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Dan is a passionate designer and front-end developer excited about the next challenge the web will throw at him. Dan was once known for a lovely red moustache (if you dig deeper into the blog, it's immortalised there).

Better UX for browsing apartments

28 Sep 2016

Image of people looking for an apartment

For the better part of a year we’ve been working closely with Perth-based property developers, Finbar, on a number of websites to promote their apartment buildings. One of the key questions we wanted to address along the way was “how could we provide a better user experience for browsing yet-to-be built apartments through a digital interface?”.

This post explores the challenges we faced along the way in addressing this question, to the final outcome of the new ‘Apartment Explorer’ including some initial results.

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Refocusing the Modal

19 Apr 2016

Modaal plugin logo

Plugins and libraries are pretty neat. They can help developers save loads of time on their projects and include features otherwise too difficult or costly to develop – all with great results. They’ve enabled our industry to expand and adapt at a faster rate than ever before.

What sometimes holds back this space, however, is a lack of emphasis on the really important things – namely accessibility and supporting users who require assistive technologies.

We noticed this most in the modal/dialogue window plugin space. Accessible modal plugins were few and far between, and they lacked the right mix of quality, flexibility and aesthetics.

So we set ourselves the challenge: to create a modal plugin that is, first and foremost, accessible at a WCAG2.0 Level AA standard. One we would be proud and happy to use in our own client work and something we could share with the community to further the accessibility cause.

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Prototyping & Working with Framer

11 Aug 2015

Sketch of two devices

Here at Humaan we find prototyping to be a valuable asset to our everyday skillset, particularly in larger or more unique projects where concepts or ideas need validating, or when certain design elements can be better explained to our clients during a design presentation. It can provide something tangible for the client to play with and get a feel for while they mull over the design mockups being presented. It’s also useful for immediate user testing and gathering feedback before committing to a large development project.

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