SkyView App

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Researchers
Carol Schwalbe
Associate Professor, Journalism
Jason Davis
Graduate Student, Journalism
Managed By
Lewis Humphreys
Licensing Manager (520) 626-2574

Invention

SkyView is an interactive digital magazine for iPad created by the University of Arizona’s School of Journalism. The magazine is a successor to our inaugural digital publication the Scientific Tucsonan. SkyView explores the wealth of science and nature found in the Santa Catalina Mountains, just north of Tucson, Arizona. The magazine features ten articles packed with stories, interactive photo slideshows, videos, and infographics contributed by the class of Professor Carol Schwalbe’s course “Science Journalism” in the fall of 2013.

Background

SkyView examines the controversial decision to reintroduce bighorn sheep to the Catalinas. In addition, this app spotlights the efforts given by researchers at the University of Arizona to understand how climate change is affecting carbon cycles, plant life and a diverse population of insects. The magazine also offers a glimpse at some of the astronomical observations that take place near the mountains' summit, Mount Lemmon. A user guide is included to help first-time digital readers navigate the magazine.

Inventors

Jason Davis

Carol Schwalbe

Contact

Lewis Humphreys

Licensing Manager, Eller College of Management

University of Arizona, Tech Launch Arizona

LewisH@TLA.arizona.com

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