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    The Local News project is a partnership made between Globo TV affiliates and G1, for the purpose of covering the entire country within G1.com.br.
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G1 LOCAL NEWS
CLIENT GLOBO.COM    |     YEAR 2012     |    ROLE   INFORMATION ARCHITECT

The Local News project is a partnership made between our TV affiliates and G1, for the purpose of covering the entire country within G1.com.br our journalism portal. The full project involves 3 templates (city, region and the country), the first of which is generated automatically for the approximately 6000 cities in Brazil, all filtered using semantic content. The second template features an editorial page for each affiliate per region, and thirdly a page about Brazil, with the most relevant news from around the country

The challenge from a design standpoint is to develop a single page template that would work for all editing scenarios, for all affiliates, knowing that some produce more than 50 daily news articles while other smaller affiliates produce less than 10.

Methodology

Throughout the project, we have been visiting some affiliates (Goiás, Curitiba, São Paulo and Sorocaba) to interview the journalists, and find out their work routines.

We created some personas to represent the different G1 user profiles, and some wireframes to validate the logic for all editing scenarios.
And with the usability lab of globo.com, we had the chance to test some symbols and labels with paper prototyping before defining them. Finally we did an usability test with 8 other users to test the final interface before publishing.

co-workers: Andre Nicodemus (Information Architect - intern) and Luciano Pouzada (Designer)
01. Wireframes and layouts
02. Paper prototyping
Paper prototyping made to test some symbols and labels with paper prototyping before defining them.
This research was made with the support of the Globo.com Lab Team: Christiane Melcher (Usability Specialist - Responsible for the Usability Lab), Hayssa Schuabb (Usability Analyst), Thatiana Veiga (Intern) and Thainá Zanotti (Psychologist and Usability Analyst).
03. Usability test
Cluster and Gaze Plot generated by the eye tracker, to show the most viewed area.
This research was made with the support of the Globo.com Lab Team: Christiane Melcher (Usability Specialist - Responsible for the Usability Lab), Hayssa Schuabb (Usability Analyst), Thatiana Veiga (Intern) and Thainá Zanotti (Psychologist and Usability Analyst).