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STARS Workshop 22nd July 2009

  • Posted by NikkiRogers on 24 July 2009
  • Thanks to all involved for the excellent workshop held in the vibrant and cultural setting of Bristol’s Watershed Media Centre this week.

    Positive feedback to our tool included:

    “STARS’ ‘unique offer’ is the ability to annotate YouTube videos freely from within STARS and to make links from these to other resources in the STARS database and the linked video archives”.

    Screen Shot of the STARS online Demo used in our workshop

    Screen Shot of the STARS online Demo used in our workshop

    “STARS’ map view for information visualisation is like mind mapping and offers a really useful alternative to working with linear displays of information”.

    “STARS would make an excellent tool to support projects over their lifetime, allowing for annotation through the entire journey of a project as opposed to retrospective tagging”.

    “The Workbench offers a useful mode for collaborative working as well as for personal use”.

    A few bugs and plenty of issues were identified. Functionality we lack in our demonstrator and that we would be keen to implement in a future project includes: the ability for tool users to update their personal details easily, to add links to new YouTube videos themselves and to be able to store their video annotations privately as well as being able to share them with other groups or publicly.

    This project is now concluding and a full User Engagement report will become available shortly.

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