Inventory of Design and Digital Culture Archives (2019)

Cover of the Inventarisatie Archieven Design en Digitale Cultuur report

As an expert on digital culture, I was consulted by Het Nieuwe Instituut to contribute my advise on an inventory of important and threatened archives in the fields of design and digital culture.

The report outlines a policy perspective on the government’s task in relation to the preservation of archives in these fields. I was part of the digital culture working group (lead by Eric Kluitenberg & Klaas Kuitenbrouwer).

In their analysis, the design and digital culture work groups confirm the necessity of identifying relevant archives in both professional fields and making them accessible to the public. They also stress the essential importance of research and public access to legitimise the formation of the archives.

Excerpt from the report announcement on the Het Nieuwe Instituut website.

The results were presented to Barbera Wolfensberger, the ministry’s Director-General of Culture and Media in May 2019.

TILT: Storytelling platform (2019)

Screenshot of the mobile version of TILT.

As a concept developer and information architect at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, I helpt realize TILT, a mobile-first platform to publish and share high-end online stories about media. This platform was realized in collaboration with digital agency IN10.

Using the new storytelling platform Sound and Vision can now tell stories about media that fit the media usage of nowadays (snackable, mobile, visually appealing).

The platform provides an innovative way to tell stories, in both content and form. Using a system of vertical cards, from which contributors can build custom stories. This format was designed specifically for short attention spans, in vertical orientation, using a no-scrolling, but swiping interaction, and making use of visual language and visually appealing images.

To enable future possibilities for content integration (with our online collection for example), we made sure all stories can be tagged with subjects from our controlled vocabulary GTAA (Dutch).

Trivia: TILT was nominated for various awards, like the 2019 Museums and the Web GLAMi Award and a 2019 Webby Award.

Immersive Journalism (2018-2019)

Typology of immersive media use in the journalism field

As a new media researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, I’m part of a consortium of broadcasters (NOS, KRO-NCRV, NTR, VPRO) and research institutes (University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, University of Amsterdam & University of Vienna) that investigates the use of immersive media in the journalism domain.

You can read more about the project and its (initial) findings here.