Redesigning the Hürriyet newspaper website: a case study
Parlak, Emre (2011) Redesigning the Hürriyet newspaper website: a case study. [Thesis]
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Graphic designers possess an essential responsibility to use their skills to offer better solutions to social and informational design problems. This responsibility in shaping information flow has become even more pressing given the evolving historical nature of the digital environment. The digital age started to create its culture, which frequently grew first from traditional roots. Mass media like newspapers and magazines were transformed into the digital environment in the form of the Web. Millions of websites have been created since the beginning of the Internet; however one of the most critical issues has grown more urgent. The digital culture started to demand new approaches to its problems. Websites are mostly created with methods derived from traditional media approaches, which can lead to complicated and incorrect design problems. Many newspaper websites that are the main provider for delivering information cannot transfer messages directly, efficiently and easily, and they cannot provide accurate responses to the new demands of the digital environment. In these circumstances, graphic designers should focus on the requirements of the digital environment in order to provide optimum solutions to those new demands like interface, usability, and information architecture. To propose a solution according to the demands that come from new and unfamiliar conditions of the digital era, the Hürriyet newspaper has been selected as a case study. The principal aims of this study are to explore the conventions of the digital environment, usability, information architecture, typography, and to propose new approaches to the digital environment.
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