Schedule

Thursday April 9

The Student Sessions, Typography Sessions and the Opening Reception

Friday April 10

Newseum sessions kick off, three keynotes and karaoke for a good cause

Saturday April 11

A day packed with interesting sessions and a gala to celebrate the Best of News Design

Wednesday April 8

9:00 a.m.

SNDMakes

SNDMakes — Day 1

KYLE ELLIS and MIRANDA MULLIGAN 9:00 a.m.

#SNDMakes is the Society’s facilitated design-a-thon and prototyping event series born out of a desire to connect old and new media journalists through collaborative problem solving. These events are about community, not competition. In D.C., we’re focused on thinking beyond the slideshow, and driving innovation around visual narratives. Applications are now closed. Find details at bit.ly/SNDMakes_DC. Email questions to: sndmakes [at] gmail. Curious about #SNDMakes? Check out Upstatement’s video about the people who attended and the prototypes they made in Boston last fall. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

Thursday April 9

9:00 a.m.

SNDMakes

SNDMakes – Day 2

KYLE ELLIS and MIRANDA MULLIGAN 9:00 a.m.

The second day of #SNDMakes continues. Participants must be registered in advance to attend. This is not a drop-in opportunity. #SNDMakes is the Society’s facilitated design-a-thon and prototyping event series born out of a desire to connect old and new media journalists through collaborative problem solving. These events are about community, not competition. In D.C., we’re focused on thinking beyond the slideshow, and driving innovation around visual narratives. Curious about #SNDMakes? Check out Upstatement’s video about the people who attended and the prototypes they made in Boston last fall. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

The Typography Sessions

News Type: Register and Check-In

9:00 a.m.

Arrival and check-in begins at The Washington Post. The "News Type" sessions begins at 10 a.m. You may pre-register for the event here. Admission is free for SND members and $50 for non-members. You are strongly encouraged to stay for the full day because the program is fluid and ideas build from hour to hour. The Post building is close to major train and bus service lines. You enter at the main doors on 15th Street and follow signs to register in the event center on the ground floor.

10:00 a.m.

The Student Sessions

The Student Sessions: Register and Check-In

10:00 a.m.

Arrival and check-in begins at The Washington Post, 1150 15th Street NW. The Student Sessions are free, even for students not attending SNDDC. Breakfast and lunch are provided thanks to the generous support of the Post. Here are a few more details about what to expect at the day-long event. You enter the building at the main doors on 15th Street and follow signs to the event center to get your badge. After that, start getting to know your fellow student attendees. It's going to be a fun and productive day. Please note: Light breakfast will be served during check-in and mingling. A full lunch will also be provided. Where is The Washington Post? .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

The Typography Sessions

The End of Pages: Typography as the Relationship Between Elements, Instead of Layouts

Roger Black 10:00 a.m.

The end of pages: Typography as the relationship between elements, instead of layouts. After we convene at 10 a.m. and get to know each other, we'll start "News Type" with this primer on the demands of news.

10:30 a.m.

The Typography Sessions

The Aesthetics of Reading

Kevin Larson 10:30 a.m.

Is there any value for the reader in perfecting the layout and selecting just the right font?

10:45 a.m.

The Student Sessions

Welcome & Preview

Greg Manifold and Matt Mansfield 10:45 a.m.

Greg Manifold of The Washington Post and Matt Mansfield of Northwestern University welcome student and faculty participants and preview the day ahead.

11:00 a.m.

The Student Sessions

On Starting Something

Melissa Bell and Yuri Victor 11:00 a.m.

Discussing the intersection of editorial and technology at Vox.com, which has quickly become known for its ambitious product launches.

The Typography Sessions

Choosing a Type Face

Indra Kupferschmid 11:00 a.m.

The professor and author, who regularly contributes to websites such as Fonts In Use, Webtype and Typographica, takes part in juries, and presents at the annual TypoBerlin conference, will walk "News Type" participants through her thoughts on selection.

11:30 a.m.

The Typography Sessions

Success Story: The Typography of IL (Il Sole 24)

Francesco Franchi 11:30 a.m.

The monthly magazine of Il Sole 24 was redesigned in 2011 — and quickly became the envy of designers around the world for its vibrant use of typography. It’s a publication that always tries to reinvent itself, creating and designing different modules on every issue.

12:00 p.m.

The Student Sessions

On Designing for Impact

Brian Gross and Emmet Smith 12:00 p.m.

Two of The Washington Post's top designers share tips and tricks for making memorable moments. Please note: Lunch will be provided for this session and is compliments of The Post. If you signed up for the day and said you would be joining us for lunch, you're good to go.

The Typography Sessions

Direction: Fonts for News

Christian Schwartz 12:00 p.m.

With an eye on what’s going on right now, as well as what may be ahead, we explore typographic direction for news and information.

1:15 p.m.

The Student Sessions

On Visual Storytelling

Wilson Andrews 1:15 p.m.

Get ready to learn what it's like to work in The New York Times graphics department. Wilson Andrews will showcase recent work and explain how The New York Times approaches visual storytelling.

2:00 p.m.

The Typography Sessions

The First Type War: Mergenthaler Linotype vs Lanston Monotype

Dan Rhatigan 2:00 p.m.

We look at how the two type giants shaped usage.

2:15 p.m.

