Do This. Literally.

Pretty helpful for designing for folks on the autism spectrum:

Keep it literal… literally.

These are the things to do:

  1. Use simple colors
  2. Write in plain language
  3. Use simple sentences and bullets
  4. Make buttons descriptive
  5. Build simple and consistent layouts

These are the things to avoid:

  1. Use bright contrasting colors
  2. Use figures of speech and idioms
  3. Create a wall of text
  4. Make buttons vague and unpredictable
  5. Build complex and cluttered layouts

Strangely (or not…), some (most?) of these suggestions are good for anybody, if you think about it long enough. Thanks to the UK Home Office for these great posters.