Universal Design: An Accessibility Solution for Digital Humanities?

Accessibility has recently become a crucial talking point in digital humanities. Some scholars have argued that the best way to account for accessibility is to implement universal design principles when developing DH projects. This post considers positive and negative aspects of universal design in DH and advocates for a more practical modified solution. Accessibility, or …

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Design Critique: Amazon Kindle (Android app)

A page from the Amazon Kindle app
Fig. 1 A page from the Amazon Kindle app

Amazon Kindle is an application for reading electronic books. It takes advantage of the affordances offered by touch screens, including pressing and swiping on the screen. The app’s design is simple, with different operations completed by enabling modes through touching the screen. However, its simplicity does not translate to understandability.

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