Hey Ms. McKay,
Nice job! I felt that your article was full with information about autism that I was not aware of, with my favorite information coming from the very end, the lists of ‘Researching for Autistic People’ and ‘Designing for Autistic People’. Right now, I can see myself using this as a reference in situations when designing for Autistic People might come up in my future.
I have one ‘nit’ to ‘pick’; when I read the title of your article what stuck with me was, “Designing for Autistic People” and I forgot about the rest. So, I read through the first half of the article and found no mention of design until I reached the header ‘Awesome Autistic Design Examples’ and by then I was a bit exhausted from reading so much stuff that wasn’t about design. I didn’t realize that the article was about more than just designing for Autistic people until I read the title again after I finished my first read-through.
I have two suggestions for this off of the top of my head:
- Shorten the number of words that you have in the title. This can make it easier for me to scan the Article Title as I go to read the body of the article.
- Add a summary of the different main points of your article in the introduction. This can be a tool to clarify what I can expect as I continue reading for the next 3-10 minutes. You may feel like you’re restating stuff here that people should have read in the title, and that’s exactly what some people (like me) may need to get the point of what you’re writing.