Fabio Berzaghi

by Fabio Berzaghi

Finally after a lot of project and design changes we are approaching the starting line of testing. Right now one prototype is ready to go. We just have to set up the server and upload the content. We decided that on-site testing was the best choice for our purposes. Since we are dealing with online [...] more »

by Fabio Berzaghi

There are a couple of new things happening in our research group. Just a quick reminder first: we had an outside contractor for our mini-games idea that we decided to part with, and then we were also working with Distill Interactive for a game-like environment. In the meantime we totally changed approach and discarded the [...] more »

by Fabio Berzaghi

After the last meeting we had we have now finalized an idea for a card game. We were inspired partly by the card game Clue. The board will be divided in two parts: one part will show a set of cards representing questions and the other part of the board will be divided in different [...] more »

by Fabio Berzaghi

We had a brainstorming session and an idea of a board game came up. Then a card game followed and it seemed interesting enough to be explored in detail because of the low cost prototype that we could make. The idea is that the player would gather cards by talking to the stakeholders that are [...] more »

by Fabio Berzaghi

I have a few news about our project. We were working with the development team at Pine Tech, the Johnson Simulation Center. After almost one year into the project we decided to part ways with them. I think we need to work with someone on campus, in the house, to work closely with. We struggled [...] more »

by Fabio Berzaghi

I apologize for posting this so late, but I’ve had some problems retrieving my password to post on the blog. Second day of the conference. We start in the morning with a couple of sessions of MIT research projects. There is definitely a good variety and each session is followed by a digging deeper section [...] more »

by Fabio Berzaghi

I am in Boston at the Center of Future of Civic Media which hosts the Knight News Challenge Conference. Yesterday after registering I assisted to the welcome speech by Alberto Ibarguen. He believes that what Knight is doing is the next big thing happening. A mix of technology, local communities. A new way to educate [...] more »

by Fabio Berzaghi

“Playing the News” Update – Distil Interactive I just returned from Ottawa where Nicole Rinerand I went to collaborate with Distil Interactive. We spent two days in their office and it was a positive learning experience. I should make a premise that Distil is trying to build a system that will allow non tech-savvy users, [...] more »

by Fabio Berzaghi

Finally I am able to post independetly, and after the semester is over I will have a chance to work more on the news project. As a matter of fact I already started working on it. I have an internship for the summer at the Johnson Simulation Center and I worked 3 days of this [...] more »

by Fabio Berzaghi

Here is another update from our research assistant on the “Playing the News” project. The team has been exploring “mini-games” that would provide a challenge as players move through the information from the news stories. Fabio has discovered some open source flash sites that might help. “As I mentioned in my earlier post, this week [...] more »