In the inaugural episode of Tricky, Emily Bell and Heather Chaplin look at perhaps the greatest challenge facing journalism today: the fight to capture your attention. Journalism may be a pillar of democracy, but how can it compete with the persuasive design tactics that serve up everything from Instagram posts to dating apps? Examining persuasive ++++++++>
Nir Eyal’s 2013 book, “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products,” is a study of consumer behavior that grew out of interviews with Silicon Valley firms and psychologists at Stanford University. “I came up with this hypothesis that the companies that were going to succeed online had to understand users’ habits and how to change those ++++++++>
Journalism + Design believes that design processes can help journalists become more imaginative, experimental, user-focused, and comfortable navigating the unknown. We recently hosted a workshop for reporters and editors on collaborative problem-solving in newsrooms. By learning the basics of design processes, journalists will be able to guide teams in their newsrooms through the steps of ++++++++>
Last Thursday, Journalism + Design and the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY hosted “The Hunt for News Products of the Future,” an evening of conversation Aron Pilhofer, Interim Chief Digital Officer at The Guardian, Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Managing Editor for Mobile News at Buzzfeed, and Trei Brundrett, Chief Product Officer for Vox Media. The ++++++++>
We just completed our first year of Journalism + Design and wanted to give you an update on how things went. There’s a lot in this post as we’ve gotten a lot of questions.
Alexis Lloyd, Creative Director of the New York Times’ Research & Development Lab, visited Journalism + Design on Thursday, March 12, to discuss the work she does and why it’s important for journalism.