You may have heard of accessibility as being referred to as A11Y. A11Y is what’s known as a numeronym. The first and last letters of “accessibility” are preserved, replacing the remaining letters between with their sum total of 11.

Digital accessibility is much more than just making your website or…

Users generally want to be in control of the system that they’re using, but sometimes it’s alright to put on auto-pilot and let it do the work for you. With most systems, the more advanced the user, the more finite control they want. A professional photographer will use the manual…

As a UX/usability designer, one of the things that I always consider when designing interfaces and experiences is what’s known as Information Architecture (IA). IA is an important part of designing any information system. It is the scaffolding that supports the usability of that system. I’ve always considered maps as…

Alan J Leonard

UX Lead @ Sparkgeo. Writing about design for designers.

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