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Aron Pilhofer: User Centered Design in the newsroom

18 Nov

  Aron Pilhofer is the newly appointed executive director of digital for The Guardian newspaper (see my article on i-Docs.org about his vision for Guardian Visuals). Before coming to the UK, Pilhofer was the New York Times’ associate managing editor for digital strategy. He is the guy that commissioned Snow Fall (proving the world that […]

London’s new Interactive Factual Narrative meetup!

13 Nov

London’s first Interactive Factual Narrative meetup took place yesterday night at the Centre for Creative Collaboration (great name for a meetup location, no?). We where about 25 people, coming from all sorts of backgrounds (journalists, anthropologists, designers, sound editors, filmmakers, television producers, UX, artists…. it was refreshingly varied!) and all curious about how to bring […]

Digital religions: MozFest and the “let’s make it” paradigm

31 Oct

    I think I know now why it took me three years to feel at ease at Mozfest. It is not because I am not a coder, it is because it exemplifies a paradigm shift. The fundamental attitude in an academic conference is “sit and listen”, while the one at MozFest is “move and […]

MozFest: should you go?

17 Oct

MozFest 2013 is back in London (Ravensbourne) on the 25th-27th of October. Why should we care? I used to think this was a place for coders only. I was wrong. Or maybe what was wrong was to think that the clear distinctions between coder and non-coder was a way to position ourselves in the professional […]