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See the news side-by-side

Americans believe that 62% of the news they consume on TV, in newspapers, and on the radio is biased, according to a survey from the Knight Foundation and Gallup. Civl News is designed to reduce bias by showing both sides of the news and providing resources to take action on topics that matter most to you.

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Project Origin
Jared Parente
Tools
Figma
Figma Mirror
Focus
Mobile App
Deliverables
Secondary and Competitor Research
User Interviews
Persona
Goals Venn Diagram
Feature Roadmap
Site Map
Task Flow and User Flows
Sketches
LoFi Wireframes
UI Kit
HiFi Pages
HiFi Mobile Prototype
User Testing and Revisions
Challenge

How to reduce bias in news while also respecting opinions?

User Interviews
Psychologist, Marriage Councilor
Cultural Activist
Senior Citizen
Persona

Process Highlights

Competitor Research
I worked with Jared, an entrepreneur, who shared with me his observation that there isn’t a source of news that is truly unbiased.
Ground News is an app that attempts to solve bias also
Other unique apps have the goal to simplify
Most other news apps are a feed
Key Insights
Unbiased isn’t possible, even if it’s a software code, it’s still untrusted to a degree
Present both sides and let people gain empathy for each other
Will need an action or some type of agreement for a solution
Homepage Progression
News articles are text heavy, so my challenge is to find a layout that is easily compared.
Side-by-side comparison is a challenge
Clear communicate of key aspects of each article
Sketches
Wireframes
HiFi Prototype
User Testing Revisions
Key Insights
The layout has very limited space for comparing side-by-side, however, the users were able to easily understand what the app offers with this layout. I soon discovered that news feeds often have different layouts within the homepage, so I was able to integrate other layouts that I sketched as well.
Future Updates
Common Ground feature will need more exploration of how to integrate it within the home feed
I would like to design a new way for how articles are shared on social media
Try Desktop Prototype

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