• The week in quotes (2019W11)

    GoogleDocs chat, #Web30, user research w/out analytics, depressing study on web a11y, and history's greatest human rights violation.

  • The week in quotes (2019W10)

    Accessibility (in maps, business and the industry), cookie walls, 4th party code, and microplastics.

  • On low-hanging fruit and using the right tools for accessibility (A11Y Berlin meetup #6)

    The 6th A11YBerlin meetup featured talks on "Getting the first 30% of accessibility issues" and "Accessible PDF".

  • Looking for speakers

    Do you have experience with accessibility of infovis & interactive maps? Sketching a proposal for a Hacks/Hackers Berlin meetup on inclusive design in data journalism – looking for speakers! Ping me :)

  • The week in quotes (2019W09)

    Hobbyist labour, research synthesis, inclusion, DNS fingerprinting, out-of-control Facebook, anthropocenic bias, and flight shame.

  • CAPTCHAs are really, really bad UX design

    Robin Christopherson just wrote an important article on the AbilityNet blog: "AI is making CAPTCHA increasingly cruel for disabled users".

  • The week in quotes (2019W08)

    Adtech lobbying, sharenting, algorithmic literacy, the technology maintenance divide, good design, and biodiversity.

  • Bookmark: CERN 2019 WorldWideWeb Rebuild

    The world's first web browser, rebuilt to run within a modern browser - 30 years later.

  • The week in quotes (2019W07)

    Ethics, cyberpunk standards, robust UIs, default browser behaviour, common a11y issues, and the vanishing of insects

  • A hot summer ahead: Web community events in Germany

    May is going to be an event-laden month for the web design community in Germany.

  • The week in quotes (2019W06)

    Web micropayments, Zuboff vs. Marx, Facebook as internet antithesis, vestigial friendships, and self-engineered devastation.

  • Reply to a Tweet by Aral Balkan

    For WordPress sites, another data-minimalist stats tool (no personal data, no cookies) is Statify by Pluginkollektiv (also the makers of the privacy-friendly Akismet alternative Antispam Bee)

  • The UX design case of closed captions for everyone

    Are video subtitles chiefly for users who cannot hear or lack an audio device?

  • The week in quotes (2019W05)

    Access to creating on the web, ethics in CS ed, abusability testing, and the loss of the human self.

  • Bookmark: Exclusive Design

    The first time I heard about Vasilis van Gemert’s experiment, in the lead-up to his talk at beyond tellerrand Berlin 2017, I openly admit it took me a moment to get my head around the idea. The thinking he applies to challenge and extend prevailing perspectives of “inclusion” can appear somewhat counter-intuitive at first, given […]

  • The week in quotes (2019W04)

    Free speech vs. attention, moral blindness, life without Amazon, GDPR fines, and climate change.

  • The week in quotes (2019W03)

    Accessibility personas, privacy in open source, dignity, selfish intimacy, and learning exhaust.

  • NYT axed behavioural ads in EU – a case of privacy UX paying off?

    Cutting back on privacy-invading ad tech, the NYT managed to increase their EU ad revenue. A significant finding - and proof for privacy-centred UX thinking to pay off?

  • Reply to a post by Jeremy Keith

    I full-heartedly agree with Jeremy: print stylesheets are one more feature of universal website design, and they go together rather well with QR codes ...no matter how ugly, abused and underused they are.

  • The week in quotes (2019W02)

    Toxic metrics, ethics of performance, e-mail tracking, research questions, financialised humans, silence, and user stories.