Complex functions require complex interfaces; so how has interface design changed to accommodate?
Well, in many ways, it’s gotten boring.
Matthew Ström in Well Designed Interfaces Look Boring. He argues that design will lean that way in the future because it works, and it’s what users want. We’re seeing this in WordPress themes too. Users want less of an one-size-fits-all approach and more of a works-for-me design.
Sarah Horton, David Sloan and a host of other people in the accessibility community have created a manifesto for accessible user experience. They call if rough, so it sounds like it will evolve in the future, but it’s a great read and worth watching develop.
Paul Boag says accessibility is not about designing for the few. It is designing for us all.
Marcy Sutton has created a Tumblr blog to called A11y Wins to curate awesome examples of accessible interfaces. Check it out and submit your favorite win.
Jeremy Fields writes the article about skip links that I always wanted to write: A Skip Link Primer. Most web designers and developers don’t spend a lot of time on skip links, but they keep be as elegant of an interaction as anything else. I love finding ones that meld well with the site design and functionality.
Henny Swan writes about how Accessibility Originates With UX with a case study on the BBC iPlayer.