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Design, Digested 28 – Disability Dongle, ethical design, 17 years of Git

Discover the designers misguided concerns about disabled bodies; the future of accessibility standards; the infinite scroll effect; the influence of 80s cult phemon Max Headroom and more.

Design, Digested 28 by Silvia Maggi

Disability Dongle

Disability Dongle rhetoric instills in students the value of a quick fix over structural change, thus preventing them from seeking out, participating in, and contributing to existing inquiry.

🔗 Read the article (on Platypus, The CASTAC blog)

Links. They help us navigate from one place to another. But sometimes it’s tricky to know how to write useful link text.

🔗 Read the article (on Platypus, The Big Hack)

The internet has ingrained itself into every aspect of our lives, but there’s one aspect of the digital world that I bet you take for granted. Did you ever notice that many links, specifically hyperlinks, are blue?

🔗 Read the article (on the Mozilla blog)

WCAG 3.0: What you need to know about the future of accessibility standards

WCAG 3.0 will be here soon and it will represent a significant shift in how accessibility is measured. Let’s take a closer look at what’s coming.

🔗 Read the article (on Scribe)

The Business Case for Digital Accessibility

This article examines the rationale for organizations to address accessibility. It includes tangible and intangible benefits, and the risks of not addressing accessibility adequately.

🔗 Read the article (on W3C)

Rediscovering Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines from 1987

1987 was the year that the Macintosh II, Apple’s first Macintosh to be released with a color display (supporting a spectrum of 256 colors), was released. It was also the year Apple published their Human Interface Guidelines.

🔗 Read the article (on Medium)

The Infinite Scroll effect — How design can hack your brain

You might not know what Infinite Scroll is. But you have certainly used it — in a daily basis — as it is everywhere. You finish an episode on Netflix, and the next one starts right away. You watch one Tik Tok video, and the next one pops out before you can quit it. You listen to one song on Spotify — and the next… you already know.

🔗 Read the article (on Medium)

Daily Ethical Design

Suddenly, I realized that the people next to me might be severely impacted by my work.

🔗 Read the article (on A List Apart)

The Digital Ethics Compass

A tool to help companies make the right decisions from a design ethical standpoint.

🔗 Read the article (on Danish Design Center)

Celebrating 17 years of Git

Seventeen years ago, the Linux community embraced Git as its universal open source version control solution.

🔗 Read the article (on GitLab)

Belgium’s new passport celebrates the country’s comic book heroes

The Belgian government has revealed a new passport, which honours of the “jewels” of the country’s culture: comic strips.

🔗 Read the article (on Design Week)

The Enduring Legacy of ’80s Cult Phenom Max Headroom

Exploring the maximum influence of a dystopian character ahead of his time, not to mention his tech.

🔗 Read the article (on AIGA – Eye on Design Magazine)

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