"Khoi Vinh, design director of NYTimes.com, is answering questions
from readers April 21-25. To move directly to the most recent answer, click here.
Though he studied to be a painter and
illustrator, Mr. Vinh was drawn into graphic design and ultimately into
interaction design as the World Wide Web gained popularity in the
1990s. He moved to New York in 1998, working during the first dot-com
boom, and founded a successful interaction design studio in 2001. He
joined The Times two years ago.
As design director, Mr. Vinh
leads a group of 11 visual designers, information architects and design
technologists in continually improving and extending the user
experience at NYTimes.com. Mr. Vinh also writes and lectures
extensively about design and technology, and serves on the national
board of directors for AIGA, the professional association for design.
Times staff members have answered questions in this column, including
Executive Editor Bill Keller, Managing Editor Jill Abramson, Managing
Editor John Geddes, Assistant Managing Editor Glenn Kramon, Associate
Managing Editor Charles Strum, Obituaries Editor Bill McDonald,
Director of Copy Desks Merrill Perlman, Metropolitan Editor Joe Sexton,
Living Editor Trish Hall, Investigations Editor Matthew Purdy, National
Editor Suzanne Daley, Digital News Editor Jim Roberts and Culture
Editor Sam Sifton. Their responses and those of other Times editors are
on the Talk to the Newsroom page.
These discussions will continue in coming weeks with other Times editors and reporters"