The thesis "Designing interactive information graphics for the day-to-day breaking news" delves into the innovative intersection of journalism, design, and technology. In an era marked by the rapid consumption of news and the increasing demand for engaging content, this study aims to explore the role of interactive information graphics in enhancing the presentation and comprehension of breaking news stories.
1. To investigate the effectiveness of interactive information graphics in conveying complex breaking news stories to audiences.
2. To analyze the design principles and techniques that optimize user engagement and comprehension.
3. To examine the technological challenges and opportunities in implementing interactive graphics within news platforms.
4. To explore the potential impact of interactive graphics on news consumption habits and user satisfaction.
5. To propose guidelines for designing interactive graphics that align with journalistic ethics and standards.
This research employs a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. It includes case studies of the team at Reuters Graphics utilizing interactive graphics, user experience (UX) testing to assess engagement and comprehension, and interviews with journalists, designers, and users. Additionally, an iterative design process will be employed to create and refine interactive prototypes.
1. This study will offer insights into the effectiveness of interactive graphics as a storytelling tool in the fast-paced environment of breaking news.
2. It will provide a framework for integrating interactive elements that enhance user engagement and understanding.
3. The study will contribute to the evolving discourse on the evolving landscape of journalism, design, and technology.
The outcomes of this research hold practical implications for news organizations seeking to deliver breaking news in engaging and informative ways. By blending design principles, technological advancements, and journalistic integrity, this thesis addresses the evolving needs of modern news consumption.