University project to produce interactive newsprint in Preston seeks volunteers

Posted on - 17th October, 2012 - 11:16pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News

interactive newsprint


Imagine a newspaper that can connect to the internet, and lets readers listen to audio, vote on issues of the day and access social media. Interactive Newsprint – a research project based at UCLan – is currently making a paper-platform that does just that…

Over the last 18 months, we’ve worked with various Preston groups to develop a range of different prototypes, and now we’re looking to discover what Prestonians think of our work.

We’re eagerly seeking Blog Preston volunteers (as well as their friends or family) to help test and feedback on the new technology, and take our research forward. Ideally, we’re looking to hear from people who fall into two camps. Members of our first group would be those who consume their news and media from online sources. The second are people who prefer newspapers and magazines.

A series of workshops will take place over the course of the week beginning November 12, and those who give their time will receive a small payment for taking part.

If any Blog Preston readers would like to get involved, please contact John Mills at for more information. You can take a look at our website:

Preston in pictures Preston Graffiti390_016-18390_016-17390_011-04Preston, Lancashire.StreetPreston, Friargate.Transdev Rosso 79 220319 Preston View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.