Being interviewed for Nonprofit Radio.
L to R Oliver Seldman, Leah Kopperman, Jessica Teal
At the March 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference I was lucky enough to be interviewed–along with Oliver Seldman (who was with Advomatic at the time) and Jessica Teal–for Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio.
Since this interview is about 20 minutes long, I guess that’s my 15 minutes.
We discussed the Component Based Design process, which we’re currently using at The Jewish Education Project. I’m the lead on a project where we’re combining our 5 websites into one, to better represent the full agency and the work we do. We’re working with Advomatic and Teal Media on the project and we expect to launch toward the end of 2016.
Listen using this embeded player, or subscribe in iTunes or on Android and look for episode #304: “Design on a Budget & Communications Mythbusters”
Jargon: “Component based design” is a newer web design process used to produce a more flexible site with elements that can be rearranged and reused in various combinations. If you’re curious to learn more about it I recommend this episode of The Web Ahead where host Jen Simmons interviews Karen McGrane.
On November 8 & 9 I attended the Visualized conference at the Times Center in NY. I initially thought it would be complementary to the Data Gotham conference I went to in September. Though there was an overlap in audience and goals, the overall philosophy and execution were a lesson in left-brain/right-brain opposites. The gorgeous venue, fancy food, lax time schedule and attention to presentation detail were more of what one would expect from the “artist” type, while the corresponding elements at DataGotham were more what you’d expect from the “number cruncher” type.
“Would you rather your work be beautiful or important?” is a polarizing question. Some some lean toward beauty and others toward gravity, but as usual I find myself in the middle of the gray area of “both and neither.” Continue reading