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“Casino-driven design is all about reducing friction to participation.”
What does an ideal front page look like, can social media usage predict political involvement, and how is user-generated content coming into newsrooms: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
The co-founder of Facebook says the relaunched magazine will need to experiment with how its content is delivered and how they engage with advertisers. Justin Ellis
In print, decades of design language have helped publications draw extra attention of readers. But news web design has mostly been straitjacketed in rigid templates. A few news sites are trying to break out. Kevin Nguyen
Vox Media used responsive design to unify its more than 300 sports blogs and meet the demands of a growing mobile audience.
Plus: Ideas for innovation in j-schools, Newsweek’s “Muslim Rage” backlash, and the rest of the week’s news in media and tech.
Boyer, the head of NPR’s news apps team, puts on his professor hat and offers a syllabus for “making useful things for people.”
The Times’ “quick links” allow writers to better illustrate parts of a story through pop-up multimedia within an article. Justin Ellis
The experimental projects, produced by the Times’ beta620, will allow readers to test new ideas before they’re ready for global launch. First up: new search and accessibility features.
In expanding the healthy living blog, designers wanted to find way to give non-timely stories prominence and get readers to come back more often and for longer stretches. Justin Ellis