Lee was an environmental chemist at a prestigious university. For the past few years, he and his department had been developing green technology to help eliminate environmental pollutants. By collaborating with several of the leading researchers in the field, he hoped to develop innovative techniques for speedily degrading a range Continue reading The Hard Truth about Hardware Failure
This week I attended the DataONE All Hands Meeting in Albuquerque. On the first night, we unveiled some Data Stories products at the intern poster session. Throughout the night we had many people stopping by to hear about the project, our progress, and ask questions about the interview and story Continue reading Data Stories Update from the All Hands Meeting
As my summer internship with DataONE draws to a close, I find myself taking a long look at what we have accomplished and zeroing in on any loose ends in need of attention. Over the next week or so I will continue with interviews as future story contributors return from Continue reading Looking Ahead
While we are currently focused on integrating data stories into the education modules, gathering interview material is still an important part of expanding our project. Over the past week I have been fortunate to connect with some potential interviewees and even conduct an interview. Last week the International Space Station Continue reading Houston, We Have… Interviews?
Every good researcher knows what a vital role data sharing plays in the data life cycle. So in a perfect world, the decision to share data would be an easy one to make. By effortlessly passing data on to someone else, you would receive all the spectacular rewards data sharing Continue reading Don’t Touch That – It’s Under Revision!
Last week I described the process of creating a model for integrating the data stories into Data Management Education Modules. After playing around with different design schemes and exchanging ideas with my mentor, we were able to zero in on a style that works! Integrating the data stories will be Continue reading Searching for Style
Over the past week, we have begun transitioning away from the collection and reorganization of data stories and towards the meat of our project – data stories integration. This integration will be a way for us to increase the impact and visibility of the stories. By fitting them into the Continue reading Ready, Set, Integrate!
At first it seemed impossible, too amazing to be true, and she assumed she’d misunderstood. With the help of a translator, she was teaching a field course for students in a country whose native language she could not speak. Surely either she or the translator had heard incorrectly. But when Continue reading The Case of the Missing Research Protocol
Earlier this week I conducted my first data stories interview. Up to this point, I have mostly been immersed in the story writing side of the project, so it was great to be involved in the story collection process. My first interviewee was very pleasant and easy to talk with. Continue reading Week 5: Interview With A Researcher
With several new data stories in progress, these last couple weeks have proven quite productive. The stories are evolving from one draft to the next as we move through the editing process, recounting tales from our interviewees and tracking down more details to make them really shine. These stories are Continue reading Preparing for Interviews