Inclusive Design

Enhancing Reality With First Person User Interface Design

May 21, 2012

Software companies have tried to use real world metaphors in their design, (i.e. the desktop) in an attempt to bridge the interface design and user understanding. While many applications do mimic reality somewhat, truly enhancing design leads to: Helping the user to be more productive Discovering newer ways to communicate Better managing increased data So…

Adaptive Design: What It Isn’t And What It Can Be

April 27, 2012

Adaptive design has sometimes been (mis)understood by designers to mean adding some features to a website or application that will allow users to customize the interface to suit their needs. However, in order for the concept of inclusive adaptive design to really work, we need to understand more about what it isn’t. What adaptive design…

5 Lessons That Super Mario Bros. Teaches Designers About Inclusive Design

April 11, 2012

One aspect of making any design great is making it inclusive. Inclusive Design embraces the notion that one doesn’t size fits all and it doesn’t have to; there’s plenty of room for everyone at the table. But the question is, how do we design the table? Over the years, the technology available has grown by…