For the past several years, the DH Lab has been working on a project, TOME, aimed at visualizing the themes in a corpus of nineteenth-century newspapers. In designing this tool, our central motivation was to be able to more clearly…

Walking Through The Project

We are three new students who joined DILAC lab and are continuing where the project left off from the summer semester. Much of the fall 2017 semester has been a catch up phase to learn about how the project got…

Membrane 'Holes' Layer

As described previously the membrane switch controller can be created by separating two sets of conductive traces with flexible insulating material in between: Creating this ‘holes’ layer was a seemingly straightforward yet laborious process – cutting 900 holes precisely ain’t…

Application of Copper Tape to Neoprene Sheets

The determining factor that will ensure that the touch matrix will work when each of the three separate neoprene layers are put together is the accuracy with which we apply the copper tapes to the outer layers of neoprene. Furthermore,…

All Things Fabric: Testing, Printing, Pricing

Fabric Testing As outlined in ‘Face’ of the Quilt, I am testing fabric to see how it diffuses, affects affect, and obscures or reveals hardware. I quickly tested a broad array of swatches. Their textures included felt, mid-weight cotton, a polyester-stretch…

Following the previous two blog posts where I looked at a few topic modeling interfaces, I’ll return to the lab here and write about TOME. These are based on image documentation of the project – not actual interaction with the…

InPhO Topic Explorer

This interface works in terms of visualizing a topic modeling and understanding context. However, less effort has gone into the visual and interaction design than in the last interface discussed, which makes for a steeper learning curve. Starting Interface The…