The Student Sessions

On Interactive Graphics and Designing for Users

Emily Chow and Emily Yount 2:15 p.m.

Two members of The Washington Post's graphics team talk about how to make the most of graphics, always with an eye on how the audience will use what you make.

2:30 p.m.

The Typography Sessions

Targets: How to Use the Four Different Screen-Authoring Platforms

David Berlow 2:30 p.m.

The Font Bureau founder shares his experiences during the "News Type" program.

3:00 p.m.

The Typography Sessions

How The Washington Post Got Its Type Mojo Back

Greg Manifold 3:00 p.m.

Inside the restoration of the typographic tradition in Washington.

3:30 p.m.

The Student Sessions

Portfolio Reviews

3:30 p.m.

Be certain to bring examples of your work, which can be in digital form or good old-fashioned tearsheets. You will be assigned a reviewer when you check in at The Washington Post.

The Typography Sessions

Case Study: The Boston Globe, Three Years Later

Dan Zedek 3:30 p.m.

An update from Boston.

4:00 p.m.

The Typography Sessions

Type and the Editorial Experience

Sue Apfelbaum and Juliette Cezzar 4:00 p.m.

How do we design continuous experiences across media as technology continues to evolve? And in this new landscape where information is everywhere at all times, what are the new opportunities for print?

4:30 p.m.

The Typography Sessions

Panel: Type in the Newsroom

4:30 p.m.

Your questions answered.

7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

An Evening at National Geographic

7:00 p.m.

The headquarters of National Geographic, the legendary magazine and digital media leader, open up to welcome SNDDC attendees. All registered #SNDDC participants are encouraged to mix and mingle at Nat Geo. You'll meet fellow attendees and plot out the workshop days ahead. Plan for a memorable experience — and be sure to bring your cameras.

Friday April 10

7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:30 a.m.

Registration opens at The Newseum: Enter the Knight Conference Center on the Sixth Street side of the building, under the sign that says Freedom Forum. Signs will direct you to SNDDC, where badge pick-up and registration happens on the seventh floor.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center, Seventh Floor

8:45 a.m.

Opening

Welcome: What’s Ahead at SNDDC?

Matt Mansfield and Greg Manifold 8:45 a.m.

SNDDC organizers Matt Mansfield and Greg Manifold welcome attendees, take care of some SND business and kick off the annual workshop with a preview of the jam-packed days ahead.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

SNDMakes

SNDMakes — The Final Push

KYLE ELLIS and MIRANDA MULLIGAN 8:45 a.m.

#SNDMakes continues for a half-day, concluding at 1 p.m. Participants must be registered in advance to attend. This is not a drop-in opportunity. #SNDMakes is the Society’s facilitated design-a-thon and prototyping event series born out of a desire to connect old and new media journalists through collaborative problem solving. We’re focused in D.C. on thinking beyond the slideshow, and driving innovation around visual narratives. Curious about #SNDMakes? Check out Upstatement’s video about the people who attended and the prototypes they made in Boston last fall.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 807/808

9:00 a.m.

Keynote

The Future of News Design

Amy Webb 9:00 a.m.

Amy Webb will showcase the latest trends helping to shape the future of news design and distribution. New algorithms, curation tools and video platforms will create efficiencies—but they’ll also require designers to work in different environments.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

10:15 a.m.

Make

From Data Exploration to Animation

Frédérik Ruys 10:15 a.m.

As a data journalist Frédérik Ruys develops the storyboards and processes the data for the animations in the television documentaries called "Netherlands from Above" and is currently working on a third season of this award-winning series. In his presentation, he will share his doubts and fears about the process of data-gathering and storytelling. What were the pitfalls, and how did he overcome privacy and security issues, while sharing information to a broad audience? .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 702

Make

Art Hed TK

Carrie Gee and Martin Gee 10:15 a.m.

Martin & Carrie Gee are husband-and-wife art directors who speak illustrator and want you to learn the language. Armed with stories, tips and secrets from their combined 25 years of experience in eight states over four mediums — the Gees are here to help! Get the inside baseball on how we work, forming solid relationships with artists and best professional practices. At the very least, enjoy watching us spill our guts.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

Think/Make

Doing It On Deadline (or, 22 Lessons From Covering the News)

Kat Downs 10:15 a.m.

A great news graphics team is a well-oiled machine. When news breaks, we respond. Efficient, established procedures and clearly defined roles allow us to create visual stories within minutes and hours of an event. That timetable for turning around maps, visualizations and illustrations presents myriad challenges. It can create some of our best work, or quickly expose any rough patches in the process (or both!). I'll share lessons we've learned about how to cover the news in smart and effective ways through examples of recent events.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 802

11:30 a.m.

Keynote

A Conversation Between Richard Saul Wurman and Kris Viesselman

Richard Saul Wurman and Kris Viesselman 11:30 a.m.

“I like to question the minutia, to get to the essence of things. The minutia of life is all about design. It’s about the design of how you talk to another human being; it’s the design of speech; it’s the design of everything we do. We need to be better at listening, and we need to aim more directly at understanding and being understood.” — Richard Saul Wurman

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

12:30 p.m.

MIDDAY BREAK

Lunch: Explore Your Options

12:30 p.m.

