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Here’s the link to our final presentation.


The assignment for this week is to propose a way to create “service envy” in the mobile applications developer space. How can we create service envy on the AT&T developer site?


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“Choose a task you consider relevant in the current Media Space, which can be improved.” We probably would have been given this assignment whether or not Scott had so enthusiastically expressed interest on Monday night in performing it outside of class as homework, but, regardless, my goal is to find Scott’s blog in the Media Space so that I can express my outrage by writing a mean and nasty comment. Read the rest of this entry »

Project Proposal

Amy Rainey, Helen Pitlick, Suna Gurol


The origin of our project came from an idea Amy had to use multimedia to document her grandmother’s history. This reminded Suna of an oral history project for high schoolers she knew about. After productive brainstorming, our group expanded the idea to create a web site that would help people create and find oral histories to use in student projects. This is an idea we’re all passionate about and interested in. Plus, this project encompasses several topics we cover in MCDM, including online storytelling, video, interaction design and media literacy.

Our Idea

Create a nonprofit educational website that helps people create and share multimedia history projects. Our mission is to help people document family history and stories. The site will offer resources for documenting stories and serve as an online community for these projects.  Students will use the site to gain knowledge about how to create multimedia history projects and to share their projects online, as well as watch and learn from other projects. Read the rest of this entry »