The Washington Post · 2015
The N-Word Project
An interactive project exploring conversations around the n-word’s place in American vernacular.
In 2015, the National Football League ignited controversy when they decided to ban players from using the n-word on the playing field. Following that controversy, a team of Washington Post journalists spent eight months talking to people about the history of the n-word and its evolution. The project was a cross-departmental collaboration of journalists, storytellers, developers, and designers. I led UX and visual design.
Following an intro video, this text provides users with context.
Users select three statements.
Users see a custom video based on the statements they selected.
Roy Wilhelm—Lead Designer
Emily Yount—Interaction Designer
Awards & Recognition
Society for Features Journalism—1st Place for Digital Innovation, 2014
Society for Features Journalism—Third Place for Integrated Storytelling, 2015
SND36—Silver, Combination Print & Digital—2015
SND36—Gold, Use of Multimedia, 2015
Emmy nomination—New Approaches: Documentaries, 2015
White House News Photographer's Association—1st Place for Best Multimedia Package, 2015