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W OMEN W RITERS D ATABASE AND VIRTUAL RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT BEYOND THE CURRICULA OF LITERARY SCHOLARSHIP
Aleš Vaupotič, Narvika Bovcon, 2017, published scientific conference contribution abstract

Abstract: The study of informatics typically includes information visualization and the rhetoric of user interface. Such courses are expanding the core computer science curricula towards multimedia communication design. However, to practice visualization on datasets in a non-focused way may diminish the quality of educational effect as well as the quality of the results of students' projects. A collaboration with domain experts has proven to be very beneficial by involving students in various research projects and platforms. The students of informatics at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, have touched upon humanities projects in different special domains: the datasets provided by Institute of Contemporary History (INZ, Ljubljana), interface design for electronic scholarly editions based on TEI XML files, documentation of new media art exhibitions, and others. As noted by some contributors in A New Companion to Digital Humanities (2016) with relevance to the latter aspect of interdisciplinary contact, the domain of new media art constitutes an essential inspiration for the study of digital humanities methods and approaches. In the second part of the paper, the multi-year collaboration between the University of Nova Gorica and University of Ljubljana computer-science curricula will be presented. The WomenWriters database, as well as subsequently the NEWW VRE, has been used in different models of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Keywords: virtual research environment, WomenWriters database, interdisciplinary collaboration, digital humanities, information visualization
Published in RUNG: 05.03.2018; Views: 4364; Downloads: 0
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Visualization of the WomenWriters Database: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Experiments 2012 – 2015
Aleš Vaupotič, Narvika Bovcon, 2017, independent scientific component part or a chapter in a monograph

Abstract: In the exploration of visualization methods in the WomenWriters database and consequently, the creating of interactive diagrams and other graphical interfaces that are presented here, the Research Centre for Humanities and the School of Humanities of the University of Nova Gorica collaborated with the University of Ljubljana. The visualization prototypes were realized by the students at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, as part of Introduction to Design and Graphic Design courses, supervised by Narvika Bovcon, PhD, assistants Jure Demšar and Tadej Zupančič. The work spanned from 2012 to 2016. More then three hundred students were involved in the process. In the end, the most interesting visualizations were selected from the results and are presented in this article.
Keywords: information visualization, digital humanities, comparative literature, project management, interdisciplinary collaboration
Published in RUNG: 19.05.2017; Views: 5211; Downloads: 208
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