The DataViz team has been working on the website for a while now (it’s really coming together!), but there are some other parts that we need to do, too. We need to have a paper ready for submission, a poster for the ISU-wide REU poster fair, and we need some real data from a pilot study (which is used in the paper and poster). Each of these things will take quite a bit of work, and we don’t really have that much time left. I don’t mean to say that we can’t do it or even that we’re discouraged, though.
By Thursday this week, we have to design a method of analyzing our testers. This is going to be a combination of screen recording, note-taking, surveying, and interviewing (before, during, and after the trial). I’ve never done something like this formally (though I’ve gotten informal play-tester feedback on some of my games), so it’s new yet familiar to me.
Anyway, in light of the timeline and our list of deliverables, we decided to make it a literal list. We’re now using Trello to emulate a sticky-notes-like organization scheme for keeping track of what’s being worked on and what’s left.
Here’s an interesting table (that we’ll likely need to use soon) of cost and energy consumption for various appliances: https://www.cityofames.org/government/departments-divisions-a-h/electric/the-energy-guy/household-appliance-energy-use