WIT Projects - 2010
Africana Studies Web site
The Africana Studies program wanted a website that featured students more prominently. They wanted students to visit the site and feel that the space was created for them. The new website now has audio, image and video capabilities - features that were not possible in the previous site. Africana Studies is a very contemporary and political program. With the new website it will now be easier for the program to update content on the website.
Archive Z is a website designed to house over 6,000 photographs taken by Professor Kim Gutschow during her fieldwork in Tibet and the Western Himalaya. The photographs are categorized with an intricate schema of rich cultural terms. The website offers educational text about many of the categories used to define the images, as well as a unique way of searching for those images. A user can search for images within the main categories of Action, Being, Place, Object or Time. Alternatively, there is a generic search which can return text, images, or both. And as a final option, a user can go straight to an Advanced Search and control their search by inputting terms directly and choosing the nature of the search directly.
This project involved creating a new site to replace the existing Williams Biology Department website. The main goals were to modernize the look and feel of the site, make it easy for the department to update, and appeal to prospective biology students.
Equipment Reservation System
The Biology and Chemistry department share expensive lab equipment. The goal of our project was to create an online reservation tool that would maximize the utility of these pieces of equipment and avoid any inefficiencies of the previous paper sign ups.
Our goal was to create a website that would allow a user to navigate through an extensive oral history about Robert Gaudino. The website acts as an interactive book that enables users to navigate through the narrative in a nonlinear fashion. The site includes three levels of navigation: Chapter by Chapter, People, and Themes. These three ways of navigating through the site allows the user to approach the webpage from many different angles. We have also incorporated a Media Gallery that features Videos, and Images related to the life of Mr. Gaudino. Some of the challenges with this project were learning how to organize and structure the large quantities of information of information.
The Naughty Ninjas redesigned Professor Steve Miller’s Math Riddles website to improve the site’s educational value and usefulness. Professor Miller wanted the website to serve as an enrichment tool for teachers in their classrooms and individuals interested in math. The Ninjas accomplished this goal by improving the site’s organization, adding interactive features, and revamping its look-and-feel.
“Roomful of Teeth” is a project ensemble of classically trained singers who learn to use non-classical styles. By incorporating the research on the physiology of voice into the “Roomful of Teeth” website, the singing styles pages aim to provide a unique textual and visual information about the techniques that the singers have learned.
Diversity Timeline as well as a starting place for those who wish to investigate more about diversity at Williams. The Website began as and still remains an open ended project that will grow as more contributions are made and as the timeline develops further.
The goal of this project is to redesign the Classroom Inventory website that is maintained by the Registrar's Office. The site is intended to be viewed by visiting professors, lecturers, and students who are not familiar with the types of classrooms that Williams has to offer. Our redesign of the overall website addressed many issues with the original site including, organizing the website in a more concise manner, making the site more visually appealing and easier to navigate, reorganizing the site in a more logical manner. The new website design uses images along with text to allow the user to search through the classrooms visually. The Classroom Inventory Site also includes a navigation sidebar that allows the user to sort through and search for classrooms with specific features. Users can use this dynamic and user-friendly search tool to easily find the room that meets their qualifications.