Kiana Gonzalez's blog

 

Is a Search Engine Necessary [to MedArt]?

A major trend that the Sustaining MedArt research team found in the interviews taken in Kalamazoo on the usability of the site was the assumption that a search engine would be useful or is necessary; many of the interviewees noted that it would be easier to navigate MedArt if there was a search bar or some kind of search function on the site. This trend made for an interesting inquiry on users' experiences with search engines. 

Categories: 
  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
 

Learning About Grounded Theory

While reading up on grounded theory I was having trouble coming up with a “grounded theory for dummies” definition that would help me with my own understanding of it. I started by reading articles by others who had tested grounded theory, used it in their work, and had come up with their own methods for applying grounded theory to their work. Everyone I was reading was starting with grounded theory but many were using different methods and achieving different outcomes.

Categories: 
  • Current Projects
  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
 

Sustaining Medart: Interviews Inside and Outside the VMW

While interviewing attendees of the International Congress on Medieval Studies for the Sustaining MedArt project, and after beginning the transcription of these interviews in the Visual Media Workshop, it is interesting to reflect on how both processes are different. 

Categories: 
  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
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Mind-Map of Sustaining MedArt Bibliography

 

Creating a Bibliography for Sustaining MedArt

The process for creating a bibliography for the Sustaining Medart project began with looking at a mashup of keywords and themes from the grant application of the project, and of course discussions in the Visual Media Workshop with Aisling Quigley, and having been involved in the interviews that we carried out for the project at the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI.  Websites, PDFs, and journal articles worked themselves out of the woodwork as I searched for terms such as “prese

Categories: 
  • Sustaining DH
  • Sustaining MedArt
 

MedArt at Kalamazoo: Reflections on Technology

When tasked, along with others, to survey attendees of the International Congress on Medieval Studies (2016) in Kalamazoo, Michigan for the Sustaining MedArt project, I nervously realized that my perspective on people and their relationship with technology in the context of academia over time was drastically changing, and fast.

Categories: 
  • Sustaining DH
  • Sustaining MedArt