The Newseum offers self-service dining in the Food Section, a 152-seat food court on the Concourse Level. The menu, developed and executed by Wolfgang Puck, includes an extensive selection of hot entrées, grilled and cold sandwiches, salads, snacks and desserts. There are also numerous restaurants nearby (we endorse the food options at the National Gallery of Art, which is free to enter and just across the street). There will also be food trucks along The National Mall, should you prefer a lunchtime stroll.

1:30 p.m.

Make

Democracy and Design: Answering Voters’ Questions

Dana Chisnell 1:30 p.m.

How well do counties answer voters’ questions about upcoming elections? Assuming that one source of election information might be local, we catalogued 147 county websites, and then conducted a large-scale, distributed usability test with voters from across the U.S. We looked at what local elections jurisdictions were offering for web content in 2012, what terms they used to describe it, and how useful and usable that content was to voters.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 702

Make

Doubling Down: How The Globe and Mail is Reimagining for the Mobile Age

Craig Saila 1:30 p.m.

What do you do when your 12-month plan to reimagine a successful mobile news product suite is cut in half and the revenue targets are quadrupled? This is the challenge The Globe and Mail’s product design team is tackling right now. Craig Saila will share candid observations on how design has helped focus the newspaper company on a series of relaunches scheduled for this April and May.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 802

Think/Make

When is Design Not Visual?

Heather Chaplin, Tyson Evans, Mark Hansen and Shazna Nessa 1:30 p.m.

Answer: Design is never only visual. This conversation will inspire designers and non-designers alike, in an exploration of how design goes much deeper than aesthetics. Experienced designers think holistically and borrow from anthropology. They conduct interviews and listen, they create systems to solve problems, they create experiences, they make things that work.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

1:45 p.m.

Think/Make

The Art of Crossing Boundaries at NPR

Claire O'Neill and Wesley Lindamood 1:45 p.m.

Seeking inspiration beyond your area of expertise is a tried-and-true method for coming up with new ideas, but the direct application of inspiration from far-flung sources can be difficult to pull off. From miscommunication to the inertia of established practices, impediments to new and unconventional approaches abound. In this session, we hope to challenge conventions and discuss how we apply ideas and techniques from disparate disciplines to the practice of digital design. From filmmaking to audio documentary, we hope to have a lively discussion about how to cross boundaries in your work and live to tell about it.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 807/808

Think/Make

Affect & Effect — What Journalists Can Learn from Game Design

Lindsay Grace 1:45 p.m.

Games are a case study in how to construct interesting experiences. Games let us participate and invite us in. When you see 12 people reading it doesn’t inspire ‘I should read a newspaper too.’ But a game creates a relationship and a way to connect. Read more about Professor Lindsay Grace's work in "Journalism Schools Dig Deeper Into Videogames" at #EDShift, a part of PBS.org.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 806

3:00 p.m.

Think

Photography & Presentation — Striking That Delicate Balance

MaryAnne Golon and Brad Smith — with Tim Ball 3:00 p.m.

Two world-renowned directors of photography — MaryAnne Golon of The Washington Post and Brad Smith of Sports Illustrated — discuss the sometimes-challenging, yet always-vital, relationship between photography and design in a conversation with Tim Ball. Work — Sports Illustrated Work — The Washington Post

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

Think/Make

Designing News

Francesco Franchi 3:00 p.m.

Francesco Franchi’s perceptive book about the future of the news and media industries in our digital age, Designing News, evaluates the fundamental changes in consumer expectations and the way media is being used. Franchi conveys his vision by looking at case studies across platforms, at small, medium and large publications. This presentation proposes strategies for newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, broadcasting companies, journalists, and designers to address the future.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 702

Make

The Quartz Approach to Design

Zach Seward 3:00 p.m.

Writing a story is design. Making a chart is design. Sending an email is design. Running an ad is design. Learn about how Quartz tries to run a newsroom full of designers: the philosophy, practical challenges, and wild advantages of putting design at the core of everything we do.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 807/808

4:00 p.m.

Make

Code and Theory: Why We Make The Things We Make

Michael Martin 4:00 p.m.

One of the largest remaining independent digital creative agencies in the U.S., the team at Code and Theory has been closely involved in some of the most innovative digital projects in publishing, with clients including Bloomberg, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, Hearst Magazines, Nautil.us, NBC, Mashable, The Verge, Vanity Fair France, and many others. THE SND INTERVIEW: Q+A with Michael Martin Recent Work [caption id="attachment_324" align="alignnone" width="660"] Bloomberg.com[/caption] Design changes at Bloomberg.com put disparate parts of the sprawling media empire together. The work was lauded by Wired as the "the future of Web news" for, among other things, the flexibility the design offers editors to telegraph importance and hierarchy, hearkening to the best parts of print. [caption id="attachment_330" align="alignnone" width="660"] Nautil.us[/caption] Work with Nautilus magazine was honored as a World’s Best-Designed™ site last year by SND, and this year won a National Magazine Award for best website in its first year of eligibility. See more work here.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 807/808

Make

Digital Redesign: Simple Lessons, Complicated Process

Jim Bernard, Josh Penrod, Derek Simmons and Mike Swartz 4:00 p.m.

