A laboratory with a HYBRID ATTITUDE. We conduct publishing experiments that mix diverse PRACTICES, SKILLS, TOOLS, METHODS and more!
HvA Open Publishing — A year of implementing the Open Publishing Workflow
The first half of 2017 we used for setting up the Open Publishing Workflow in the university, increasing awareness about open access publishing in general, and polishing the individual assets of the workflow to simplify the process of going from manuscript to pdf and ePub. In the second half we published two publications in ePub [...]
ARIAS: Interviews and Card Sorting
The first week of November, Tessa Guijt, a Communication & Multimedia Design student from the Hague University of Applied Sciences joined us in the ARIAS project. She will be responsible for designing the user flow and user experience of the new platform. For the past two months, we’ve been working on conducting interviews and generating [...]
Sprint 1: Introduction
The briefing that we received before the first meeting with WPG put the focus of the project on the ‘development of new ways of reading’ and how we could enhance the experience of the reader and thus bring more attention to a new publication. During the first meeting, we met Head Innovation & Development, Laurens [...]
Summarizing our Internship
During the past months, the PublishingLab, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, has been researching how fashion publishing has changed in response to the emergence of social media and the rise of bloggers onto the runways of the most prestigious shows. As we delved into our research, the rapid development of bloggers brought forward [...]
Talking Longform in Brief
Our previous blogposts focused on the definition of the longform and how are online magazines approaching this format. In last instance, wrapping up this project may lead us towards more questions than what we proposed at the beginning itself. Our project focused on the initial question: “how long is a longform?” and inevitably, we verted [...]
Wrapping up the wiki research
After an enjoyable five months at the PublishingLab, the wiki ebook project has come to a (momentary) halt. To borrow the eloquent term that Mondotheque used in our conversation, this blog post will be an ‘incision’ into the research that we have done so far. Our aim and starting point was to reflect upon the [...]
All’s well that ends well.
All comes to an end, and so does Analogy / our time at the Publishing Lab. With the ‘last sprint’ in its final days, we have reached a point of reflection. Over the past months we’ve been working on a continuously evolving project that started from the question: ‘What are the possibilities for new [...]