Started reading: South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry 📚

I picked up this title after reading a review published on Chapter 16.

Listening to Simple Songs by Jim O’Rourke (Drag City 2015) 🎵

vinyl record on turntable

Finished reading: Worn: A People’s History of Clothing by Sofi Thanhauser 📚

Fascinating global examination of the social and labor history of clothing production, told through five fabrics: Linen, Cotton, Silk, Synthetics, and Wool.

In many ways this could have been a much more expansive book—This is not an anthropological look at the meaning of clothing or history of fashion as status marker. Still, I thought it was a great read (or in my case audiobook) for what it is.

Some of the bright spring blooms in our yard 🌱

a bright pink rosea large yellow rosetwo yellow roses

West Virginia University: A User-Focused Process for Building University Websites

A great content strategy resource from WVU.

Using a university service or website shouldn’t be stressful, confusing or daunting. It’s our job to build services and websites that are simple and intuitive enough that users succeed the first time, unaided.

New favorite crypto news source: Web3 is going just great

Ryan Bateman: A Guide to Writing About Digital Accessibility

…If you’re considering writing something to help bring attention to this sorely underrepresented topic, you’re helping solve the problem. Thank you. However, there are a number of pitfalls to watch out for to ensure you’re doing good and not harm. I hope you find these tips helpful to cover the basics while also covering this topic in a careful, empathetic and ethical way.

I’m giving a presentation at work that happens to fall on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 19. I’m incorporating these tips into my talk this week.

Finished reading: Arbitrary Stupid Goal by Tamara Shopsin 📚

I laughed and cringed my way through this memoir of growing up in an eccentric family in a disappearing (or disappeared) NYC.

A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.

Original tweet by Martin LeBlanc

Lewis Wake: Flaws in UX design standards: Tutorial overlays

Alita Joyce: Mobile-App Onboarding: An Analysis of Components and Techniques

Started reading Worn: A People’s History of Clothing by Sofi Thanhauser 📚