OUTPOST

  • Focusing on raw journalism, Outpost utilizes an Android based system of publishing tools to connect journalists directly to the audiences.

  • Sponsor: Google Android || Instructors: Brian Boyl, Jeff Higashi
  • Team Coffee: Annie Li (Graphic Design), Daphne Huang (Product Design), Longtao Wang (Product Design)
  • Contributions: User Research, Concept Development, Interaction Design, Video Editing

MISSION STATEMENT

Journalists should be able to report their stories without any barriers.

INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

Vince Gonzalez, USC Professor

“You have to be totally transparent. You have to make sure your story is 100% air tight or people online will try to tear it down.”

Robert King, Conflict Journalist

“Your deadlines are daily instead of weekly; your information is either live, or a few minutes away from live.”

Tom A. Peters, Conflict Journalist

“Conflict Journalist would always share safety information. But people get real territorial about sharing sources.”

PAIN POINTS

Information Overload

In a fast paced world, viewers do not have interest in long traditional articles

Trust

Viewers do not trust mass media because mass media control news to make it sensational and selective

CONCEPT STATEMENT

Focusing on raw journalism, Outpost utilizes an Android based system of publishing tools to connect journalists directly to the audiences.

SOLUTIONS

Outpost App, Android Phone

  • Journalist APP: It is the core of Outpost system for journalist to publish short reports.
  • Audience APP: It provides a quick access for the audience to latest news.

Outpost.com, Website

  • Journalist WEBSITE: It supports journalist with templates to edit full and in depth reports.
  • Audience WEBSITE: It creates a diverse and in depth explorational experience for the audience.

Outpost Connect, Android Band

  • Journalist BAND: It gives journalist glanceable feedback information direct from the audience. The GPS module can record journalist’s path and journalist can upload it to make the reports more creditable when he/she wants to.
  • Audience BAND: It is a portable device that gives audience news alerts and instant news updates that are glanceable.

Outpost Feed, Band Charger

  • Journalist Feed: The algorithm will select keywords and make the size based on the repetition rate so it can display glanceable information to let the journalist keep up with his/her audience
  • Audience feed: It is a stationary device that gives audience news alerts and instant news updates that are glanceable.

Outpost App, Android Camera

    Journalist Camera APP: Outpost App runs on Android cameras so journalists can keep using their favorite cameras while having access to the expanded features such as live streaming, auto cloud uploading of HD photos and fast image publishing.

PRODUCT ECOSYSTEM

APP USER FLOWS

APP JOURNALIST WIREFRAMES

APP AUDIENCE WIREFRAMES

SCREENS IN MOTION

THE TEMPLATE SYSTEM

Article Based on Timeline Template

Article Based on Coorelation Template

Journalist's profile in Timeline and Map Templates