Universal Design

Bezalel Academy, 2016 Ruderman Prize winner, makes the most of its grant

The Academy awarded 10 students from the department of industrial design scholarships that went toward funding final projects that were intended to …

Israel

Accessibility Primer Part 0: Glossary

Part of a series<p>What is accessibility and why does it matter? Part 0 of a series introducing accessibility, assistive devices and technology, …

Programming

Cloud First

If you have ever attended a conference and wondered how you can translate a visionary statement like Cloud First (note: Absence of Mobile First), and …

Microsoft

Airbnb Debuts A Toolkit For Inclusive Design

Working with media startup News Deeply, Airbnb has created questions for designers to ask themselves if they want to check their biases.<p>Earlier this summer, Airbnb paired up with the media startup News Deeply on an installation called <i>Shadow to Light</i> for San Francisco Design Week. Guided by the …

UX Design

How to make your house a home for a family member with a disability

<i>Presented by Chase Home Lending, this article is part of "The Evolution of Homebuying," a new Chase series that showcases industry insights and</i> …

Wheelchairs

Couple’s Forever Home by a Texas Lake

Wright-Built<p><i>Photos by White Photography</i><p><b>House at a Glance</b><b><br>Who lives here:</b> A couple and two college-age children live here part time.<b><br>Location:</b>Lake …

Houses

We're failing to fully support Americans with disabilities, but there's hope | Opinion

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p>In July 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into …

Education

Parents whose baby had perinatal stroke create rehabilitation platform to help him and others - The Fire Hose

When Roberto D’Angelo and Francesca Fedeli’s son, Mario, was born in 2011, they thought he was healthy. Then, just 10 days later, it was learned that …

Designing for Different Screens and Devices: 5 Steps to Creating A Great UX

We live in a world where instant gratification is the norm. We depend more on experience than brand, and nothing puts us off quite like an …

UX Design

Building for China

<b></b>A year ago, a small group of designers, engineers, and product managers gathered together for an off-site meeting in Shanghai, in an Airbnb …

China

Microsoft Is Quietly Building A Low-Tech Alternative To GPS

Designed for malls, skyscrapers, and other large buildings, the app relies on users, not satellites, for accurate maps.<p>GPS has changed the way we navigate the world, but that convenience still doesn’t extend to indoor spaces. Finding a meeting room in an unfamiliar office building or tracking down …

Google I/O

Organization aims to make Toronto neighbourhood Canada's most accessible

Canada’s most high-profile organization supporting people with vision loss is turning to technology in a bid to create what it calls the country’s most accessible neighbourhood.<p>The CNIB – formerly known as the Canadian National Institute for the Blind – says it’s hoping to transform a small stretch …

Greater Toronto Area

Last chance to enter Dezeen and Samsung's €30,000 competition to rethink the TV stand

There are just two weeks left to submit an entry to Dezeen and Samsung's competition to design an innovative stand for the brand's new QLED TV.<p>The …

Samsung

Workplace of the Future, Part Five: Conclusions

<i>The future of work is virtual, and the change is happening now. Photo courtesy of CallisonRTKL.</i><p><i>This is the fifth and final article in our series on</i> …

The Workplace

Image Optimization for Websites

When it comes to displaying images on the web, there’s a tight line to walk. Make them too large or too high-resolution, and your website will slow …

Web Design

Design Resources

• 18F Accessibility Guide — hub of accessibility resources and principles by government office 18F<br>• Empathy Prompts — open source list of considerations …

Graphic Design

Design principle: Organizing information

It is essential for our designs to show well-organized information, so the user can understand easily what is shown. It is a key to providing good UX.<p>…

Usability

Inclusion Now: Downtown could become more accessible

Grant Genova is an architect who heads the newly formed Universal Design NL taskforce. He’s also a part of an effort by Common Ground to redesign …

Canadian News

What Is UDL? What to Know About Universal Design Learning

How Universal Design Learning Makes it Possible to Teach to Everyone<p>Have you ever wondered how teachers can successfully teach a full classroom of …

Learning

Habitable Worlds of Learning

I watched the Paralympics in Rio last summer and I was both amazed and inspired by the drive, resilience, passion, and accomplishment of people we …

Teaching

Baby Boomers Are Aging–And Designers Need To Adapt

As Americans age, interface and product design itself will transform.<p>The U.S. Census projects that there will be approximately 83.7 million adults over the age of 65 in the U.S. by the year 2050–double the number in 2012. With the explosion of the elderly population, designers are facing a …

U.S. Census

#notatiste17 People To Know

Connected Educators Learn and Share in their PLN<p>Today’s #notatiste17 challenge is “Who is one person you continually learn from online?” If you are a …

Teaching

Baseus Magnetic USB-C Cable

Connect your device in seconds with the Baseus Magnetic USB-C Cable. This incredible cable gives back the long lost feature of your Mac – the MagSafe …

USB-C

Empowering Digital Societies

Hit fast-forward in your mind. Imagine a world where data about traffic, public transportation, and pedestrian patterns is continuously analyzed to provide the smoothest possible commute for the largest number of people. Centralized, one-click tax preparation and payment. A single, voice-activated …

Innovation

Design is a Fluid State

The never-ending (and never dull) journey towards becoming a designer<p><i>With over 661 cities and 26 countries represented, this year’s 99U Conference</i> …

Architecture

3 Reasons Why Writing is a UX Design Skill

Beyond creating the design, writing is another medium for reaching users and helping them accomplish their goals. Here are three points explaining …

UX Design

Understanding Dementia (2017)

Course Description<p>Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia …

Dementia

Texas Tech University Recognized as Top Disability-Friendly Institution

Adjusting to college can be a struggle for many students. Adjusting to college as a student with a disability is even more difficult, especially if …

Texas Tech

Intel unveils X-series platform: Up to 18 cores and 36 threads, from $242 to $2,000

The new X299 platform replaces X99, and scales both lower and higher.<p>AMD announced its new high-end desktop (HEDT) platform, the 16-core 32-thread …

Kaby Lake

Design Challenge Toolkit: Why Universal Design?

Why Universal Design?<p><b>DEFINITION OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN</b><p>As applied to housing, universal design means accommodating design features that are integrated …

UX Design