Different Perspectives

from Developing Up
by Mike Miles

Published 13 February 2018 (3 months ago) • Duration: 28 minutes

The users who interact with our code and the people we work with experience the world different then we do. For our work and careers to be successful, we need to be able to view our work from these varied perspectives. In todays episode we talk with Carie Fisher about applying different perspectives...

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Many different types of people interact with the projects that we develop. To be successful then we need to be able to approach our work from their different perspectives. In todays episode we talk with Carie Fisher(@cariefisher) from Hook42 who is a front-end web developer and advocate for accessibility. We discuss why applying different perspectives make our development work and careers better. Carie shares her thoughts and experiences with accessibility, Inclusive Design and Development. We also discuss ways you can apply different perspectives to your development work.

Key Takeaways

  • Approach your work from the mind set of "Will it work for them", instead of "it works for me".
  • Use personas to guide developing your work for other types of people.
  • Open your code to reviews and input from other developers.
  • Don't try to do everything at once, make one small improvement at a time. Keep trying.

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