Thanks Christie, for writing up the project update! Could you repost it as a New Entry please?
We have about a month and a half when we come back from Spring Break. That gives us about 5 or so class sessions before we present our final project. Here are my thoughts...feel free to add to it.
We are not designing a website. We are proposing an online platform where people can collaborate. (Yes...I have been reading Futuretainment :D ) In the next few weeks, we are going to come up with the information architecture and possibly a wireframe of the platform.
We need to map out our needs and research possible technologies that can meet those needs. Could we use existing content management systems to solve the needs? Eva, would you be interested in taking the lead in researching the technologies (seeing how much you are already into tech research?)
Christie is in the process of analyzing the surveys, and the credit goes to her for originating the survey. Instead of all four of us dedicating our time to the survey results, it might be more efficient if Christie takes the lead in this arena of collecting data and researching our target audience.
Meanwhile, all of us in the group, and anyone else who is interested, will be contributing to the technology and demographic research efforts.
I am not 100% sold on the name "collaborATEC" although I came up with it. We need a simpler brand that is memorable. I am very interested in brand development and marketing, and would like to take on this challenge. In the next month and a half, I would like to develop a complete identity package for this platform.
These are just some suggested paths we can take in the following weeks. We can modify and finalize our plan next week when we meet.