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Heydon is a frontend developer and interaction design consultant, specializing in inclusive design. He's currently helping you relearn CSS with

He wrote Inclusive Components and curates the generative art site He’s currently working with The BBC to document their design patterns. He likes distorted guitars and greyhounds. He dislikes capitalism and soup.

Why Every Interface Should Be Black & White

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.