Star Tribune visual leaders Derek Simmons and Josh Penrod partner with Jim Bernard (SVP Digital, Star Tribune) and Mike Swartz (Partner, Upstatement) to pull back the curtain on redesigning a major news site. Using the StarTribune.com's overhaul as case study, they share how you can shoot for the moon journalistically while balancing audience, revenue, workflow and resource constraints. It can be done!

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

Make

Taking Control of the Future of News

Boris van Hoytema 4:00 p.m.

A re- and preview of the future of news media. A look at the BBC's recent 'The Future of News' report and how we can use looking into the future to make more impact. A guide to the futures of the past, the futures of the present and the futures of the future. And a call to arms for all of us to shape the future.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 702

5:00 p.m.

Business Meeting

SND: A Status Report

5:00 p.m.

It's been an exciting year. The Society For News Design has incubated ambitious future-forward programming like SNDMakes, the facilitated design-a-thon. We have rethought stalwarts like this gathering, our 37th annual workshop, for a new age of journalism. And we have expanded training, with hands-on skill and craft classes around the world. In the meantime, we continue to honor the best from our creative community on all platforms with the Best of News Design, both as celebration and signpost. The awards are a way for the Society to set a high bar for visual explanation in an increasingly crowded media landscape. So what's ahead? Hear from SND's leadership about the awesome now and the excellent future. We'll update you on the business outlook for the Society and seek your guidance on the year ahead. Most importantly, we hope you stay involved. We're in this together.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

5:30 p.m.

Keynote

Can Humor in Information Graphics Be Taken Seriously?

Nigel Holmes 5:30 p.m.

Nigel Holmes delivers the keynote conclusion to the day, drawing on decades of experience in the art of explanation. Nigel, who was a speaker at the second annual workshop — SND2, as we like to call it — will look both back and ahead, seeking to understand and explicate how information design has a vital role in the then, the now and the future. All with a dose of his trademark humor. THE SND INTERVIEW: Q+A with Nigel Holmes

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

8:30 p.m.

After Hours

Karaoke Night

8:30 p.m.

Want to sing out? Ready to impress the other attendees? Hankering to help a worthy cause? We have the perfect event for you — karaoke. We'll give you time for dinner and then we are hoping you will show up to help the SND Foundation, the nonprofit education and research effort of SND that helps students get to the annual workshop, among other worthy causes. We'll charge you $10 to get in, which gets you one drink and one song. Feel free to donate more as the evening progresses. Buy advance tickets here (space is limited). Join us at Solly's U Street Tavern, 1942 11th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001. It should be a blast.

Saturday April 11

7:45 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:45 a.m.

Registration opens at The Newseum: Enter the Knight Conference Center on the Sixth Street side of the building, under the sign that says Freedom Forum. Signs will direct you to SNDDC, where badge pick-up and registration happens on the seventh floor.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center

8:45 a.m.

Think

Revisiting Verger’s Dahomey: A Photographic Contrast

Darcy Greene 8:45 a.m.

In 2012, I traveled to the West African country of Benin (formerly Dahomey) armed with copies of images taken in the mid 1900s by Pierre Verger, a French photographer. I was able to find the same families, locations, vodun ceremonies and activities evident in Verger’s photographs. Through visual comparisons and stories, one may learn what has changed and what has remained the same. — Darcy Greene [caption id="attachment_382" align="alignleft" width="853"] Twins with mother, Ishédé, Benin, c. 1948 – 1979 — Pierre Verger[/caption] [caption id="attachment_384" align="alignleft" width="576"] Sèmassou twins with sister, Abomey, Benin, 2012 — Darcy Greene[/caption]

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 806

Think/Make

How The Guardian is Rethinking Its Design Language

Alex Breuer 8:45 a.m.

Exploring the contours of new forms, as well updates to the classics, with Alex Breuer, creative director at The Guardian. Keeping the craft of good editorial design thinking alive in a world of algorithms, acronyms and complex responsive systems requires attention to the details that define your voice.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

9:00 a.m.

Make

Everything You Wanted to Know About The Rest of the Newsroom but Were Afraid to Ask

Jessica Yu 9:00 a.m.

So you've mastered data viz, elegant responsive design and are a coding ninja but true success for a news organization requires all departments to be working in sync. Understanding the secret language of the other teams (reporters, editors, audience development, SEO, HR, marketing, etc.) will enable you to design a truly great career and team.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 802

Think/Make

Immersive Journalism: Using Transmedia, VR, Comics and Animation to Boost Engagement

Dan Archer 9:00 a.m.

Dan Archer is a unique visual journalist who creates comics to tell all kinds of stories, from investigative to explanatory. As a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, Archer is exploring transmedia storytelling through the creation of a visual news consultancy, Empathetic Media, that provides services to newsrooms without the in-house expertise or budget to do so for themselves. Platforms include the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and Unity game engine (for VR and Web apps), as well as interactive webdocs, multimedia graphic journalism pieces and data visualizations. His work has been published by The Guardian, BBC, The Huffington Post, America Public Media and several other outlets.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 807/808

Make

Designing with Development in Mind

Brad Campeau-Laurion 9:00 a.m.

Design and development are supposed to work hand-in-glove. But in practice, it doesn’t always go that way. Brad Campeau-Laurion, partner at Alley Interactive, will present strategies for designers to create work that translates seamlessly into code, based on Alley’s extensive work with news media clients ranging from the New York Post to the Center for Investigative Reporting. Attendees will gain insight into how to “test” designs for common development pitfalls, and how to communicate design intentions as clearly as possible.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 702

10:00 a.m.

