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Game design techniques are widely used for entertainment, but what if they can also help people better understand and explore what is happening in the world right now? That’s the mission of newsgames, a small but growing movement in digital journalism to find new ways for people to interact with the news.
This deep dive will introduce you to newsgames and their unique role in journalism, and delve into the theories and techniques needed to create them. Beyond newsgames, the lessons within have a wide application for interaction design.
Robin Kwong is Newsroom Innovation Chief at The Wall Street Journal. Exploring the future of journalism through the lens of technology, design and the power of emotions. He's also the creator of the Uber Game.
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Let’s start by playing one! The Waiting Game uses game design to spark readers’ curiosity about the plight of asylum seekers.