Designer and Co-Founder at Small Technology Foundation, working on initiatives to create ethical alternatives to mainstream technology, and Better Blocker. Designs, talks, and writes about web, ethics, inclusivity, privacy, and development. I wrote a book called Accessibility For Everyone.
Why does every app use the similar interactions? Why does every homepage look so similar? Often we find ourselves using particular design patterns because other organisations use them. We assume they’ve done the research, and these patterns can be our shortcut to success. But what if those patterns actually cause harm? What if they have a negative effect on the inclusivity and accessibility of our designs?
In this talk, Laura examines and challenge design patterns we use in the industry today, along with the assumptions and practices behind them. Let’s work to do better, and have a positive impact with what we create.
|Small Technology||Think About!||May 2019|
|Disruptive Design: Harmful Patterns and Bad Practice||From Business To Buttons 2019||May 2019|
|People might actually use this||Aracon||January 2019|
|Sabotaging Our Future Selves||Webstock 2018||February 2018|
|Digital Assistants, Facebook Quizzes, And Fake News! You Won’t Believe What Happens Next||push.conference 2017||October 2017|
|Digital Assistants, Facebook Quizzes, And Fake News! You Won’t Believe What Happens Next||Design It; Build It 2017||March 2017|