Tatiana Mac is an independent American designer who works directly with organisations to build clear and coherent products and design systems. She believes the trifecta of accessibility, performance, and inclusion can work symbiotically to improve our social landscape digitally and physically. When ethically-minded, she thinks technologists can dismantle exclusionary systems in favour of community-focused, inclusive ones. Never totally pleased with design tools, she designs in browser to bring performant, semantic, and accessible visual narratives into the web. Her current obsessions are optimising variable fonts, converting raster images into to SVGs, and recreating modernist paintings in CSS grid. When she can successfully escape vim, she finds new countries to explore (33 and counting).
Tatiana`s talk: Edge Cases: Out of the margin and into view
The term edge case is used to describe something rare that only occurs at an extreme. In praxis, we often use the term to dismiss a use case's relevance to the broader success of our product or service. But edge cases can be portals to safety leaks, unserved populations, and unconsidered journeys. By centring edge cases in our process and examining what they can tell us, we can work towards more ethical, inclusive, and considered products.