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Distributed Biography Update During Alpha Development

3a1361a1af4fdbc0c47f96ed8bc3832a?s=47 Justin Olmanson
December 10, 2007

Distributed Biography Update During Alpha Development

In this presentation, the design and initial development of a technology project called Distributed Biography or dBio is described.
This presentation was given to Dr. Paul Resta, the director of the Learning and Technology Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin in December of 2007.

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Justin Olmanson

December 10, 2007
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  1. Distributed Biography Justin Olmanson Instructional Technology Steven Greenstein Science &

    Math Education University of Texas at Austin Digital Spaces Working Group Digital Spaces Working Group: Aaron Smith, Curtis Brewer, Rudy Bauss, Steven Burton, Alan Olmanson, Stephanie Janda, Kevin Rathge, Laura Zurowski, Anthony Matteo, Jacob Liberman
  2. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Design Group Design Group (DSWG) Application Description Development Approach Thoughts and Implications Project Trajectories
  3. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Design Group: Members
  4. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Design Group: Skill/Interest Areas
  5. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Design Group: Participation Levels
  6. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Application Description: Theoretical Framework Design Group (DSWG) Application Description Development Approach Thoughts and Implications Project Trajectories : Theoretical Frame
  7. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Application Description: Theoretical Framework Deleuze and Guattari's principle of the rhizome… suggested … tools and containers that (p. 22) : • encourage heterogeneity; • make multiple and overlapping connections possible; • support multiplicity and repetition; • require no central element; • draw on the notion of the singularity • privilege no sequence or single entry point; • support shuffling, adaptability and creative spaces
  8. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Application Description: Visual Model Design Group (DSWG) Application Description Development Approach Thoughts and Implications Project Trajectories : Visual Model
  9. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Application Description: Visual Model Distributed Biographies Lois Gurgel Pete the Dog Stories Stories Amy Muňoz Stories
  10. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Distributed Biographies Lois Gurgel Pete the Dog Stories Stories Amy Muňoz Stories Each biography is about a specific person, animal or object. Anyone can start a biography and add collaborators Application Description: Visual Model
  11. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Application Description Distributed Biographies Lois Gurgel Pete the Dog Stories Stories Amy Muňoz Stories Each story in a biography is written by individuals collaborating on the biography Each biography is about a specific person, animal or object. Anyone can start a biography and add collaborators Application Description: Visual Model
  12. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Application Description Distributed Biographies Lois Gurgel Pete the Dog Stories Stories Amy Muňoz Stories Each story in a biography is written by individuals collaborating on the biography Each biography is about a specific person, animal or object. Anyone can start a biography and add collaborators Each story focuses on a single interaction between the writer and the biographical subject Application Description: Visual Model
  13. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Application Description Distributed Biographies Lois Gurgel Pete the Dog Stories Stories Amy Muňoz Stories Each story in a biography is written by individuals collaborating on the biography Each biography is about a specific person, animal or object. Anyone can start a biography and add collaborators Each story focuses on a single interaction between the writer and the biographical subject Together, the stories about a specific person create a complicated portrait that is open to interpretation & enriched with every new writer & each additional story Application Description: Visual Model
  14. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Application Description: Artistic Metaphor Design Group (DSWG) Application Description Development Approach Thoughts and Implications Project Trajectories : Artistic Metaphor
  15. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Application Description: Artistic Metaphor Distributed Biography is similar to a… Chuck Close Painting Self-Portrait 2001
  16. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Timeline Design Group (DSWG) Application Description Development Approach Thoughts and Implications Project Trajectories : Timeline
  17. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Mucking About 10/1/06 1/1/07 4/1/07 7/1/07 8/19/06 White Paper Completed
  18. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Mucking About 10/1/06 1/1/07 4/1/07 7/1/07 8/24 - 10/22 Open Discussion 8/19/06 White Paper Completed
  19. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Mucking About 10/1/06 1/1/07 4/1/07 7/1/07 8/24 - 10/22 Open Discussion 11/2 - 1/10 Image Series 8/19/06 White Paper Completed
  20. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Mucking About 10/1/06 1/1/07 4/1/07 7/1/07 1/29/07 Reorganizational Meeting 8/24 - 10/22 Open Discussion 11/2 - 1/10 Image Series 8/19/06 White Paper Completed
  21. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Open-Ended Design 10/1/06 1/1/07 4/1/07 7/1/07 1/29/07 Reorganizational Meeting 8/24 - 10/22 Open Discussion 11/2 - 1/10 Image Series 8/19/06 White Paper Completed 2/5 - 4/3 Workshop
  22. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Planning for Alpha 10/1/06 1/1/07 4/1/07 7/1/07 1/29/07 Reorganizational Meeting 8/24 - 10/22 Open Discussion 4/8 - 5/10 Development Ramp Up 11/2 - 1/10 Image Series 8/19/06 White Paper Completed 2/5 - 4/3 Workshop
  23. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Alpha Development 10/1/06 1/1/07 4/1/07 7/1/07 5/14 - 10/21 Alpha Development 1/29/07 Reorganizational Meeting 8/24 - 10/22 Open Discussion 4/8 - 5/10 Development Ramp Up 11/2 - 1/10 Image Series 8/19/06 White Paper Completed 2/5 - 4/3 Workshop
  24. Distributed Biography SIGDOC 2007, El Paso TX DSWG | Application

