“I’m a clown without a circus
There’s no-one to see my act
I can laugh and sing
and stand on my head
Nobody knows where I’m at”
– Manfred Mann’s Earth Band(1)
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 Læs more
Complexity is a fact of life, so we must learn to deal with it
– Donald A. Norman*
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 Læs more
Just had the pleasure of doing a pecha kucha at the “SNDSF Evolving our Craft” workshop and exhibition in San Francisco, organized by the Society for News Design. My topic was “10 good reasons why print will not die” – with examples pricked among the latest ten years of winners in the Best of Scandinavian News Design competition.
Next week, I’ll be in San Francisco, with Nina Maja, checking out the great city – wearing flowers in our hair (maybe).
But first, for three days, we’ll attend SNDSF – the annual workshop in Society for News Design – with more than 50 speakers from organizations like Facebook, New York Times, BuzzFeed, Fusion, Washington Post and ProPublica, covering a wide range of topics like data visualization, design thinking, user experience, development, illustration, art direction and video.
And hey, even I am in the program – albeit only for five minutes:
On Saturday, I’ll be giving a “Lightning Talk” presentation, true pecha kucha style: 20 slides, 15 seconds for each slide! Wauw! It’ll be a blast! It’ll be my five minutes of fame – or a disaster. Whichever – it’ll be great fun.
I’ll show my personal favorites among winners from the last ten years in the Best of Scandinavian News Design competition – making the point that there are (at least) “10 good reasons why print will not die“. So, see you Saturday in San Francisco, maybe?