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Color Contrast: Infographics and UI Accessibility

Good contrast versus poor contrast.

Sufficient color contrast is a prerequisite for readable text and accessible websites, and visual contrast has a significant role in the updated Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 3.0). Unfortunately, contrast is often given secondary importance by designers in lieu of other design elements. This article discusses color contrast for text readability and user interface design, the criteria for minimum color contrast of varying sizes of text, and methods to verify and improve your color contrast ratio, including interactive tools. [Leia mais]

Schemas: Strategizing User Experience

EHR user interface with a customer list control.

Schemas inform people in performing the simplest tasks to entering data in complex systems such as Electronic Health Records. People use assimilation and accommodation to adapt schemas to new situations, but overreliance on users’ accommodation affects cognitive load and usability. Understanding schemas informs a strategic user experience that focuses on cognitive skills. [Leia mais]

Building UX into Development: Create the Ultimate Customer Portal

Mohd Sohel

A customer portal is more than just an add-on to a customer support team. Customer portals are like a second home to customers, helping them solve their problems on the go. User experience is crucial in designing a customer-centric portal and should be involved early in the development process. [Leia mais]

Eating Our Own Dog Food: A Metacognitive Analysis of UX Unicorns

Walter Emanuel, A Dog Day, Wikimedia Commons.

A poll of UX professionals shows an increasing number identify as both designers and researchers while the industry complains of a decline in the depth in UX practice. This article takes an in-depth look at the metacognitive processes used in each role and the ways in which they conflict with each other, which may reduce the effectiveness of performance. [Leia mais]

Non-Standardization: Design for the Swiss Health Service

The medical materials e-store interface before the start of design work.

Old age is a natural stage in life. According to statistical studies, societies are aging at an increasingly rapid rate; in 2060, the number of aged people in European countries will double. According to M. Kawińska, a significant portion of them will be people who require continuous or periodic medical care. The body regulating the […] [Leia mais]

(English) Designing in Healthcare: Learning through Experience

An example of text edited for readability.

(English) A UX graduate entering an unexpected field yields career lessons gleaned from experiences in healthcare and Alzheimer’s research. [Leia mais]

(English) An Introduction to Design Justice (Book Review)

Maria Flores

(English) A review of Design Justice, by Sasha Costanza-Chock, introduces the practice of design justice, an approach that aims to challenge structural inequalities. [Leia mais]

(English) Explaining the Unexplainable: Explainable AI (XAI) for UX

(English) UX Integration: The Proverbial Stumbling Stones on the Road to UX Paradise

A socially conscious witch