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In the cases of user experience and buildings alike, good design is often unnoticed design: Interacting with the website or app, or navigating the floor plan, is easy. You get where you need to go without frustrating wandering or dead ends. And when something is off, you’ll notice right away.
Design is also not independent of its creators — which is why, like tech in general, diversity and considering all possible users is essential in the development of the products we use every day.
In July 2020, Design Month of our editorial calendar, Technical.ly is focusing extra reporting on UX, graphic design, product development, accessibility and the like.
Some big questions we’ll seek to answer: How can technologists use design to better our world, especially as we continue to live through a pandemic, recession and civil rights movement? What are the latest user-facing design trends? How can design be better informed by accessibility practices? And as we continue to consider the return to offices and public gatherings, what should indoor and public spaces look like?
Some related stories we’ve published recently:
- ‘What is the world our customer is living in?’ Product pros on bringing an idea to life
- Baltimore’s Design for Distancing guidebook is here to make public health part of the urban landscape
- How this UD makerspace is innovating the future of wearables
- Iterate, fast, feedback: 3 things to know about lean product design
Have an idea for a story, or an impactful initiative we should look into, or a report we should read, or an expert we should talk to this month? Want to write a guest post on a relevant topic? Let us know:
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