Medier og teknologi i uge 28, 2016

Journalister+innovation, performance, iOS10, fremtidens teknologier, opmærksomme udviklere – og Pokémon Go. Dyk ned i noget af det bedste, vi er faldet over i uge 28, 2016.

Hver fredag kigger vi tilbage på ugen, der gik indenfor medier, teknologi, design og management.

ℹ️ Lidt om denne uges opsamling

Denne gang kan du blandt andet læse om: Journalister og innovation, Pokémon Go og augmented reality, performance, whitespace som pauser og opmærksomme udviklere.

Alt det og meget mere venter på dig. God fornøjelse 🙂

Tip: Du kan holde CTRL (CMD på Mac) nede, når du trykker på et link for at åbne det i et nyt faneblad. Hold SHIFT nede for at åbne i et nyt vindue. På telefon eller tablet, skal du holde din finger nede på linket og vælge nyt vindue/faneblad.

🔮 Generelt / tendenser

💡 Det er svært for journalister at tænke innovativt

Det er svært for mange journalister at tænke innovativt – det ligger ikke naturligt for de fleste. Vi er jo uddannet til noget andet i virkeligheden: At videreformidle og vinkle andres visioner og tanker og holdninger. Når vi selv skal innovere, så kommer vi ofte til at kopiere os selv og fortidens synder og vores “nyskabelser” ligner blot justeringer af det eksisterende. Generelt er de fleste af os for fastlåste i vores opfattelse af, hvad en nyhed er, hvordan den ser ud, og hvordan den kan distribueres.

📰 Læs artiklen [MediaWatch]

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🤔 Pokémon Gos succes siger mere om Pokémon end augmented reality

Nintendo har rimelig stor succes med deres augmented reality-baserede ‘Pokémon Go’-spil, hvor du render rundt i den virkelige verden, men oplever den igennem kameraet på din telefon. Ifølge Forbes, er Pokémon Go ved at overgå Twitter i daglige aktive brugere på Android.

Men inden vi kaster hænderne i vejret og samstemmende messer, at augmented reality nu er blevet hvermandseje, så mener TechCrunch, at succesen har mere at gøre med Pokémon end AR.

Læs mere om Pokémon Go:

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⏩ Status på vores performance-arbejde

Det siges, at ærlighed varer længst. Well, her er i hvert fald en rimelig ærlig og rimelig lang artikel om vores arbejde med performance.

Hvis du selv arbejder med performance eller blot gerne vil høre om, hvordan det går med vores arbejde med performance på ekstrabladet.dk, bør du læse med.

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❓ Hvor ‘modent’ er dit performance-arbejde?

More often than not, the idea that the website’s speed is important fails to permeate throughout the organisation. There may be one or two dedicated web performance evangelists, keeping up to date with all the latest trends and attending web performance events. But these tend to be isolated, embedded within technical teams. When it comes to bringing the case for web performance to the rest of the business, they meet with mixed success. […]

It’s partly this that drove one of our professional services consultants, Colin Marshall, to build the Performance Maturity Model.

📰 Læs artiklen [nccgroup]

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🎓 Ekspertråd om performance-arbejdet

Her kan du læse web performance-anbefalinger fra mere end 20 eksperter [KeyCDN].

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📱 Den første beta af iOS 10 er klar

It’s here. The first public beta of iOS 10 is now available to download. You can download it, even your neighbor can download it. And the good news is that you won’t have to pay $99 a year for a developer account. But remember, this is a beta.

📰 Læs artiklen [TechCrunch]

Læs også:

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📲 Laver Google bedre apps til iOS end Android?

Here’s a thing I didn’t really expect to write: I’m finding that I enjoy Google’s apps more on iOS than I do on Android. Or more specifically: I think that there’s more interesting innovation coming out of Google’s iOS app teams than on Android — at least for the moment.

