end/line: week 9

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Spring Break was necessary to put together our thoughts about end/line development and to better define the technical features and the graphical aspect of our app. Indeed, on April 20th we hosted our first beta test, so it was necessary to set up a beta version of end/line that works at its best.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The test was hosted at the Centre for Digital Humanities at Ryerson University in Toronto by the two Co-Directors of the Centre – Dr. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Professor of English, and Professor Jason Boyd – and the Project Manager – Reg Beatty. A few words about this amazing and enthusiast group of people: they replied to an e-mail I sent with the call for testers proposing us to host the test during the Day of DH 2017. During this day, many universities or research centers or other institutions all around the world propose meetings or conferences to discuss about the state of the art in the field of the DH: the people at CDH at Ryerson considered end/line a relevant project in the DH field and they wanted to test it in this specific day.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 My duties before the test was essentially to define a helpdesk contact (we chose to offer assistance via e-mail, avoiding video tools like Skype or Google Handouts) for the participant; to prepare an invitation letter for them, containing all the details for the test; and, above all, to set up a feedback form. In preparing this last one, I tried to imagine which difficulties or questions end/line could arise in a user logging in for the first time. I stressed the relevance of the FAQs and I also inserted some questions which resulted very useful for us to understand if end/line is perceived as a toll which increases the knowledge of TEI more than the use of encoding as a close reading of poems. We received four pretious feedbacks from the people working at Ryerson.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 But the total number of the feedback we received was 5. Indeed, I also took advantage of the #dayofDH on Twitter by following the hashtag and retweeting and interacting from end/line Twitter account. In this way, not only we gained some new followers, but one of the Twitter user following the hashtag tested the app and then accepted to give us his feedback. This is a demonstration of the reputation our project has already gained, and also of the importance of communication to build an image and to reach potentially interested users.

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