The Noun Project has teamed up with ProPublica and Hacks/Hackers NYC to host an Iconathon for Investigative Journalism. The public design workshop will take place on Saturday, February 23rd at The New York Times building.
Join fellow designers, hackers, journalists, students and civic leaders for a day of learning, networking, and creating new symbols for concepts in watchdog journalism such as public records, on-the-record sources, and corporate malfeasance. The icons created will be released into the public domain for use in news applications and interactives, illustrated reporting series, Web site topic page and mobile applications.
“Investigative journalism is about explaining complicated concepts and revealing systemic problems. If we can do that visually, it can help readers better understand the reported stories,” said Chrys Wu of Hacks/Hackers NYC.
The Noun Project organizes Iconathons to engage the general public in the design process, so no design or art skills are necessary - all are welcome to participate!
Tentative Schedule of the Day
Presentations on Investigative Journalism and Symbol Design Techniques
Lunch break (off-site)
Group Presentations of sketches & ideas
What to Bring
We'll have an assortment of essential art materials, but if you have art supplies that you can't live without (special pencils, notebooks, etc), please bring them. Laptops are also very helpful for researching symbols during the event.
The Investigative Journalism Iconathon is sponsored by Knight-Mozilla OpenNews and The New York Times.
*Detective icon is by Simon Child, from The Noun Project.