But in many of these iterations, there’s no fear about trying new concepts, innovations, and variations.
They’re all part of the NPR Design team’s protocol.
Thus, when they start the redesign process, they have quantitative and qualitative data that help guide their efforts.
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In “Design Show-And-Tell: the NPR News App Gets a Facelift,” senior visual product designer, Libby Bawcombe, provides a step-by-step tour of the machinations they’re going through to rework their home screen design.
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These three versions of the home screen are great examples: The version on the left (Fig. They’ve discovered it clearly communicates the top story, as well as creates “breathing room” between stories.
10) uses a red font to indicate a “Breaking News” story. These are just a few of the many versions they’ve tested.
NPR has also been on the forefront of mobile apps – in i Phones, then i Pads, and of course, in dashboards.