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LaunchPad Project Management

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Presentation to 2012 Museum Computer Network conference on the implementation of the Art Institute of Chicago's LaunchPad Project

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LaunchPad Project Management

  1. 1. LaunchPad Project Management Scott Sayre, Sandbox Studios @zbartrout
  2. 2. LaunchPad Project Management 1. Developing requirements 2. Formation of teams 3. Developing content and workflow 4. Developing software 5. Testing and revision 6. Building infrastructure #mcn2012deets 2
  3. 3. 1. Defining the Application • Object selection • Documentation assessment • Object analysis • Existing tools and lessons • Story telling tools and devices • Wireframes #mcn2012deets 3
  4. 4. Object Selection #mcn2012deets 4
  5. 5. Documentation Assessment #mcn2012deets 5
  6. 6. Object Analysis #mcn2012deets 6
  7. 7. Existing Tools and Influences Pachyderm #mcn2012deets 7
  8. 8. Existing Tools and Influences #mcn2012deets 8 AIC Online Scholarly Catalog “OSCI”
  9. 9. Existing Tools and Influences #mcn2012deets 9 TAP Tours Authoring Tool
  10. 10. Wireframe Development #mcn2012deets 10
  11. 11. 2. Formation of Teams 1 Management team – Oversaw and managed overall project and relationship with the funder. 2 Core Content team – Defined content and media plan for each object and developed checklists, production and permission requests. 3 Content Production team – Produced required supporting media, manages workflow, schedule and development of standard processes. 4 Software Development team – Managed the production and testing of the authoring and delivery software as well as interface related design. 5 Infrastructure team – Manages hardware, furniture and utility (power, network, lighting) design, construction and installation. #mcn2012deets 11
  12. 12. Management Team – EDA Responsibilities 1) Managed funder relationship 2) Defined and managed scope of program 3) Defined core components 4) Defined and managed workflow 5) Address administrative issues and obstacles 6) Managed project budget 7) Reviews completed work 12
  13. 13. Funder Relations 13
  14. 14. Core Content Team The ‘hive’ of activity happens with the 3 Core Content contributors – sometimes meeting 4-5 times per week. 14 Curatorial • Object Research • Liaison with curator in charge of project • Drafts story and other texts • Identifies comparative illustrations • Reviews revisions Digital Information & Access • Identify where multimedia is appropriate • Find sources for artist talent to produce media • Manage contracts with media talent • Oversee the multimedia production process and budgets Education • Identify stories and tour stops that will best resonate with audiences • Ensure language and tone are appropriate for the galleries • Assist in authoring drafts for stories
  15. 15. Core Content Team . 15 Curatorial • Object Research • Liaison with curator in charge of project • Drafts story and other texts • Identifies comparative illustrations • Reviews revisions Digital Information & Access • Identify where multimedia is appropriate • Find sources for artist talent to produce media • Manage contracts with media talent • Oversee the multimedia production process and budgets Education • Identify stories and tour stops that will best resonate with audiences • Ensure language and tone are appropriate for the galleries • Assist in authoring drafts for stories Publications & Editorial • Edit all written copy • Manage rights requests • Produce labels
  16. 16. Core Content Team -Training • Interpretive writing • Thinking from a media perspective • Authoring and non-print media • Multimedia provenance 16
  17. 17. Core Content Team Multimedia Interpretation Worksheet Techniques Examine/Manipulate • Turn it around • Open it up • Disassemble it • Zoom in/Magnify • Details • Tour Compare • Like items • Unlike items/differences Contextualize • Historical Context • Physical context • Use Care and Preservation • Restoration Process/Creation • Construction • Materials • Technique 17
  18. 18. Content Production Team Training – Multimedia Interpretation Techniques (cont.) Reference/Documentation • Interpretation • Biography • Bibliography • Provenance • Location/Maps • Movement • Glossary • Timeline Voices • Talking heads • Interviews involving props • Other experts and sources 18
  19. 19. Content Production Team Training – Multimedia Interpretation Potential Tools Media • Images • Animation • Interactions • Audio • Video • Text Personalization • Communicate • Collect • Share 19
  20. 20. Content Summary Sheets 20
  21. 21. Core Content Reporting 21
  22. 22. 22 DT: Display Title, Date Entered as regular case, not CAPs TO: Teaser Object Text Word Count: 80 Object#_TO Related Teaser Object Editorial – Program Style Guide
  23. 23. Publications – Editorial, Image Licensing 23
  24. 24. Content Production Team This team addressed cross-departmental issues and workflows needed to produce media for the publication. 24 Imaging Media Production Art Handling Education Curatorial Management Digital Information & Access
  25. 25. Imaging
  26. 26. 360 Object Rotations
  27. 27. Videography
  28. 28. Masking
  29. 29. 3D Modeling and Animation #mcn2012deets 29
  30. 30. Software Development Team This team met bi-weekly to agile process and discuss priorities. 36 IMA Labs Digital Information & Access
  31. 31. Software Development 37
  32. 32. Testing and Revision • Prototype testing #mcn2012deets 38
  33. 33. Infrastructure Team This team met as needed. Responsibilities: Networking, Electrical, Mounting, Furniture 39 Design and Construction Information Services Digital Information & Access
  34. 34. Installation Mapping #mcn2012deets 40
  35. 35. Installation Options #mcn2012deets 41
  36. 36. Furniture Design #mcn2012deets 42
  37. 37. iPad Enclosures
  38. 38. #mcn2012deets 44
  39. 39. Furniture design #mcn2012deets 45
  40. 40. Testing and Revision • Installation testing #mcn2012deets 46
  41. 41. Yay team!
  42. 42. Part of the TEAM …
  43. 43. Some More of the TEAM …
  44. 44. And Even More of the TEAM !!!

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