How to draw the Internet: Better interactives through paper prototyping

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Noah Veltman of WNYC - New York Public Radio; Sisi Wei of OpenNews
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 2:10pm
  • Location: International 10
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Writing code is hard. Drawing is easy. In this session, we'll teach you how to use paper prototypes to design an effective interactive. Refining ideas on paper gets you important feedback at the start of a project, before you've painted yourself into a corner with a wrong approach. We'll practice thinking like a computer without using one -- with better, more meaningful results to show for it.

Speaker Bios

  • Noah Veltman (@veltman) is a developer and reporter for the WNYC Data News Team, where he builds interactive graphics, maps, and data-driven news apps. He was previously a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at BBC News in London. Some of his other projects can be found here:

  • Sisi Wei is the Director of Programs at OpenNews, where she envisions and executes transformative initiatives for journalism, especially for journalists of color and local journalists. Previously, she was Assistant Managing Editor at ProPublica where she oversaw and edited news apps, graphics, visual reporting, and investigations. 

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