We recently ran an informal ‘Circus Scholars’ workshop to evaluate the Living Archive from a performance scholarship perspective. We received a lot of valuable feedback, our participants found some great things in the archive, and created some interesting collections. It is always valuable to watch people actually try and use the software that you’ve made (overall it wasn’t too bad,… Read more →
I’ve been posting some thoughts around my PhD work on this project to my own blog. Here’s a few from the last few months: “Because I say so” (on connections in the archive) Documentation, not things (on content in the archive) Rational reframing (on the design process)
For the initial exploratory development of the living archive, we will be experimenting with the use of an iterative prototyping technique that involves using an ’embedded prototype’. What this means is that we will be building a basic working system, giving the inner Circus Oz community access, and then further developing our design directions and prototypes based on quantitative and… Read more →
On Thursday we ran a small internal workshop to develop some personas and build some scenarios – to help us identify further areas of research for prototypes. Look at the groups on the whiteboard – who have we missed? What do you see?