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You’ve seen fancy pansy persuasive design sketches before. Let us tell You this: That is not how it usually works. Most of our design projects are born on a piece of paper, in a note book or like this, on a bumpy van ride between Morgan Hill and San Francisco, in a note book with a Sharpie.
Telephone scribble is about getting as much of Your idea onto paper, as fast as possible, making sure you don’t lose it. When You get them sweet ideas flying around your head, there is not time to go fancy on lines ore detailing. Those initial sketches are notes for yourself. Next steps includes more scribble or sketches worthy to present to others.
Big data do not solve the problem that has obsessed statisticians and scientists for centuries: the problem of insight, of inferring what is going on, and figuring out how we might intervene to change a system for the better.
Above all, don’t rely on any aspect of style sheets to work in order for a page to be accessible. Absolute units, like pixels and points are to be avoided (if that comes as a surprise, read on), and color needs to be used carefully, and never relied on.
make pages which are adaptable. Make pages which are accessible, regardless of the browser, platform or screen that your reader chooses or must use to access your pages. This means pages which are legible regardless of screen resolution or size, or number of colors (and remember too that pages may be printed, or read aloud by reading software, or read using braille browsers). This means pages which adapt to the needs of a reader, whose eyesight is less than perfect, and who wishes to read pages with a very large font size.
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