“Tapworthy” author Josh Clark presents, “Touching News: The New Rules of Tablet Media” at SND STL

We’re ecstatic to announce that touch interaction design visionary Josh Clark will join us at SND STL to discuss interaction design principles for mobile and tablet devices:

Touching News: The New Rules of Tablet Media

Touch, tap, flick, and pinch the news. Touch interfaces, especially on tablets, hold the promise for entirely new media experiences that are both rich and intimate—but only if done right. Discover the rules of thumb for finger-friendly design. Touch gestures are sweeping away buttons, menus and windows from mobile devices, tablets, even the next version of Windows. The challenge: gestures are invisible, without the visual cues offered by buttons and menus. As your touchscreen app sheds buttons, how do people figure out how to use the thing?

Learn to lead your audience by the hand (and fingers) with practical techniques that make invisible gestures obvious and content navigation effortless. Designer Josh Clark (author of O’Reilly books “Tapworthy” and “Best iPhone Apps”) mines a variety of surprising sources for interface inspiration, design patterns, and best practices. Along the way, you’ll discover practical techniques for nurturing great user experience within the demands of emerging business models for mobile- and tablet-delivered news.

Josh Clark

Josh Clark

Josh Clark is a designer specializing in mobile design strategy and user experience. He’s author of “Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps” (O’Reilly, 2010) and “Best iPhone Apps” (O’Reilly, 2009). Josh’s outfit Global Moxie offers consulting services and workshops to help media companies, design agencies, and creative organizations build tapworthy mobile apps and effective websites.

Before the internet swallowed him up, Josh was a management consultant at Monitor Group in Cambridge, Mass, and before that, a producer of national PBS programs at Boston’s WGBH. He shared his three words of Russian with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan, hobnobbed with Rockefellers, and wrote trivia questions for a primetime game show. In 1996, he created the uberpopular “Couch-to-5K” (C25K) running program, which has helped millions of skeptical would-be exercisers take up jogging. (His motto is the same for fitness as it is for software user experience: no pain, no pain.)

This session will be held in partnership with the RJI Digital Publishing Alliance partnership for SND STL. Read more about the partnership or check out the other sessions from the mobile and tablet track.

Learn more about the Digital Publishing Alliance:

The Digital Publishing Alliance (DPA) is a member-supported initiative of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Its mission is to bring together leaders and innovators from forward-thinking organizations to pursue new strategies, digital content products and business models for publishing and journalism, with an emphasis on news applications for media tablets and e-readers.