Do Tablets Dream of Electric News?

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Sunday 13th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

News organizations are investing a lot of faith and hope into news apps for tablets. Although they have embraced the iPad in different ways, similar design, product, and user experience problems have surfaced. What strategies must be applied to craft design experiences that are more illustrious than the browser? Through taming APIs, feeds, and algorithms, can they entice readers, seasoned and new to make an app a part of their daily news consumption ritual? With stakeholders from both the print and digital world, how do teams surface, manage, and design for divergent expectations? We have made it through the launch, and subsequent updates to, the first news iPad apps and will discuss design considerations and constraints we’ve encountered through this process.

LEVEL: Intermediate

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Jennifer Brook

Independent maker of lovely things: mobile, books, systems. Teaches design @thenewschool. Previously ixd @method_inc, @nytimes. bio from Twitter

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Erin Sparling

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sun 13th March 2011


N. Capitol View, Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

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