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Jonathan Pearce

Whether you’re working internally or with clients, using words to describe a visual concept can only take you so far. Saying “picture this” without an actual picture may leave members of a team seeing and thinking different things. And when we’re not on the same page, we spend time creating the wrong thing (and then correcting it).

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Lindsey Gates-Markel

  Our open office is fraught with distractions… and friendship. My desk at Pixo is covered in a pile of UX and content strategy books, a mug of Papermate Flair pens, art by Zoe Si, a phone that never rings, and a small vase of water (the home of three fuzzy marimo, all named Gary). In eight minutes and forty-three seconds, I’ll allow myself to get up and walk around the room, or scavenge the Pixo Cafe for a mid-afternoon snack.

Jessica Paris

A few months ago, a local company came to Pixo, blindsided with a web accessibility lawsuit. The settlement claimed “substantial access barriers” on their website which made it “impossible for our clients and similarly situated stakeholders to access the site’s privacy-related information and legal terms and conditions, and to exercise privacy and legal choices available to persons who enjoy full access to the website. ” Not only did the settlement ask for “injunctive relief, and reasonable attorney’s fee and costs,” they also requested extensive remedial measures to the company’s website and web practices, including assessment, training, user-testing, monitoring, and other policy and programming measures.

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Lindsey Gates-Markel

In August of 2015, Pixo started the discovery phase of redesigning the website for the College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) at the University of Illinois Chicago. By the time we wrapped up Phase I of the project, Pixo’s director of UX, Melinda, and I felt like we knew the college really well. We’d talked to about 175 people associated with AHS through questionnaires, workshops, and a lot of interviews.

Lindsey Gates-Markel

Earlier this year, I (along with millions of other well-intentioned folks) read the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by organization expert Marie Kondo. The basis of Kondo’s theory is that every item we own should “spark joy” within us. She proposes a system for paring down our belongings so that when we look around our homes, we feel inspired by what we see.

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It’s that time again. I’m thinking about personas. Well, I guess, I’m always thinking about personas, but right now I’m thinking about creating them for a particular project.

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In our previous accessibility post, Choosing ARIA Landmarks: Get Your Semantics Right, we discussed how blueprints can help our developers implement the proper ARIA structure for their sites and applications. One of these blueprints is an ARIA overlay, which groups content on the wireframe and labels them with ARIA landmarks that should be included to maximize accessibility for all users. The availability of landmarks allows users of assistive technology to use a keyboard shortcut to quickly navigate through the page.

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