Because of other priorities, the ArcLight design effort was on hiatus for a year. We picked up the process again in mid-June, 2016, with the goal of completing the design process by March 2017. Here's an earlier draft of a tentative timeline:
- Environmental scan
- Content understanding
- Identify institutional stakeholders and their objectives
- Interview planning
We completed the work of Discovery: Phase 1 in January and February, 2015. See the ArcLight Discovery: Phase 1 for details of the work done in this phase. If you have relevant information for Phase 1 you'd like to contribute, we'd still be happy to talk to you.
- Conduct interviews
- Transcribe interviews
Interviews with archivists and end-users of archives (e.g., researchers) conducted at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and Georgia Tech were completed in May, 2015. Additional interviews we completed by the Chemical Heritage Foundation in June, 2016. We analyzed the interviews during summer, 2016, and have completed Phase 2 of the Discovery process in October, 2016. See the ArcLight Discovery: Phase 2 for details and links related to conducting interviews, including a detailed user interview analysis.
- User needs specification
- User personas
- Requirement prioritization
The development of user needs specification and user personas was undertaken by staff at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and Georgia Tech in November 2016-January 2017, and was directly informed by the user interview analysis completed in Phase 2 of the Discovery process. A prioritized set of requirements, informed by the personas, user interview analysis, and additional materials gathered in Phase 1 of the Discovery process, was developed in January-February 2017. We completed Phase 1 of the Information Architecture process in February 2017.
- Conceptual models
- Conceptual sitemap