In the summer of 2017 I was asked to serve as the “point person” for Professor Kirsten Hoving’s DLA project “Land and Lens“. Since this was my first time serving in this role, we pretty much set the rules as we moved along. My first role was one I had performed earlier in the year when I matched Kirsten with a digital media tutor named Kristin Richards ’17 who assisted in the design and customization of the WordPress site for the project. Since Kristin graduated in May, we needed to find another tutor to help Kristin as she finished her project. Rachel Kang ’19 easily stepped into this role and did a fantastic job.
Kirsten asked to meet on a weekly basis where we would review progress on the site, questions about the design/development, to-do items, etc. As the meetings took place I found myself serving in a quasi-project manager role as I helped to determine what work needed to happen where, who we needed to contact about what, and what were reasonable goals to attain within the following week. This was all tracked within a Google sheet where Rachel could check off items as they were complete. This became especially important as we changed the URL for the site which resulted in a lot of broken links and various other minor issues. They were not difficult fixes to complete, but it did require a tracking mechanism to make sure each one was addressed.
The final project is featured as a part of a museum exhibition described here.