OurStories   Online oral history proposal  Suna Gurol, Helen Pitlick, Amy Rainey Dec. 13, 2009 UW Communications in Digita...
What is oral history?  <ul><li>Oral history  is &quot;a field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpret...
Why is oral history important? <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With advent of digital media, printed media (photos, films,...
Why is oral history important? <ul><ul><li>Many adults realize that their time with their parents, grandparents and commun...
Oral History and Storytelling Sites <ul><li>  </li></ul>
Oral History and Storytelling Sites
OurStories  <ul><li>OurStories is an educational website that helps people create and share online oral history projects. ...
OurStories
Site Features <ul><ul><li>Tips and Tutorials : How to use the technology and software used to produce an online storytelli...
Usability Study Plan <ul><ul><li>Survey of educators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed review of oth...
Survey of educators <ul><li>&quot;Would bringing video technology into the classroom enhance your teaching?&quot; </li></ul>
Survey of educators
Personas <ul><li>General User Barbara </li></ul>Student Maya Teacher Cameron
Site Map
Homepage - wireframe
Video page - wireframe
Student Project page - wireframe
Resources page - wireframe
Tutorial page - wireframe
 
Questions?
Photo Credits <ul><li>&quot;The man, the myth, the legend: My favorite Man in the World, now residing in all our hearts. (...
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Online oral history project proposed by Amy Rainey, Helen Pitlick, and Suna Gurol as a part of the Interactive Design class at UW Communication in Digital Media Master program.

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  • Helen Unlike a lot of people here, we decided to create our own website. How we came up with the project... brainstorming about hte need to document family history... students doing oral history in scjool... decided to focus on creating this site because we noticed there were&apos;t others out there.Here&apos;s a bit of background... will go into more depth in a few slides.
  • Helen First- what is Oral History?
  •     Helen   mention survey results: not as much experience as need for literacy    
  •   Amy   Web sites focused on particular topic Story Corps - more general, with personal stories Shoah Foundation - historical preservation of stories of holocaust survivors Witness to War - combat veterans
  •   Amy   My Teacher My Hero - shares video notes praising teachers. Good site for enabling multimedia story telling Tangle - multimedia and online community   TENTATIVELY DELETE
  •   Amy   OurStories  is a nonprofit educational    website that helps people create and share multimedia history projects. Our mission is to help people document history and stories from their families and communities. The site will offer resources for documenting stories and serve as an online community for these projects. As well as watch and learn from other projects.   How is Our Stories different? will be open to all, but utilized primarily in education. Primarily for educational use - (PICTURE OF SCHOOL KID AND TEACHER) But also open to anyone - But since it is open to anyone who would like to create and share a video history. Many adults realize that their time with their parents, grandparents and community members is fleeting and want to capture their experiences before they pass. Other people may use the site as research for a novel or period piece. History is not limited to the classroom. (ADULT INTERVIEWING - AMY PICTURE??) The focus will be on video oral histories, but projects on our site will include video, audio, photo slideshows and documents, allowing students to share any information they compile. combines - online storytelling, media literacy, video editing and production, - all the things we&apos;re learning about in the program
  • Amy
  • Suna   Created a Usability Study plan that&apos;s a part of our final paper.  Just talk about survey, personas, and wireframe
  • - Did a short survey of 40+ secondary school teachers technology &amp; social studies asked a variety of questions, (Helen ref it earlier).    12 responses. One question was:   Do you see what is mssing? the answer &amp;quot;no&amp;quot;
  • Suna One multiple-choice question yielded some interesting information on what teachers would find useful.  Majoriy would find having tutorials and general help with lesson plans and curriculum building to be helpful.
  • Created three personas based upon our audience groups:   General User Persona Barbara is a middle-aged stay-at-home mom to two teenage children. Her father is a veteran of the Korean War, and has been opening up about his experiences since he had his stroke two years ago. Barbara would like to capture her father&apos;s stories before it is too late, but doesn&apos;t feel comfortable creating and editing video.   Student Persona Maya is a 10th grade student in a large suburban public school. She enjoys shooting silly cell phone videos with her friends and putting them on YouTube and Facebook. Maya has never interviewed someone or edited a video. She knows little about her family’s history, but is curious about her dad’s experience in the Vietnam War.    Teacher Persona &amp;quot;Cameron&amp;quot; is a social studies teacher in his 12th year of teaching. He is actively involved in school and has a good friend who recently completed a seminar in oral history curriculum. He wants to
  • The survey and personas helped drive the sitemap. Broken down by audiene Not registered for the site   - kept in resources to help with SEO Progressive levels of availability
  • Go over the home page in detail
  • Suna Any user can see this.
  • Say you&apos;ve logged in as a student
  • Pretty simple page of links, but shows some contextual content
  • Amy
  • Our Stories - Online Oral History

