Author Archives: Anneke Schapelhouman

Anneke Schapelhouman

Interested in user experience, social media, and anything design. Follow the author on Twitter
Conversation Is the End Goal: an Interview With Eric Fisher Design

Conversation Is the End Goal: an Interview With Eric Fisher

Eric Fisher is a storyteller turned product architect. He was the Social Design Evangelist at Facebook where he wrote the guidelines on Social Design. Eric has also worked as a designer at both Google and Apple and he independently works with startup companies to help architect their products.

Anneke had the opportunity to interview Eric for our readers. Here are some great insights into the role of a designer at big companies, how design will change because of all the data we are collecting, ethics, and much more.
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Design Is Not Science: an Interview With Nate Bolt

Nate Bolt is the co-founder and president of Bolt | Peters, a research and design firm specializing in remote usability, user experience, and interaction design. Nate is both a researcher and a designer and he co-authored the book Remote Research.

Anneke had the opportunity to interview Nate for our readers. Here are some great insights into the future of remote research, web design ethics, and other challenges designers face on the Web.
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Lessons Web Designers Can Draw From the Fashion Industry

Fashion is a reflection of the times, and by definition, it is constantly changing. Social events, technological advances, and political movements all shape the spirit of our times. Designers from across the various creative industries try to capture the mood of our times through their creations.

  • Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.

— Coco Chanel

How important is it to be fashionable, or trendy, in web design? I would argue that it is of great importance. The look and feel of a web page or mobile app directly affects how users perceive your brand. Keeping a web page looking fresh and updated is key to maintaining the customer’s interest and attention; instilling in the user a sense of credibility and trustworthiness; and letting the professional world know that you’re at the top of your game. Consequently, as a web designer it is important to move with the times, to continually push yourself and maintain a forward-thinking and fresh style.

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9 Copyright Myths to Avoid As a Web Designer

Internet is evolving at an accelerated pace, yet regrettably, the law is having a hard time keeping up. Originally, copyright was used as a way for governments to control the printing or “copying” of books. Since then, copyright law has been revised to include other forms of artistic expression such as photography, songs, movies, architecture, and computer software.

Essentially, copyright gives the owner control over how others use their work. Copyright infringement occurs when work is reproduced without the permission of the owner—this includes unauthorized distribution, broadcasting, translation, or the creation of any derivative form of the work.

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Web Designers Should Just Become Designers: an Interview With Don Norman

Donald Norman is one of the world’s most influential designers and writers about design. We are big fans, and really proud that Anneke could talk to him about his books, the future of designing for the web, emotional design, the balance between design as an art-form and as a form of marketing, and much more.

'Emotional Design' by Donald Norman - a must read

'Emotional Design' by Donald Norman - a must read.

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