Grazie Cody Shotwell for the Post! MediaShift Idea Lab . Prototypes, Visualizations Take Shape in Knight-Mozilla Learning Lab | PBS
So, as a tribute to the prototyping/brainstorming theme of the first week’s lectures, here’s a rundown of some prototypes and visualizations that emerged in the first “thinking out loud” blog assignment. Help grow the community by checking out these thought experiments, offering your feedback, or adding onto them with your own twist:
- Participant Michael Wells conceived of a tagging interface for comments.
- Computer engineer Manuel Pinto offered up a working prototype for a people-powered news platform.
- Filmmaker and journalist Jason Spingarn-Koff offered a glimpse into crowd-powered video feeds.
- Nicole Cifani, a new media producer, sketched a quick flip concept for discovering content.
- Amy Zerba, an assistant professor at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, created a video to demonstrate her idea for consolidating news, social media and work into a single space.
- Sofware developer Laurian Gridinoc served up photographic evidence of the thought process behind an attempt to parse through the diverse information in news articles.
- Web/mobile developer David Bello experimented with an interface for extracting elements of a news story and allowing users to play with data.
- Kersten A. Riechers, co-founder of quäntchen + glück, gave a peek of what a crowd-powered error-reporting system could look like.
- Open-source guru John Tynan visualized a way to improve Public Radio Roadtrip.
- Web developer Artem Dudarev had a working prototype of Locovidi, which connects video to locations.
- Regnard Raquedan, a Philippines-based writer, gave us a “wiki-fied news dashboard.”
- Journalist and web developer Seth Vincent looked to social media for inspiration about how users can contribute to news beats.