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For educational purpose, I illustrated 5 quotes from my last week training on accessibility. Those are about understanding disabled people’s needs, reaching compliance levels, connecting design decisions and needs, giving the rules of the forms and the compatibility between design accessibility and innovation.
Accessibility is unfortunately still an afterthought on many projects. User interaction and accessibility requirements are poorly documented, at best. Or forgotten, when handing over designs to developer teams. And fixing it later costs a LOT more than building it right to begin with. Great documentation helps teams implement accessibility requirements the right way. I will tell you why, what and how designers can document different aspects of accessibility and user interactions requirements, to build better more inclusive products.
Laurence Vagner and I created a workshop animated by a deck of 52 UX Cards to Discover Cognitive Biases. Facilitating it was all fun and really instructive. Due to the pandemic, we brought this workshop online, and designed a remote version. Here is how we prepared and animated it. And is some advice if you too want to facilitate your own remote workshop on Cognitive Biases.
I often work on dashboards, internal tools and web apps with a LOT of complex data to display. Most of the time, that data is displayed in different forms and variations of tables. From basics and specific table patterns to enterprise app tables tips and fitting big tables with a lot of content in any screen, I put together a list of resources and blog posts that will help you design complex tables with a lot of data and interactions.
Do you want to start a journey in public speaking, but are no designers ? I am showing you the ropes and basics to help you craft slides that look professional. No magic; mostly planing, typography, content layout, images, audio, video and content tips. And a few extra tips on rhythm, notes, technical checks, rehearsals. All those small details to make sure you are and feel prepared. Bonus: there’s a checklist!
My personal selection of the best book on UX design, user research, psychology, UI and web design, ethics, creativity, mobile and responsive web design, accessibility, collaboration, strategy, management and more. I ordered the list in different categories to help you go through and update the list regularly.
Today I want to share with you my User Research and UX Design Starter Kit. It a 51 pages PDF that contains my user interview cheat-sheet, my templates for product / service concept, a user journey map template, my user flow kit, some mobile, tablet and desktop templates for paper prototyping and a guerrilla usability testing checklist. I created this kit because I re-use a lot of tools and templates across all my projects. So I like having them all in one single place. I also use this kit to facilitate workshops and teaching class.
With CSS and JS progress, implementing animations on websites has never been easier. But how do we make sure that our CSS animations and transitions will be meaningful to our users? That they will not be just some annoying “in-your-face” eye candy? That they will not trigger motion sickness and cause accessibility issues to some?
You will find here a transcript with CSS codepen and video examples and LOT of resources to dig further in specific topics. I also published the PDF version of the slides at the end of the article.
I get a lot of DMs on Twitter and LinkedIn all from students all over the world who ask me for “advice on how to find their first UX job”. I started writing a “short” answer for them. But let’s face it: I don’t do short answers. So here we are with the “things I wish someone told me when I was finishing my master degree and looking for my first job”. But also the “things I want to say to candidates as a lead designer who screens resumes and conducts interviews”.