28 Apr 2010 08:19 am

(April 28, 2010)

We’re getting close to the end of the semester. Here are some notes about what I’m expecting for the remaining deliverables for this course.

Final presentation

On Monday, May 3, we will have in-class presentations of your projects. Each project will have 10 minutes + 2 minutes for Q&A.

We are assembling the schedule of presentations and  current project descriptions.

In your presentation, I would like to see the following:

  • a clear articulation of what problem you are solving with your mashup
  • a clear description of what you proposed to do and what you ended up doing, describing what led you to go from what you proposed to what you ended up doing
  • a quick demo of your mashup
  • a description of what is behind-the-scenes: what sources of data are you drawing from and how you are mashing up your data
  • if you were to continue your project beyond the course, what would you do

Final report

Your final report is due on Monday, May 10, 2010 at 12 noon.  You are, of course, welcome to send it to me earlier. I would like a digital copy of your project report, which you can email me.

In your report (whose main body should run between 5-15 pages, depending on the complexity of your work), please include the following:

  • a clear articulation of what problem you are solving with your mashup
  • a clear description of what you proposed to do and what you ended up doing, describing what led you to go from what you proposed to what you ended up doing
  • a description of the functionality of your mashup (you may want to include screenshots or a link to a video.)
  • a thorough description of what is behind-the-scenes: what sources of data are you drawing from and how, how you are mashing up your data.
  • if you were to continue your project beyond the course, what would you do

If your project was a group project, I’d like a paragraph that outlines how you split the work and describes your individual contributions to the work.

If your project overlaps with work you are currently doing for other iSchool classes or the Final Project, please describe how the work you describe here relates to that other work. Please highlight work that touches upon the themes of this course.

Feel free to include any appendices that you think would support the main body of your project.

Open House

On the last day (Wednesday, May 5), we will host an open house from 12:45pm to 2pm in 110 South Hall. It’s an open house. I’ll be inviting people from the iSchool and the larger community. Feel free to invite your friends to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Feel free to invite

Getting Help with your projects

I encourage you to contact me by email to arrange for help. I’m very open to arrange a time outside of class to meet.

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