The DigiNews project spanned between February 2004 to June 2006. It was an ITEA project funded by VINNOVA and our part was 1.650.000 SEK. Carina Ihlström Eriksson was the project leader for the part of Halmstad University in the project.

The project focus on the electronic newspaper of the future. Media IT contributed to the project within two areas:

  • Design: e.g. usage scenarios, UI requirements, design patterns
  • Business models: e.g. new value adding and revenue generating services with corresponding business models

Swedish partners were: The Swedish Newspaper Publishers Association, The Royal Institute of Technology, Aftonbladet, Göteborgs-Posten, Nerikes Allehanda, Norrköpings Tidningar, Sundsvalls Tidning, Sydsvenskan and Östgöta Correspondenten.

European partners were: Philips Applied Technologies, De Telegraaf, Concentra Media, Fraunhofer FIRST, Ibermatica, K.U.Leuven Department of Computer Science, Robotiker and LeMonde.fr.

For more information in Swedish - please visit diginews.se

Read our project report in Swedish.

DigiNews logotype

VINNOVA logotype


In conjunction to this project we participated in another project with The Swedish Newspaper Publishers Association and the Swedish newspapers together with Svensk Industri Design (SVID) and Designaktiebolaget Propeller called Designing the future e-newspaper. In this project we developed visionary solutions for future services as well as future soft- and hardware, based on the research in DigiNews. The results were 3 concept movies featuring future use with the personas Karin, Olivia and Özgür.


Carina Ihlström

Foto: Christel Lind

Carina Ihlström Eriksson

Halmstad University

P.O. Box 823

S-301 18 Halmstad


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