Factiverse delivers technology that helps journalists to find credible online information. Now we are going to focus on younger users and help them to become better at critical thinking and fact-checking. Factiverse is collaborating with the design agency Heydays and school initiative – Tenk from Faktisk.no on the project “Double Check”. The aim of the project is to help Norwegian school students become critical media users in order to battle the growing challenge that false news poses to society. This will be achieved using design-driven methodology, developing a digital solution for fact-checking that is based on the needs of students and teachers.
Our “Double Check” project has been granted NOK 420,000 from Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA) through the Design-Driven Innovation Program (DIP) alongside 20 other high-profile Norwegian innovation projects. “The jury believes that the project “Double check” will result in a product that strengthens young people’s ability to think critically.” DOGA is a foundation under the Ministry of Trade and Industry that works to strengthen the role of design and architecture with the aim of better and more socially beneficial innovation designs for Norway’s future.
Find more about the Design-Driven Innovation Program 2021 from DOGA here