Hello! I’m a friendly designer originally from the UK, now living in Sweden. You’ll usually find me talking about ethical design, accessibility and inclusivity, privacy, web design and development.
I’m one half of Ind.ie. We’re a not-for-profit striving for social justice in the digital age. We make Better for iPhone and iPad to protect you from tracking while you’re browsing the web. You should give it a go! My book Accessibility For Everyone is available in paperback and ebook from A Book Apart.
A few weeks ago I gave a workshop in New Zealand about designing inclusive content and accessible design. Afterwards, I was asked for recommended reading on accessible animation. These are a bunch of bookmarks I’ve stored up, and what I’d recommend to get started on designing and building animations in an inclusive way:
Books Designing Interface Animation by Val Head. Animation At Work by Rachel Nabors. Articles Your Interactive Makes Me Sick by Eileen Webb. Read Bookmarked: Animation.
In February, there were two podcasts released featuring interviews with me! Both focused on ethical design and privacy.
CodeNewbie CodeNewbie Season 3 Episode 4: What should developers know about online privacy? with Laura Kalbag
CodeNewbie is a fantastic podcast by Saron Yitbarek featuring interviews that introduce topics to people who are new to coding. You can find the podcast on the CodeNewbie site along with a full transcript. One note is that I am continually muddling up the GDPR acronym, calling the GDPR the “General Directive Privacy Regulation” when it is actually “General Data Protection Regulation. Read Podcasts, February 2018.
Probably the coolest I’ve ever sounded…
Last week Ind.ie was featured in a Guardian article, ‘The punk rock internet – how DIY rebels are working to replace the tech giants.’ We were interviewed by John Harris, and I think he did a really great job of explaining what we do and why we do it.
Not having massive experience in being interviewed, I was a little nervous that I’d sound a bit daft, especially as I’m nowhere near as eloquent as Aral. Read I’m a DIY Rebel.