My Title Is Web Designer, Now What?

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Monday 14th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

As agencies and professionals become more entrenched in their processes for creating sites, the role of the web designer has become more nuanced. The skillsets of people who call themselves web designers can vary greatly from one to the next. One may never touch code; one may have their hands in every step of building out their designs; others may be somewhere in between.

These days it's hard to know what kind of things you should be expected to do as a web designer. Should we continue to add skills outside of the traditional realm of design to our toolbox? Do we focus on becoming design experts? The way we answer questions will affect our careers and how we work.

In this panel we will discuss what we, as web designers, need to do to adapt to the new trends and ever-changing demands of our craft. We'll talk about what skills a web designer should have in their design toolbox and tackle questions like: should designers know how to code? Where do the skills of a graphic designer and a web designer overlap and where do they differ? And how does the differentiation of role expectations effect design processes?

LEVEL: Intermediate

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Val Head

Author of Designing Interface Animation 📕 http://designinginterfaceanimation.com • Design advocate at @Adobe • Curates http://uianimationnewsletter.com • Opinions mine bio from Twitter

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Chris Cashdollar

Owner & Designer at Cashdollar Design

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  • Daniel Townson
  • Andrew Cohen
  • Anthony Bruno
  • Brad Berkner
  • blastcap
  • briancarterKC
  • Greg Storey
  • Christopher Cashdollar
  • Dan Mall
  • Louise
  • Jay Fanelli
  • Dave Christensen
  • amanda grandel
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  • Heather Capri ツ
  • Steve Fisher
  • Jacob Lisby
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  • Jim Basio
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  • Shane Guymon
  • Yesenia Sotelo
  • Stef Brooijmans
  • Matt Wright
  • TyKisha
  • Val Head
  • Whitney Hess

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Mon 14th March 2011

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