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Inclusive Design Patterns by Smashing Magazine, Heydon Pickering

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Inclusive Prototyping

This book offers a number of preconceived solutions to certain problems, approached with inclusion in mind. Though you’re likely to use some as presented (like the navigation region pattern) across many of your projects, they’re really just examples. They’re here to help you practice thinking inclusively as you formulate your own patterns to solve your own design problems. It’s investing this thought in the early stages of the design process that leads to a robust product.

Drawing on what we learn about our potential audience in the discovery phase1 of our project, we begin to think about what tasks our app will allow users to perform. In essence, we begin to stockpile verbs: create, sort, edit, buy, read, respond, move, capture, ...

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