Robb Montgomery

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#MOJO: A school built completely around mobile journalism

#MOJO: A school built completely around mobile journalism

This student newsroom and media lab serves six journalism schools in Georgia. What would happen if you built your student newsroom completely around #MOJO mobile journalism? That was the question I asked in 2010 when I was brought in to design a new media lab for IREX. In 2017, we now know the answer. I […]

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Recent design projects

Recent design projects

Digital media projects demand expertise and agile approaches to integrate new technologies, training programs, workflows, and design to create winning solutions.  Three recent projects illustrate that our experience in integrating these disciplines  leads to great results.   Radio Free EuropeMultimedia for Reporters   Radio Free Europe is providing reporters in the field with smartphone kits […]

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Design anything using The Design Method™

Design anything using The Design Method™

The Design Method™  When the word ‘redesign’ is discussed most people only consider touching the building blocks of a publication’s visual identity and style Color Grids Typography Hierarchy Style patterns Usage guides Templates Navigation But, design thinking can deliver much more. Our design process also focuses on visual story training and developing best practices in […]

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Designing a mobile-first newsroom in Tbilisi, Georgia

Designing a mobile-first newsroom in Tbilisi, Georgia

Welcome to the world’s first mobile-first newsroom. Built for the mobile generation, IREX’s Mobile Multimedia Education Center in Tbilisi is a multipurpose, multimedia journalism studio and learning space that embraces mobile media and innovation in journalism. The S.M.A.R.T Media lab project in Tbilisi, Georgia was designed from the ground up to embrace the mobile lifestyle […]

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The Design Method for developing new products and services

The Design Method for developing new products and services

“The Design Method” is a six-step process that has been used around the globe to quickly help media people develop concrete and actionable plans for new newspapers, story packages, magazines, Web sites, mobile strategies, journalism training, and even mobile apps.  The method is very popular with participants because they learn to become empowered to solve […]

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