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5 Tips to Empathetically Design for People with Disabilities
Do you think that when designing a website or app, you should be able to take yourself out of the equation and consider the diverse set of people who will be accessing your product? If so, you're in luck! This article will give you 5 tips on how to empathically design for people with disabilities.
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'The best way to predict the future is to create it.' -Abraham Lincoln Development for people with disabilities is a hot topic in the design world. Designers are becoming increasingly aware of the need to empathically design for people with disabilities and as a result, we're starting to see more and more websites and apps that take into account the needs of those who may use assistive technology.
Showing Empathy when disabled
If you're a designer, I'm sure you've encountered this before: you're working on your project and you make a design decision that seems logical and right. You go to show it off to a few people and they point out something completely different. So what's the problem? What's going on here? And how can we avoid it?
As designers, we are creating for everyone, but the reality is that not everyone will see your design. When you're designing efficiently, it's easy to forget about the people you're not designing for. However, it's these people that are often the most underserved, and can often be overlooked by companies. Here are 5 things to make sure you keep in mind when designing for disabilities.
With the prevalence of technology comes the rise in disabilities. It might not seem like it, but more and more people are living with disabilities of various sorts. They might have a disability that's visible, or it could be invisible, affecting their senses or movement. Regardless, you have to empathise with their situation in order to design products for them.
The UN estimates that about 15% of the world's population lives with disabilities. This includes physical, cognitive, sensory and developmental disabilities which can limit one's independence. How can we design for non-disabled people? There are plenty of articles detailing how to design for people with disabilities, but I wanted to share my own approach.
Design is a way of looking at the world. Empathy is a way of being in the world. Designing with empathy is a philosophy that invites us to be more inclusive in everything we do as designers. Today's article will walk you through how to incorporate empathy into user experience design to ensure your website, product, or service is inclusive for all types of people.
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When we design, we must remember that we aren't designing for users — we're designing for people. User research can't tell you everything, because your audience is made of individuals, each with their own personal stories and experiences. Take the time to get to know who your audience is and what they need, and then design accordingly. It's what makes empathy such a useful thing to practice when designing.
An understanding of disability
Designing for people with disabilities is a good way to give your users a better experience, but it can be a challenge. Here are five tips that will help you empathise with your users and design for all abilities.
#1 It's Not Only Physical Disability
There are a number of different types of disability, including physical, sensory, cognitive and mental. It's important to recognise that these disabilities manifest themselves in different ways and affect the person differently.
In a world where everyone wants to be different then why not start with design? Your design can have a massive impact on how your user feels, what product you sell and the overall experience that the user has with your product. Although many designers would love to be able to empathise with their users, there is a lot of confusion around how to do it effectively. Here are 5 ways that will help you empathise with your users.
How to Show True Empathy When Interacting With People With Disabilities
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