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To A Glorious 2014 Year

I hope it is not too late to wish you a happy new year. Happy new year and I wish 2014 will be a successful and fruitful year for all of you.  I have been missing from blogging regularly here recently. It has been due to my hectic daily task and me myself as a family man.  Career wise, towards the end of 2013, I was fully occupied to prepare, defend and correct my Ph.D thesis. Bottom line, the important…

Animation With Filmstrips | NPR Visuals

This post is cross-posted with our friends at Source. Animated gifs have immediate visual impact — from space cats to artistic cinemagraphs. For NPR’s “Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt” project, we wanted to experiment with using looping images to convey a quick concept or establish a mood. However, GIF as a format requires so many compromises in image quality and the resulting files can be enormous. A few months ago, Zeega’s Jesse Shapins wrote about a different technique that his…

We’re hiring a web developer

Love to code? Want to use your skills to make the world a better place? The visuals team (formerly known as news applications) is a crew of developers, designers, photojournalists and videographers in the newsroom at NPR headquarters in sunny Washington, DC — and we’re hiring. We work closely with editors and reporters to create data-driven news applications (Playgrounds For Everyone), fun and informative websites (NPR’s Book Concierge), web-native documentaries (Planet Money Makes A T-shirt), and charts and maps and…

How and Why Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Rocks – Learning

Editorial note: Back in April of this year, NPR’s Planet Money began a Kickstarter campaign to learn about and report on global supply chains by making a t-shirt and telling the story of its creation from start to finish. The Planet Money team sought $50,000 to fund the project and received nearly $600,000, allowing them to expand the scope of their reporting and presentation. The newly combined News Apps and Multimedia teams at NPR collaborated on the project’s web manifestation. Here,…

Registering for Undergraduate Research tips

ChBE UGrads @ GaTech: Registering for Undergraduate Research tips Registering for Undergraduate Research tips Are you planning to do research in Spring 2014?  You must complete an Undergraduate Research Permit Request form (found in the CHBE office) first.  There is one form for Research for Academic Credit and another form for Research for Pay–please choose the correct form. Complete the form including how many credit hours for which you will register–rule of thumb is one credit hour=3 hours in the…

The Book Concierge: Bringing Together Two Teams, Nine Reporters, And Over 200 Books

This post is cross-posted with our friends at Source. We started the Book Concierge with the NPR Books team about four weeks back in early November. I worked alongside Danny Debelius, Jeremy Bowers and Chris Groskopf. The project centered on Books’ annual best books review, which is traditionally published in multiple lists in categories like “10 Books To Help You Recover From A Tense 2012.” But this presentation was limiting; Books wanted to take a break from lists. We needed…

Collaborating on the T-Shirt Project – Features

Features: Planet Money + the NPR Visuals team Back in April of this year, NPR’s Planet Money began a Kickstarter campaign to learn about and report on global supply chains by making a t-shirt and telling the story of its creation from start to finish. The Planet Money team sought $50,000 to fund the project and received nearly $600,000, allowing them to expand the scope of their reporting and presentation. The newly combined News Apps and Multimedia teams at NPR collaborated…

How We Made Lobbying Missouri – Features

Features: NPR’s apps team talks about their collaboration with St. Louis Public Radio Lobbying Missouri is a collaboration between St. Louis Public Radio and members of NPR’s news apps teams. We spoke with three team members about the project, their design process, and the code under the hood. How It Began How did this project begin, and specifically how did the collaboration between the two teams get started? Stiles: It started with an email back in May from Kelsey Proud, an online producer at…

Network Diagrams Are Hard – Features

Features: NPR’s Alyson Hurt on the challenges of making good network diagrams They seem like a natural solution to showing the interconnectedness of related things, but too often network diagrams look more like abstract string art—some discernible clusters here and there, but few obvious takeaways beyond “yes, this is a complicated thing.” To me, the better network diagrams offset that sense of overwhelming complexity with 1) legibility—elements (or at least clusters) and their labels are clear, and the connections easy to follow—and…

ChBE UGrads @ GaTech: CH2M HILL Scholarship

The CH2M HILL Scholarship is sponsored by the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE).  The scholarship is open to everyone, not only Asian students, with the following criteria: -Must be a current undergraduate or graduate student in the fields of study Architectural Design, Construction, Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical, or Structural)– Undergraduate Students: Must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours towards one of the above degrees and/or is at the Junior level status in their curriculum.…