Category: Accessibility

Introducing Microsoft’s Fluent Design System

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We’ve seen leading companies implementing either their own design languages, or existing ones such as Google’s Material Design. Think of a design language as a well-documented guideline for creating apps and websites with an intuitive, engaging and consistent appearance. Microsoft recently unveiled their Fluent Design System, which is intended for use on a wide range […]

Punctuation & Grammar: Bridging the Gap Between UX and Copywriting

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Punctuation? Grammar? UX design? What? Yes, you heard me! Punctuation and grammar is vital for an optimal reading experience, and in turn, an optimal user experience. A simple comma can be the difference between a text making complete sense, or not making sense at all. Web design is approximately 95% typography. This was true 11 […]

Should Users be Permitted to Disable JavaScript?

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I last raised this question back in 2013 when Mozilla decided to remove the “disable JavaScript” setting from the options dialog in Firefox 23. The primary reasoning: Much of the modern web can break spectacularly without JavaScript. It saves users from themselves. Few people know what JavaScript is and even fewer need to disable it. […]

How to Boost Usability with Intelligent Color Choices

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Color plays a critical role in our lives; from differentiating between objects, to understanding traffic signals, to using tools correctly. What’s even more interesting is the huge impact that color has on our cognition and mood. Recently I read a short research article that explains how different people perceive color and the impact that they […]

Designing Voice Experiences

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    Voice-based interfaces are becoming commonplace. Voice assistants such as Siri and Cortana have been around for a few years, but this past holiday season, voice-driven devices from Amazon and Google made their way into millions of homes. Recent analysis from VoiceLabs estimates that 24.5 million voice-driven devices will be shipped this year, almost […]