Founder at Republic of Quality

Steve Fisher

Steve is the Founder and Experience Architect at The Republic of Quality. He leads the charge on coordinating research, visual and interaction design, and content strategy. He’s also the founder of The Design & Content Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

Steve has over 18 years experience in research, business strategy, experience strategy, visual and interaction design, and content strategy for the web. During this time he has worked both as a freelance designer and served as Director of User Experience in various agency and studio settings.

Steve is a professional member of the Graphic Designer’s Society of Canada and served as the national VP of web for three years. Beyond his extensive client-based work, he has taught numerous college courses on CSS, Web standards, UX, and creativity.

Steve was a judge for the international Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2011 and the 2013 HOW Design Awards.He spends much of his time representing RoQ on the global stage as a sought-after speaker on topics like responsive web design, UX, open source, design thinking, and web process. He has presented at such conferences as TEDx, SXSW, Future of Web, HOW Interactive Design conference, Web Visions and DrupalCon, and is a contributor to .NET Magazine.

Workshop Title: Creating Responsive Content Experience
Abstract: The most important thing anyone can do on a web project is find its nucleus. The core, that purpose around which everything orbits. Finding that reveals how all of the content fits together. It offers clarity to the relationships between the project’s content and the project’s vision, and will make your process far more successful.

Finding this core piece will speed up the future design, content and development process. The entire team (vendors, stakeholders, audiences) will walk away with a common understanding and vision. Every time you write or revise, you’ll think about that core piece of content and refocus. The content creation experience becomes what you it was always meant to be: dreamy.

The team also orbits this central content. The process unites far flung members who aren’t sure how they’d work together to make a project successful. When they rally to find this central content, they become bonded by its gravitational pull. It causes that aha moment—the moment people understand how the project will succeed. It isn’t just finding the core that is the big win—it finding it together

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to establish a framework to guide your team towards a successful content and design system.
  • Creating, sketching out, and documenting responsive content models through a process of prioritization.
  • Exercises that allow teams to move through conflict and bond in the process.

Who should attend this session?

  • Content strategists
  • Designers, General UXers
  • Team managers
  • Entire in-house or agency teams

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