APRIL 8, 2022
Picture this common scenario: you hear a sound, and instinctively turn your head towards its direction. Have you ever wondered how do you know where that sound is coming from? After the popularization of navigation applications that use digital maps, many of us have lost the perception of how sound has always been an essential orientation and navigation tool. It’s the car horn alerting you to stop and look around, a friend’s voice guiding you in a crowd, or even that moment you lose your phone and ask someone to call your number - most probably finding it between the sofa cushions, after following the phone’s ring.
JANUARY 31, 2022
As humans, we are not all the same. There’s no perfect ideal for the human body or mind, and design should acknowledge and address that. Today, most tech products are designed using as reference a fault model of normality, since there’s no standard version for the human experience. There are several steps you can take to change that and design an inclusive app interface. It can be overwhelming, as the human experience is so diverse. So, let’s start by remembering why we’re doing this. As Dana Kachan writes in her article