Hydra-in-a-Box Design Documents

Below are the summary documents and raw data we intend to complete and share as part of the Hydra-in-a-Box design process. Completed documents are linked; additional documents will be linked to as we finalize them.

Design Brief

Hydra-in-a-Box Design Brief outlining the project goals, partners, scope, and design and development process.

Discovery Research

Environmental Scan

Summary of the Literature Review we conducted to learn from related research and to better understand the current digital repository landscape.

Spreadsheet of (un-prioritized) Potential System and User Requirements we gathered from external sources (IR and DAMS Requirements Sources).

Competitive Analysis

Summary of our Competitive Analysis.

Community Survey

Raw data collected from our July, 2015 web-based survey. Contains anonymized data from the 248 completed survey responses. A copy of the data is also available in the Stanford Digital Repository.

Report of the same July, 2015 survey, containing both executive summary and detailed findings sections.

User Interviews

Report on the User Interviews we conducted in Summer and Fall, 2015. Contains both executive summary and detailed findings sections.

Information Architecture


Prioritized System and User Requirements for the project (based on the Environmental Scan above). Subject to refinement and re-prioritization.

User Personas

Hydra-in-a-Box Personas that we developed for the project.


Wireframe and mockup documents are included with individual feature tickets in the Hyku and Hyrax GitHub repositories.