📰 Læs artiklen [The Verge]

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👍 Anbefalinger: Mozilla vil bygge en ‘fremad’-knap

Mozilla today unveiled a new project called the Context Graph. In short, the company is looking to build “a better forward button” that helps you understand a topic, find alternative solutions to a problem, and in general allow browsers to offer useful information without demanding input.

📰 Læs artiklen [VentureBeat]

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🌍 Verdenshistorien forklaret med prikker

“Histography” is interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015.

The site draws historical events from Wikipedia and self-updates daily with new recorded events.

😲 Oplev historien [histography.io]

(Bemærk: Virker kun på Chrome og Safari)

Screenshot fra histography.io
Screenshot fra histography.io

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🔮 Wired-grundlægger om de teknologier, der vil forme vores fremtid

My take is that the specific aspects [of technologies] are not predictable, but the general direction is inevitable. I want people to embrace the general direction while deciding and choosing the specifics. The specifics matter to us a lot. And we have a lot of choice about that. Telephones were inevitable, but the iPhone was not. The internet was inevitable, but Twitter was not. It’s only by embracing the large scale trend that we can steer the general direction.

📰 Læs artiklen [Smithsonian.com]

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👪 Organisation / Management

😒 Lad ikke dine fejltagelser gå til spilde

We all know that our gotcha culture demands perfection. We all know too that mistakes are inevitable even as risk-taking is necessary. The solution is not to tolerate mistakes or avoid risk. The solution is to confirm less and challenge more. That means we need more than opportunities to make cheap mistakes; we need to understand why we made the mistakes.

📰 Læs artiklen [Harvard Business Review]

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⏰ Giv dig selv lov til at arbejde færre timer

I snakken om vidensarbejde er der også snakken om arbejdstimer. Giver det overhovedet mening at følge de arbejdstider, der har deres baggrund i en produktionsverden?

For eksempel opfordrer denne artikel [Arbejdsglæde Nu] dig til at arbejde færre timer. Overarbejde giver lavere produktivitet  og kan føre til mental og fysisk træthed, lyder nogle af argumenterne. Og hjælper det egentlig på arbejdsglæden..?

I Harvard Business Review-artiklen ‘Give Yourself Permission to Work Fewer Hours’ er nogle af argumenterne de samme.

Through my own experience and in my work coaching clients on time management, I’ve seen that there often is a strong correlation between poor time management, working longer hours, and feeling stressed.

[…]

You can revise the way you work so that you gradually cut down on your hours. It’s not easy at first, and it may take a few months to reach your goal. But by managing your time differently, you can work more effectively in less time, discover a renewed passion for your job, and improve your health — especially in terms of sleep and exercise, better relationships, and overall peace of mind.

Artiklen er målrettet amerikanske tilstande (det anbefales at arbejde 40-50 timer om ugen), men der er alligevel en del af pointerne, vi alle kan bruge. Også selvom man ikke er chef med et kontor, hvor man kan lukke døren.

Da jeg havde min første arbejdsdag på Ekstra Bladet (som journalist), sagde min daværende redaktør, at hun egentlig var ligeglad med, hvor mange timer, jeg var på arbejde om ugen, så længe jeg lavede de ting, vi aftalte. Det er noget, der giver arbejdsglæde (og betød, at jeg selvfølgelig ikke ’slackede’) og tillid.

Det er muligvis en luksus, men jeg tror, det giver bedre, gladere og mere tilfredse medarbejdere end mødetider og skemaer.

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✏ Design / UX

📽 Sådan redesignede Viacom deres player

The new process/structure that was put in place and remains in place consists of designers working closely with the user research team and also relying more on feedback from our brands, they were the first in questioning the position of controls in the middle of the video for example. This allows us to iterate on our designs more quickly and reliably, as we are able to answer key questions by testing our assumptions/hypothesis with real users.