    1. 1. OurStories Online oral history proposal Suna Gurol, Helen Pitlick, Amy Rainey Dec. 13, 2009 UW Communications in Digital Media COMM 597C – Interactive Design
    2. 2. What is oral history? <ul><li>Oral history is &quot;a field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events. Oral history is both the oldest type of historical inquiry, predating the written word, and one of the most modern, initiated with tape recorders in the 1940s and now using 21st-century digital technologies.&quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>                                                  - Oral History Association </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why is oral history important? <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With advent of digital media, printed media (photos, films, written diaries) are disappearing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral history - storytelling - shares individual perspectives that otherwise might be left off the historic record. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital media literacy is important in an increasingly online world. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why is oral history important? <ul><ul><li>Many adults realize that their time with their parents, grandparents and community members is fleeting and want to capture their experiences before they pass. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral History brings people together in their family and in their community. </li></ul></ul>Our site, OurStories, will help with all of this.
    5. 5. Oral History and Storytelling Sites <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    6. 6. Oral History and Storytelling Sites
    7. 7. OurStories <ul><li>OurStories is an educational website that helps people create and share online oral history projects.   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>OurStories combines the personal interviews of StoryCorps with the historical preservation of the Shoah Foundation and the accessibility of Witness to War’s online videos.  
    8. 8. OurStories
    9. 9. Site Features <ul><ul><li>Tips and Tutorials : How to use the technology and software used to produce an online storytelling project; how to find and approach an interview subject; how to prepare for and conduct an interview; how to edit the video; how to budget time; where to look for oral histories. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags: Categorize content, making organizing and searching for content easier. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links: Links to relevant digital media, history and storytelling sites.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources : Suggested readings on oral history, interviewing and more.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson plans: Sample lesson plans covering a variety of disciplines and academic levels. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Usability Study Plan <ul><ul><li>Survey of educators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed review of other oral history websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Card-sorting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireframe usability testing  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design usability testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prototyping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alpha, Beta tests </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Survey of educators <ul><li>&quot;Would bringing video technology into the classroom enhance your teaching?&quot; </li></ul>
    12. 12. Survey of educators
    13. 13. Personas <ul><li>General User Barbara </li></ul>Student Maya Teacher Cameron
    14. 14. Site Map
    15. 15. Homepage - wireframe
    16. 16. Video page - wireframe
    17. 17. Student Project page - wireframe
    18. 18. Resources page - wireframe
    19. 19. Tutorial page - wireframe
    20. 21. Questions?
    21. 22. Photo Credits <ul><li>&quot;The man, the myth, the legend: My favorite Man in the World, now residing in all our hearts. (and the moon and sun.)&quot;: http://www.flickr.com/photos/globetoppers/2362117307/ by Globetoppers </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;100 strangers #36 woman&quot;: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmiehomeschoolmom/3625137504/ by jimmiehomeschoolmom </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Grandparents Virji visit Laila&quot;:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/salim/3392571449/ by Salim </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Laptops 2nd Grade&quot;:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/elemitrt/3276675958/ by tcoffey </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Personas </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Jeffrey&quot;: http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2176319100/ by OldShoeWoman </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Barbara&quot;: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/3218880774/ by mikebaird </li></ul>

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