Getting older? Tips & tricks for designing inclusive open source user interfaces
In 1911, only 4% of our population was aged 65 years or older. In 2011, this increased to a whopping 14% - that's over 3 million people! Until someone invents a way to stop aging, we need to face facts. We're getting older...and this brings about a host of problems when interacting with a website or product (small font anyone?).
Join us for a (occasionally light-hearted) primer on creating inclusive user experiences (UX). In this session, we'll take a look at what happens when you age, how it impacts your use of software and the web, and tips for including accessibility into your designs so that it benefits every one of varying levels of abilities. Oh, and the best thing? These tips also benefit you when you get older.
Ruth is a user experience (UX) geek from Stamford Interactive, an Australian user experience design agency. She's very passionate about good design, and is particularly interested in inclusive design. She's fascinated by the way humans interact with technology and has lost countless hours over people watching. Ruth has been working in the UX and tech field for over ten years. She loves robots and making things with lasers.