I spent some time over break reading The Design of Everyday Things, the first work of popular literature on user design I’ve read for this project. I’m about a third of the way through – it’s a quick and illuminating read – and I’ll finish the relevant sections soon. Some of his insights will certainly be included in the final product.
I want to move onto Ralph Caplan and a bit from Tufte this week, then spend next week focusing on the software component.
Basic idea right now:
- October: design, read, annotate, brainstorm, pick algorithms/data structures/languages –> outline and program specs
- November: write and revise, implement –> complete paper, draft of the associated poster, working code base
- December: polish and present
There will of course be overlap.
Also, our gitlab group is set up and we should all have our individual project repos set up soon.