accessibility

#266 Target size

From this summer, target size is going to become something we hear much more about. In this topic show, we look into what it is, what it means, why we’re going to start hearing more about it, and how this will impact design work (and design discussions). 

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#253 The state of accessibility with Derek Featherstone

For years, accessibility was seen as the domain of the engineer. Fixing an accessibility would be about writing code. As a maturing industry, and as we understand people with different types of disabilities, we are starting to better understand and appreciate the role of design in accessibility.

Accessibility legend Derek Featherstone joins us to talk about how things have changed, the role design plays, and how inclusion and diversity is where we are heading.

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#252 Toxic dogmatism

Episode 252 is a linkshow. Per and James discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – We discuss a number of serious issues that the design industry faces plus we take a look at “Stories” and their abundance.

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#244 Icons

In this topic show dedicated to icons Per and James look at what icons are, why we, as designers, make use of them and what we can do to make them more understandable and accessible.

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#235 Internet anxiety with David Swallow

What makes you anxious when using the internet? We talk to David Swallow about the ways in which websites can make us stressed, irritated and cause serious problems for people with panic and anxiety disorders.
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#228 The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox

Episode 228 is a link show. James and Per discuss two articles that have grabbed their attention – this time the articles are: The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox and Three Principles for Designing Machine Learning-Powered Products.

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#196 Accessibility for designers

Accessibility and inclusive design is something we’ve regularly mentioned during the years, but we’ve never had a dedicated show about accessibility in general.  We talk about what accessibility means for UX designers and what you can, and should do to make the websites and apps you design more accessible and inclusive.

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#180 Mobile frustrations with Lina Hansson

What frustrates people when using mobile sites? Lina Hansson is a conversion specialist at Google. Recently Google has tested almost 500 websites in retail, travel and finance verticals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa on mobile. Lina talk to us about what they discovered and what we can do make mobile sites less frustrating and more successful.
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#152 Shortcuts

We take a deep dive into Keyboard shortcuts, or hotkeys in this topic show. We dig into how to decide and design what keyboard shortcuts to have in your web app. What are keyboard shortcuts? Are they the same thing as Accesskeys? What standards and conventions are there to follow? What are shortcut no-nos we should avoid? We try to shine some light on the topic and give your own list of recommendations about what you could do.

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#132 Listener phone-in

James, Per and Danwei open the video channels for the 7th UX Podcast Listener phone-in. On a warm Friday afternoon in June we took questions and calls from listeners. We’ve extracted some highlights from the 2-hour live session and condensed them into this regular 30 minute episode.

The topics covered in this listener phone-in were: Guerrilla research, ridiculous services you wish didn’t exist, and finding work.

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#105 Content, sensory experiences & linked data with Nicole Fenton, Alastair Somerville & Mike Atherton

A triple set of interviews with Nicole Fenton, Alastair Somerville and Mike Atherton recorded at UXLx 2015.  Nicole is an editor, writer, content strategist. Alastair is a specialist in sensory cognition and accessibility. Mike is a user experience designer and information architect.
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Interview with @acuity_design at #UXLx 2015

This podcast is episode 1 of 8 recorded at UXLx 2015

We talked to Alastair Somerville at UXLx 2015. Alastair is a specialist in sensory cognition and accessibility and held a workshop on day one called Designing wearable experiences. Amongst other things we chat about sensory experiences and about how accessibility settings can help us deal with cognitive load.
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