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Readings, links + reactions for 10-7-09

DON’T FORGET ABOUT BIZ STONE ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 6 @ 5:30 AT FILM ROW!!

MOBILE USERS
A mobile connection for the Hispanic community
Urban Architects: How Mobile Changes the City

NEW USES FOR MOBILE
CNN introduces $1.99 iPhone app
Distributing films on the iPhone
Starbucks introduces mobile commerce

PAPER PROTOTYPING
A great overview of paper prototyping
Some good tips for prototyping
Why low-fi prototyping kicks ass
A shorthand for designing UI flows

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readings, links + reactions for 9-23-09

Readings for this week will fall across three themes for our new project: Public radio’s place in the world today, how mobile devices are transforming the idea of “local,” and the design process.

PUBLIC RADIO
How One iPhone App Could Save Public Radio
Public Radio Dangerously Close To Making Public Radio Obsolete
Why National Public Radio’s Mobile Web Approach Works

MOBILE/LOCAL
Mobilizing For Mobile: Are News Organizations Lagging
Your Digital Content is Worth Zero to Consumers
Mobile Internet Use Shrinks Digital Divide

DESIGN PROCESS
Experience the World Instead of Talking About Experiencing the World
See and Hear With the Mind of a Child
Plus–and this branches between Design Thinking & Journalism–a note from the creator of the Pulitzer-Winning Politifact about the design process: Demos, Not Memos

DON’T FORGET TO POST YOUR REACTIONS TO THESE READINGS!!

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Readings + Links for 9-16-09

AFRICA
We will be joined by someone from Ushahidi, a company that’s taking SMS information and adding geolocational information in order to report on elections, humanitarian crisis and more. Started in Africa, this open-source initiative has it’s been used around the world. Please familiarize yourself with their site and some examples of the way it’s being used, including in the recent Afghan elections.

A good overview of mobile reporting in Nairobi:

Would something like this work in the US?

Mobile Media in Africa
Extending Google to Uganda

JAPAN
Japan offers an interesting case study: massively advanced phone hardware, pretty low-rez phone software. And almost no traction outside of the country, says the New York Times.

A good example of both Japanese phone interfaces and some of the next-gen stuff they can do:

Cell Phone Novels in Japan

THE US: APPS BATTLES
These readings are a complement to your App reports, and speak to a larger picture of open systems vs closed systems and technical dominance over a space.
How big is the iPhone economy?
App store censorship issues (a single case–be sure to read the followup linked on the post)
Apple: Rotten to the core?
Google says App Stores are a temporary solution
Before the iPhone

Please give your reactions to these readings in the comments below, to help get our conversations started on the 16th.

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