Design/Viz: What to do, and what not to do

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Anna Flagg of The Marshall Project; Lena Groeger of ProPublica; Moiz Syed of The Intercept
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 9:00am
  • Location: International 6-7
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Good design helps maximize your story's impact by increasing its usability and comprehension. This session covers the basic user experience dos and don'ts for online journalism. We'll include plenty of examples of good and bad design from leading journalism outlets.

This session is good for: anyone who thinks about design and its impact on good journalism.

Speaker Bios

  • Anna Flagg is a data journalist for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization focused on the U.S. criminal justice system. In addition to The Marshall Project, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, ProPublica, Al Jazeera, CityLab, Fusion and She's spoken at Malofiej, Visualized, TEI and Haptics Symposium, and co-taught a course on multimedia journalism for the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Lena Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and writes about design’s real world consequences. She is on the board of the Society for News Design, and has taught classes on design and data visualization at NYU, The New School, CUNY and UC Berkeley. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine.  @lenagroeger

  • Moiz Syed is a data journalist and designer at The Intercept. He works on projects covering criminal justice, immigration and national security. He was previously at the Wikimedia Foundation where he led design efforts on projects supporting transparency and free knowledge. @moizsyed

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