Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of UserScenarios
- 07/15/11 16:29:44 (23 months ago)
v2 v3 23 23 As their first assignment, a small group of students will embark on a short, non-determined route in NYC carrying 'modular neuroid' a sensor device that maps four types of data: gps location, noise, temperature, humidity and C02. The data is monitored on 15 sec. intervals. The sensor is turned on in the class, and they begin walking. Student 1 carries the sensor and determines the route. Student 2 is in charge of taking photographs along their route. Student 3 is in taking notes of unusual situations or events along the way, with the time. They walk for 30 minutes and note the following events: a street sweeper, two loud people talking, a bus stop, the inside of a store, a public park, a group of street musicians, a construction site, an alley between buildings, a nail salon, a sidewalk food cart, a busy cross walk, a subway station underpass, a small side street, the inside of Parsons. When they return they will upload a .csv txt file of their data from SD card to the URT database. The data is spatialized into the database and they are able to view their route online. Based on particular moments and routes of their path, they then upload their photographs and notes, as well as mark altitude, add tags and determine future data. The students will continue to analyze this data, as well as continue to create another sensor map, based on their initial questions or assumptions. 24 24 25 *URT User Scenarios* 26 25 26 27 27 I’m a [college student/urban historian/etc.] who’s fascinated to discover that J&R Music lives on the same block where nearly all of New York’s newspapers resided in the late 19th and early 20th century. I want to determine what other media history – early telegraph and telephone lines, the proximity to news sources at nearby City Hall, etc. – is rooted on or near Park Row. I zoom in on the area, select the “media/communication” filter, and use the timeline slider to visualize the media infrastructure, media companies, etc., that have been tied to that location from the 18th century to today. As I click on a photo of the original New York Herald building, its record documentation appears, and I’m able to identify the specific project to which this particular record is linked. The class project, “Print Histories of 19th-Century New York,” sounds interesting, so click through to the class’s introductory page and browse through some of the other class projects. 28 28 29 29 Now I wonder why the city’s newspapers have all departed from Park Row, and where they’ve gone. I zoom out to see the whole of the metropolitan area, select the “newspapers” tag, and again use the timeline slider to visualize the migration of the World, the Tribune, and the Times to different regions of the city. As I move forward through time, I see the disappearance of some newspapers, the emergence of others, the split of various newspapers’ editorial and printing facilities, etc. In short, I watch the evolving “news landscape” of New York. 30 30 31 31 32 I’m the chief archivist of a local archive that has recently supported and provided resources to a New School class whose class project focused on URT. I want to see what the students have accomplished and identify exactly which resources the students have used from my institution. From the URT home page, I select the “Class X” introductory page, where I can read about the class’s overall goal and its institutional partners and see a list of the individual students sub-projects that art part of the larger class-wide project. I first want to see all the material posted by all the class’s students, so I “turn on” all the project’s posted records. I then want to see only those records that draw on material from my institution’s collection, so I select “New-York Historical Society” in the “source” field and “turn on” only those records that are drawn from our archives. I then return to the class’s home page and decide to browse through a few students’ sub-projects. Each time I click on a sub-project link, I’m taken to a new introductory page, which provides an overview of the sub-project, and led through the sub-project’s argument via its unique navigation system (e.g., some projects allow me to click through linked records; others direct me through via an “audio argument,” etc.). 32 33 34 33 35 I’m an engineer who’s interested to know about the cultural history of the city’s material telecommunications infrastructure. I imagine there are various history, engineering, and media projects on URT that might have addressed this topic. From the home page, I search for “wire” and “cable,” which “turns on” all the records that pertain to wires – e.g., photos of overhead phone wires, maps of buried fiber-optic cable, archival videos of Bell Telephone workers installing wire in an office building, etc. I’m overwhelmed by the variety of materials, so I decide to filter by historical period, using the timeline slider.