User testing

Why perform user tests?  Designing with the user and not for the user is vital if you want your digital initiatives to be successful. User-centered design, also known as design thinking or human centered design, focuses on understanding the needs of the users, challenges and personal characteristics. Through various types of interactions with the user, […]

OER Dev principles of universal design and accessibility

The OER dev community adheres to principles of universal design and accessibility and has a strong focus on making all content generally accessible, including for those with print disabilities, for example, blindness or low vision, severe dyslexia or mobility impairment. Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or […]


Successful digital initiatives are rooted in an understanding of user characteristics, needs and challenges. User-centered design, also referred to as design thinking or human-centered design, starts with getting to know the people you are designing for through conversation, observation and co-creation. User testing with end-users should therefore always be a priority for projects developing open […]