…What would tabloid newspapers look like?
See the video here:
NRK Kunnskapskanalen Forsker Grand Prix Oslo
I couldn't embed the video for some reason. The video is in norwegian, but see slides and english information below.
Todays commenting fields are often put at the bottom of the site. How important do you feel if placed at the back of the auditorium? Does it feel like your voice matter, when the newspapers never read the commenting fields? I compare the room of the commenting fields to the rooms of sterile, white halls at hospitals. Grey, white, and similar sans-serif fonts in every commenting field. They could have used fonts, colours and graphics that reminds us of something seriousness and reflected, or perhaps more entertainment and fun – which would have indicated different values of this room. This design can imply cold, narrow and sterile. Which MAY have an effect on the debate itself, because it is related to how we perceive this space.
Example: I study social media from a communication perspective and argue that typography, graphics, buttons and "likes" shapes the type of conversation in social media. This does NOT mean that functions and aesthetics DOESN'T shape the conversations, or that it is irrelevant to study the use perspective of social media. It just means that my argument is that a communication perspective is useful when designing social interfaces. As a professor said: "The thesis is not the history of what you've done, but an argument".