Handout 3: 8/29/06

CPSC 689-606: Term Project Specification

Proposal due date: Tuesday, September 26, 2006; Oral presentation by appointment.

Project written report due Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Project presentations, in class on and following Tuesday, November 28, 2006

As term project in this class you are to identify a problem in digital humanities, and then design and prototype a solution. You have wide lattitude in selecting the problem to be solved--it should be related to the course's content, of course. The project may be a group project or an individual project. Note that the problem to be solved by a larger group should be correspondingly larger than that proposed by an individual. All team members will receive the same grade on the assignment.

Problem identification


A written proposal is to be turned in and is to be accompanied by a separate meeting with the instructor by the project team (individual or group) for feedback. The project can be modified after the proposal is turned in based on the feedback or on other relevant factors. However, the proposal should be a complete and comprehensive description of what you plan to do, how you plan to carry it out, and how you plan to acquire any resources necessary for completing the project. Probably you can accomplish this in one to two pages of text, but feel free to use as much space as necessary.

In summary, the proposal should describe:

Project report

The project report (written) is to be an overall presentation of the problem, the design, the prototype, the respective evaluations, and a discussion of lessons learned. This is the "archival" description of your project, so it should be complete and understandable on its own. Most likely this will be at least 10 to 20 pages in length--i.e., at least the length and detail of a standard Computer Science conference paper. Some of the things to include in the project report are:

Project presentations

Oral project presentations/demonstrations will be scheduled in-class. Signups for time slots will be available later in the semester.

Turn in materials on paper and place a copy on your course Web site. Please include your email address on all materials turned in.