Papers and books crowd Indiana University lecturer Steve Layton’s desk. Next to where he sits is last year’s Society for News Design hardcover, Best of News Design. Under it is the 2011 book, and under that are the printed pages that will become the 2013 edition. It’s the 34th year of existence for the book, but it’s IU’s first year to design it.
Ryan Gantz, Director of User Experience for Vox Media, explains how a collaborative, cross-departmental process led to the successful redesign of SB Nation. The sports news site, owned by Vox Media, won World’s Best honors in the 2012 best of digital design contest.
Update: Voting is now closed
We received hundreds of votes over the past two weeks, and we’ll be announcing the finalists soon. Thank you to everyone who submitted cover possibilities, it is an amazing gallery of work, and variety of solutions, that you have presented us. We’ll leave the gallery up for now, stay tuned for the next round!
The Society for News Design is thrilled to announce the 2012 World’s Best Designed news sites and apps: SB Nation, Lenta.ru and the Guardian and Observer iPad apps.
The baselines for digital news design are changing and becoming more mature. Over the past year responsive design and custom typography became expectations instead of an experimental exceptions. Touch compatibility is essential; Flash is prohibited. There’s a reductionist movement to confidently display hierarchy while tastefully integrating smart customization and social.
Judges from across the globe met in Syracuse and Muncie. They poured over more than 10,000 print and digital entries. Now as the winners are assembled in SND’s Annual The Best of News Design™ book, here’s one last chance to get your work in there. On the cover. Submit your cover design by March 22. We’ll [...]
I have a confession. I don’t believe everything I read from the media. Does that make me a bad member of the media? Here’s why I ask: I’m hearing from fellow journalists that SND has an infographics-and-illustration crisis on its hand, and the journalist in me can’t kick the skeptical habit that easily.
Did your publication enter the Best of Digital Design competition this year? Check here to find out whether our panel of international judges recognized your work among the elite entries.
A team of international judges evaluated several hundred entries in this edition of the Best of Digital Design competition hosted at Ball State University, February 22-24. Here is the unofficial medal count, as well as video that explains a few changes to this year’s judging process.
Judges awarded two silver medals to the New York Times for its Olympics and graphics portfolios.
Over 100 entries were submitted in the single-story project category, and judges have awarded a total of eight medals. The New York Times led the category with six silver medal winners and one gold medal winner. NPR also won a silver medal.
Thanks for joining us for live coverage of the SND Digital competition. The competition is now over, the judges have all headed home, but the links and photos from Ball State via Storify will remain in the digital space for virtually forever. Keep an eye on snd.org for more news and have a bit of [...]
Judges awarded a silver medal to USA Today for its entry “Ghost Factories: Smelting and Lead Contamination” in the use of multimedia category.
Judges awarded a silver medal to The New York Times for its entry “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” in the use of multimedia category.
Ball State University student Emily Theis had the judges answer some questions and create self-portraits in the medium of his or her choice. We’ll be unveiling the judges’ bios throughout the competition, so be sure to keep checking our behind-the-scenes Tumblr SND Live.
Judges awarded a gold medal to The New York Times for its entry “Olympics Home Page” in the continuous use category, section or topic.
Judges gave a silver medal to The Boston Globe for its entry “68 blocks: Life, Death, Hope” in the coverage category.