Accessibility: The Biggest Scam in UX
Design Through a Neurodiverse Lens: Exclusive vs Inclusive
The Source is a fortnightly letter from Prototypr for its community of ~600k viewers. Written by Sophie Clifton-Tucker, The Source tackles taboo topics, exposes unseen truths, and gets the scoop on the latest in the tech and design sphere. It’s estimated that between 15-20% of us are neurodiverse, so a product that isn’t optimised for […]
Neurodiversity and Inclusion: Choosing Kinder Design
‘Neurodiversity’ refers to the myriad beautiful ways in which people experience, and interact with, the world. It is the idea that although all brain differences are ‘normal’ (whatever normal may be), no two brains are the same – and thank goodness for that! From night mode to alt tags, Medium’s text-to-speech function and Twitter’s font […]
Making better product design decisions
How to untangle design dilemmas When designing products, our thought process can sometimes feel similar to a driver encountering road blocks and taking detours to reach the desired destination. As we’re designing, we pass through countless dilemmas which crop up and get in the way of us reaching our intended outcome. The space between our […]
We Value Your Privacy (At About $0.50): Dark Patterns in UI Copy
Dark patterns were made illegal in 2019, but throughout 2020 and even today, it appears to have lead the relationship between language and design to become even more sneaky and strategic. Shady euphemisms are employed to trick users into handing over personal data, and manipulative descriptions continue to deceive users.
Shit’s Broken: Why We Need Mindful Notifications & How to Design Them
Barring those who have made a conscious and concerted effort to turn them off, push notifications disrupt our flow on a daily basis. You pick up your phone to check the time or your to-do list, and the first thing you see is that you’ve received 9 messages from 4 different people, who are waiting for your response. Let’s start with an assessment.
The origins of product design
Raymond Loewy and the birth of the design discipline Raymond Loewy and his passion for brilliant products Like many UX designers, I didn’t aspire to be a UX designer when I was young. And like some of you converted UX designers, I did want to design products when I grew up. Physical products, appliances, shiny, […]