Companies approach accessibility as a checklist of standards — but a client with disabilities showed me how to think beyond compliance. Source: Photo by Marcus Aurelius During my time volunteering at Neil Squire Society, and helping Hunter, a client with disabilities, be more comfortable using a computer, I learned a lot about how to better design from three… Continue reading Designing for accessibility beyond compliance
I recently published a scientific paper on the Interactive Behavior Change Model (IBCM). The IBCM is a behavioral science system I developed during my doctorate studies. It is comprehensive, with an intuitive, theory-based structure that is easy to learn and grounded in the science of building digital products. But best of all, it’s an excellent choice… Continue reading How to navigate the insanity of behavioral science
Aim for quality outcomes, not just outputs — that’s how we can drive customer and business value! Designing for outcomes enables us to focus on customer needs and meaningful business results. “Start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology,” Steve Jobs once said. To write a compelling story, start with the ending as a meaningful destination.… Continue reading Design for meaningful outcomes
When it comes to group dynamics, there are two key factors that play a crucial role: task-oriented and maintenance-oriented behaviors. As you plan your team’s agenda, consider how these factors influence the dynamics and productivity of the group. midjourney 2023 / prompt: Google calendar full of meetings “Not another meeting…” or “this could have been an email…”… Continue reading I sent an email, but nobody read it. So I sent out an invite.
With the number of digital accessibility lawsuits in 2023 on the rise, it begs the question, “Do I really need to consider the needs of 1 in 4 Americans when it comes to their ability to do business with me?” The increasing litigation says yes. Let’s take a look at how you can minimize your… Continue reading What it takes to avoid an ADA lawsuit, 33rd-anniversary edition
WordPress does not come with built-in eCommerce capabilities. But it allows you to add eCommerce functionality so you can sell tangible products, digital products, or any kind of services and receive money for them on your website. To make this possible, there are a huge number of eCommerce plugins, both free and premium, that you… Continue reading 20 Best eCommerce Plugins for WordPress
As a business manager, you’re responsible for optimizing sales strategies, marketing activities, and communication methods to level up your business. Today, many online tools are available to make it easy for you to manage, market, and optimize your online store and boost your sales. HubSpot is one of these helpful online assistants that you can… Continue reading How to Integrate HubSpot with WooCommerce
Products are at the heart of your online store, but depending on your business you’ll add products to your Shopify store in different ways. You might use the product form, bulk import from a CSV file, or import products from the dropshipping app. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add Shopify products via the… Continue reading How to Add Products to Shopify
[unable to retrieve full-text content] So you want to start your own design system? Congratulations! That means you reached the point where you have a set of components, behaviors, rules, and principles that are ready to be wrapped as a “north star” for the design, product, and dev teams on future implementations. No more simultaneously… Continue reading How to start and manage design systems
Before you start your career as an app developer, you first need to acknowledge the immense value apps provide to their users and the responsibility that comes with building that sort of impact. According to the latest research it was found that millennial smartphone users check their phones more than 86 times daily. From… Continue reading Programming for Android: What Language to Use?
Inclusive design is often mistaken for accessibility, or even used as an interchangeable term, which is a good indication that most designers don’t know what it means. Accessibility is a process that seeks to mitigate issues in a design that is not sufficiently universal; inclusive design increases the universality of the design. In real-world terms,… Continue reading 3 Ways to Design More Inclusively
[unable to retrieve full-text content] A reciprocal relationship between societal shift and innovative design. Lululemon retail store in Beijing. PHOTOGRAPHER: Eason Yang Design has evolved from a pragmatic methodology towards a strategic influence over the past decades; designers have engaged in complex social problems making significant contributions. Our observations convince us that the need has emerged… Continue reading From designed-for-women to design-by-women
Aviation is among the most important global industries because it connects people and businesses across cities, countries, and continents. It is the only rapid transportation network that spans the world. However, aviation isn’t just about transporting people; today’s economy almost completely depends upon the timely delivery of goods and services. Major retailers rely upon the… Continue reading Real-Time Global Aviation Data With the aviationstack API
[unable to retrieve full-text content] Data ethics principles and processes are useful, but they are often of limited use when it comes to addressing the social and environmental harms of the data economy. This post is about using creative R&D to build data technologies that embed a different set of values from the ground up,… Continue reading How to build tech that does things differently
Do you want to provide real time, instant solution to your customers most pressing problems? Live chat lets you have real-time conversations with customers and resolve their problems instantly. It allows you to provide faster service to your customers. Live chats also allow users in an online community to chat with each other in real… Continue reading 10 Best PHP Chat Scripts on CodeCanyon
Bring a refreshing touch of nature to your designs with these awesome botanical illustrations. Just one of the beautiful plant illustrations we’ll be looking at today Today we will share 43 of the loveliest botanical drawings to be found at Envato Elements, Placeit, and GraphicRiver. Take a look and download your favourites to keep in… Continue reading 43 Best Botanical Illustrations: Drawing and Painting Inspiration
A logo is intended to catch the attention of people and make your brand memorable to both prospective customers and clients. In many cases, logos can be more recognizable than the names of the company, along with all of its connotations. This is why you need to make your logo as eye-catching as possible if you… Continue reading 5 Secrets to Making an Eye-Catching Logo
Building a React Native app from scratch can be difficult. Setting up the initial project can be complex and annoying, especially for those who work primarily on web applications. How do you deal with the command-line interface? What is exporting your project? These questions pop up, and for your first few apps, they’ll seem like… Continue reading Getting Started With the MStore Pro React Native App Template
[unable to retrieve full-text content] What trading software can teach us about harnessing ‘complicated’ design. Credit: Simon Dawson (https://simondawsonphotography.com/) Those that have read my previous several articles are probably seeing this headline and wondering when exactly between now and then I had gone crazy. Please, bear with me. I think we can all agree that it has… Continue reading Can product complexity be turned into an asset?
Plugins offer a ton of benefits to developers and website administrators; from flexibility, to saving time in development, the right plugin is priceless to a project. In this article, we’ll cover a list of the best new plugins for October 2020. You’ll find useful plugins for WordPress, Craft, Shopify, and Joomla. Let’s get started. WordPress… Continue reading Top New CMS Plugins, October 2020
Database code is repetitive, but very important to get right. That’s where PHP CRUD generators and frameworks come in—they save you time by automatically generating all this repetitive code so you can focus on other parts of the app. On CodeCanyon you will find CRUD generators and frameworks that will help you deliver outstanding quality products… Continue reading 15 Useful PHP CRUD Generators and Frameworks Available on CodeCanyon
You’ve been working away at your latest design project, and the client has given the go-ahead on your lovingly created digital concepts. Now it’s time to bring those designs to life, and you have a developer queued up to do just that. So your part’s done, right? Not quite. You’re going to want to make… Continue reading Show Them Your Assets – Tips for Handing Off Designs to Developers
Having a secure website is one of the best ways to establish consumer trust. When users see that padlock icon in their web browser’s address bar, they can breathe a bit easier when inputting personal and financial information. That’s why encrypting data transfer via an SSL certificate is so important. For users, it brings peace… Continue reading ZeroSSL Offers Free, Easy-To-Use SSL Certificates
When most people think of geolocation, they remember the familiar pop-up notifications saying that the “website wants to know your location”. But did you know that you can get geolocation information about your visitors with the IP address alone, without requiring any extra permissions? To web developers, geolocation is a treasure trove of information and… Continue reading Using ipdata for Geolocation