Design Critique: Airbnb (Android App)

About Airbnb, Inc. is an online platform for arranging or offering lodging, homestays, or experiences. It acts as a mediator for hosts and travelers. The company was conceived after its founders put an air mattress in their living room, effectively turning their apartment into a bed and breakfast, in order to offset the high cost of rent in San Francisco; Airbnb …

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Design Critique: AdBlock (Google Chrome Extension)

About AdBlock AdBlock is an open source browser extension for blocking intrusive or distracting ads on websites. It is inconspicuous in the browsing experience but has a powerful impact, with the ability to block banner ads, pop-ups, and video ads.  This extension has been my ad blocker of choice for close to a decade because …

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Participatory design, help your stakeholders better define and scope their business

It is always easy to come out with an idea and share it with the team, but not every person is able to understand it and consider it as a business opportunity due to their background and knowledge. How do you make sure your ideas will fit into their business? Well, it is the time …

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Assistive Technology: Antsy Labs Fidget Cube

The Fidget Cube is a six-sided hand-held toy designed to encourage focus by enabling fidgeting behavior. Each side of the Fidget Cube presents a different form of tactile engagement: a switch, a wheel, a joystick, a series of lock gears, five buttons of varying resistance, and an oval impression based on a worry stone.  The …

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AVA – ASSISTIVE APP FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAF / HARD OF HEARING

Ava is an app designed to empower people who are deaf or hard of hearing. It allows them to follow conversations in real time. The app is available on AppStore and PlayStore, and is web optimisable as well.  People with a hearing disability may find it challenging to keep up with conversations, especially in a …

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Assistive Technology – Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a form of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) system that is used as an early intervention method in the developmental process of kids with ASD. In this analysis, I would like to talk about how the PECS system works, how it is an accessible tool and how it fits …

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