Yesterday evening I had an opportunity to engage with Mika O’Donovan – Local host of Interaction Design Foundation Pretoria,
We discussed some of exciting plans for the group for 2021 and the future. Then, we treated to presentation talk on UX trends for the year ahead by Christil Loubser-Hattingh
The floor was on fire 🔥 as we unpacked
- accessibility of websites
- motion trends
- on boarding journeys – I shared with the group that my favourite application of all time the current and past creation of Duolingo
Varima (V) Henry also chipped in and shared his experience with the group alongside Ernest Gerber who really brought out my passion topic, Designing for people who are new to the internet, who have simple devices unlike us who frequently use IPhones and big expensive Samsung’s and other brands
We touched on why it is important to optimize your designs for these users and why engaging with your product and engineering team will help you be on the same page as business
I shared my experiences of working for a large bank and how we took on addting accessibility to the app, why that was important for South Africans and the rest of Africa.
To be honest, this group is so authentic, Join us next time when you get a chance.