Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Progressive enhancement

"Progressive Enhancement consists of the following core principles:
  • basic content should be accessible to all web browsers
  • basic functionality should be accessible to all web browsers
  • sparse, semantic markup contains all content
  • enhanced layout is provided by externally linked CSS
  • enhanced behavior is provided by unobtrusive, externally linked JavaScript
  • end-user web browser preferences are respected
Progressive enhancement is a strategy for web design that emphasizes accessibility, semantic HTML markup, and external stylesheet and scripting technologies. Progressive enhancement uses web technologies in a layered fashion that allows everyone to access the basic content and functionality of a web page, using any browser or Internet connection, while also providing an enhanced version of the page to those with more advanced browser software or greater bandwidth.

The strategy is an evolution of a previous web design strategy known as "graceful degradation", wherein designers would create Web pages for the latest browsers that would also work well in older versions of browser software. "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_enhancement

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pretotyping

Make sure you are building the right thing before you build it right....

http://www.pretotyping.org/

This I would say, is the thing that skilled industrial, product, interaction, service- designers do. It might not be called pretotyping, but it is part of the design process. It is divergent processes feeding into convergence processes that ensure that a successful solution will come out. And what kind of perspectives, studies, data, trends that you add in that first phase will affect the result.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lean UX

Experiences from the interaction design process at SVTi.

Lean UX at SVTi

Monday, September 1, 2014

Teaching styles...

" Discussing: This is the case method of teaching, pioneered by HBS since 1908.  Students are presented with an uncertain business scenario, and spend time discussing possible solutions.  Good for people comfortable with debate and who enjoy it as a learning tool.  Not ideal for less vocal people, or those who enjoy a more practical learning process

Listening: This is the more traditional lecture-based teaching model, where students sit in class and listen to the professor.  It works well for theoretical thinkers and auditory learners, but can spell failure for people who learn by doing or who are easily distracted

Doing: This includes experiential courses, group projects, simulations, and basically any setting where practical hands-on experience (actual or simulated) is used as a teaching tool.  This is ideal for people who learn by doing, or who need to see concepts applied in practice in order to best understand them.  Yet it can be frustrating for people looking for clear concepts to learn and apply."

Read more at

Apple in the sky

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Risker på jobbet

1. Bristande ergonomi
2. Fysisk arbetsmiljö, så som belysning, luftkvalitet och ljudnivå
3. Övertid
4. För hög arbetsbelastning – utbrändhet
5. Konflikter och mobbing
6. Dåligt ledarskap

Källa: Arbetsmiljöverket

Monday, August 25, 2014

How is accessibility in Sweden 2014?

People with disabilities use internet as much as everyone else...

Personer med funktionsnedsättning använder datorer och internet i lika hög utsträckning som övriga.

Digital solutions that are not accessible creates problems...

"Många upplever nya hinder då mer utförs genom digitala lösningar. Webbplatser som inte är tillgängliga är ett exempel på onödiga hinder. Generellt sett ökar svårigheterna att använda digitala lösningar med ålder, något som blir en extra utmaning vid både en funktionsnedsättning och en högre ålder. Denna grupp löper extra stor risk att exkluderas."

From myndighetet för delaktighet (in swedish) 

Monday, August 18, 2014