Opening statement: While the IMRC Center houses a lot of useful cutting edge technologies, the current internal systems do not allow them to be used to their fullest potential.
Meeting with Owen:
Updated him on the direction and progress of the project. He made a few very useful suggestions, such as the home page image rotator that will showcase a new piece or pieces of equipment each time a user visits the site. He also mentioned that he has several first generation iPads that we can use as touch screens in the labs for reservation check-ins and such.
-Login screen slideshow (will eventually show description)
-“Out of Order” option on equipment upload pages
-Reservation page is almost fully mobile-friendly
-Certification page with associated files links
-Account Balance page
-FAQ page (waiting on input from Sean, Gene, and Owen)
-Meeting with Gene (and possibly Owen) on Friday
-Final admin tools
– Upload of all equipment (done in collaboration with equipment room staff)
-Migration to imrccenter.com subdomain
During the initial meeting with Owen about the Student Freelance portion of my capstone he recommended that one of the first steps should be creating a curriculum-based track for students interested in becoming freelancers. Working off of the new (tentative) NMD curriculum, I have developed a six-category track system for students to use as a guideline. New Media encourages students to pursue learning opportunities outside the classroom, which is why I’ve included a statement that explains that the classes listed are required unless equivalent skills/knowledge is presented.
Closing Statement: By initially focusing on refining internal systems, with input from stakeholders, we hope to streamline the business membership and student freelance programs in the future.