Design Critique: Airbnb (website)

Airbnb is a digital marketplace for property rentals that disrupted the travel and tourism industries after it emerged on the scene in 2008. Known for its sleek branding and design, Airbnb allows property owners to host visitors while simultaneously opening up a whole world of new experiences (not exclusive to accommodations) for travelers.  1. Initial …

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Assistive Technology: Kurzweil 3000

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Kurzweil 3000 is a text-to-speech software that emphasizes reading comprehension through a multi-sensory approach. When a user uploads a PDF document to Kurzweil, the software is able to transform the text into a customizable audio-track, change the font of the text to an OpenDyslexic font, and more. Text-to-Speech Features For most of history, reading was …

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Assistive Technology: Bidets

Originated from France in the 17th century, the purpose of bidets was to enable people to clean their private parts after using the toilet. It’s a more hygienic alternative to toilet paper. Bidets have received several upgrades since their first appearance in France, and the Japanese reinvented and pioneered the industry. They come in different …

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