ONA DC: NPR’s David Wright: Design Is How It Works

Nov. 14, 2012

NPR’s David Wright: Design Is How It Works

“It’s not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs.

Come hear David Wright, the digital design director for NPR, talk about designing the storytelling experience. Here’s the description of the talk, a hit at this year’s annual ONA conference in San Francisco:

Companies like Apple and IDEO have demonstrated the role that design thinking plays in the creation of revolutionary, game-changing products. Yet even in 2012, news design is experiencing a great stagnation: too often, our products and platforms feel more like 2006. Learn strategies to show how design thinking can actually create efficiencies in a product development process that will always be strapped for time.


6:30—7 p.m.

Drinks, snacks and mingling.

7—7:45 p.m.

Design Is How It Works presentation by David Wright (in the newsroom for maximum capacity)

7:45—8:30 p.m.

Networking and more drinks.

We hope you will come to Medill for what promises to be a cool meetup. The $5 entry fee covers your drinks and food.

See you in November!

— Tiffany and Matt


Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Tiffany and Matt.

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Event Details


Nov. 14, 2012



Learn about designing the storytelling experience from NPR's digital design director.

Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer Mizgata

Jennifer leads communications and social media strategy for ONA, the largest association of digital journalists. Jennifer manages social media for the organization and the annual conference, leads the organization’s email strategy, writes and curates content for the ONA Issues Tumblr, and works closely with the digital team to produce content for journalists.org.