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!F Lab - Design Booster

Interested in interactive digital storytelling? !F Lab is dedicated to training the next influential generation of journalists, (documentary) filmmakers, photographers, coders, graphic designers, storytellers, international correspondents, media professionals… in the digital age. !F Lab supports ambitious and creative professionals with the development of their digital interactive factual project via three x four days hands-on international workshops; Webdox/Docville, Leuven, Belgium (6th-9th of May 2015), The Conference, Malmö (20th-23rd of August 2015) and MozFest, London, UK (6th-9th of November 2015).

Each workshop concentrates on a different production phase: ideation, design & build. The aim is to do very practical sessions where a specialist gives you an overview of a methodology of work and then give you the time to apply it to your own project during the project itself. It is highly recommended to participate with an interactive factual project that you want to produce, but you can also come as an observer and help other projects to advance. The participation fee for one workshop session (4 days) amounts to 500 euro. Any extra team member pays a reduced fee of 350 euro.

The session in Malmö is called Design Booster as it will put emphasis on the UX and interface challenges that you face when creating an interactive story. This is a hands-on approach that should help you design an interface for your project, ideate a user journey, think about a cross-media marketing and financial strategy and ultimately have a prototype of your project. World famous UK creative agency Made by Many is designing a “how to test your story” workshop for it, and additional speakers are presented below.

You can register here.

Speakers include exceptional experts such as Mike Robbins (Creative Developer, Helios Design Labs), Clint Beharry (Creative Designer, Harmony Institute), Filip Fastenaekels (Mediaproducer Flemish Public Radio and Television Broadcaster BBC, ZDF, NOS and NRK), Kasper Jordaens (Innovation Specialist at iMinds-MiX) and Sandra Gaudenzi (i-doc specialist, Academic & Researcher, co-founder of the i-Docs conference).

Side events
August 17 - 21th

During the week of The Conference, we, our partners and the Malmö community arrange in-depth workshops, masterclasses, meet-ups and other festivities. Most of these events are free and everybody's welcome, The Conference participant or not! So, what are you waiting for?


Monday Aug 17

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Thursday Aug 20

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  1. Wed, 28 Oct 2015

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      December 10th Uffe Elbæk returns to Malmö to tell the story of how he created a parliament party in two years. Register >>

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      Welcome to Malmö and a workshop on client centricity with Hyper Island, November 6th >>

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      Yay! We now announce two internships for spring 2016. One for communications and one for production. Read more >>

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      The Conference 2015 is SOLD OUT, earlier than ever before. Wow! Sign up for waiting list and we’ll get in touch if someone cancels their ticket. And don’t forget, there are loads of great side events still open for registration >>

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      We know that it’s hard to pick and choose sometimes. That’s why we’re doing a session on Choice and Decision Making, and it’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite The Conference talks so far. Go explore >>

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      9 new speakers joins The Conference. Space! Heroes! Storytelling… Read more >>

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      Having the best participants in the world, we couldn’t help but ask some of you a few questions. First out: Colin Nagy!

  8. Wed, 20 May 2015

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      8 new speakers to join the line-up for 2015 including great people from The New York Times, Topp and Frog Design. Read more >>

  9. Fri, 8 May 2015

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      The Program of The Conference 2015 is now LIVE! This year we’ll cover topics like Hate and Heroism, The Future of Work, Decision and Choice Making and much much more. Read more >>

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