28 Apr

Final Project Practice Pitch

Hi all,

It was great coming in to the labs the last few days to see how far along you’ve come in your final projects!

A reminder for the Pitch teams that your 1-page backgrounder (pdf format) is due via email to Stacy (stacy.forster@wisc.edu), me (tay3@wisc.edu) and your lab TA by this Sunday (April 29), 5 p.m.

On Monday, each lab has been assigned a timeslot for the practice pitch, which will take place at our usual lecture venue, Vilas 2195. All members of the lab must attend your lab’s practice pitch. All Pitch teams, on the other hand, are expected to attend the full session from 9-11 a.m. The schedule is as follows:

  • 307: 9:00 a.m.
  • 308: 9:15 a.m.
  • 304: 9:30 a.m.
  • 305: 9:45 a.m.
  • 301: 10:00 a.m.
  • 302: 10:15 a.m.
  • 303: 10:30 a.m.

Pitch teams, you should treat the practice pitch sessions as if it is the actual final pitch, with Stacy and the TAs as the angel investors. You will have 7 minutes to present your pitch (no buffer), and we’ll provide you with feedback for the next 7-8 minutes (the next lab can use this feedback time to set up your equipment). The more prepared you are, the more you will gain from this practice session.

All the best, and looking forward to hear your pitches on Monday!

20 Apr

Final Project Strategy Memo

Hi all,

Hope you are all doing well on your final projects!

A reminder for the SPM teams that your Strategy Memo (pdf format) is due via email to Stacy (stacy.forster@wisc.edu), me (tay3@wisc.edu) and your lab TA by this Sunday, 8 p.m.

The SPM team will also meet with us at the Journalism Reading Room on Monday at the following timings:

  • 301: 9:00 a.m.
  • 302: 9:15 a.m.
  • 303: 9:30 a.m.
  • 304: 9:45 a.m.
  • 305: 10:00 a.m.
  • 307: 10:15 a.m.
  • 308: 10:30 a.m.

No lecture for the other teams, but go for your labs as per usual.

All the best!

09 Apr

My office hours this week

I’m sorry about having to reschedule my Thursday office hours this week — I’m attending a Society of Professional Journalists conference in the Twin Cities.

If you do want to come see me,  I’m having my extra office hours Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. and 
Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. You should also plan to go to the open lab on Friday in Vilas 2111 — in addition to getting help from STS and the Design Lab, SK will also be on hand to answer any IS-related questions.

09 Apr

Top Five Takeaways from Lecture

Thanks for hanging in there today — here are the top five takeaways from lecture:

  • Web=content, architecture, navigation, design
  • After 20 years the web is STILL causing major 
disruption for marketing and news
  • The future of digital is visual and based in data
  • This online space where it will come together 
for you on the IS and final project
  • Finish strong on the IS!