Looking back on day one of SNDMakes Austin

Nearly 50 designers, developers, product owners, students and educators are gathered at the Austin American-Statesman this weekend to tackle the question, “How might we design tools that promote community?” For our fourth ‘Makes’ cohort, we’re fortunate to have both the Austin tech and media scenes heavily represented, not only infusing a tremendous local spirit, but also […]

Come invent tools that promote community at SNDMakes Austin

The Society for News Design is thrilled to announce applications are now open for the fourth SNDMakes cohort in Austin, Texas. ‘Makes’ is the Society’s boutique prototyping event — think carefully-designed-dinner-party, not hackathon free-for-all — that uses principles of design-thinking to create solutions for modern news and media companies. Join us in Austin, the weekend of […]

#SNDMakes at #SNDDC: “How might we better tell picture stories?”

We’re thrilled to announce the third iteration of #SNDMakes, will be held in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with our annual workshop. This time, we’re focused on thinking beyond the slideshow, and driving innovation around visual narratives.

Some potential design challenge statements could be:

  • “How might we better tell picture stories?”
  • “How might we add context to multimedia stories?”
  • “How might we boost visual stories with ambient video and gifs?”
  • “How might we tell visual stories with the user in mind?”
  • “How might we design our teams to improve visual storytelling?”