Have you ever thought about the environmental impact of UX/UI design?
Today's advice letter comes from the master of eco-friendly UX/UI: Lizzie Hamblin
Last night, she gave a talk for our monthly meetup that was all about designing websites with a low carbon footprint.
As the Lead UI designer at a design studio, Lizzie can easily design a website. But when she took on the redesign of her company's website, she decided to go all in on sustainability.
She gave concrete ways to:
- Streamline websites to make them more eco-friendly
- Reduce the carbon footprint of our design work
- Check the sustainability impact of any website
My big takeaway: better UX = a better environment ...when we optimize the user experience, we also reduce the energy to run sites/apps. So by making better UX, we reduce the carbon footprint of websites. 🤯
You can get the full talk + her tools for eco-friendly design here:
|Get the full talk + tools|
This talk might have changed the way I think about digital design forever. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Lizzie was also kind enough to share her slides if you want to click through the talk: Designing-websites-for-sustainability.pdf
Until next week!
Designer & Co-Founder
The Fountain Institute
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