NewsThings: Bringing News Media and Audiences Together Through the Internet of Things

United Kingdom Project type: prototype University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)


The project places users at the centre of the innovation process and creates physical-digital prototypes that convey news and editorial content, which will be placed in people’s homes or public spaces. The project also examines IoT infrastructure and examines how IoT-driven data could benefit news publishers, how new content management systems can power connected objects and the commercial opportunities that NewsThings create.

The solution

NewsThings' combines news, information, ambient design approaches and the Internet of Things (IoT) to explore how people engage and interact with co-designed connected objects.