As part of our Year-Long Conversation about design, we talk with Information Architects’ Oliver Reichstein
on keeping design simple, iA’s work on Writer and iPad design and a “business class” on the web, where users could pay to get the junk out of the way. “The more design gets out of your way the more space you have to do with an interface what you want to do. Design works, when you don’t notice it.”
Could a “business class” work where you work? Leave your comments below.
— Read more posts from SND’s Year-Long Conversation here.
The deadline for SND’s Best of Digital Design competition is coming right up. You have until Feb. 15 to get your entries up against the best sites, apps and digital work from around the world. Our team of judges from around the world will pick the best data-driven projects, photography and video, overall site design and usability and mobile and tablet apps. This year we will also let users give input via our competition site. Stay tuned for more details.
Nominate a site or app as for world’s best designed: http://digital.snd.org/worlds-best-nominations/
If you’d like to see the winners of our 2011 Digital Design Competition: http://digital.snd.org/2012/01/04/2011-winners/
Enter SND’s Best of Digital Design competition: http://digital.snd.org/submit-entry/
Deadline to enter: Feb. 15, 2012 (midnight PST).
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get your entries ready for SND’s annual competitions for the best work online and in print. The site for SND’s digital competition is now open for business, with revisions aimed at further improving the contest and make it easier for you to showcase your work, while SND’s creative competition deadline is right around the corner.
How to enter the print competition here. Deadline for U.S. entries is Wednesday, Jan. 11 and for international entries is Wednesday, Jan. 18.
How to enter the digital competition here. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, Feb. 15.
Jason Willis, a senior at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., was named SND’s College Designer of the Year on October 1, 2011, during the awards banquet in St. Louis. The judges cited his rich portfolio of print and multimedia work. We caught up with Jason for a Q&A this week.
Our next dynamic speaker is a powerhouse of journalism education and runs one of the most innovative newsrooms in the nation regularly recognized by industry publications including the PBS Media Shift blog. She’s going to compress a semester of training with her turbo-charged Mizzou classes into 50 minutes for folks looking to get up to [...]
You all spoke in the SND conference surveys, and we listened. We’re pleased to welcome Karl Gude back for an update to his popular and practical session: Free (and fabulous) visualization software online If you missed Karl in Denver, we’ve brought him back to expand on his ever-growing list of free online software for generating [...]
Interactive graphics, no matter how interesting or cool, should always hit home on the most important feature: the storytelling.
You don’t have to have a lot of money to make fabulous visuals in print or online. Karl Gude discusses the wiki he created that combines dozens of free pieces of software online to make your storytelling as dynamic as possible.
SND’s Web training program is coming to Florida! Translate your design skills to the Web by understanding the essential building blocks. In this two-day course we’ll demystify the Web 2.0 toolbox and help you build a compelling, news-driven package from scratch. SND held three Web Boot Camps last year and one earlier this year, and [...]
Steve Jobs will unveil something big on Wednesday morning. Early word — and there’s been much of it — is that Apple will reinvent the idea of portable computing with a new tablet that just might revolutionize publishing.
But if you’re worried about the tech specs and the price and the size of the thing and who will win the coveted phone contract (if there is one) and how the wireless will work and the millions of other rumors out there, you’re missing the point.
Apple thinks bigger.
It traffics in ideas.
Amanda Zamora left The Washington Post last year to be part of the start-up team that would launch The Huffington Post Investigative Fund. The independent nonprofit journalism venture, funded by various donors (including, of course, The Huffington Post, but also the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Knight Foundation) and based in Washington, D.C., is part of [...]
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.
Scott Sines, managing editor at The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal and Kalish Director reminds us that the 2010 Kalish Workshop “is accepting applications for the 21st edition of the best visual editing workshop on the planet.” The announcement continues: “Learn cross-platform/multimedia skills from a faculty of Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winning visual editors including Brian Storm, [...]
The Best of Multimedia Design winners were awarded at the 2009 Society for News Design annual workshop and exhibition in Buenos Aires on Sept. 24. The competition recognizes skill, innovation and high-quality visual journalism in Web and other new-media design with quarterly and annual awards. Out of 170 quarterly award winners, nytimes.com won the two [...]
Thirteen multimedia packages were judged as finalists in the 2009 Best of Multimedia Design competition in the category Non-Breaking Features. The finalists: Common Ground from mediastorm.org Cambio Climático from eitb.com Brewed in Nashville from tennessean.com Sacred Ground: The Building of the Pentagon Memorial from washingtonpost.com Intended Consequences from mediastorm.org Please Touch Museum from philly.com Pogue-O-Matic [...]