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Jessica Tan, a journalism lecturer at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, is teaching students how to use design thinking in newsrooms. “We see the news media lab very much like an innovation lab,” she explained.
Over 13 weeks, students embarked on a design thinking process that involves user research, working with mentors across the industry including Google, Red Hat, and Splice, and building prototypes that are tested and iterated off actual users. Students end with a demo day, where they are judged on their prototypes. Prototypes are then placed on GitHub.
Tan explains that NTU’s News Media Lab curriculum has three aspects — people, process, and partnerships. Her insights:
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