Like a mythic beast rising from a loch – many designers, developers, and product owners seem to treat accessibility as a giant, unknown entity who will drag your project down into the depths of missed deadlines and over budget crisis. Which all sounds lovely and terrifying but its not exactly what I’d call accurate. Isn’t […]
Falling under the “its 2019 and I can’t believe we’re still having to say this” category, I really can’t believe we’re still having to say this but… Accessibility isn’t optional Me – all the time. The legislation In the UK, accessibility of a website is kinda required by law. The Equality Act (2010) makes it […]
The toast to the lassies is a key part of a Burns Supper. It started originally as a ‘cheers for cooking’ but as times have moved on, it has evolved into an opportunity for men to take part in some light hearted ribbing of the ladies in the room. The ladies do get to have […]
Yes. Yes it does. CES is the shining beacon of tech conferences. It’s the biggest tech event of the year where not only the big boys get to show off their latest Alexa enabled device, but the small innovative startups get to show off their wears. The publicity alone from a demo at CES can […]
GDPR has been one of the haunting acronyms of 2018. Striking fear into the hearts of marketers with mailing lists, and pleasing normal people to no end when they stopped getting emails from that shoe shop they used that one time. But spare a thought for poor Santa. Who has been operating in the same […]
Accessibility is one of those things you got taught at uni. You sat through the same tired lecture about door-frames which were too narrow, teapots which didn’t pour properly, and how colourblind people can’t tell the difference between red and green. What didn’t seem to get covered much, was actually how to *do* accessibility. So […]
I’ll admit. I love smart speakers and their ilk. My house is littered with Google Home’s and their mini friends. They control my TV, my lights, and my alarm in the morning. But even I, an early adopter and enthusiast, won’t buy anything through them. And it’s not because I don’t trust the platform, its […]
Tesco Extra is a large and daunting place. This irritated me recently on my hunt for delicious delicious Harissa Paste. I said in the last posts that I would upload some pretty(ish) looking designs for the idea I had so here you all go. Not to go into too much detail but the idea behind […]
Update: For those of you coming here after searching for ‘harissa tesco aisle’ – check in the Morrocan section. In my store, it was beside the Mexican stuff. I hate doing the weekly shop. I’m lucky enough to live in a city where there are four 24 hour Tescos within a 10-minute drive of […]
Because it makes you money.
No seriously, I know hiring people costs money, and potentially increasing development time costs money. But nothing is more expensive than bad design. And I’m not just talking about something that doesn’t look great, I’m talking about things which don’t work.