For the spring semester 2020, a team of faculty and students in Media City Bergen partnered with media companies with the goal of creating innovative media products to better communicate about climate change.

 

Six groups worked with NRK and Scary Weather to create a variety of media prototypes.  Here are the results!

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Group 1:

Developing a Climate Dashboard for NRK

After completing Module 1 where they evaluated the effectiveness of some NRK climate journalism using audience eye-tracking and interview data, this group developed storyboards and created a series of visual displays for a climate dashboard prototype that will appear on the NRK website.  Read about their process on the Blog

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Group 3:

Developing a Home Preparedness Calculator for NRK

After completing Module 1 where they evaluated the effectiveness of some NRK climate journalism using audience eye-tracking and interview data, this group developed storyboards and created a prototype app and web-based calculator that helps people prepare for climate emergencies.  This calculator will be made available on the NRK website.  Read about their process on the Blog

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Group 4:

Developing a Climate Calculator Calculator for NRK

After completing Module 1 where they worked with local Bergen newspaper BA and evaluated the effectiveness of some climate journalism using audience eye-tracking and interview data, this group developed storyboards and created a prototype for an app and web-based calculator that helps people understand how much CO2 they are producing in their daily lives.  This calculator will be made available on the NRK website.  Read about their process on the Blog

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Group 2:

Developing a Climate Choice Interactive Museum Display for Scary Weather

After completing Module 1 where they worked with local Bergen newspaper BA and evaluated the effectiveness of some climate journalism using audience eye-tracking and interview data, this group developed storyboards and created a prototype for Klima/Valget (Climate Choice), an interactive display designed for a museum.  This enaging exhibit gives young people the chance to see the impacts of the individual choices they make.  The display is designed to be used by Scary Weather in a museum in Bergen.  Read about their process on the Blog​.

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Group 5:

Developing a KlimaGotchi app to teach young people about the climate.

After completing Module 1 where they worked with Scary Weather and evaluated the effectiveness of some climate-related museum exhibits at the Museum of History at the University of Bergen using audience eye-tracking and interview data, this group developed storyboards and created a prototype for KlimaGotchi, an interactive app designed to engage young people about the impacts of the individual choices by making the earth a "gotchi" inspired character that needs care and attention.  Read about their process on the Blog​.

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Group 6:

Developing a Climate Time Travel app to show people about the climatic changes in Bergen over the past 100 years..

After completing Module 1 where they worked with Scary Weather and evaluated the effectiveness of some climate-related museum exhibits at the Museum of History at the University of Bergen using audience eye-tracking and interview data, this group developed storyboards and created a prototype for a 360 image, interactive app that depicts changes to the environmental around Bergen from the vantage point of the view from Mount Floyen.  Read about their process on the Blog​.