The Garden Bench Project – Part One

Ages ago I began the process of researching, designing and building a bench for the small and strangely proportioned backgarden of my shared apartment building. Although I haven't yet finished it after getting sidetracked with other tasks this summer I thought I would share some of my sketches and progress so far and will write … Continue reading The Garden Bench Project – Part One

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PolyAnno: Users

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here I never really got far enough into completing the more necessary parts of the project to implement anything useful or even working with the users, but I planned to allow the users data to record favourited data (an image or … Continue reading PolyAnno: Users

PolyAnno: Verification

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here Qualifications vs Wisdom of the Crowd? The methodology by which we verify which transcriptions and translations are "most correct" was/is a huge design problem. Leaving aside the more in depth discussions about defining correct, crowd sourcing projects appeared to take … Continue reading PolyAnno: Verification

PolyAnno: All The Unicode

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here As discussed earlier in the Transcription page, one of the design problems faced by the project is how to allow users to input into the textboxes in any of the possible languages or characters that may be necessary to transcribe … Continue reading PolyAnno: All The Unicode

PolyAnno: DragonDrop UI Design

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here Basics To make development easier, I separated the development of the front-end Javascript and CSS package to allow me to generate, adjust the size of, drag and drop, adjust responsively to screen size, minimise, and then delete, boxes across the … Continue reading PolyAnno: DragonDrop UI Design

5 Step Instructions for Making A Rag Rug

  Background One of my brothers used to always insist on going to the Duxford Imperial War Museum for his birthday every year to see all the planes he loved so much, and I think it must have been there somewhere maybe that I saw it first - a craft commonly practised by those hiding … Continue reading 5 Step Instructions for Making A Rag Rug

PolyAnno: Polyanno Storage

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here Basics Eventually I decided it would be easier to separate out development of the longer term storage i.e. the Node/Express/MongoDB/Mongoose framework such that it can be installed separately and understood more simply in isolation. The Github repo can currently be … Continue reading PolyAnno: Polyanno Storage

Polyanno: Basic API Design

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project - more here Storage and API Setup To store the annotations I decided to use MongoDB as a classic NoSQL, non-relational database to store the JSON-LD files because of its support for handling JSONs. I decided for simplicity to use Mongoose as a … Continue reading Polyanno: Basic API Design

Introducing… Superhydrophobic Whisk Design

So every week the Engineering Teaching Office at my university email us all with a newsletter which a few weeks contained, amongst other things, a link to the Electrolux Ideas Lab competition. Intrigued of course I gave it a look, and saw the challenge to be a relatively simple one - how to get more … Continue reading Introducing… Superhydrophobic Whisk Design

PolyAnno: Image UI Design

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project - more here The Images So the first consideration I had with the transcription design was not the texts but the images themselves. Firstly, images taken as digital copies of collections like Edinburgh's are taken at incredibly high resolutions - every possible pixel … Continue reading PolyAnno: Image UI Design