Project Status Update – Corey Murata
Environmental scan done of similar research/opposing viewpoint type sites, both free on the web and subscription sites available through libraries. Scan identified some strengths and weaknesses of each site and informed the content structure and elements for my project.
Focus-grouped my wife who works with community college students about needs from the project and perceived strengths and weaknesses of existing products. Did a brainstorm session of what elements would be desired, useful and pie-in-the-sky. This interview further informed the content structure and elements for the project.
Developed a rough plan for content elements for each ‘article’ including metadata elements used for navigation, cross-referencing, and search.
Because of the nature of the content structure I decided to build the site in Drupal so I could better control each content field and build different views of the content.
I have a domain name for the site and installed Drupal, but there is nothing yet to see on the site.
The project site is (will be) at: