WIT Projects - 2002
Our task was to redesign the Biology Website while retaining all the content of the old website and making it more attractive and easier to navigate while providing the relevant information to its audience.
A modification of the Astronomy Solar Eclipses website created by WIT 2001 Interns that included the addition of new sites for the 2002 and other upcoming eclipses. We made the entire website easier to update for future use as well as came up with a new design and organization for the main page.
Game of Life
Design modifications to The Game of Life grid which simulated and observed a basic living system. The existing simulation allowed users to watch the results of removing rules from the system. We have successfully enabled users to add their own rules and observe the effects, as well as made general interface and design improvements. An essential part of our task was also to document and comment the code structures driving the simulation.
A website intended for the use of Professor Yamada's 300-level Japanese students. While going through various discussion questions and situations assigned in class, students would be able to listen to audio clips and practice their language skills via the website outside of the classroom.
Landscape Slideshow Website
Completing the course website for ARTH201 with lecture notes integrated with slide images, illustrating aspects of American landscape history. We also created a database to enhance the display of the thousands of slide images used for the class.
This project incorporates blood-pressure data gathered from rats and mice, demonstrating the wireless implants developed in Prof. Swoap's lab. The data is displayed on animated graphs that allow comparisons of the animals' internal states in a variety of settings.
A website which provides a virtual reality tour of Palazzo del Te in Italy.
A website designed to display planetary nebula spectra through the incorporation of a large quantity of data into a searchable database. The data is visualized with a Java applet.
PoliSci 207 Course Website
A small website mainly comprising groups of links to news and information sites relating to American politics in order to supplement psci 207 in the area.
Continuing a project started by WIT 2001 interns, particularly focusing on increasing the interactivity of a multimedia CD-ROM tutorial for INTR 342, a class exploring the intersection between physics and religion, by creating additional modules explaining physics concepts and emphasizing implications of science for religion.
Science Center Directory
A redesign of the previous Science Center Directory, found on the kiosks throughout the science center that had proved to be unhelpful and difficult to navigate. We made the directory web based, easier to use and more effective in directing users throughout the center. Features are additional search and browse functions and more contact and room information.
Simulated Interative Experiments
Exploring and creating an easy way for her future students to put their video projects up on the web. The project involved creating a website that would be easy for Professor Zimmerberg (or others) to maintain or add to as necessary and also to make instructions that students could follow to put their work up on the web as a class exercise.
Williams Oral History Project
The creation a website for the searchable transcriptions of the oral history project. The page we created needed to match the existing theme of the archives website. Additionally the website was updated in order to give it a slightly more contemporary feel.
Williamstown Farming DVD
Developed the prototype of an extended project which would entail creating multimedia catalogue of the story of three farms important to the Williamstown community. These three farms, different in the times they flourished and the capacities in which they served the community, also held farmers with differing viewpoints on the value of farming.
A website which would display the weather in Williamstown in real time as well as put all the existing data from 1983 to present in a database so that it could be searched with parameters such as: daily average temperature, relative humidity etc.
The creation of a web-based video clip archive for ENGL 371 - "Women in Film" whose primary purpose is to provide students with convenient access to video clips in order to provide practical examples of theories taught in class.