The New York Times Research & Development group looks beyond the next product cycle, identifying trends and technologies that will emerge in the next three to five years. We develop applications and prototypes that imagine the impacts these changes will create, and we share those prototypes to facilitate innovation and thoughtful consideration of the future of media.

Editor

An experimental text editor for micro-tagging

Delta

Visualizing reader activity in real time

Listening Table

Augmented table that listens to the conversations around it

Madison

Crowdsourcing historic advertisements from The New York Times archive

streamtools

Open-source graphical toolkit for working with live streams of data

Lazarus

Revitalizing The New York Times photo archive

Kepler

Semantic network visualization of New York Times topics

Julia

Environmental computing interactions in the kitchen

Compendium

Clip, annotate, collect and share New York Times content

Chronicle

Tracking historical usage of language

Mirror

Ambient information display in the home

Surface Reader

Tabletop interactions with news

Open Paths

A secure data locker for personal location information

Cascade

Visualizing social activity around news

News.me

Personalized, social news reader

Custom Times

Multi-platform news reading experiences