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Warren Wilansky is the President and Founder of Plank, a Montreal-based digital agency that specializes in developing websites and mobile applications primarily for cultural and entertainment organizations.
He takes immense pride in developing projects that matter and aim to make the world a better and more enjoyable place. He drives his team to connect artists to their audiences, citizens to their communities, and information seekers with the answers they need. Warren’s high standards and commitment to creating and maintaining strong client relationships are the foundation of the company’s success.
Warren strives to bring interesting, meaningful work to his team, and to set a vision of producing quality work in a supportive, cooperative environment. Warren has written numerous articles, attended dozens of conferences each year and now aspires to communicate the lessons he’s learned to those interested in listening.
How to Become a Better Digital Citizen
When we design and build a website, we make a series of decisions about how users will interact with it and what will keep them coming back. Now, with the complexity and continuous innovation of the digital world, there is so much more that we need to account for to create responsible website experiences for everyone.
We took the time to discuss what mattered to us, what mattered to our clients and what we thought was important to grow and respect audience needs. Plank’s “Ethical Web Design Framework” is a set of user-centric principles that ensure that a website meets our five core goals:
With this framework, we are setting website design and development principles that make sense to us as a team and benefit our clients, prospective clients, and their customers and communities. It gives us a benchmark for how we develop web projects and a point of discussion and consideration for UI/UX design principles. It provides our prospective clients an even clearer view as to they should engage with their community.
Some experts know much more than us about each individual topic, so it’s a journey to keep improving and challenging our efforts to become the most responsible digital citizens that can better serve and grow your audience.