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Accessibility in UX design is often misconstrued as usability. Accessibility measures whether or not everyone can use an app or product, regardless if they have a disability or not, whereas usability refers to the overall performance of an app or product. Fifteen percent of the world’s population isn’t being served when accessibility isn’t taken into account, which means that your app or design will miss out on over 1.15 billion people utilizing the service or product you’ve worked so hard to create. …


Carl Sagan wasn’t only one of the most educated individuals of his time, but he seemed to harness the power of prophetic foresight that could easily be equated to Nostradamus. He saw the fire before the match even hit the striker strip. As to avoid delving into pessimism, we won’t go into detail about his pre-apocalyptic predictions about the modernisation of trends pertaining to media, power and business, but rather, we are going to examine the validity of guessing what happens next, even without having attained four degrees in the most complicated corners of astrophysics known to man.

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Now more than ever, integrating design and coding is fundamental to the overall creative process. In order to deliver high quality user experiences, it is absolutely critical to eliminate the separation between design and development.

Traditionally, UI/UX designers will kick off the process by establishing the user flows and pathways in tandem with the overall look and feel of the interface. Those designs are then implemented by the development team to create the final product. …


The comparability of UX design as a practice is vast. One might draw comparisons from inventions brought to us by the greatest moments in history, i.e. the wheel, the printing press, antiseptics or the automobile. However, one might be drawn to the belief that UX design is more than a practice; it’s more of a form of gravity. The planets are aligned and orbit around the sun, adhering to the sun’s gravitational pull. Each planet has its own gravitational pull therein, allowing their moons to orbit, catching space rocks and picking fights with meteors and comets. …


The Future of Design, Technology, and The Web

We tend to associate design with the Arts, creativity, and emotion. But how would one feel if the basis for design was rooted, not in creativity, but in carefully calculated data and metrics? Technology will always improve and as access to that technology increases so will our ability to gather data on how human beings interact with websites. This data will shape how future designs are created and ultimately, we will see design less as an expression of Art and more as an expression of data and numbers.

First, what is design as Art? Well, one cannot bring up design…


UX design, television and movie production are in many ways the same. One might argue that they’re exactly the same in terms of strategy, production and execution, striving for the same goals and facing the same challenges. When approaching a video project, you start with your story outline, move on to the script, flesh out the cinematography and then move on to the production. …


How Anarcho-syndicalism Defines The Digital Space

Anarcho-syndicalism is the idea that workers in a capitalist society gain control over an economy and gain influence over a society. It rejects the capitalist convention of monetary value, allowing participants in said economies to influence value based on other means, redacting “wage” systems and replacing them with means of self management.

So what does this have to do with our illustrious tech industry? The long answer requires going back in time, defining milestones within the industry’s history and graphing the many movements throughout its evolution that have shaped it as we experience it…


Understanding memetics isn’t something that usually comes up in a UX interview. More meaningfully though, it doesn’t come up much at all outside of the think-tanks inhabiting the hallways of academic institutions. However, memetics, which is the study of ideas propagating throughout a culture or subculture like a virus, doesn’t just serve as the root-word of “meme;” it’s understanding the root of how we come to believe and follow trends, beliefs and information (or misinformation) in our society.

Why is this important in UX? Let’s refer back to the time-old query of the chicken and the egg. A UX designer…


Sound design in UX isn’t new, but is almost shockingly unrecognized as a viable pathway to influencing customer purchase decisions, or carving out a memory in the minds of users. However, not only is sound viscerally recognizable, but it lingers in the brain, is more distinguishable in memory than images, and is more easily processed and registered than visual branding. …

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