The Beginning, The Middle, and The End: New Tools for the Scholarly Edition

  • Stan Ruecker Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Geoffrey Rockwell University of Alberta
  • Daniel Sondheim University of Alberta
  • Mihaela Ilovan University of Alberta
  • Jennifer Windsor
  • Mark Bieber
  • Luciano Frizzera
  • Omar Rodriguez
  • Kamal Ranaweera
  • Carlos Florentino
  • Stéfan Sinclair
  • Milena Radzikowska
  • Teresa Dobson
  • Ann Blandford
  • Sarah Faisal
  • Alejandro Giacometti
  • Susan Brown
  • Brent Nelson
  • Piotr Michura
Keywords: Interface design, Rich-prospect browsing, User-centred design, Usability, Repositories, Collaboration

Abstract

This article discusses a set of prototypes currently being designed and created by the Interface Design team of the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project. These prototypes attempt to supplement the user experience in reading digital scholarly editions, by supporting a set of tasks that are straightforward in a digital environment but in a print edition would be sufficiently more difficult as to be prohibitive. We therefore offer these experimental prototypes as a collection of new affordances for the scholarly edition, although they may reasonably be extended, with some variation, to other kinds of digital text.


Author Biographies

Stan Ruecker, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology
Stan Ruecker is Associate Professor at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, 350 North La Salle Street, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL, USA 60610
Geoffrey Rockwell, University of Alberta
Geoffrey Rockwell is a Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta. He is Director of the Canadian Institute for Research in Computing and the Arts (CIRCA).
Daniel Sondheim, University of Alberta

Daniel Sondheim is a graduate student in Humanities Computing and Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. He is a graduate research assistant for the interface design team of Implementing New Knowledge Environments.

Mihaela Ilovan, University of Alberta

Mihaela Ilovan is a graduate in Classic Archaeology, and studied Humanities Computing and Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. She is currently working as a graduate research assistant for the interface design team of Implementing New Knowledge Environments.

Jennifer Windsor
Jennifer Windsor is a graduate student in the Humanities Computing Program at the University of Alberta. She is a research assistant for the interface design team of INKE.
Mark Bieber

Mark Bieber is a graduate of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Alberta.

Luciano Frizzera

Luciano Frizzera is a graduate student in the Humanities Computing Program at the University of Alberta. He is a research assistant for the interface design team of INKE.

Omar Rodriguez

Omar Rodriguez is a research computing programmer/analyst in the Arts Resource Centre at the University of Alberta. His research interest is in the area of physically accurate animation and real-time rendering.

Kamal Ranaweera

Kamal Ranaweera is a senior analyst in the Arts Resource Centre at the University of Alberta.

Carlos Florentino

Carlos Fiorentino is a design instructor at the University of Alberta and MacEwan University. He is an interface – data visualization designer and researcher, and co-founder and consultant at pix design+web+multimedia studio, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Stéfan Sinclair
Stéfan Sinclair is an Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at McGill University. His primary area of research is in the design, development, usage and theorization of tools for the digital humanities, especially for text analysis and visualization.
Milena Radzikowska

Milena Radzikowska is an Associate Professor in Information Design, Faculty of Communication Studies, Mount Royal University.

Teresa Dobson
Teresa Dobson is an Associate Professor and the Director at the Digital Literacy Centre at the University of British Columbia.
Ann Blandford

Ann Blandford is a Professor of Human–Computer Interaction at University College London. Email: a.blandford@ucl.ac.uk .

Sarah Faisal

Sarah Faisal is an Honorary Research Associate at the University College London Interaction Center (UCLIC).

Alejandro Giacometti

Alejandro Giacometti is Doctoral Research Student in the Departments of Information Studies and Medical Physics and Bioengineering at University College London.

Susan Brown

Susan Brown is Director of the Orlando Project and the Project Leader of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory. She is a visiting professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, and professor in English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.

Brent Nelson

Brent Nelson is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan.

Piotr Michura
Piotr Michura is a lecturer at the Department of Design Fundamentals, Faculty of Industrial Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland.
 
Published
2013-08-17
Section
Articles