IMRC Official Launch

New Electronic Reservation System debuting at the IMRC FabLabs If you visit the IMRC FabLab this fall, you’ll see a new addition in the form of an interactive smart display panel mounted on the wall outside the Prototyping Lab. The roll-out of this new checkout station represents months of work by recent New Media graduates Nicolette Hashey and[…]

4/11/2016 Milestone Review

Opening statement: While the IMRC Center houses a lot of useful cutting edge technologies, the current internal systems do not allow them to be used to their fullest potential. Meeting with Sean & Gene: Student Testing Comments: clear indication of sorting functionality on reservations page (misunderstood breadcrumb buttons) text-field for search some indication of what equipment[…]

3/21/2016 Milestone Review

Opening statement: While the IMRC Center houses a lot of useful cutting edge technologies, the current internal systems do not allow them to be used to their fullest potential.   Updates: -Testing New Media Majors Outside of Class -Registration key vs. approve/deny Debugged After Testing -Equipment Upload Duplicate Button Added (SUPER USEFUL) More equipment uploaded Loading[…]

2/15/2016 Milestone Review

Opening statement: While the IMRC Center houses a lot of useful cutting edge technologies, the current internal systems do not allow them to be used to their fullest potential.   Meeting with Sean & Gene: -Testing -CSV   Updates: -Registration Debugged Changed (added admin approval) -Reservations Debugged Fixed CSS Added LOTS of equipment Room upload and[…]

1/25/2016 Milestone Review

Opening statement: While the IMRC Center houses a lot of useful cutting edge technologies, the current internal systems do not allow them to be used to their fullest potential. Gantt Chart   Data Schema   Meeting with Owen: Updated him on the direction and progress of the project. He made a few very useful suggestions, such[…]

Open Studios Night

Admin Equipment Upload Certification Upload Client Registration/Login with mock version of equipment showcase homepage Make a Reservation View Existing Reservations Showcasing at Open Studios Night would be extremely beneficial the IMRC Account Manager project as the attending audience should correlate highly with our target users. As the project moves deeper into its alpha build stage, it’s[…]

11/16/15 Milestone Review

Opening statement: Making the IMRC Center a hub for collaboration beyond the classroom will strengthen the programs it houses as well at the services it offers. Meeting with Gene & Sean (Owen updated later): Decided that subdomain would be best so traffic coming to IMRC main site isn’t interrupted during development Waiting on Gene to set up[…]

10/26/15 Milestone Review

Opening statement: Making the IMRC Center a hub for collaboration beyond the classroom will strengthen the programs the it houses as well at the services it offers. Initial Focus: Account Manager Meeting with Owen Smith, IMRC Center Director: This meeting provided a lot of great information that allowed me to narrow the scope of the project from[…]

Computer-Free Capstone

Getting potential users, whether they be business members or community members, into the IMRC Center to take a tour is the most powerful and effective method for increasing their interest in the facility. However, many people outside the immediate New Media and Intermedia departments are unaware of the benefits and endless possibilities the equipment at[…]