is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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Agreed. Great job.
Great stuff Khoi. Nice work.
Nice work. Been watching it closely throughout the day.
Very impressive. I’ve been looking at cnn, msnbc, abc, etc. all day and overall I’ve been pretty underwhelmend with how they’re presenting the data (though I do like msnbc’s little dashboard-type thing on the homepage), but this is by far the most informative, easy-to-understand page I’ve seen. I’m also impressed by the sheer amount of informaiton you’re presenting. Very nice.
excellent job organizing a great deal of information on one page.
it’s between this and the npr.org site for me…
Congratulations. I viewed other sites such as Yahoo! News’ splashy sports-influenced campaign trail map. I always have a secret hope that Yahoo! will eventually do something right — even if it were something small like this — but definitely not tonight. I like the Caucus blog as well. It really puts CNN’s “blogging party” concept to shame.
As a weekday reader of The Times, I’m impressed. Keep up the good work.
The Election 2006 logo appears to be turning from red to blue. Nice touch!
nice job, khoi.
Amazing! I love those maps and the state pages. Really nice!
I was in class earlier this evening and was using a combination of newsvine and cnn to watch the races. I learned two things:
1. The AP isn’t a very good source for election coverage.
2. CNN has terrible info graphics? I mean, seriously, did you see that “Balance of Power” graphic on the front page? I couldn’t figure it out.
Wow, great stuff Khoi.
Very nice! Did Jonathan Corum work on this? I’m reminded of some of the great stuff he did in 2004 for style.org.
Looks great!!! Easily the BEST UI work on the net for election data. I too like the all html state pages the best. Great presentation.
I agree with all of the previous comments; you guys definitely had the best design. I did like some of what CNN did with their results tables, but simplicity always wins in my book.
These are kinda neat – at LeMonde.
The semi-circles nicely relay left/right aspects, and [intentionally?] remind me of the seating in Congress. They also give a feeling of balance and ‘tipping’ to the right or left due to the verticality…
Other than that not so wonderful (it’s all graphics, no html text, and overall layout and such is not so great).
When I was browsing election information yesterday afternoon/last night, I was drawn to keep coming back to the New York Times, beautiful work – I have to say I kept coming back because it was so easy to look at and quickly digest what was going on.
Thanks a million, everybody, for the kind comments. More than anything, this was a real collaboration between different groups, and it’s really gratifying that folks have received it so positively.
One other note — I’m colorblind, and the NYT site’s maps were the only ones that I found to be easily comprehensible. (It didn’t hurt that you only needed to use 4 of the 5 possible colors!)
Dave: I’m happy to read that you were able to make out the colors well, because in retrospect, I think it’s something that we could have done a better job with. Next time it’ll be even clearer.
After checking many sites election coverage throughout the day I must say nyt.com was the most intuitive, easy to use and comprehend – plus the maps were so damn fun to use. You guys pulled it together nicely.
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