Society of News Design

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Chris Johanesen on design, testing and launching new products at BuzzFeed

Chris Johanesen started at BuzzFeed as its second employee. Now, as vice president of product, he shares insights about “the media company for the social age.”

Zite learns what you like and gets smarter as you use it, analyzing millions of articles every day.

Mark Johnson on innovation, personalization and user-experience design in media

I first met Mark Johnson at SND St. Louis in September 2011. The now 35-year old CEO of Zite — a personalized magazine app acquired by CNN earlier that year — was the definition of unassuming. Sporting a curly fro, eyebrow ring, t-shirt and backpack, I actually mistook him for a college student. Our first conversation had us discussing everything from cocktails and news design to architecture and taxidermy. Here, Johnson talks innovation, personalization and user-experience design in media.