On repeat: How to use loops to explain anything

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Lena Groeger of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 4:30pm
  • Location: International 10
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From animated gifs illustrating how a car engine works to looping interactives demonstrating sampling error, we're seeing more and more ways of presenting ideas, explaining processes, and just capturing small moments in endless, repeating sequences. We'll take a look at why loops work so well as explanatory tools, how they've been used in the newsroom, and how you can create your very own.

No prerequisites but if you want to make your own animated gif, we'll be using Quicktime and Photoshop.

Speaker Bios

  • 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

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