Can they see it?

Creating accessible color contrast A while back, I wrote about how color blindness can affect the implied meaning in our usage of color. The use of stoplight colors for status is less meaningful if your eyes aren’t helping you distinguish between red and green. We got around this problem through the use of meaningful shapes…

Trusera nominated for the SXSW People’s Choice

Just a quick update and request for the 5 of you who read the site: Recently, “Trusera”:http://trusera.com was nominated for the “South by South West 2009 Interactive Festival’s People’s Choice Award”:https://secure.sxsw.com/peoples_choice/. Yep, that’s a mouthful, but it’s also pretty damn flattering for us. Well, you know what would be even more flattering (and would look…

Birth

As I currently work on a minor new feature for the Trusera website, I’m reminded for the fourth or fifth time today that 12 November marks my one year Trusera “birthday.” It seems bizarre to realise that exactly one year ago, I was sitting—eyes wide, brain trickling out my ear—at the end of my first…

Silverback: Usability testing for apes

Like many in my field, I was intrigued by the nifty “Coming Soon” page for “Silverback”:http://silverbackapp.com when word started pinging around the design-o-sphere. A page with a cool parallax effect (all the rage for a few months there), an illustration of a rather nerdy-looking gorilla (by the ever-talented “Jon Hicks”:http://hicksdesign.co.uk/), and a notification sign up.…