Over the past couple of months, there are quite a few blog posts and articles describing why wireframes are not helpful and maybe even dead. There was also mention of rapid prototyping as the wireframe replacement. Wireframes are very much alive and are especially useful in the Agile environment.
Did you know most studies find that about one fifth (20%) of the entire United States population has some kind of disability? According to the United States Census Bureau, as of March 2015, there were 321.4 million people in the U.S. Twenty percent of the U.S. population is 64.3 million people! That is how many people have some kind of disability that may issues accessing your web site or mobile app.
Most of the time people with common disabilities are excluded from the preparation and planning of mobile and web experiences. It’s easy to forget unless you know someone or if you are included in the population of these disabilities mentioned below.
If you are like me, you are probably shaking your head at the latest shenanigans of Facebook. I will admit, after the latest news regarding Facebook messing around with people’s emotions by displaying positive vs. negative news feeds (see NBC News article – “Facebook Manipulates Emotions: Business as Usual for Social Media Giant”) on a select 700,000+ people, it makes you wonder if you were one of their lab rats.