Archive for the ‘Digital design’ Category

Valuing Design as a Craftsmanship

Posted on: October 22nd, 2017 by Fransgaard “Design” is such a broad term. Are we talking Industrial Design or Fashion Design? Oh we are discussing digital… well are we then talking about IT system Design? To make matters even more confusing over the last couple of years…

User Interfaces should not be Designed to Last

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by Fransgaard One of my all time favourite books is “Designing Design” by Kenya Hara, the Art Director for Muji. In the book Hara describes the ethos behind Muji products is they are not meant to last. They are meant to serve…

How to identify and pay back Creative Debt

Posted on: October 11th, 2014 by Fransgaard At a recent knowledge share day, a colleague of mine, Paul Stiles who is a Technical Solution Architect, talked about “Technical Debt”. For me it was a real eye-opened because there are so many parallels to design… to Creative Debt.

My professional reading list for 2013

Posted on: December 4th, 2013 by Fransgaard The end of another year is coming. Another year where the Internet yet again proves it is not slowing down, but speeding up. These are the books I've read this year to educate myself.

The longevity of websites

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by Fransgaard I recently found a website I designed 8 years ago still being alive and well in its original design. Is the Internet not moving and changing as fast as I thought?

Four blasts from the past. Great digital virals from the history of the web.

Posted on: May 29th, 2013 by Fransgaard The digital industry has grown up and is part of our lives now in a very irreversible way. However, that doesn't mean there aren't some great archeological finds in our combined web history.

“Click here” is not bad for your usability

Posted on: July 27th, 2012 by Fransgaard Using "Click here" may not be as bad as is commonly accepted. This article explores the notion from different angles from the digital industry.

Music is bad for the usability of your website… or is it?

Posted on: April 11th, 2012 by Fransgaard Is the web ready for music and sound on websites?

Why I left the London digital design agency world and joined Capgemini’s UX team

Posted on: April 5th, 2012 by Fransgaard I’ve just been watching a video of David Reed, a Principal Consultant for Capgemini Consulting, talking about his first 100 days with Capgemini and it made me think about why I, as a creative person, made the move to join…

How to create a professional website using WordPress as a non-digital Graphic Designer

Posted on: March 27th, 2012 by Fransgaard I have been asked by several print designers how to learn HTML and CSS code so they can do web design and web portfolios for themselves, but I don't think they should.