Even once you have identified all your stakeholders, it can be overwhelming to think about how to handle all the people that need to be consulted as part of your design process!
I am constantly finding myself worrying about all the stakeholders that can hover around a design project, even those small ones!
I find this Stakeholder Matrix super helpful:
There are 7.4 billion people in the world, yet we often make things that are easy for some people to use but difficult for everyone else. As designers, it is our responsibility to think about how we might design more inclusively for people of all abilities and to reflect the true diversity of the human race.
There are plenty of resources online to help you design with accessibility in mind, but to make it as simple as possible, I’m committing to constantly updating this list with resources I come across, so that you can get as much a11y goodness as possible in one place!
I encourage my team to hold regular design critiques. Each designer takes a turn to present something they are working on to the rest of the team. We as a team then talk through the work – picking up on good points, things to consider and improve.
Why is this helpful?