Another design goal for Tumblr is the idea of taking away the intimidation of blogging — you know, the dreaded confrontation of an empty page. This is achieved with with smaller text fields and even a range of non-text options. “We don’t want to make you feel like you need to write three paragraphs and post a photo,” he says. “You can just post a photo.” The reason the “Create Post” button to publish a post is so big and shiny? They want you to feel good about pushing posts out in the world, as often as possible.
UX and Data: BFF or Frenemies?
What is the role of data in design and UX activities? How can design thinking inform how data is collected and used? How can data help us tell engaging, memorable stories? Where is data critical to UX success, and where can it impede good work? Let’s talk about how the left brain and right brain can get together and make some beautiful music.
Steve Mulder is the Director of UX and Metrics at NPR’s Digital Services in Boston
Welcome to NPR DUXcamp! Oct. 22, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
NPR is rapidly transforming itself from a broadcast organization into a true multimedia, multiplatform information source. At the heart of this transformation is NPR’s embrace and development of visual forms of storytelling; stories that are designed to complement the quality audio storytelling NPR has pioneered for more than 40 years.
We are not alone in the quest to understand this new, visual and interactive community storytelling space. However, that’s where DUXcamp 2011 comes in. DUXcamp is NPR’s contribution to building a community of storytellers who can experiment, share and gain knowledge from each other as we transform our prehistoric cave drawings into tales that have meaning around our new, digital campfires.
This tumblr will be where we share our notes and thoughts as we prepare for DUXcamp. Please check back often and send us your ideas about what we can do to make DUXcamp a success for you! firstname.lastname@example.org