Challenge: Assemble a utility belt for data-driven journalists
There’s increasing pressure on journalists to drive news stories and visualizations from data. But where do you start? What skills are needed to do data-driven journalism well? What’s missing from existing tools and documentation? Put together a user-friendly handbook for finding, cleaning, sorting, creating, and visualizing data — all in service of powerful stories and reporting.
What did we make? Assets & prototypes:
The recent launch of BostonGlobe.com wow’ed the web world with its use of HTML5 and responsive design approach. Working in small, multi-disciplinary teams, we challenge you to envision a tablet-optimised version of the Boston Globe. How can it appeal to a younger, app-savvy audience? What interactions and navigation concepts could make this a news experience that stands out? How can it utilise native tablet functionality through HTML5?