The JxD project created a process for teaching design to journalism students. The process encourages students to imagine new ways of doing journalism by exploring how news or other aspects of practice might be redesigned for social, mobile, or other emerging technologies.

The process provides a guide to step students through contextual research, developing ideas, prototyping and evaluating.

The project is the result of research and teaching at the University of Queensland and was funded through the university’s Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation.

Design approach

Interviews, thematic analysis, workshops and prototypes were used to develop the process. Interviews with students and and thematic analysis of their work informed a prototype that was evaluated with industry, teachers and former students during a design workshops.


The process is available under a Creative Commons licence via the JxD Project website alongside other resources.