    | Development | Implications | Trajectories Development Approach: Agile Programming Design Group (DSWG) Application Description Development Approach Thoughts and Implications Project Trajectories : Agile Programming
  25. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Agile Programming Extreme Software Engineering: A Hands-On Approach (Steinberg & Palmer 2004)
  26. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Agile Programming Extreme Software Engineering: A Hands-On Approach (Steinberg & Palmer 2004) Group Need Traditional Agile Multiple Roles Throughout Continuous Input Options Short Development Cycles Demonstrable Gains Collaborative Feel Previous Experience
  27. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Agile Programming Extreme Software Engineering: A Hands-On Approach (Steinberg & Palmer 2004) Group Need Traditional Agile Multiple Roles Throughout X X Continuous Input Options X Short Development Cycles X Demonstrable Gains X Collaborative Feel X X Previous Experience X
  28. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Agile Programming Embraced Agile/Extreme Programming Practices • Planning: user/feature stories are created and iteratively chosen for the next development cycle • Simple, working design: working code/design • Small releases: two week iterations • Sustainable pace: Set & keep a workable pace
  29. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Feature Stories
  30. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories f Implemented in dbio.audiotap.com Login, Logout, self_Registration WYSIWYG editor Edit / View Story Add Story Add a Biographical Target Add Members to Target Project Create Writer-Created Explicit Links between Stories Write a story related to this story... Create Automated Story Linkages Biographer/Member Only Access Casual Viewing Mode Awaiting Development Invite Individuals via email to Target Project Integrate Notes Section Create Messaging System Create a My Account Section Create Password Recovery System Being explicit user names within bio contrib group, writer’s names within the bio contrib group Deleting or Suspending (stories) (bios) Access Levels -bio or story level public, private Development Approach: Feature Stories 2 Existing Application Features Current Cycle Queue
  31. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Development Approach: Feature Stories 3
  32. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Thoughts & Implications Design Group (DSWG) Application Description Development Approach Thoughts and Implications Project Demo
  33. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Link to the Alpha Project Demo
  34. Distributed Biography DSWG | Application | Development | Implications |

    Trajectories Questions, Comments, Suggestions… Please send comments and suggestions to olmansju@gmail.com
  35. Distributed Biography Justin Olmanson Instructional Technology Steven Greenstein Science &

    Math Education University of Texas at Austin Digital Spaces Working Group Digital Spaces Working Group: Aaron Smith, Curtis Brewer, Rudy Bauss, Steven Burton, Alan Olmanson, Stephanie Janda, Kevin Rathge, Laura Zurowski, Anthony Matteo, Jacob Liberman