Mind the gap Sep 17, 2017 I set out at the beginning of the FT-Nikkei fellowship asking how we can create a need for news: How journalism can encourage curiosity, empathy, and emotional understanding to lead people to look beyond their narcissistic instincts. I start with the position that we needed to rebuild from the ground up. I felt that our current model — one-way broadcasting optimised and personalised to deliver the most relevant information — is broken.
Factories, workshops and labs Jun 24, 2017 This post is written partly in response to What happens when a big news company makes a small bet on â€œslow innovationâ€?? Big, legcay newsrooms have diverse goals and obligations. It is useful to break it down into smaller parts to better understand it. The way I do so is using the metaphor of the Factory (đ?), the Workshop (đ”¨), and the Laboratory (âš—ď¸? ), since they represent different mindsets and value different things.
Three conversations: UX, transitions, and theatre May 21, 2017 I’ve had the good fortune to talk to interesting people about digital storytelling and the use of interactivity during my Nikkei-FT Fellowship. Here are three particulary interesting conversations. A UX framework for evaluating interactive experiencesThis comes from Celia Hodent, who is bringing user experience design and cognitive psychology to game design. Pre-order her book!
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Selecting a term
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