Morning Break

10:00 a.m.

Short coffee break between early sessions and the morning keynote.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center

10:15 a.m.

Keynote

One Year of Vox.com — What We’re Learning

Ezra Klein and Yuri Victor 10:15 a.m.

Editor-in-Chief Ezra Klein in a conversation with Yuri Victor about what the Vox team has learned since launching a year ago. Vox's quick success — here's a recap at nine months in — is often attributed to the way the team melds journalism, technology and design. Ezra and Yuri will explore the culture they and others at Vox are creating.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

11:30 a.m.

Make

Power Up: Speed Conceptual Thinking

Deborah Withey 11:30 a.m.

A hands-on workshop with productive mental and visual exercises energizes the final day of the conference. Join Deborah Withey and learn how to enhance the abstract part of your brain to take your creative vision from concept to concrete. Experimentation encouraged.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 806

Make

Tiny Frames: Mobile-First Design Inside of Breaking News

Martin McClellan 11:30 a.m.

Breaking News, a stand-alone startup inside of NBC News Digital, is known for fast innovative news reporting, but also for fast innovative apps. Get a peek at their process, from wireframe to production, with Senior UX Designer Martin McClellan. Find out why every mockup starts in a tiny frame.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 807/808

Make

Split Personalities: How to Design New Products in a Small News Organization

Emma Carew Grovum 11:30 a.m.

AKA: what to do when editorial, technology, design and product management all converge... on you. Most small newsrooms have at least one jack (or jill) of all trades, and that role has evolved quickly for people who dabble in the various areas of digital. A little web editing, a little photo-editing, a little coding, a little browser testing and all of a sudden you're bouncing between departments trying to ensure everyone's on the same page about the upcoming new //thing// you're pushing out. You're in a headlines meeting, you're QA-ing with developers, you're writing a little CSS, you're filing bug tickets. Here are 10 things I've learned about being the diplomat between editorial and technology, balancing efficiency with collaboration and staying sane through it all.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 802

12:40 p.m.

LUNCH — Think/Make

Making the Move from Visual to UX Design

Tory Hargro and Shayli Jimenez 12:40 p.m.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Payscale.com, the job outlook for UI/UX web designers is especially bright. The field is expected to grow 22 percent by 2015, adding thousands of new jobs. We'll discuss the key differences between Visual Design & UX Design and how you can use the principles in your work now to transition into the field.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 806

LUNCH — AWARDS

The Best of Sports Design: Revealing the Winners

Josh Crutchmer 12:40 p.m.

The Best of Sports Design competition is a worldwide contest seeking to identify the best in print and digital sports design. Founded in 2006 at the SportsDesigner.com blog and hosted at SND.org since 2012, the competition draws 600-plus entries from around the world each year. During this session, contest chair Josh Crutchmer will reveal the 2014 winners and invite a panel of competition judges to discuss winning entries, almost-winning entries and trends in sports design.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 807/808

LUNCH — SPEAK/LISTEN

Lightning Talks: Sign Up for Your 5 Minutes

12:40 p.m.

Think of it as a snack-sized presentation, or a speed date with knowledge. These talks might cover all kinds of topics and are generally a lot of fun. So buckle up and come ready to hang on. Our lightning talk organizer, Steve Dorsey, is looking for ideas of all kinds. The best part of all this is sharing what you know. Or have ideas about. Or want help with. Get in on the action: Got something to say in five minutes or less? Please use this form to sign up (or nominate someone else) so we can plan ahead and assemble a great lightning round at the #SNDDC workshop. Sign up by March 27 to have a shot at the lineup. Loading...

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

1:45 p.m.

Think/Make

Digital News Experience Design Now

Ian Adelman 1:45 p.m.

Ian Adelman leads Digital Design at The New York Times, and has been designing digital products and experiences for more than 20 years. He has had his hand in digital publication design since 1996, as founding Art Director of Slate.com. Ian will share observations on how the work and challenges have evolved, how digital design works at the Times and what it means to practice digital news product design today. Members of the Times Digital Design team will also join him for a Q&A session, so get your good questions ready.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

Make

Doonesbury Meets SuperMario: What Works and What Doesn’t With Interactives?

Gus D'Angelo 1:45 p.m.

How does a reader quickly learn what interactions work? How is a reader effectively prompted to complete the story? And how can real-time analytics lead to more effective storytelling? Gus D’Angelo will talk about how he strives to quickly engage “reader/players” into unique, interactive experiences that entertain and inform. KNIGHT TALK: See Gus shares his plans for re-imagining the creation and distribution of news and editorial cartoons for the digital age.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 806

Think/Make

Human-Centered Design and How We Might Engineer Changes in News Collaboration

Laura Cochran and Reggie Murphy 1:45 p.m.

Just like ants, designers and editors need to sniff each other’s trail to learn more about each other. True emergence or transformation happens when people aggressively collaborate and the environment facilitates this collaboration. To build the foundation for adopting new tools and innovative approaches to news, we must design a system that motivates and rewards people for collaboration and transparency. This system must bring neighbors together and create a connectedness between people. Last year, Reggie Murphy and Laura Cochran, working closely with The American Press Institute, asked: How might we help re-engineer how journalists, technologists and business leaders work more collaboratively together? In this session, Reggie and Laura will share their human-centered research design used to tackle this problem and the insights gained from the research.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 802

2:45 p.m.

