At the University of Queensland we’ve been teaching interaction design to journalism students for some time and noticed that many struggled with the uncertainty that surrounds designing. Design is about imagining possibilities and, unlike writing a news story, you often don’t know where the process will lead. The idea of Journalism Design (JxD) has roots in interaction design (IxD), a...
Design workbooks or journals are valuable tools in generating ideas and documenting design work. They are useful throughout the Journalism Design process but particularly in the early stages of Discover and Imagine.
We ran a design workshop to test out our ideas for a Journalism Design process. The feedback from this session played an important role in shaping the final JxD process.
The contextual phase of our research aimed to understand how the 2016 cohort of Journalism Design students imagined the future of journalism. We were interested in how they used design methods and how and when they considered journalistic values. This is what we found out.
So far we have created two versions of the Journalism Design framework and we are currently working on the third iteration. Here you'll see how our ideas evolved.
We're using a design approach to develop the JxD process. Like most design research it involves phases of contextual research, designing, evaluating and redesigning.
The Framework for Journalism Design project aims to develop tools for teaching design methods to journalism students in a way that equips them for future careers.
The Journalism Design course evolved from the Journalism + Interaction Design (J+IxD) course ran at the University of Queensland between 2013 and 2015.