Department of Informatics

Lars Nyre: "Pushing students to make new media technology"

Innovation is a tough topic for many of us. Involving students might be a productive way to achieve research based innovation at universities.In media and interaction design studies, they have achieved very good results in student innovation. Lars Nyre will tell us about their experiences in this direction.

Lars Nyre introduces the pedagogical method “innovation pedagogy” and presents examples of prototypes and products.

Innovation pedagogy has been practiced at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies for over ten years. It tackles the fact that there is a permanent disruption in the technologies and practices of media and communication, and teaches students to be change-oriented, creative and robust, so that they can make the most of the changing circumstances of their future work life.

Innovation pedagogy trains students by pushing them to explore novel media technology with ambitious partners in the Norwegian media business. Recently, a news tip application for local newspapers was launched for iPhone and Android, and builds on an early prototype developed by a team of bachelor students in Media City Bergen. Read more about it here: http://tipps.no.

The seminar will be conducted via Zoom: https://uib.zoom.us/j/66749588808?pwd=MWRtYTVYbUdxb1ptUXJlSzU5Mzh2dz09


About Lars Nyre

Lars Nyre is a professor of media design at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, and is a member of the program committee for media and interaction design in Media City Bergen. Nyre heads a new project for student active learning funded by DIKU from 2021 and was awarded the "Teaching Environment Prize" at the University of Bergen in 2019. Nyre has worked with evaluation and prototyping of new media for journalism and has publised several textbooks in Norwegian. He is the author of Sound Media. From live journalism to recorded music (Routlege, 2008).