Silver Medal awarded to The New York Times For Information Graphic

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The New York Times has been awarded a silver medal in the Information Graphics category for its piece “342,000 Swings Later, Derek Jeter Calls It A Career.”

Judges remarks:

  • I love the way it creates a sense of scale. I’d say it’s probably the only scrolling-queued animation thing that I liked this year. The metaphor was smooth.
  • It gives perspective … in a way that gives me a sense of infinite zoom. If we’re talking about giving awards for inspiring people to try things, this is the message we need to be sending.
  • Not only is this good. I want to point this out as an example of what people should try to do. It’s so simple in it’s user experience that it communicates something.
  • It’s effective, innovative, and pushing the boundaries of aesthetic and technical proficiency.

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