Reader's Corner No. 36: Pure UI, Another Accessibility Ruling, Part 2 of Managing Multiple Projects, and Facebook Algorithms and Your Mom

July 24, 2017

Summer is officially upon us here in North Carolina, but we are trying our best to enjoy it! Our team is sharing several interesting reads this week, including: difficulties with pure UI, another accessibility ruling, part 2 of 5 in a series on managing multiple projects, and Facebook algorithms and your mom.

Pure UI

David Gouch

Source: Guillermo Rauch

Takeaway: It’s a difficult lesson to learn, but inside every good idea for a simple UI feature is a dozen unforeseen states that will be encountered along the way and need design. This article shows an approach that handles that need from two directions. In the design stage, intentionally creating artboards to cover all known states, and, in the development stage, allowing all states to be easily previewed separate from the actual state of things (e.g., make it easy to see the ‘loading error’ screen without needing to actually cause that error).

Tags: #UIDesign

Plaintiffs Score Another Victory in a Website Accessibility Lawsuit

David Minton

Source: ADA Title III News & Insights

Takeaway: A week after the decision was handed down in the case of Gil v. Winn Dixie Stores in US District court in Florida, which I wrote about in issue #34, a Federal district judge in California has dismissed a motion to dismiss in another website accessibility case. In the case of Sean Gorecki v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., the judge stated “[f]or over 20 years, the DOJ has consistently maintained that the ADA applies to private websites that meet the definition of a public accommodation” and that “Hobby Lobby had more than sufficient notice in 2010 to determine that its website must comply with the ADA.” In this case, the judge found the “relatively straightforward claim that Hobby Lobby failed to provide disabled individuals full and equal enjoyment of goods and services offered by its physical stores by not maintaining a fully accessible website.”

Tags: #Accessibility, #InternetLaw

5 Most Common Mistakes in Managing Multiple Projects: Project Planning (Part 2 of 5)

Michael Nicholson

Source: Wrike Blog

Takeaway: In the continuing series of Managing Multiple Projects, the author discusses her process for keeping Project Plans realistic and up to date. Parts of this process include constant review, keeping information readily accessible (both for yourself and for stakeholders), and keeping plans flexible.

Tags: #ProjectManagement

The Facebook Algorithm Mom Problem

Amanda Hart

Source: Chris Aldrich: Musings of a Modern Day Cyberneticist

Takeaway: It turns out that your mom's (or other relative of consequence!) undying love and support can actually be a hamper to your social media presence. Facebook's algorithm sees that a certain individual likes your post immediately and automatically assumes it's relevant to that person and that's person's status (must be family-related). :) This article is both informative and funny and might give you some insight into why your public posts just aren't reaching who you expect.

Tags: #SocialMedia, #Facebook, #Algorithms, #LoveYouMom

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