Immersion Active has established a interactive site which supposedly is to help web designers deal with aging boomer eyes and deteriorating motor skills.
…dissection of a hypothetical website from the perspective of aging users and covers everything from designing with high-contrast colors, to information density on pages, to choosing good imagery.
Guess what designers: Good design is good design (period.) Go through the first part of the demo and tell me that a person of any age, wouldn’t like the “fixed” site much better.
Here’s what the thirty year old blogger at techfold.com said.
Even if you’re not designing a boomer-targeted website, most of the lessons are applicable to any project.
Hell, I’m only 30, and I’ve had enough 6pt fonts already.
Is there anybody on the web that isn’t ready to have 6pt. fonts disappear along with flash landing pages?