Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility

Found this really helpful article on accessibility here.  Accessibility enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the web. Imagine a world where developers know everything there is to know about accessibility. You design it and they build it… perfectly. In this world, only the design itself can cause people … More Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility

Dieter Rams on what Apple gets right, and the kind of design he truly hates

Dieter Rams inspired designers of all generations. His approach to design is simple, holistic and noble. Sustainability of products has always been key concern for his as he says “Good design is long-lasting. Good design is consistent in every detail. Good design is environmentally friendly. And last but not least, good design is as little design … More Dieter Rams on what Apple gets right, and the kind of design he truly hates

Apple’s initiative will change traditional research methods

Really appreciate small and simple initiative by Apple for providing open source medical research tool. I am sure it will help so many in so many ways. I hope its just the beginning and soon many more open source research tools for various fields will be available for people to participate and  contribute. At times … More Apple’s initiative will change traditional research methods

A Guerilla Usability Test on Dropbox Photos

Dropbox is a great product, but a quick usability test reveals that people run into two critical issues with Dropbox’s Photos feature. Objective Identify the pain points of Dropbox’s current “Photos” interface: Current dropbox.com/photos UI Test Parameters What: Dropbox web app platform. Who: Existing Dropbox users who own photos. Where: Screen passerbys outside of a … More A Guerilla Usability Test on Dropbox Photos

THE DESIGN SPRINT

The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. Developed at Google Ventures, it’s a “greatest hits” of business strategy, innovation, behavior science, design thinking, and more — packaged into a battle-tested process that any team can use. Working together with companies in a sprint, … More THE DESIGN SPRINT

Turning Qualitative User Data Into Actionable Design

Once our Yelp research was complete, it was time to analyze the findings and determine the major pain points users experienced with Yelp’s current site. We began by watching our UserTesting videos and making note of interesting moments. (UserTesting’s platform allows you to annotate videos and create video clips directly from your dashboard.) Image Source: … More Turning Qualitative User Data Into Actionable Design

Story Map

Rise from pixel-pusher to a product visionary with a new type of design document called a “story map.” What is a story map? A story map is a new type of design document that shows the big idea of your product experience at a glance. A good story map is your golden ticket to unify … More Story Map

Low-fidelity prototypes are key for agile methods

Designer Paul Rand once said, “An understanding of man’s intrinsic needs, and of the necessity to search for a climate in which those needs could be realized, is fundamental to the education of the designer.” Prototyping helps us to unveil and explore these human needs, opening the door to insightful interaction and more empathetic design … More Low-fidelity prototypes are key for agile methods

Li Edelkoort thoughts on “Food of Future “

The food of the future is not what you’d expect. Say goodbye to restaurants and hello to bugs. Here’s how and what you’ll be eating soon. On her own admission, Li Edelkoort says she’s in a strange profession. As a trend and lifestyle forecaster, her clients come from a diverse range of industries — fashion, cars, … More Li Edelkoort thoughts on “Food of Future “

Browser plug in

Originally posted on Research Imagining:
I’ve been working on a design for a web application related to this research which is in early prototype stage. The application unfolds at three distinct stages. 1. Choose story layout. A range of choices are available to select the comic page layout you prefer for your browser history comic.…

Five years from now

IBM’s annual 5-in-5 report offers insight into how the world will be different in five years. Source http://www.fastcoexist.com/3023514/futurist-forum/do-you-know-what-life-will-be-like-in-5-years-ibms-top-scientist-does#1