Teaching development through design

The SND Tablet Quick Courses have yielded fantastic turn outs with designers who are eager to extend their skills into the digital frontier and beyond. The task each class was given was simple: Build a responsive portfolio site with a focus on tablet design and touch. Learn more about the course format and results from instructor Joey Marburger.

Regina McCombs & Roger Fidler present a round up and new release of mobile & tablet research

Our next session, and first announcement from the RJI Digital Publishing Alliance partnership, will offer a plethora of data and research about mobile and tablet usage with two experts in the field. It’ll be the first session of the day-long mobile and tablet track, so make sure you grab a nutritious breakfast because we’re kickin’ […]

Mizzou’s RJI set to share iPad news survey findings Friday

Roger Fidler reports that more than 1,600 iPad users responded to the Reynolds Journalism Institute / Digital Publishing Alliance’s 2010 iPad News Survey. Fidler, the RJI-University of Missouri’s program director/digital publishing said the results of the iPad user survey will be shared publicly this Friday at the RJI Tablet/E-Reader Symposium and on their website. You […]

USA Today iPad app: Behind the scenes

It’s not hard to argue that USA Today has had a large part in shaping the design of newspapers since it launched in 1982. (SND named the founding of the paper the number one “Influential Moment in News Design” of the last 25 years in 2004.) So when Apple finally announced it’s iPad earlier this year it’s no surprise that USA Today would be one of the first papers to adopt the platform.

SND spoke with William Couch, Interaction Designer at USA Today for some insight into the development of the application.