Newsletter March 19, 2024

Let’s Talk About:

State of the (Labor) Union

Aaron Smitthipong

By Aaron Smitthipong, Director of UX & Content Strategy

At Viget, collaboration is at our core. We believe teamwork makes us stronger, builds character, and helps us deliver our greatest work. For first responders, it’s even more vital. Working as a team saves the lives of others and protects their own. 

So when the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) asked us to collaborate with them on their new flagship website, we were all in. As the union that represents over 340,000 fire fighters and paramedics across the United States and Canada, the IAFF fights for the safety and protection of its members, providing unmatched training and advocacy for over 100 years. However, for members, the website was difficult to navigate, leaving them unaware of the wealth of resources available to them.

Through extensive user interviews, we identified the website's core audiences and fundamentally re-envisioned the site structure and navigation for their specific needs. Built for growth and optimized for content discovery, the new website is a resource designed to deliver maximum value to IAFF members and affiliate leaders.

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Articles We Love

  1. 1. Behind the feature: The multiple lives of multi-edit A deep dive into one of Figma’s newest features, multi-edit, from those who designed and built it.
  2. 2. Nielsen needs to think again Jakob Nielsen made some waves with his take on the state of accessibility. The a11y community responded quickly with articles like this from Léonie Watson, a member of the W3C Board of Directors.
  3. 3. A Web Designer’s Accessibility Advocacy Toolkit Strategies, ideas, and scripts that will help you and your team advocate for accessibility.

What We’re Up To

Pointless sticker bear article

In a couple of weeks, the Viget team will participate in Pointless Palooza, our internal hackathon-of-sorts. Read more about the history of Pointless and get excited for the upcoming experiments!

Spring Flatirons Boulder Colorado

We're excited to host a DesignOps Assembly Denver-Boulder chapter event at our downtown Boulder office next week, on March 27th! The event will feature an overview of OOUX and how it can apply to DesignOps work.

Aubrey Profile 2020

Senior Employee Engagement Manager Aubrey Lear recapped Viget's latest TTT, which included collaborative 3-word-at-a-time short stories, a company-wide SWOT Analysis, a video production breakout session, and an inclusive Certified Cicerone® experience.

CMS Development 1

Craft 5 is on its way! While it's still in beta, we're thrilled to share our 'Craft Five' — the top five features of Craft 5 that have Platform Developer Max Myers buzzing with excitement.

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