FE Design MTG follow up: Thuirsday 10:00AM PDT, Washington DC 1:00PM EDT??

James William Yoon james.yoon at utoronto.ca
Wed Aug 19 14:08:56 UTC 2009


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On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 10:08 AM, James William
Yoon<james.yoon at utoronto.ca> wrote:
> Yep, Thursday at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT works for me.
>
>> 1) Will you have time to conduct a paper prototype test while at the DIA?
>
> I'm not sure what our schedule is like yet at the DIA, but I think
> it's possible we'll have time for it.
>
> Regardless of whether we have time for user testing, we'll certainly
> do a walkthrough of the paper prototypes with Jennifer, Amy, David, et
> al. and get feedback on that.
>
>> 2) If so, we want to design a test and send you the pdfs to print - does this work for you?
>
> Yep!
>
>> Assumptions:
>> 1) We are thinking that the search options should follow the mobile example - Subject, Creator, Time Period, Geography, Object Type, Material, Technique.
>
> Good assumption to start with. Let's refine it with the DIA.
>
> Those facets that were on the mobile design--subject, creator, time
> period, etc.--were taken from a paper by Menard that Hugues at the
> McCord encouraged me to adapt (I've attached the paper). It'll be
> useful to see what the DIA thinks of it.
>
>> 2) For the map we are going to use a plane view - rather then a 3-D rendering as we do not believe we have the capabilities to render maps on the fly?
>
> Tricky question. Short answer: good assumption. Longer answer:
>
> If we're using HTML5 canvas, then we have access to hardware graphics
> acceleration on the browser (see
> http://deanm.github.com/pre3d/monster.html for a cool canvas demo if
> you have an HTML5 browser, like Safari 4 or FF 3.5). The dev framework
> we're thinking of using is the js port of Processing (yay! :D), which
> takes advantage of canvas. But while Processing has a great 3D API,
> the js port doesn't support it... yet. We could/should ping Resig to
> see where that is on his roadmap. If we think 3D maps would be that
> much more useful, usable, and desirable, I would keep it on the table,
> while being mindful that it might not be possible in the end.
>
>> 3) We are not going to include searching archival material - information for tours will be items on display in the physical gallery?
>
> I agree.
>
> Side note: keep at the back of your mind that a) artwork does get
> rotated, and that things in storage/conservation will make its way
> into the gallery and vice versa, and b) their DBs have quality of data
> issues for item location (things supposedly in the gallery will be in
> storage, and things supposedly in storage will be in the gallery).
>
> See you tomorrow!
>
> Cheers,
> James
>
> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 6:37 PM, Victoria Moulder<vmoulder at sfu.ca> wrote:
>> Hi James,
>>
>> We are hoping you'll have time to check-in with us this coming Thursday 10:00AM PDT,Washington DC 1:00PM EDT?
>>
>> Also when you have time can you give us feedback on  DIA questions and assumptions listed below.
>>
>>
>> Questions:
>> 1) Will you have time to conduct a paper prototype test while at the DIA?
>> 2) If so, we want to design a test and send you the pdfs to print - does this work for you?
>>
>>
>> Assumptions:
>> 1) We are thinking that the search options should follow the mobile example - Subject, Creator, Time Period, Geography, Object Type, Material, Technique.
>> 2) For the map we are going to use a plane view - rather then a 3-D rendering as we do not believe we have the capabilities to render maps on the fly?
>> 3) We are not going to include searching archival material - information for tours will be items on display in the physical gallery?
>>
>>
>> Hope this makes sense - if not we can work this out on Thursday?
>>
>> Best, Vicki
>>
>>
>>
>> Vicki Moulder
>> School of Interactive Arts & Technology
>> Simon Fraser University, Surrey, BC, Canada
>> www.interactionart.org
>> vmoulder at sfu.ca
>>
>
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