Our classes this week really made me think about the implementation of some of the features I want to have my project. During our in-class critique and website analysis, I was able to narrow things down and cut off certain aspects of the site. I was surprised to see a timeline Flash project that worked fairly well despite its dated program. From there, I realized that I wanted to create something similar, but more modern.
The buttons would be limited, the timeline would be interactive, and most importantly, I don’t want people to think about how to use it. I’m excited to get more into the sources and citation aspect of the course as well. As of right now, my main goal is to figure out how to implement that timeline if it is not a readily available theme.
I joined this course in order to develop my skills in data visualization, user experience design, and have a better understanding of digital humanities. So far, it has been incredibly interesting to see examples of beautiful visual storytelling such as Koya Bound and Snowfall. In terms of digital humanities, I definitely lean on the side that digital archival and design of data is necessary and valuable for the future.
I am a Digital Studies major with a focus on digital media. Currently, I am researching and planning my capstone project which will investigate the influences on personal identity through digital marketplaces and social media platforms. Through the growth of social media and online forums, it is only natural that the development of identity can be affected by digital factors. During this research, I will conduct interviews, analyze data from online marketplaces, and track the growth of companies. I want to be able to utilize the skills that I have learned so far into making a meaningful project which also has a beautiful, efficient design.