On Interactive Graphics and Designing for Users

Two members of The Washington Post’s graphics team talk about how to make the most of graphics, always with an eye on how the audience will use what you make.

Emily Chow

Graphics Editor, The Washington Post


Emily Chow is a graphics editor with the information graphics team at The Washington Post. She spends her days designing and building integrated storytelling experiences and data visualizations. Prior to joining the Washington Post, Emily held internships at Sunset Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. She’s a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School.

Emily Yount

Interaction Designer, The Washington Post


Emily Yount is an interaction designer at The Washington Post where she works with teams across the newsroom to create engaging, digital story presentations. She has worked on topics ranging from drone crashes to asset forfeitures to the n-word’s place in American vernacular. Prior to joining the Post, Emily developed interactive graphics and managed digital innovation projects at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Emily earned a journalism and Spanish degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.