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Friday, October 9 • 17:30 - 18:30
Data Track: Design Principles for News Apps

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While the tools and techniques to present large datasets in a visual way may differ from project to project, the basic design principles stay pretty much the same whether you're creating a poster or a news application. During this session, we'll cover the fundamentals of good presentation, layout, and design, looking at lots of examples (both good and bad). By the end you'll be able to explain why these principles work and see how other designers, especially news designers, use them. Once you recognize the concepts, you’ll become more conscious of when and how to use them in your own projects.

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Jodi Upton

Senior database editor, USA Today
Jodi Upton is the Senior Database Editor at USA TODAY, where she leads the database team in analysis on stories from mass killings to the job market to football coach contracts. Her team supports breaking news, investigative projects and everything in between, as well as data-driven interactives. She was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University and is a visiting scholar at Indiana University’s National Sports Journalism Center... Read More →

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Lena Groeger

News application developer, ProPublica
Lena Groeger is a news applications developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and data visualizations. She also teaches data visualization and design at The New School and CUNY. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine. She is particularly excited about the intersection of cognitive science and design, as well as creating graphics and apps in the public... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

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