VRtual food for thought. Rose Eveleth, host and producer of Flash Forward and a 2016 MJ Bear Fellow, wrote a short story about virtual reality that speculates about a future in which VR experiences are ubiquitous — and how we might or might not ever be prepared for it.
Newspaper fun in AR. A prototype of animated weather maps and World Cup highlights shows how print newspapers might integrate AR — and is reminding everyone of the wizarding newspaper The Daily Prophet.
NPR’s playbook. “It’s possible to apply a repeatable formula to make format-breaking stories.” NPR published an in-depth guide with more than 30 templates to help newsrooms design innovative digital journalism across established and emerging platforms.
Design principles. Want to get started in VR design? Bookmark this resource that offers tips and thought-starters on user experience, 3D interaction, reducing cognitive load and more.
Back to the source. We often talk about VR’s potential to create empathy for unfamiliar situations and topics, but what happens when you take projects back to the communities where they were produced? “Our Home, Our People” explores climate change and resilience in Fiji, and was produced for the 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which Fiji presided over. The team also had the unique experience of traveling back to the Fijian communities to share the resulting stories. Team lead Tom Perry shared what he learned from circling back.