Think

And, Suddenly, Journalism is the World’s Hottest Profession

Neil Chase 2:45 p.m.

Content marketing, brand journalism, companies that have reporters, ad agencies that have daily news meetings, business from other industries launching media companies. That's all an affirmation of the value of what we know and do, the value of design and presentation in telling stories. We explore.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 702

Make

100 Mistakes We Made Last Year

Jonathon Berlin 2:45 p.m.

A century's worth of learning about trying to put more stuff on the Internet ... in 45 minutes

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 802

Think

Design Career Crossroads

Tracy Collins and Tim Frank 2:45 p.m.

As newsrooms evolve and consolidated studios mature, which environment is best for you? This group discussion will help you determine the right setting for your next step toward greater creative freedom and visual leadership.​ Will a broader experience accelerate your learning and give you a killer portfolio, or will the intimacy of working on a single team be your key to success? We'll talk to designers who have worked in both environments and compare notes from organizations, large and small. One size doesn't fit all.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 807/808

3:00 p.m.

Think/Make

Eyetracking Photojournalism

Sara Quinn 3:00 p.m.

In an age where images are instantaneous and easily shared around the world, what characteristics make a photograph worth publishing? This major new study on photojournalism gives insight into how people perceive the quality of journalistic photographs — from those taken by seasoned professionals to amateur cellphone images that capture everyday life. With significant implications for storytellers, journalists and publishing organizations, this research combines eyetrack testing with extensive interviews asking people their thoughts on storytelling, quality, what makes an image memorable and worth sharing.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 806

Make

Design is for Everyone

Cap Watkins 3:00 p.m.

Hear from Cap Watkins, who recently joined BuzzFeed as VP of Design.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

4:00 p.m.

Think/Make

Design Once, Share Widely

Kevin Poortinga and Corey Greeneltch 4:00 p.m.

Going bespoke is so 1999. Design and develop once with sharing in mind. Kevin Poortinga from Gannett’s Local Digital Solutions Network, a virtual team that works on projects for multiple sites, and Corey Greeneltch, Director of Design at Gannett Digital, will show ideas for how to design smartly and develop with care to make a big impact.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 806

Make

Danger! Artist Speaks

Andrea Levy 4:00 p.m.

More than a year of sharing my opinion in words and art, has been life-changing. It has been one damn tough challenge, with a profoundly enlightening payoff. I am not the same person as when I started. I want every editor, designer and artist to experience the same. Recent Work

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

Make

Design for Your Ears

Dan Newman and Jeremy Pennycook 4:00 p.m.

NPR One is a personalized audio experience designed to be heard. If we are doing our jobs well, then you likely aren’t even looking at your device. Being out of sight as we blend curation and machine learning creates a unique set of constraints for building a mobile app. How do we craft an experience for your ears? Jeremy and Dan will discuss the evolution of NPR’s new digital radio platform, from inception to obstacles to examples of interactions built for sound.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 807/808

5:15 p.m.

Keynote

Onward: What’s Next?

Rob King 5:15 p.m.

"It's going to work out, you just don't know how yet." — Rob King, who oversees @SportsCenter and news at @ESPN

The Newseum Knight Conference Center: Room 705/706

7:00 p.m.

