Geostories - A BBC Innovation Mobile Citizenship project

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Geo-stories is a BBC project exploring how content (video, pictures & text) combined with location and time information can most effectively be used to create interesting narrative or stories to help inform new formats of mobile citizen journalism.

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  • Geostories - A BBC Innovation Mobile Citizenship project

    1. 1. Geo-stories is a BBC project exploring how content (video, pictures & text) combined with location and time information can most effectively be used to create interesting narrative or stories to help inform new formats of mobile citizen journalism . What is Geo-stories?
    2. 2. Why?
    3. 6. Images/Video Depth of content Depth of understanding? Narrative? Immediacy?
    4. 7. Listening Watching Giving money Giving time Being there Starting something For the mass, these take too little commitment to be thought of as ‘real’ participation The further up the hierarchy, the more commitment required Providing info. “ It’s easier to give than to organise” Mrs Yellow, Oxfordshire Understanding Users
    5. 8. Watching/ Listening Searching/ Consuming Voting, Tagging User Generated Content (UGC) Conversation The further up the hierarchy, the more commitment required Collective Experiences Participation in a digital age
    6. 9. Create stories using multi-media UGC on mobile Use location (search, presentation, stories, communications) Pull in BBC feeds (local news) Create a Mobile & Web experience Enable profiles Create multiple presentations of the data Enable group story telling Create perspective How…
    7. 10. <ul><li>Community functions </li></ul><ul><li>Invitations </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging interesting stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Location tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Rating & Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Directions </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars </li></ul>..a mobile social network for stories
    8. 11. <ul><li>All registered users have public & private mobile area </li></ul><ul><li>Their contributions are tagged to their public area </li></ul><ul><li>Users browse or are alerted to stories based on their location </li></ul><ul><li>Journalists and users can tag stories with updates </li></ul><ul><li>Users can form groups and report collectively </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple upload methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>text pictures and video (via MMS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>via online interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>flash picture application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Users can tag stories into their personal space </li></ul><ul><li>BBC can seed community with themes (e.g. Glastonbury – a punters perspective) </li></ul>Functionality
    9. 12. Ymogen, Nokia, Brighton MA Photo journalism students
    10. 13. <ul><li>Trolleys </li></ul><ul><li>A bit bizarre, but interesting nevertheless </li></ul><ul><li>Russell wants to create quirky stories, following the abandonment of trolleys. </li></ul><ul><li>The story would be told in the 1 st person: </li></ul><ul><li>the trolley’s feelings when abandoned </li></ul><ul><li>the journey to abandonment </li></ul><ul><li>encounters along the way with other abandoned items </li></ul><ul><li>The success of this piece depends entirely on the narrative. </li></ul>Some example concepts so far
    11. 14. <ul><li>Street Games </li></ul><ul><li>Sally wants to capture content of kids playing games, and ask: </li></ul><ul><li>Why? What’s the motivation? </li></ul><ul><li>When do most people play games? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are the interesting places? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is most likely to </li></ul><ul><li>And see where the individual stories take her while exploring </li></ul><ul><li>how they could be presented on mobile and web to be interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>who could use the data – council? </li></ul>Some example concepts so far
    12. 15. Online site for multimedia stories/essays
    13. 16. Gallery view of story media with maps
    14. 17. Gallery view of story media with maps
    15. 18. <ul><li>Upload UGC </li></ul><ul><li>Create stories </li></ul><ul><li>Browse UGC and stories </li></ul><ul><li>Tag spaces with content </li></ul><ul><li>Get location alerts </li></ul>Mobile site ( still being coded)
    16. 19. <ul><li>Play UGC stories </li></ul><ul><li>Utilise map data </li></ul><ul><li>Simple transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Flash based. </li></ul>Story player (flash and flash lite..being coded)
    17. 20. <ul><li>Brighton University </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration of narratives using mobile media </li></ul><ul><li>(pictures, video, text, music & maps ) </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration of a new space </li></ul><ul><li>Enables creation of snack sized stories </li></ul><ul><li>(news, sport, weather, club, school, community etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by Ymogen design staff in presentation techniques </li></ul><ul><li>An exhibition in February 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Startups like Ymogen and BBC </li></ul><ul><li>An effects toolkit to use for further projects </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge about mobile UI </li></ul><ul><li>Raising the bar on citizen journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Learning about the devices – their shortcomings and positives </li></ul><ul><li>An automated platform for the future </li></ul>Benefits …
    18. 21. Next steps
    19. 23. Research & Innovation Dept About us Blue sky research Strategy Innovation Prototyping Commissioning
    20. 24. Thank you  Email: [email_address] | Innovation executive

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