Consultant in Residence Jobs to do (Term 3)

"Putting the Puzzle Together"

[ Content ] [ Web Interface ] [ Graphics ] [ Video/Audio ]
[ Flash ] [ Bundled Applications ] [ JScript ] [ QTVR ]
[ GFLS ] [ Product Issues ] [ Family Night ]

Key

Management: CS=Chris Smeed; CT=Chris Thomas; PW=Peter Whitehouse
Others: MD=Michael Dezuanni

DONE

Contents

What users will actually read, arising from diverse sources, in all sorts of shapes and qualities

Job

When

Who

Un-allocated content to a team for value-adding

teams have this or have returned with media - must keep chasing

Content teams in liason with CS

e-content determine what has already been entered into the database, enter rest (copy-paste)

Great work Oliver Oliver Kelly with PW

e-content media sourcing

Great work Oliver and Br Gagin Oliver Kelly with PW

Proofing database content

thanks everyone - a huge effort Quinn, Katter and Walker, Stott

Query testing extracting smart stuff out of the database

some really amazing things being done by an access database

CT + PW

Sourcing of graphics for each form - database run to identify those forms with NO graphics reference, and those with reference - check if they correlate

Great work Br. Gagin and Sam Clifford (monumental effort scanning all that stuff) Content teams in liason with Br Gagin
Project manager's forewards, preambles, Credits/Greets pages design and access, Disclaimer and Copyright pages Complete - good work team Web team with CS, CT and PW


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Web Interface

HTML tasks that need to be done to marry content to interface, what users will use to access content, navigate around the product

Job

When

Who

Screen sequence decisions what leads to what on way in to main choice screen

Complete - See what was decided Web team with CS, CT and PW

Dimensions for frameset

Complete - See what was decided thanks CS, CT

Font/colour scheme for frameset - external style sheet to be built (and later modified by management team with Web team)

Complete - See what was decided Web team with CS, CT and PW

Navigation map (overview) to explain to webheads how it all works

Complete - See what was decided Web team with CS, CT and PW

Detect issues how to do this, what options we are giving, alternative branch to Flash-enhanced version

Complete - good work team Paul Whitman and Anthony Sexton

HTML/Flash equivalence issues

Site to have HTML and Flash enhanced option CS, CT

Define Frameset, store in appropriate location

dimensioning done, frameset defined Web team with CT

Define intro sequence pages with dummy click-thrus

Complete - good work team (and Ben in particular) Web team with CT

Define content page template

Done - thanks Ben and Chris - to be used with autogenerated content from database Web team with CT

Define McKeering doc template

wake up wonko! Web team with PW

Establish fixed navigation in prototype graphics (made pretty as graphics become available)

Done - thanks Ben - graphics on the way Web team with CT

Establish Dynamic Nav in text (made flash/dhtml when graphics become available)

Done - thanks Ben and Chris - to be used with autogenerated content from database Web team with CS

Markup database entries based on template including relevant images (when available) - develop query that incorporates page template and relative references to files

wake up wonko! - query from hell those Web team with CT, PW
pull pages from database to give to web team for weaving Done - thanks Ben and Chris - what a team! Web team with CT, PW
Tuning/Tweaking/Quality control of existing pages Complete - good work team Web team with CT, PW
Media Pruning, seealso nav rationalisation Complete - good work team Web team with CT, PW


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Graphics

Picture elements needed to visually enhance the product

Job

When

Who

Product Logo design from scratch for intro sequence and for navigation

Done - great work Patrick Graphics team with CT, CS + PW

Puzzle mosaic for main choice screen - 6 versions (no mouse-over, then mouseover for each major area)

Complete - good work team Graphics team with CT

Fixed navigation design - side puzzlebuttons

Done - great work Patrick and Chris Graphics team with CT

Scanning of photo content (once sourced), annotating file location/name - captured @ 300dpi, saved into appropriate subdir with a trailing 'X' to indicate it requires post-production and final re-sampling/resizing.

Done - great work Sam
S. Clifford + PW
Graphics post-production, cropping, resizing 500px wide x whatever proportionally- Black and white photos to stay greyscale - old/discoloured ones in colour to reflect actual condition. After post-production, 'X' removed from name prior to linking to content page Done - great work James and others
James Dean with Sam Clifford & PW
Page background images (1500x600px white with faded grey artistically rendered imgs) - a number are required for each of people, groups, events, artifacts and places. Groups should have a different one for each major type of group. Use material found in raw graphics folder Done - great work David, Chris U and wOnKo David Poxon
Incidental Graphical Embellishments Complete - good work team Graphics Team

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Video/Audio

Bandwidth hungry media to be used as part of the content

Job

When

Who

Identify what content has video and what bits are to be included

Complete - good work team Video team with MD

Video headmaster preamble

Complete - yay Video team with MD

Output format: MPEG, SIZE: 250px X 190px

Complete - See what was decided Video team with MD, CT

Identify any audio content, determine what bits of it we need to include, identify a format, capture etc.