Closing Reception

Awards Gala: The Best of News Design

7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening at The Newseum to celebrate the Best of News Design across platforms. Nominees for World's Best-Designed™ newspapers, websites and apps will be announced on snd.org this week. Winners will be revealed at this gala celebration, which will also include medal winners and any special recognitions by the competition juries. World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper Finalists The Society for News Design has just announced 17 finalists for World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper. Final winners will be named at this ceremony. [Register here.] The extraordinary finalists come from a pool of 200 international newspapers. A five-judge team unanimously selected the honorees for remarkable achievement. Only the judges know the winner(s). Here are the final newspapers (in no particular order) vying for best of the best, with comments from the judges: The Washington Post (United States) The Post sets the standard for high-quality news design that transitions seamlessly to sports and features sections that are not afraid to show some whimsy. The covers sing and the inside pages are strongly organized. Politiken (Denmark) The power of Politiken is in its range. No matter which tool they’re using—typography, photography, illustration, art direction— they use it as well as anyone to create pages that are as fearless as any in the industry. Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden) Svenska Dagbladet editors and designers are masters at using their format, pushing and pulling it to the day's news without ever breaking it. Excelsior (Mexico) Excelsior manages to burn with adrenaline while maintaining an almost-elegant typographical structure. It's bold, it's colorful but it flaunts its classic touches just as often. The National Post (Canada) The National Post is fearless and brilliant. It flies without the net of a rigid format to produce a compelling report wholly unique to each day's news. De Morgen (Belgium) There is an energy that runs through De Morgen that begins with the front page and keeps going and going and going throughout the book. The paper has a near-perfect blend of illustration and photography. Informação (Portugal) There is such cohesiveness to this news product. It owns the format and pushes it visually time and time again. Simply remarkable. Welt am Sonntag (Germany) It is simple, systematic and strong. Readers can easily understand and follow structure to find whatever they need. To convey content, the paper uses proper visuals, which include photographs, illustrations and infographic, to organize news and analysis in a way that allows for easy contemplation. The Grid (Canada) Though it's now departed, The Grid went out on a high, displaying strong art direction even while changing its size in the middle of the year. It was provocative, energetic and always full of surprises. La Nacion (Argentina) This is a beautiful, restrained paper — so disciplined. And, yet, consistently finding room for the subtle graphic, the beautiful photograph, the playful treat. The Los Angeles Times (U.S.) From the Oscars and the entertainment industry to California fires to the Sochi Olympics Games, this is a paper driven by the energy of its photography and some of the industry's most elegant photo-editing, all while maintaining a serious air. The Guardian (Britain) How good is The Guardian? In a room full of judges with sky-high expectations for a paper that is always quite good, the collective opinion was that the The Guardian found its way to exceptional in 2014. How? It’s a paper that can toggle between whimsy and serious like virtually no other. Dagens Nyheter (Sweden) What you expect from Dagens Nyheter is organization, which ranks among the best. But what surprises you is how the paper takes big risks within that order, often eliciting huge emotional responses from readers reacting to the power of its extraordinary photo-editing and art direction. De Volkskrant (Netherlands) First of all, this paper has consistent design with identity and good visual content. The design team knows how to use white space to make it all look elegant. With the combination of strong typography and stellar photography, the paper has a newsy and strong look. Die Welt (Germany) That such a massive, wordy broadsheet can find so much room for bursts of art and even playful humor is a testament to the consistent vision of this newspaper. There's a strong commitment to voice that shines through. The New York Times (U.S.) The New York Times is the standard-bearer for American visual journalism. From photography to infographics to art direction, its range and sophistication are unrivaled. Folha de São Paulo (Brazil) Folha de S. Paolo combines dynamic energy and strong art direction with a structure that keeps it all under control. We loved its illustrations and bold photo play. The State of Digital News Publishers and news sites find themselves at a crossroads. While the atomic units of content they produce are getting better all the time, the mechanisms to reach their audience have changed, and the expectations of the audience have changed as well. What are these changes? News is now more personal than ever. Our time is more precious than ever. The experience people want and expect is one that provides news at a personal level and feels like time well spent. It must be available and enjoyable across all devices. It should work wherever you are and cultivate community. Platforms are redefining what news is and how it is consumed. Their curated experiences have become the entry points for publishers’ content. Publishers know the news: Platforms know people and connect them to the news they want. Are platforms the future of news sites, or can publishers learn to create experiences that both inform and engage their audience in ways they are unable to today? Platforms are of the web, are you? — The SND Digital Judging Team Criteria Audience — Scope of organization: To be World’s Best, recirculation strategy has to be excellent as well Mobile web / responsive vs. app —  t has to work well across devices and breakpoints, unless strategy is to treat devices separately. Apps are strictly judged on the app experience Performance — Speed, easy to use / intuitive The content — Relevant to you, easy-to-find presentation. Elegant, clean, intuitive Community — A safe place that fosters conversations Portability —  Of content, or elements of the site or experience. Atomic The Finalists [In no particular order] Medium Possibly the next generation platform and publisher. It is a joy to use and looks stunning. Quartz One of the best user experiences for a news site today. The homepage is a useful resource rather than only a collection of what they produced today. Articles seamlessly flow into one another, making it easy to read more than one thing. NPR One Excellence through simplicity. A hyper-focused experience that delivers on its promise of personalized audio. Harvard Law Review One of the most stunningly designed sites we have seen. It does not try to be something it is not, it simply embraces the content it has and creates a wonderful experience. AJ+ A bold experiment in contextual news. Clever use of audience engagement for people who want to dig below the surface on topics. News orgs will be ‘sampling’ elements of this app. Facebook News is personal. In a world where time is precious, Facebook is one of the main ways people discover — and share — news that matters to them. NPR This site bridges the gap between web and audio. Twitter The place where you curate your own community. It gives you the ability to broadcast and be broadcast to. Twitter has the unique ability to break news fast. The New Yorker A thoroughly enjoyable reading experience. YouTube It is still the place for video on the web. It creates the ability for publishers to place their video where the audience is. It allows people, if the demand is there, to become ‘stars’ without publishers.

The Newseum Knight Conference Center

8:00 p.m.

BEST OF NEWS DESIGN

World’s Best-Designed Newspaper Finalists

8:00 p.m.

