Every design decision, even the smallest ones, builds the future for yourself and the world.
Mantras like “decisions, not options” and “design for the majority” put a shiny veneer on one of the most pressing challenges of the web: When we make decisions, we are making them for everyone else, and when we design for the majority, we leave people out. With every design decision, with every line of code written, we impose our view of the world onto the web and the people who use it. We shape the future for those who use our creations by enabling, augmenting, limiting, or removing capabilities in them. To build futures where we can all flourish, we need to design solutions granting everyone the capabilities to do and be what they have reason to value. Own your responsibility as the designers of the future, and work together to make it the best one possible, for everyone.