Complete - Great work ripping the MP3 Chris T Video team with MD, CT
List what video relates to, present inventory of shorts to manager to allow us to mark them up Complete - good work team Video team with MD

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Flash

Low bandwidth elements providing dynamic animation for the product, including intro and navigation

Job

When

Who

Intro Sequence

Complete - great work team - really classy Flash team with CT

Top Dynamic A-Z navigation for each of 5 major areas

Complete - good work team Flash team with CS

Top Dynamic Chronological Nav for each of 5 major areas

Complete - good work team Flash team with CS
Side (fixed navigation) Complete - great work team - really classy Flash team with CS

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Bundled Software

What applications/utilities/plugins we are bundling with the product for clients to install

Job

When

Who

Identify versions of software to be included and locate where they (and license) can be obtained for them

Paul Whitman, Anthony Sexton with PW

Obtain (download) software for bundled applications

Paul Whitman, Anthony Sexton with PW

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Jscript

The specific programming elements necessary within the interface, and the product startup

Job

When

Who

Search engine (full text)

done - works like a charm - thanks Anthony JScript team with PW

Autorun, detect and install options

Complete - good work team JScript team with CT, CS, PW and GFLS

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QTVR

Interactive Panoramas that will be a guided tour for us of our 3 campuses?

Job

When

Who

Identify places around the college that are suitable for a vr, ensure they are sufficiently interconnected to form a guided tour (plan), also 'borrow' wOnKo's QT versions of maroon,

QT team

Obtain panorama tripod

thanks GFLS QT team with PW

Capture images around terrace, capture outside Pugin's Chappel and Tennyson as well

Complete - yay.  They look beautiful - good work team QT team

Stitching images together and publishing them in QTVR format (using College owned software)

Complete - yay QT team with PW
Work out how best to display them - thumbmail images then link to popup window might work - suggestions welcome Complete - great work team - looks wonderful! QT team with Ben W, Chris U and CT, PW

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GFLS

Our Consultants what do we need them to do for us now?

Job

When

Who

Contact regarding re-engaging consultants after teams have decided what they want

Complete- teams well trained and happy

PW

Determine what credits they require in product

 happy PW

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Product Issues

The product is the CDROM, it is saleable to the public, has a production deadline and is to be showcased on Nov 2 at a "family night" that will also give participants the opportunity to see developmental aspects of the project

Job

When

Who

Booklet Issues of design, content

 happy CIR Committee with PW then Graphics team

lo-res screengrabs of CDRs: Outside (pages1&4) of CD booklet, Inside (pages 2&3) of CD booklet, Inlay card to be same as page 4 (with turn-ups containing titling) - what do you think?

Complete - good work team CIR Committee with PW then Graphics team

CDROM artwork design - lo-res grab available for comment

Complete - good work team CIR Committee with PW then Graphics team

Colour separation/ process colours, professional printing requirements

Complete - good work team GFLS with PW then Graphics team

Sponsors page? Who, what?

Complete - good work team CIR Committee with PW

Credits and Greets section who, what?

Complete - good work team CIR Committee with PW

Preambles how to best present these? What form, when we get them? All now received (Bishop, Br. Steve McLaughlin, Hugh Lunn) + film of Principal

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Marketing - Ongoing throughout 2000 and into 2001.
Copies available NOW from College Office for $15 plus $2 for postage and handling

thought processes happening as we speak

CIR Committee - thanks Angela Ramsay

Mastering how, what? Talk to Centech re this

Complete - good work team

PW

Mastering CDROM (home burn) and testing. Complete - good work team CT, CS, PW
Sending of CD and artwork to duplication service Complete - good work team CIR Committee

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FAMILY NIGHT Nov 2

Our chance to showcase the product and the skills learnt along the way

Job

When

Who

Organising technical presentation and product overview. Complete - good work team CIR Committee
Organising team presentations for CC. Complete - good work team CIR Committee
Organising Computer Centre open session. Complete - good work team CIR Committee
Organising computer/projector for each team presentation. Thank You Video Pro Complete - good work team CIR Committee
Organising refreshments etc. Complete - good work team CIR Committee
A BIG rest (and possible medicated leave) for the management team :) Thank you one and all Chris Smeed, Chris Thomas and wOnKo

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