Posts By: Nicole Sciackitano

Improve Accessibility for Users Who are Visually Impaired with These 9 Tips

What is Web accessibility? Plainly put, Web accessibility enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the Web. Much like how years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act stepped up for those who cannot walk and required wheelchair access to all buildings constructed after 1991, user experience (UX) designers should ensure equal accessibility for all users by designing Web-based experiences that can be used, understood, and accessed by people with a diverse range of visual, auditory, cognitive, and physical abilities. Read more »

Enhancing Sleep Through Technology

Each night during our #FMwearable trial, we utilized our devices to track our sleep and interacted with the data being gathered through mobile apps or the web. Two of the three devices we chose for our trial don’t have to be “worn” on the wrist exclusively. The Misfit Shine has a round, smooth medallion and the Withings Pulse O2 has a small rubberized domino; these act as tracking apparatuses that can be placed in a pajama pocket, while the Fitbit Charge HR must be worn on the wrist in order to track sleep. Additionally, we tested tracking sleep via motion using mobile phone accelerometers over the same period of time. Read more »

Offf ’15 – Day 3: I Made A (Robot) Friend

The last day of the conference began with a four hour workshop, and I wasn’t entirely sure what it would entail. I knew I was going to be building a robot, but what was a robot really? The word robot brings up a slew of different images in my mind ranging from a Furby to the Terminator, to even more terrifying things. Read more »

OFFF ’15 – Day 1: Benvinguda

On day one, I got to the Museum del Disseny early, as suggested, so I could get my conference swag (book and bag) and entry bracelet. The line was insanely long, but luckily they had reserved food trucks on the museum grounds, so I got some espresso and breakfast and enjoyed my views and the nice weather. When the day finally … Read more »

Conffferencing — OFFF ‘15

Benvinguda to Fuzzy Math’s recap of the OFFF 2015 conference in Barcelona. We’re organizing our blog posts around the experiences and take aways from this three day conference. This post marks the beginning of the series. Read more »

At your service!

Julia and Rachel here. Recently we had the opportunity to take part in an expedited service design project,… Read more »

Howdy Ya’ll!

Happy Birthday Fuzzy Math
To all my waiting fans… Here are my answers from my interview to how I got this rad… Read more »