📰 Læs artiklen [Medium / MTS Viacom . Design]

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🕤 Ventetid kan øge troværdigheden

Nutildags kan beregninger og forespørgsler foretages på millisekunder. Men alligevel oplever i ventetid i forbindelse med diverse tjenester. Og nogle gange er der rent faktisk en grund til det: Hvis det går for stærkt, stoler vi ikke på resultatet [Co.Design]:

“Let’s say you sit down at a restaurant, you order your food, and it comes out one minute later. Is that a good thing?” asks Braden Kowitz, design partner at Google Ventures (which has more than 250 portfolio companies including Uber, Slack, and Nest). “You start to wonder, ‘What’s going on here? Is something wrong in the kitchen?’”

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⬜ Brug af ‘whitespace’ i design

Hvad har blandt andet musik, komik og design til fælles? At brugen af pauser kan være ekstremt vigtig [SitePoint]:

In terms of web design, white space usually refers to the areas with no text or imagery. We can think of it as ‘visual silence’. In order for our design to function properly, we need to use white space in good rhythm with our used space

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😌 Tilpasning vs. personalisering

Customization gives control to the user and personalization gives control to the site. Both can enhance users’ experience, but only when carefully implemented.

📰 Læs artiklen [Nielsen Norman Group]

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💬 Eksempel på et nyt chat-UI

When I message my friends, I frequently find myself thinking it would have been neat if there existed a certain affordance or cue in a certain part of the app. I started thinking about how it would lead to an overall better experience if a chat app possessed all these features. This prompted me to undertake a detailed study of the current and past chat interfaces leading to a detailed document.

📰 Læs artiklen [Prabros]

♿ Design til handicappede

“I believe that losing my hearing was one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received,” says Elise Roy. As a disability rights lawyer and design thinker, she knows that being Deaf gives her a unique way of experiencing and reframing the world — a perspective that could solve some of our largest problems. As she says: “When we design for disability first, you often stumble upon solutions that are better than those when we design for the norm.”

▶️ Se videoen [TED]

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👩 Der er brug for flere kvinder i design

I think it’s particularly important to put women on technology projects, because the subtle but significant differences in how women approach tech problems and solutions really matter. It’s not just that women have a slightly different sensibility, but especially when women are the target market it’s essential to have that voice and life experience in the mix.

📰 Læs artiklen [Co.Design]

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🔧 Teknik

🔎 Front end-udviklere skal være ‘opmærksomme’

In a general sense, the front end developer is positioned in the middle of lots of other jobs. Everybody involved in a web team ends up talking with the front end developers. That makes sense. The front end developers create the actual thing people interact with. Everything comes together with the front end developer. Perhaps that’s why it’s such a fun job!

Because the front end developer is this central hub position and dealing with lots of different people doing lots of different jobs, the job can be done better if they are aware. Aware of everything else that makes a website tick.

📰 Læs artiklen [CSS-Tricks]

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⚡ Tredje part og performance

En af de store udfordringer, når man arbejder med performance er tredjepartsteknologi, som man ikke er herre over. I denne video kan du se Yoav Weiss fra Akamai snakke om netop det:

Du kan også se hans slides fra præsentationen.

Weiss er i øvrigt et af folkene bag en indstilling til en ‘Content Performance Policy’. Den kan du høre ham snakke mere om i videoen.

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🤖 Facebooks maskinrum for kunstig intelligens

In the town of Prineville, home to roughly 9,000 people, Facebook stores the data of hundreds of millions more. Rows and rows of computers stand inside four giant buildings totaling nearly 800,000 square feet, precisely aligned to let in the dry and generally cool summer winds that blow in from the northwest. The aisles of stacked servers with blinking blue and green lights make a dull roar as they process logins, likes, and LOLs.

📰 Læs mere [Technology Review]

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🔟 tips til WebPageTest.org

WebPageTest.org er om noget et standard-værktøj indenfor måling af webiste-performance. Vores performance-måleværktøj SpeedCurve er sågar baseret på WebPageTest. Her får du 10 tips til brugen af værktøjet [Dean Hume].

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Forfatter: Lars K Jensen

Lars er uddannet journalist og arbejdede med teknikken bag journalistikken i udviklingsafdelingen. Han var også redaktør her på bloggen. Twitter: @larskjensen |

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