Whitney Quesenbery

In her new book, A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences, Whitney Quesenbery (and co-author Sarah Horton) show how a web for everyone means applying all of our design skills to include people with a broader range of capabilities.

Whitney is also passionate about civic design and the power of UX in democracy. She runs the Center for Civic Design with Dana Chisnell, where they work with election officials on usability and design of ballots and other election materials. She is a co-author of two influential Brennan Center reports that show just how much design matters in elections.

Her other books are Storytelling for User Experience, with Kevin Brooks, and Global UX: Design and Research in a Connected World, with Daniel Szuc.

Before she was seduced by a little beige computer into UX research, Whitney was a theatrical lighting designer on and off Broadway, learning about storytelling from some of the masters.

Classes given by Whitney during AccessU: