The Poynter Digital Design Challenge (2017)
A Project to Create New Visual Models for Digital News Publications
Sponsored by William R. Hearst III
Can better design create a better user experience that engages readers and drives revenue? Join us in January as we hear from the designers who are developing new models for information display. They will be presenting design concepts based on our initial workshop in October. (You can watch the video replays here.)
The designers will explore:
- An online news experience that is branded, authoritative and, above all, readable
- How publishers can affordably create immersive VR stories, using live examples by content creators with a walk-through of the interface and practical examples from a team that is telling great stories with limited funding
- A hyperpersonalized news feed model (which can become a fully dedicated VR news experience) that will allow the user to control and adjust advertising and news content
- How a local media operation can rebrand as an “informational operating system” for a city, with different types of products that are not necessarily bundled into a newspaper or traditional news site setting
- How publishers can create modern news, entertainment, shopping and community engagement experiences and reinvent their relationship with their audience
Roger Black, the project’s director, describes the Design Challenge in this video:
Poynter Challenge designers are:
- Jared Cocken, founder of STYLSH.co
- Lucie Lacava, president of Lacava Design Inc.
- Kat Downs Mulder, graphics director at The Washington Post.
- Mike Swartz, a partner at Upstatement, a design and engineering studio in Boston.
- Jeffrey Zeldman, founder of A List Apart magazine and studio.zeldman.
Date: Friday, Jan. 27
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: The Poynter Institute
Thanks to the support of William R. Hearst III, lunch is included.
Please note: Seating is limited.
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