The Society for News Design has just announced 17 finalists for World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper. Final winners will be named at this ceremony. [Register here.] The extraordinary finalists come from a pool of 200 international newspapers. A five-judge team unanimously selected the honorees for remarkable achievement. Only the judges know the winner(s). Here are the final newspapers (in no particular order) vying for best of the best, with comments from the judges: The Washington Post (United States) The Post sets the standard for high-quality news design that transitions seamlessly to sports and features sections that are not afraid to show some whimsy. The covers sing and the inside pages are strongly organized. Politiken (Denmark) The power of Politiken is in its range. No matter which tool they’re using—typography, photography, illustration, art direction— they use it as well as anyone to create pages that are as fearless as any in the industry. Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden) Svenska Dagbladet editors and designers are masters at using their format, pushing and pulling it to the day's news without ever breaking it. Excelsior (Mexico) Excelsior manages to burn with adrenaline while maintaining an almost-elegant typographical structure. It's bold, it's colorful but it flaunts its classic touches just as often. The National Post (Canada) The National Post is fearless and brilliant. It flies without the net of a rigid format to produce a compelling report wholly unique to each day's news. De Morgen (Belgium) There is an energy that runs through De Morgen that begins with the front page and keeps going and going and going throughout the book. The paper has a near-perfect blend of illustration and photography. Informação (Portugal) There is such cohesiveness to this news product. It owns the format and pushes it visually time and time again. Simply remarkable. Welt am Sonntag (Germany) It is simple, systematic and strong. Readers can easily understand and follow structure to find whatever they need. To convey content, the paper uses proper visuals, which include photographs, illustrations and infographic, to organize news and analysis in a way that allows for easy contemplation. The Grid (Canada) Though it's now departed, The Grid went out on a high, displaying strong art direction even while changing its size in the middle of the year. It was provocative, energetic and always full of surprises. La Nacion (Argentina) This is a beautiful, restrained paper — so disciplined. And, yet, consistently finding room for the subtle graphic, the beautiful photograph, the playful treat. The Los Angeles Times (U.S.) From the Oscars and the entertainment industry to California fires to the Sochi Olympics Games, this is a paper driven by the energy of its photography and some of the industry's most elegant photo-editing, all while maintaining a serious air. The Guardian (Britain) How good is The Guardian? In a room full of judges with sky-high expectations for a paper that is always quite good, the collective opinion was that the The Guardian found its way to exceptional in 2014. How? It’s a paper that can toggle between whimsy and serious like virtually no other. Dagens Nyheter (Sweden) What you expect from Dagens Nyheter is organization, which ranks among the best. But what surprises you is how the paper takes big risks within that order, often eliciting huge emotional responses from readers reacting to the power of its extraordinary photo-editing and art direction. De Volkskrant (Netherlands) First of all, this paper has consistent design with identity and good visual content. The design team knows how to use white space to make it all look elegant. With the combination of strong typography and stellar photography, the paper has a newsy and strong look. Die Welt (Germany) That such a massive, wordy broadsheet can find so much room for bursts of art and even playful humor is a testament to the consistent vision of this newspaper. There's a strong commitment to voice that shines through. The New York Times (U.S.) The New York Times is the standard-bearer for American visual journalism. From photography to infographics to art direction, its range and sophistication are unrivaled. Folha de São Paulo (Brazil) Folha de S. Paolo combines dynamic energy and strong art direction with a structure that keeps it all under control. We loved its illustrations and bold photo play.

Best of News Design

World’s Best-Designed Digital Finalists

8:00 p.m.

The Society for News Design has just announced 10 finalists for World’s Best-Designed™ websites and apps. Final winners will be named at this gala on April 11 in Washington, D.C. [Register here.] The State of Digital News Publishers and news sites find themselves at a crossroads. While the atomic units of content they produce are getting better all the time, the mechanisms to reach their audience have changed, and the expectations of the audience have changed as well. What are these changes? News is now more personal than ever. Our time is more precious than ever. The experience people want and expect is one that provides news at a personal level and feels like time well spent. It must be available and enjoyable across all devices. It should work wherever you are and cultivate community. Platforms are redefining what news is and how it is consumed. Their curated experiences have become the entry points for publishers’ content. Publishers know the news: Platforms know people and connect them to the news they want. Are platforms the future of news sites, or can publishers learn to create experiences that both inform and engage their audience in ways they are unable to today? Platforms are of the web, are you? — The SND Digital Judging Team Criteria Audience — Scope of organization: To be World’s Best, recirculation strategy has to be excellent as well Mobile web / responsive vs. app —  t has to work well across devices and breakpoints, unless strategy is to treat devices separately. Apps are strictly judged on the app experience Performance — Speed, easy to use / intuitive The content — Relevant to you, easy-to-find presentation. Elegant, clean, intuitive Community — A safe place that fosters conversations Portability —  Of content, or elements of the site or experience. Atomic The Finalists [In no particular order] Medium Possibly the next generation platform and publisher. It is a joy to use and looks stunning. Quartz One of the best user experiences for a news site today. The homepage is a useful resource rather than only a collection of what they produced today. Articles seamlessly flow into one another, making it easy to read more than one thing. NPR One Excellence through simplicity. A hyper-focused experience that delivers on its promise of personalized audio. Harvard Law Review One of the most stunningly designed sites we have seen. It does not try to be something it is not, it simply embraces the content it has and creates a wonderful experience. AJ+ A bold experiment in contextual news. Clever use of audience engagement for people who want to dig below the surface on topics. News orgs will be ‘sampling’ elements of this app. Facebook News is personal. In a world where time is precious, Facebook is one of the main ways people discover — and share — news that matters to them. NPR This site bridges the gap between web and audio. Twitter The place where you curate your own community. It gives you the ability to broadcast and be broadcast to. Twitter has the unique ability to break news fast. The New Yorker A thoroughly enjoyable reading experience. YouTube It is still the place for video on the web. It creates the ability for publishers to place their video where the audience is. It allows people, if the demand is there, to become ‘stars’ without publishers.