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Webwaste

2020-07-10T03:04:18+02:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

The Web is obese In 1994, there were 3,000 websites. In 2019, there were estimated to be 1.7 billion, almost one website for every three people on the planet. Not only has the number of websites exploded, the weight of each page has also skyrocketed. Between 2003 and 2019, the average webpage weight grew from [more]

Mr. Roboto: Connecting with Technology

2020-06-26T03:05:13+02:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

People don’t always need another human being to experience a sense of connection. The deep emotional bonds many people have with their pets proves this. (So might the popularity of the Pet Rock in the 1970s but that’s just speculation.) Even Link in The Legend of Zelda had an inanimate companion: his trusty sword (see [more]

Color Craft & Counterpoint: A Designer’s Life with Color Vision Deficiency

2020-06-12T03:06:48+02:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

So, what is it like to be color blind and also work in the web design and development industry? I'll answer that question throughout this article, but it's something that's always factored into my thoughts, given my passion for design and now my career. I wonder if having “normal” vision would have made me a [more]

Figure It Out

2020-05-22T03:06:13+02:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Color is, without a doubt, the visual element most often misunderstood and misused. As mentioned earlier, when designing visual representations, color is often the first visual encoding that people use. It’s also quite limited to about a dozen, distinguishable colors. It’s a potent visual element, but one fraught with accessibility and perceptual problems. A general [more]

Jobs To Be Done

2020-05-08T03:06:56+02:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

In this chapter, you’ll learn about these plays: How to create a jobs-driven roadmap Using job stories to solve specific design problems How to architect the structure of a solution Testing assumptions directed by JTBD A software company I once worked for held what were called “hackweeks” once a quarter. This was a time for [more]

Usability Testing for Voice Content

2020-04-10T03:05:00+02:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

It’s an important time to be in voice design. Many of us are turning to voice assistants in these times, whether for comfort, recreation, or staying informed. As the interest in interfaces driven by voice continues to reach new heights around the world, so too will users’ expectations and the best practices that guide their [more]

Cross-Cultural Design

2020-02-28T03:07:16+01:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

When I first traveled to Japan as an exchange student in 2001, I lived in northern Kyoto, a block from the Kitayama subway station. My first time using the train to get to my university was almost a disaster, even though it was only two subway stops away. I thought I had everything I needed [more]