Mismatch was written to be an audiobook. Early in the writing process, I realized that I wasn’t going to be able to write a book with my eyes and hands. The extended screen exposure was painful and problematic, but I also didn’t like the words that were coming out of my hands. Everything felt too […]
University of Washington’s Communication Leadership Program collaborated with community leaders to illuminate different aspects of accessibility and inclusive design. Kat Holmes presented the keynote talk. Visit the site linked below to access all the videos and learning activities. For the 20-minute version of this talk:
By Swetha Machanavajhala I’m a huge fan of TED talks. They expose everyone’s creative thinking and how that thinking can be applied in innovative ways to change the world. Some of my favorite talks include Simon Sinek’s “How Leaders Inspire Action” and Aji Piper’s “Kids Sue the Government to Fight Climate Change – and Win.” […]
As technology improves and functionality gets better, businesses that invest in making products that are highly usable and beautiful will experience stronger customer engagement.
John Porter: “Our job isn’t to tell them how to interact with what we create; our job is to create something that they can interact with in whatever way they choose to interact.”
So many of the strategies that have led us to exclusion have been about avoiding uncertainty. As designers and engineers, we use mathematical models to homogenize the people we design for.
We would have more nurturing neighborhoods and nurturing spaces in our schools. They would be designed by people who have lived there and will continue to live there
There is a growing interest in making inclusion a positive goal for companies, teams, and products. And, there is an urgency to reach a collective consciousness about inclusive practices.
As you may have noticed, companies are creating new executive roles to lead inclusion initiatives and, crucially, making changes in their products to include overlooked communities.