Add nonsense

Exclusive Design Principle №4

Designing websites for people with disabilities is in large part uncharted territory. Nonsense can be a useful tool to investigate the unkown. And it’s fun.

Flipping things

Using the exact opposite of the inclusive design principles to create accessible interfaces for people with disabilities sounds ridiculous. It turned out to be a very good idea.

Invisible animations

When I asked Hannes Wallrafen if he had some ideas for his website that sounded nonsesical to him, he immediately told me he wants funny little illustrative animations. Animations he will never be able to see. How do you make invisible illustrations?

Add nonsense

Adding nonsense is such an important part of my research, but it’s also a more complex subject than the title suggests. It is much more than simply adding fun. So it deserves its own chapter.