Join Hacks/Hackers NYC at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 when user experience designer Benjamin Wiederkehr (@datavis) of Interactive Things, Datavisualization.ch and Hacks/Hackers Zürich presents…
Storytelling Workout: Routines & Techniques for Interactive Graphics Editors
For the year 2013 the editorial office of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung has set itself the goal of integrating data-driven journalism methods into their editorial process. To develop a shared understanding for best-practices, tools and processes, they turned to Interactive Things, a design studio focused on user experience and information visualization.
One important note: We don't see the interactive graphics editor as a singular role. It's much rather a collective endeavor of researchers, journalists, designers and developers involved in a tight collaboration. The necessary reshaping of the editorial environment was facilitated over the course of a series of exercises, which span across different disciplines of data-driven journalism.
Ben will share with you a few different routines and techniques for interactive graphics editors that we have experimented with and how they played out. Some of them were successful, some of them failed. But all of them taught us valuable lessons.
6:30 p.m.: Doors, beer & pizza courtesy of Meetup.com + socializing
~7:00 p.m.: Presentation by Benjamin Wiederkehr followed by Q&A
~8:00 p.m.: Hiring announcements, networking and socializing
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More about Benjamin: Benjamin Wiederkehr is an interaction designer with a focus on information visualization and interface design.
He is founding partner and managing director of Interactive Things, an user experience design and data visualization studio he established in 2010 together with Christian Siegrist and Jeremy Stucki. The Zurich based team designs and implements interactive applications and visualizations for national and international clients including the UNDP, UNESCO, WEF, Mozilla and National Geographic. Interactive Things is also part of the Open Government Data task force in Switzerland and helps to facilitate an open access to government data for everyone.
On Datavisualization.ch, Benjamin provides insight into his research and working process as well as he documents topical use cases in the field of data visualization. His work and research interests center around persuasive technology, information and knowledge visualization and cartography.