When I quit my editing job at Wired in 2012 to spend more time with my startup, Contextly was focussed on helping readers dive deeply into a story, via smart related links at the end of stories. I was frustrated then at the state of digital publishing tools and the lack of innovation in the news media […]
There is something endlessly frustrating when a news site launches a redesign that is a barely changed rehash of a large media companies older design. Few, if any, media companies are backing up their design with user experience science. If the final sites are any indication, we have paid little attention to decades of significant […]
Kill the article. That was the theme of the Global Editors Network hackathon that I participated in with Seattle Times teammates Ben Turner and Justin Mayo. This was one of 20 hackathons happening worldwide, with winners of each event going to Barcelona to compete against each other. Unfortunately, we didn’t win. But we still think […]
Why have I been blocked? This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks. The action you just performed triggered the security solution. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data. How the Web Became Unreadable.
I thought my eyesight was beginning to go. It turns out, I’m suffering from design. It’s been getting harder for me to read things on my phone and my laptop. I’ve caught myself squinting and holding the screen closer to my face. I’ve worried that my eyesight is starting to go. These hurdles have made me grumpier […]
“Asian women are not” is an installation displaying 100 posters that read “Asian women are not” followed by whatever online submissions were received by 100 different women. The army of posters served to list and communicate disgusting Asian woman stereotypes to passerbyers and drivers. Source: Olivia Park Asian Women Are Not
Last Tuesday we released our first three themes, and this will be the first post in a series that will explain what themes should and should not have. These posts will also explain why we made certain choices regarding our themes. With the release came a storm of reactions, some downright negative, but most of […]