Why Every Interface Should Be Black And White
Par Heydon Pickering
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In "Why Every Interface Should Be Black And White" Heydon explores his monomaniacal obsession with black-and-white art and design, the benefits of designing without color from the outset, and the perils of adding color later. Color certainly gives something to an interface, but not necessarily anything worthwhile. Colors necessarily add visual complexity, which can be an impediment to cognition. And what color does add of value can often be added in a different, more accessible way. Maybe we don't need color at all.
Heydon is a graphic designer, coder, and technical writer. He has worked closely with Smashing Magazine, The Paciello Group, and the BBC. He wrote the books Inclusive Design Patterns and Inclusive Components on creating accessible design systems for the web, and explores algorithmic CSS layout with custom elements on every-layout.dev.