Doing some workshops on usability testing and codesign and one odd issue popped up. Client wants to talk about how organisations want delivery thru certain digital platforms rather than allowing users and content to define platform.

Forming Content

I do understand that digital projects can start with defined ideas of final platforms but to talk of codesign and be inflexible about alternatives seems odd. The exercise is also to enable people to think earlier about content flexibility for other formats and other sensory inputs. This is a crucial element of accessibility.

Self Awareness

Deliberately questioning certainty and confidence is a way of building self aware resilience in design. Being comfortably uncertain about what your senses perceive and knowingly under- or over- confident are important skills. Being with other people and recognising the diversity amongst the group and the divergences within the individuals.

Sensory Design Consultant, usability researcher and workshop facilitator. www.linkedin.com/in/alastair-somerville-b48b368 Twitter @acuity_design & @visceralUX