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15. Role-specific documents

30 Nov

Role – Website Designer

This role require the design and programming of the site using pre-existing code for inspiration however still creating a website from scratch. I shall be solely responsible for the uploading the site to the designated server and ensure no problems arise and fixing any that do.

Skill Needed

Knowledge in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Role – Data Collector 

This role requires me to use the Instagram api along side my website code to collect and display all the required images.

Skills Needed

Knowledge of the Instagram API in conjunction with my own website code.

Role – Project Manager

This role require me to ensure that the project goes as successfully as possible and ensuring enough contingency time for any unforeseen problems.

Skills Needed

Gantt Chart software skill to help manage my time of the course of the project.

 

14. Reflect on your role for this project

30 Nov

As I am the sole person within this project I feel a lot of pressure however immense determination to produce the project to the best of my ability. Within this project i shall be the web designer, coder, programmer and project manager. As all the roles fall on me its the perfect stepping stone to learn each aspect of the project from start to finish. From previous group project I have shied away from being the leader however now having to manage this project alone it has given me the chance to overview all aspect of the project and i feel shall expand some skills that i do and don’t have.

I am going to be using a mixture of skill i already previously know and also ones that I don’t . This will allow me to pursue strong skills that i already enjoy and want to improve however at the same time also looking into skills that I want to learn.

13. Place your project in its broader contexts

30 Nov

A main concept surrounding my work is the idea focusing around human curiosity and perception within online social media platform. This is the idea that as human we have a deep curiosity and have a desire to fill the need to explore this curiosity by finding answers to things. (Konnikova, 2013)

This project also touches on the ideas of many types of social networks are becoming very alienating in where the sense of community is lost. (Chouinard, 2013) This is where I want to create a platform to help human curiosity find answers and to create a platform in which the whole world can begin to feel more together with the sense of community.

 

Chouinard, J. (2013). When hyperconnectivity leads to social alienation |  Adviso. [online] Adviso – Internet Strategy. Available at: http://www.adviso.ca/en/blog/2013/02/20/hyperconnectivite-reclusion-sociale-2/ [Accessed 7 Dec. 2015].

Konnikova, M. (2013). Why We Need Answers – The New Yorker. [online] The New Yorker. Available at: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/why-we-need-answers [Accessed 7 Dec. 2015].

12. Define your audience

30 Nov

For my project I am requiring a fairly large intended audience. This is because as human curiosity is one of the main features of the project the audience is very broad. However due to the nature of this technical piece the audience are predominately going to between the ages of 16-35 and aimed towards avid users of social media platforms. the project has no direct lean to one specific gender and is welcomed strongly by both.

11. Budget

30 Nov

This project require no unique installation therefore will have no cost association. My intention is to have the website displayed on multiple screens at the grad show. I have two options these are uses screens provided by the University, however if this isn’t available I have access to my two 21 inch monitors that able to supply for use at the show.

10. Time Management

30 Nov

Below are screenshots of a Gantt Chart that I have made to show my initial timescale I intend to keep to, this has plenty of room for amendment towards the start of the project and throughout however i shall keep to it as much as possible. towards the start of the project i intend to create some design choices that will later then be decided on to begin the coding of the site. Then i shall begin collection of images then eventually along side this the implementation of these images into the website. finally i have left time towards the end of the project allocated to testing, updating and preparation of files ready for the final submission date.

Gantt 1Gantt 2Gantt 3

9. Delivery format

30 Nov

I intend for this project to be in the form of a responsive website that shall work both for desktop and mobile. For submission I shall be proving a link to the live/working website  along with screenshots of the website in each of its working stages with annotations explaining each progression throughout the site.

8. Identify the proposed sources of all the material that will not be produced by you.

30 Nov

I shall be using HTML and CSS ideas from similar website to help create and inform my own however i shall not be taking blocks of copied code i shall only use this as inspiration and shall be writing all the code for the website.

The map will also contain lots of photos that shall all be gathered from Instagram. These photos shall only be collected from Instagram account that have there privacy settings to public.

7. Identify all external collaborators who are not level H/6 Digital Media Design students, stating why you need these people involved

30 Nov

I shall be using all of my own knowledge are learning some more skill therefore shall not be collaborating with anyone else. This is because I believe I either have all the necessary skills required or am confident in the fact that i shall be able to learn them to implement all the necessary functions of my project.

6. Identify the resources you will need to successfully realise this project.

30 Nov

I intend to create produce all the content using my own resources. I do not require the use of any external equipment due to the nature of my project. As I shall only be making a website I only require the use of my own personal computer. I shall also be using my personal mobile to ensure that the final project is successful on both mobile and desktop scenarios.

As for technical assistance I may require some guidance with any coding bugs that arise but shall not need any direct help from an external coder for the entirety of the project.