• Time well spent: the magazine publishing industry's online niche

      Ingham, Deena; Weedon, Alexis; University of Bedfordshire (SAGE, 2008-05-01)
      This article compares the uses of the print and online versions of the same magazine by its readership. Combining surveys of the readership and commercial data from the publisher and web designer, the study examines how one magazine has developed an online publication for its readers. Group Leisure is a niche magazine which has been in print for over a decade and online for two years. This article analyses the usage of the magazine in terms of age, gender and modal occupation of its readers and examines how their understanding of spending and saving time on the magazine underpins their perceptions of its value. The results and conclusions of this research have relevance to the publishing industry and to the study of online journalism.
    • Working collaboratively: a conversation about contemporary praxis

      Holder, A.; Lovett, George; University of Sheffield; University of Bedfordshire (Ampersand Publishing, 2009)
      Working collaboratively is arguably an essential skill in architectural practice as the complexity of contemporary projects involves multiple agents in the conception, construction and use of architecture. This has been emphasised in recent government rhetoric. This paper presents a structured conversation on changing understandings of collaboration, and the realities of collaborative methodology in architectural work. An experimental collaborative methodology was used; writing by conversation, recording what is said and transcribing it - and then structuring but not over-editing the resultant dialogue. A vocabulary of key terms is developed. The conversation extends to reflect on the role of the architecture profession in supporting or enabling collaboration in architectural works.