Design & UX

The Evolution of Digital Design: Why Good Design is More Than Good Aesthetics

Digital design as we know it today is still a relatively new concept. It’s so new that only 22% of 557 organizations surveyed had the design operations to implement the design at scale in 2020, a surprisingly low number when considering the few organizations that tapped into the design for more than just the looks were able to outperform the S&P by 228% over a […]

Perficient and Non-Profit Client Take Home Horizon Interactive Award

We’re excited to announce that the work for our client, a private nonprofit, won a silver award at the 2020 Horizon Interactive Award competition. This competition recognizes the best websites, videos, online advertising, print media, and mobile applications from around the world. The competition’s panel of judges includes diverse industry professionals with multimedia, graphic design, marketing, and advertising backgrounds.   Awarding Some of the Best Work  We […]

Why Color Contrast is a Top Priority in Accessible Design

Does your website have the proper contrast ratio? The contrast ratio is the property of a web display and the ratio of the luminance of the brightest shade to the darkest shade that the system produces. A high contrast ratio is desired, and having the proper contrast ratio for all users, including those with disabilities, […]

The Importance of Interacting with the Web by Keyboard or Screen Reader

Keyboards and screen readers are both useful and robust forms of technology used to navigate webpages and apps, giving web users the capability to navigate digital experiences and interact with content that would otherwise be inaccessible to them. Keyboard and Screen Readers – Not All Users Are the Same It’s often assumed that web users […]

Introducing Digitally Accessible Experiences: Why it Matters and How to Create Them, a Guide

Using the internet has become a daily activity for us, to the point where, without the internet and its services, it can become difficult to perform tasks that are necessary for making it through our day. This is often the case for users living with disabilities when online experiences are poorly designed for accessibility – […]

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Bright Paths Students Bring Ingenuity to Custom App Development

Perficient is a company full of unique populations, and we’re committed to investing in resources that develop the skills of our colleagues while embracing diverse perspectives and voices. It’s a commitment that Perficient made to nearly 5,000 colleagues earlier this year through the Perficient People Promise, which promises to champion, challenge, and celebrates every colleague. […]

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Bright Paths Students Demonstrate New Skills with Incredible Variety of Apps

Working in a global digital consultancy, our colleagues thrive on our challenging, fast-paced projects. And over the past twelve weeks, the students in Perficient’s Bright Paths program surely know a thing or two about fast-paced project execution! Within mere weeks, 22 women are in the final stages of completing a Perficient-sponsored coding bootcamp in Detroit; […]

A Brief Overview of Web Accessibility

The web has grown to play a significant role in how we consume information, with a direct correlation to how we live our lives. But accessing the web isn’t always easy for every user. One in four adults in the United States live with some type of disability, either permanent, temporary, or situational. This can make […]

POUR: Designing for Accessibility with Robustness in Mind

We’ve come to the final post in this series on the W3C’s Principles “POUR,” designing and coding for the “Robust” principle. In the context of technology, a solution is robust when it comes with a wide range of capabilities, or is able to deal with many different situations. Robust solutions should be navigable and usable […]

POUR: Designing for Accessibility With Understandable in Mind

The W3C organization developed four core principles to help designers and developers ensure websites, mobile apps, and all interactive media would be perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust (POUR) to as many digital users as possible. These four principles are as relevant today as they were when Tim Berners-Lee founded the W3C in 1994. In an […]

POUR: Designing for Accessibility With Operable in Mind

“POUR” has become mainstream lingo for the four main principles (Perceivable, Operable, Understand, and Robust) of web accessibility. These four essential guidelines created by the W3C organization are the “how-to” guide for digital teams of strategists, designers, developers, SEO, and content specialists to create accessible experiences. These guidelines were created so that digital consumers using […]

Innovative: The Business Value of Experience Design (Part 5 of 8)

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts sharing the results of our study on the business value of experience design. In this post, we explore the value of innovation: Bringing diverse and fresh ideas and perspectives to help the organization think differently, differentiate and future-proof its investments. Sometimes you need to build […]

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