The Anderen is an information design practise by Karin Fischnaller based in Amsterdam.
There is so much information to explore and absorb in today’s world! As interface-builders, the Anderen builds a bridge by taking big, unwieldy chunks of raw information and converting it into digestible bites. We make knowledge accessible to the user while adding a layer of research-informed synthesis. Our work stretches the norms of standard digital interface design, playing with tension and subtlety to encourage the user’s free navigation, sparking new knowledge.
Organising mountains of data seems like a task that calls for deep analytic thinking, but we think it’s crucial to begin the process with playfulness and intuition. This provides us with unique angles and novel approaches to tackle the topic at hand.
The Anderen’s research seeks to challenge; exposing paradoxes and hegemony in order to inform public debate. Within this work, we remain committed to visualising complexity and playing the role of facilitator in engaging people with the societally relevant topics of the day. The goal in our self-initiated work is to shed light on the plurality and nuances that lie beyond the surface of contemporary issues, providing new insights and surprising perspectives—making sense of today’s world to inform tomorrow’s.