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WWAMI Simulation Educator Network

To provide better simulation education to students who receive clinical training in the WWAMI area, the Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies (ISIS) at UW would like to find out the potential simulation educators located across the areas and facilitate communications between them. In our Capstone Project, we analyzed the functional requirements of the potential users and designed a high-fidelity prototype for the simulation educator network with social media features to help ISIS achieve their goals. Our project could be served as a basis for future work to rely on, so that the final product would be built on our requirement analysis and prototype design.

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StorySite: Giving The Gary Greaves Oral History Digitization Project Geographical Context

StorySite is an interactive Google map designed for the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections: Gary Greaves Oral History Digitization Project. StorySite connects digital oral histories with their geographical locations and displays them in an accessible and user-friendly manner. Using historical interviews collected by Gary Greaves (d. 2009), an aspiring journalist and author, the project involved interview deselection (choosing from over 153 available recordings), audio editing (cutting,amplifying, and reducing background noise), metadata development (for arranging and displaying the stories by subject), icon selection, website consultation, and Google map implementation (via JavaScript). The recordings selected for this interactive map were cut into 1-3 minute story clips to echo the most important lessons reflected in the complete collection. These interviews, collected in the 1990s, describe multiple perspectives of the development Seattle went through during the 1950s-90s. This information provides an untold perspective of the history of Seattle that deserves our attention.