Telling Interactive Stories: The New York Times and the Online News Experience

NYC UPA presents:

Telling Interactive Stories: The New York Times and the Online News Experience

a presentation by Andrew DeVigal, multimedia editor for The New York Times.


How do we create compelling online news experiences? First, we traverse the multimedia landscape to gather the pieces of our narrative: text, visuals and data. Next, we design that story as one seamless experience in a simple interface. Oh, and we mustn’t forget to make it flexible enough to allow last-minute changes and updates. In this presentation, we’ll examine case studies from The New York Times and explore some outside-the-box thinking.

Andrew DeVigal is multimedia editor for The New York Times. He was recently profiled as a leading “renegade cybergeek” by New York magazine.

Speaker: Andrew DeVigal
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Cost: See ticket prices at top of page (Pre-payment online required)

Time: Approx. 6:00 – 9:30 pm
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Please note that the schedule for the evening differs from our usual one.

Networking & refreshments  6:00-7:00
Announcements  7:00-7:15
Presentation and Q&A
More networking & refreshments

Bloomberg L.P.
731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Registration closes at 12:00 AM Friday, January 23th, 2009 (2 bus. days before the event).

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Andrew DeVigal is multimedia editor for The New York Times as well as the co-founder of DeVigal Design, a print and interactive communications agency. In the news industry since 1993, he runs Interactive Narratives, a website sponsored by the Online News Association and dedicated to capturing the best in online visual storytelling. Andrew writes:

"It’s an exciting moment in the industry as new technologies enrich the possibilities of journalism, giving us, storytellers, the ability to better organize and present complex information as well as enhance the experience of telling interactive stories through the fusion of text, photo, video, audio and infographics."


Bloomberg is the leading global provider of financial data, news and analytics. The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service and Bloomberg’s media services provide real-time and archived financial and market data, pricing, trading, news and communications tools in a single, integrated package to corporations, news organizations, financial and legal professionals and individuals around the world.

Bloomberg is hiring! The following UX-related positions are now available:

  • Senior Visual Designer – 8+ Years
  • User Experience Specialist
  • Experienced Interaction Designer – 10+ Years

For more information, contact Jennifer Spencer at, Elaine Kwong at, Fahd Arshad at, or Ali Jeffery at, or introduce yourself at the event to learn more about these exciting opportunities!


The NYC chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association (NYC UPA) seeks to gather members of the marketing, design, technology and research communities who share a common vision: creating websites, applications, and projects that are compelling, intuitive and customer driven. By bringing together professionals from different industries and disciplines and sharing our collective experiences, the NYC UPA hopes to create a forum for learning and professional growth in the New York City metropolitan area.

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