Live from Pamplona, Spain: Malofiej 20 Infographics World Summit

Pamplona, Spain is once again playing host to Malofiej, the world’s top gathering and competition for infographics. This is Malofiej’s 20th year, a significant milestone. For the past few days, a jury of 21 leaders of the craft have judged entries from all over the world and chosen winners which will be announced Friday.

_ Talking graphics: How El Mundo covered the financial crisis.
_ SND’s Year-Long Conversation
_Coverage of SND’s other competitions

Start-up lessons: A homicide site in DC

What can you learn about design and development from a site about homicides? A lot, it turns out as we see in this dispatch in SND’s Year-Long Conversation about design.

  • Do what you can—now.
  • Use what you can—now.
  • Build what you can—now.
  • Take risks.
  • Evaluate.
  • Be public.
  • Think creatively.
  • Trust that things will fall into place.
  • But do what you can to make them fall into the right places.
  • Never stop looking forward.
  • Find your purpose, define it, and live by it.
    • First Asia Pacific news design conference for print & online

      WAN-IFRA and the Society for News Design (SND) will join together to present a conference Jan. 23, 2012 in New Delhi, India to show the participants the “best practices” in creativity, originality and the efficiency in producing news for all platforms.

      In this workshop, the participants will analyze their product and will have the opportunity to work on the design under the guidance of the trainer. The workshop will give the participants a critique on their

    • Typography
    • Visual storytelling
    • Use of color
    • Newspaper and story structuring
    • Honoring creativity that sells papers in Middle East

      Next week in the United Arab Emirates, the Best of News Design exhibition will open at The American University of Sharjah in the College of Architecture, Art and Design gallery. The exhibit will feature award-winning work from the MENA region, including The Gulf News, The National, Al Bayan, and Times of Oman. In advance of the exhibit Region 20 SND director Douglas Okasaki talks with industry leaders about the past, present and future roles design has played in the region’s papers.

      SND 2011 Hangzhou Quick Course: Gearing up for the Mobile Age

      The mobile age is now. As the number of devices, platforms and apps explode, it is imperative to gain an understanding of what it all means. And how to prepare for it. The emphasis of this course will be to focus on the variety of mobile experiences in the current world landscape and what is succeeding. By focusing on the immediate past, hidden present, and unknown future of mobile, this course cuts through the swirling information overload surrounding the mobile world. SND-Chinese will focus its next Quick Course on this Oct. 29-31, 2011 at Tianducheng Resort, Hangzhou.

      Sajeev Kumar T.K. named Region 19 director (Asia and South Pacific)

      Sajeev Kumar T.K, Visual Editor of Kerala Kaumudi based in Kerala, India, has been named Society for News Design regional director for Asia and South Pacific. TKsajeev runs a very popular website about design in India.

      TKsajeev says, “I am excited about working for SND, and assure you my sincere effort towards promoting SND and its activities in Region 19.”