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  1. Forms Matter

    By Lena Groeger

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    Whether you’re filling out a form or building it yourself, you should be aware that decisions about how to design a form have all kinds of hidden consequences. How you ask a question, the order of questions, the wording and format of the questions, even whether a question is included at all—all affect the final result.

  2. How (and Why) the Financial Times made The Uber Game

    By David Blood, Joanna S. Kao, Nicolai Knoll, Robin Kwong, Callum Locke, and Ændrew Rininsland

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    An experiment by the Financial Times led readers through the life of an Uber driver.

  3. When The Designer Shows Up in the Design

    By Lena Groeger

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    The unintended ways that assumptions, perspectives and biases find their way into our work as journalists, designers and developers. We’ll look at how the decisions we make—what data to base our stories on, what form those stories should take, how they’re designed, who they’re created for—always come out of our particular point of view.

  4. Designing News Apps for Humanity

    By Thomas Wilburn

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    Reader trust is fragile and easily betrayed, and competition is fierce. Newsrooms can’t afford to ignore the way our work affects our readers when their contexts conflict with our expectations.

  5. If It Needs a Sign, It’s Probably Bad Design

    By Lena Groeger

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    Adding more text is a bad way to compensate for bad design.

  6. Discrimination by Design

    By Lena Groeger

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    Discriminatory design and decision-making affects all aspects of our lives: from the quality of our health care and education to where we live to what scientific questions we choose to ask. Here are just a few of the many tangible, visual examples that humans interact with every day.

  7. On Repeat

    By Lena Groeger

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    GIFs and other looped images are mightier than journalists might imagine. Lena Groeger explains the legend, the myth, the GIF.

  8. The Evolution of NPR’s Picture Stories

    By Wes Lindamood

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    How NPR’s picture stories have changed—and the design principles and iterative work behind all the changes.

  9. A Big Article About Wee Things

    By Lena Groeger

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    Lena Groeger on the magical powers of every little thing.

  10. ProPublica’s News Apps Guides

    By Scott Klein

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    Yesterday morning, the ProPublica apps team released a series of documents outlining their coding philosophy, app design and development practices, data validation techniques, and more. We spoke with Scott Klein about how his team’s processes evolved and how they made the time to document it all.

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