Speaking for myself, I suspect I'm neurodiverse in some way – though I've never officially been diagnosed. But judging by my actions, the ways I prefer to work, the constant juggling of irons in the fire, and my weaknesses to distraction – well, let's just say I have mounting evidence for it.
What does this mean for creating developer education? Here's a tweet I saw out in the wild that crossed my TL recently:
One approach to making long tutorials accommodate neurodiverse people is to break them into a step series or a learning path. This has the added benefit of gamification by showing your progress.
For example, I shared before how Medusa.js uses "recipes" for longer learning sessions – this way, people can leave and come back at any time without losing progress or where they're at. I plan to integrate something like this into the next version of the Excalibur docs.
What other ways have you seen dev tools design and accommodate neurodiversity?
Have a lovely day,