SCS6079 Digital Practices MA Digital Media & Society

workshop 5 icon week 5: Inclusive design for UX

  1. accessibility and UX
  2. testing and user feedback
  3. effective enhancements

accessibility and UX

Accessibility

illustration of content flow
notes
  • accessibility often associated with physically obvious impairments which does not cover the full spectrum
  • abilities or disabilities are more complex and nuanced, they can also be temporary as well as permanent
  • ensuring easy use of alternative devices/apps will benefit all site visitors equally
accessibility needs for physical disability accessibility needs for sensory disability accessibility needs for cognitive disability

Reminders

User Experience (UX)

accessibility needs for cognitive disability
notes
  • user experience builds on the foundation of accessible design, adding more depth
  • consideration of the complexities of people and their current situations
  • research and user testing to guide UX design
  • good UX will mean a pleasurable experience, meeting the needs of target group
  • recurring cycle of work for best results: test - review - iterate

testing and user feedback

Considering people and situations

Design for real life, eric meyer

testing

variant validation

effective enhancements

plugin questions
  • which enhancements are suitable?
  • is it compatible with my version of WordPress?
  • how recent was the latest update?
recommended plugins
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Don Norman: 3 Ways good design makes you happy

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