Contrast matters, and web page designers are starting to forget that. Kevin Marks delves into how grey text is becoming so prominent on the web. Marks notes something I’ve talked about before: the difference between the screen and a poster handing on a wall.
(W)hen you design in perfect settings, with big, contrast-rich monitors, you blind yourself to users. To arbitrarily throw away contrast based on a fashion that “looks good on my perfect screen in my perfectly lit office” is abdicating designers’ responsibilities to the very people for whom they are designing.
Hat tip to Robert J. Sawyer.
It’s great when you have a lab to go to a conference with. But not everyone has a lab. Here are tips for how to rock a conference solo.
An occasional reminder that if your poster hangs for several days, create opportunities for people to give feedback when you are not there:
Hat tip to Ciera Martinez.
conference badges. This led me to another discussion of badge shortcomings, both of which reminded me of an older article on conference badges in American Scientist (paywalled).