Kaspar works at the intersection of thoughtful design, elegant code and captivating storytelling. As part of the digital storytelling team at Swiss news publisher Tamedia he designs and programs award-winning interactive visualisations and multimedia projects for news websites like tagesanzeiger.ch, bernerzeitung.ch or 24heures.ch using modern web technologies.
Creating interactive visualisations in both German and French at a large news publisher, and with eagle-eyed copy editors breathing down our team's necks we had to find an efficient way to turn data into beautiful, grammatically correct language.
Luckily, a lesser-known browser API provides solutions to handle these problems, and some additional libraries help us to augment it even further – so that the "1 messages" becomes the correct "1 message" again.
Scheduled on Tuesday from 12:10 to 12:30 in Room 8