Flash and HTML software
Doodlebuzz is an experimental interface for exploring and digesting online news. Users draw a line or a series of lines along which headlines tied to a specific search term are arranged. Once the headlines are displayed, more doodling allows the user to read excerpts, explore related topics on the map, or go directly to original articles. The user has complete control over the layout of information, which can be arranged in linear patterns, scribbles, or any other configuration. Brendan Dawes has created a way of reading driven by what he calls the “quiet chaos” that gives rise to unexpected connections between news items. Compared with the standard scrolling news websites, the typographic maps created on Doodlebuzz are dynamic and intricate, suggesting as much about the news cycle itself.