end/line: week 6

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 During last class, we had for the first time the opportunity to receive a feedback from a person not as involved as us in the development of our app, end/line. Of course we have received other feedbacks previously, but they were either indirect (such as the testers we tried to involve through call for participations, who expressed their interest based on the brief description of the app I wrote for them) or close to our class environment (such as our classmates, or JoJo, or professor Rhody).

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The Skype call we had with prof. Kate Singer from Mount Holyoke College was instead the first time when we received feedbacks by someone not yet involved by us, and it was precious for us to understand how our work is perceived and its potentiality. Prof. Singer considered end/line through a pedagogical point of view, helping us to understand how this project can fit with the didactical needs of teachers and professors. For instance, she suggested us to find teachers with whom collaborate to test end/line directly with their students, the users for whom end/line is potentially most useful.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 She also helped us to reinforce the connection between end/line and the TEI community, for instance by suggesting places and people to reach out and also by encouraging us to find professors who teach Digital Humanities classes.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Finally, she gave us precious feedbacks also about the technical aspects of the app. She asked us, for instance, if the TEI validation will show users where they made mistakes or not and how the comparison between different encoding of the same text will work. She also suggested us to collect data from the tests with our beta testers, because the analysis of the most common tags used or the most common mistakes could be very relevant to understand how users perceive end/line. Last, but not least, she suggested us to consider how to help the users during their encoding: for instance, with a link to a FAQ section into the app where users can find information about the tags to be employed and other technical aspects.

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