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Building a Toolkit for Funders to Grow their Digital Infrastructure Portfolio

Funders that offer better funding models and center the people that are supporting the infrastructure will make better funding decisions. We’re building a toolkit to help funders develop a robust understanding of digital infrastructure, and create or iterate on their own framework for funding.

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From Paper to Infinity Whiteboard

Inspiring Creativity and Digital Collaboration in Online Design Workshops

Design for Interoperability: Why Designers Should Pay Attention to the ACCESS Act

Interoperability can help people evade government repression, document human rights violations, and have agency over their data. We take a look at interoperability and a proposed US law that could help small projects be more successful and grow faster in a web controlled by a few large companies.

Standing Together to Stop Online Bullying: Harassment of Women Journalists is a Community Problem

As part of the IWMF-led Coalition Against Online Violence, our team provided research and design support for the Online Violence Response Hub, a new digital resource designed to assist and inform women journalists facing threats from online bullying and harassment.

What's next for 'Simply Secure'? Part 2: Refreshing our name and identity

Since 2020, we've been working with our community to help rebrand Simply Secure. Here's where we are in the ongoing process of refreshing our name and identity.

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Using Personas in Open-Source Projects

Design is all about making decisions. From a rebrand to a feature specification, from a new product to a new logo, every design change presents you with a fresh set of decisions. Personas are a way to help with those decisions.

A Curated List of GDPR Resources

GDPR is around the corner, and here are our best tips.

Blink and You’ll Miss It: Notifications in an AI World

I’ve been enjoying the videos from AI Now, an exploration of artificial intelligence and ethics hosted by the U.S. White House and NYU’s Information Law Institute. Co-chairs Kate Crawford and Simply Secure co-founder Meredith Whittaker put together a program focused on issues of social inequality, labor, and ethics in artificial intelligence. AI inspiration Looking at the program through a UX design lens, there were abundant design opportunities to make AI systems more effective, transparent, and fair.

Illustrated Quick-start Intro to Wireframing

If you're new to UX design, wireframing is a powerful tool to understand how users experience your software. People with technical backgrounds benefit from wireframing because it forces them to take a step back from their coding mentality. Rather than focusing on the technical architecture, wireframing exposes the user-experience structure: how the user moves from one screen to another. Example wireframes taken from GoodUI.org. Both show the same content organized with two different structures, but the left wireframe is better because it discloses choices rather than keeping them hidden.