Entries are open now, and close on December 5, 2011. Be in the running to win a scholarship to Interaction 12 in Dublin, and take part in an exciting design challenge around the future of news.
The challenge theme for 2012 is: Design the Future of News:
We’re in a time of upheaval over how we stay informed. People follow
breaking news via Twitter. Tablets, mobile phones, paywalls, RSS
feeds, viral videos and other elements have found their way into the
current news landscape. The experience has swollen far beyond the icons
of the daily newspaper on your doorstep and the 6 o’clock newscast.
We know that people are consuming news differently, and these emerging practices are changing the news.
What is the future of the news? What do we even mean by “the news” anyway?
This year, Thomson Reuters and the IxDA challenge you to look beyond the forms of delivery to address the behaviors, interactions, and goals that surround news.
We want you to explore the interaction design implications of questions such as:
What are people trying to achieve with news?
How do we identify that a particular story is important or relevant?
What is the relationship between the different types of information
that currently make up “news" (e.g., entertainment, local, breaking
news, weather, data, etc.)
What is the potential for emerging trends in how news is produced, from hyperlocal to citizen journalism?
The challenge is open to current students and anyone who has graduated in 2011.