What the worst user interface ever can teach you about design (Hosted by the Society for News Design) (Design Track)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Sarah Slobin of Reuters
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Grace
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

You understand the data. You've wrangled the map. You know what the story is. Where does information design come into that process? Design is logic, but like anything else, if no one explains it to you it can be a complete mystery. 

Just like learning a few key words when you travel to another country, there are a few design principles that can help you think about how to present your data or how to tighten your design for your reader. In this reprise of her popular talk from NICAR17, Sarah Slobin from Quartz will look at the worst design ever and share some ways to look at a user interface. Once you know them these ways of LOOKING, you'll never be able to unsee them.

*Please note: You must bring your own laptop to participate in this class.

Speaker Bios

  • Sarah works with Reuters graphics, as visual editor embedded with the data and investigative unit. She began her career at the New York Times, where she worked across all major news desks and ran BizDay graphics. She left the NYT to be the infographics director at Fortune, has worked as a visual editor at the Wall Street Journal and also at Quartz as the editor of the Things team. @sarahslo believes the center is defined by the edges.

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