On April 11, 2015 SND, the Society for News Design, announced Facebook as the World’s Best-Designed News website at its Best of Digital Design competition. Reaction was wide ranging — mostly critical. But is was clear that Facebook was described as a news website whether you liked it or not. A couple of weeks ago […]
Editorial from SNDS Magazine 3, 2016: – It’s no longer breaking news, but many Scandinavian media houses are struggling to survive. In early August, Danish JP/Politikens Hus announced the cut-down of 55 editorial jobs within its flagship publications Politiken, Ekstra Bladet and Jyllands-Posten.
In Sweden, Mittmedia – publisher of 28 daily local newspapers – have been seriously discussing plans to cut 75 % of all journalistic jobs within the next two to three years – and since June Stampen Media Group has been subject to a reconstruction process, which may or may not mean the end of the company.
Time is money. We all have lots of work to do. But without inspiration we do not move forward. This year we have compressed the annual SNDS-conference into one single day, followed by the great award-dinner, where the winners in Best of News Design Scandinavia will be revealed. 14 hours packed with inspiration, international speakers […]
Friday 2 September 2016, Kristeligt Dagblad launched a new design and several new fields of content. New weekly pages on science and cultural history are among the new features, as well as expanded debate and book review sections. The 120-year-old Copenhagen daily which currently enjoys its highest ever circulation figures (27,000+) has introduced a brand […]
We are excited to have Lea Korsgaard and Katinka Bukh from Zetland on the program for SNDS16. Zetland is a Danish journalistic startup that was established in 2012 by some experienced journalists from the traditional Danish news media companies to give their version of what the future news media could look like. Zetland is a […]
Last year the Baltic countries were enrolled into the SNDS family and at the SNDS16 Conference we will have a speaker from Estonia giving us run through of Estonian and Baltic news design. Priit Höbemägi is a former editor in chief of Eesti Ekspress and is currently a lecturer of new media and journalism at […]
Since 2013, David Bailey has been Creative Director of User Experience Design at BBC. He oversaw the organisation’s Global Experience Language (GEL), which involves maintaining and developing the look and feel of the corporation’s entire online output. GEL (Global Experience Language), is the BBC’s shared design framework which enables them to create consistent and great […]
Alan Smith, Data Visualisation Editor at Financial Times, is announced as new speaker at the SNDS16 News Design Conference in Malmø Sweden. He is an award-winning Data Visualisation specialist that is passionate about the intelligent and engaging presentation of data on the web. Alan joined Financial Times in 2015. Prior to that he was Head […]
Editorial from SNDS Magazine 2, 2016: – In his book Living With Complexity Donald A. Norman argues against the dogma that simple is always better. His area of interest is the tools we use in computing and in everyday life – tools that are often seen as too complicated.
But ‘complex’ and ‘complicated’ are two very different things. The world may be complex but the tools and technology we use to get through the day should not be complicated to operate. And it is up to both designers and users to make them manageable and understandable.
Journalisten, published by Dansk Journalistforbund (Danish Association of Journalists), today on its website published a story about the results of this year’s Best of Scandinavian News Design competition. In an interview with competition committee member Lars Pryds the article highlights the Danish winners: “Politiken has a long tradition for strong design. But it is unusual, […]