It was a treat to pose a few questions to information design guru and good friend, Richard Saul Wurman this week.
A look behind the scenes of The New York Times’ visualization of movie rental patterns, neighborhood by neighborhood, in a dozen cities.
Fifteen years ago, Roger Fidler had a somewhat-prophetic vision for a thin electronic tablet. Now, as the publishing world scrambles to embrace e-readers and looks ahead to new devices and interaction models, we checked in with Fidler to reflect on missed opportunities and his predictions for what comes next.
Tell the truth. Bear witness. Explain. Connect. As visual journalists, these abstract ideas never seem more real than when we’re confronted with the unreality of a disaster on the scale of the earthquake in Haiti and its aftermath.
End-of-the-year issues are a beloved institution in our business. Small wonder: they bring together two of our favorite things – lists and sweeping generalizations. So it’s a bit surprising that the end of the decade called variously the aughts and the uh-ohs has produced so few really special special issues. Let’s take a look.
Roger Black talks about the decade in news design and what designers must do to confront the challenges the industry is facing. His message: We must produce stories that people are willing to pay for.