Posts Categorized as Experience Design

Does Website Accessibility Benefit SEO?

It’s becoming clear that major search engines, such as Google, are promoting the SEO benefits of web accessibility techniques. Look at what happened a few months ago, Google launched Lighthouse, an open-source, automated accessibility tool for web developers for improving the quality of web pages. This tool isn’t unique though, many are out there. However, […]

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Making Your Intranet Work for You: 6 Best Practices

Have you ever heard the saying “the cobbler’s children have no shoes?” Well, there is no better phrase to describe businesses and their intranets. We tend to be so busy helping our customers that we have little time to address our own internal needs. Understandably, the intranet tends to be last in priority. It’s not […]

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Designing for Inclusion is Good Design on Any Terms

Inclusive design and digital accessibility are grabbing the attention of design strategists and design makers. I see two significant and related changes happening now: 1. We’re more and more designing for context and situations. Things like voice-enabled experiences and augmented reality. 2. We’re designing more products and services to be available only online. Especially for […]

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Start with Digital Accessibility, Benefit Everyone

Inclusive design is opening avenues of opportunity for design strategists and thinkers to imagine innovative solutions serving both mass market consumers and the market for people using assistive technologies (AT). Take for instance two prominent products with native assistive technology – iPhone’s VoiceOver and Android phones with Google’s TalkBack. Unlike most design solutions that start […]

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Help Customers Find Their Way with Information Architecture

The benefits of information architecture are often overlooked and undervalued. Just like the foundation of a home, a well-built foundation goes unnoticed while a poorly laid foundation affects everything about the home’s structural integrity. Let’s face it, for most people information architecture isn’t as appealing as visual design and not as cool as the latest […]

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Great Design Recognized: Perficient Digital Wins Creative Awards

Perficient Digital recently won two 2017 Creativity International Awards for our outstanding creative design and use of messaging. We took home Gold in the Consumer Website category for a Fall 2016 Lookbook on behalf of Carhartt. We also won Silver in the Non-Profit Website category for redesigning TheHenryFord.org. Our microsite for Carhartt uses full-screen video, product and lifestyle galleries, macro-detail photography, animated […]

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Toys “R” Us Reimagined?

Rough news for iconic Toys “R” Us this week as they declare bankruptcy – right on the cusp of the holiday shopping season. Another casualty in this year’s string of retail setbacks, disruptions, and (optimistically) transformations. Analysts cite an over-investment in stores and perhaps too many years of letting the website wither on the vine. […]

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Mobile Accessibility Will Transform Expectations

Digital products and services available via smartphone, and mobile devices like smartwatches, are continuously changing how people manage their daily lives – everything from accessing and sharing information, tracking health metrics, to sending money. And mobile accessibility, with its many baked-in accessible design features, is giving people with disabilities the same useful and effective mobile […]

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Nordstrom and the Reimagination of Retail

Nordstrom just announced that they are opening Nordstrom Local, a new concept store with zero inventory and plenty of one-on-one attention. The store opens in West Hollywood on Oct. 3 — one week after this year’s shop.org event in L.A. (maybe we’ll get a sneak peek when we’re out there.) The format is an experiment […]

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The Next Big Consumer Segment: People with Disabilities

If you’re a digital technologist, you’re likely familiar with the concept of digital accessibility, which has come to the forefront of digital design. Digital accessibility is the ability of a website, mobile application, video, or electronic document to be easily navigated and understood by a wide range of users, including those who have visual, auditory, […]

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