Production of the pages Testing of electrochromic display Fuse Box Printing of conductive lines Ducky In The Dark Testing of electroluminescence film The devil is in the detail

Project Management

Projekt Management
electroluminescence film
 

Project Management

Because of the great number of thestudents, the group was divided into a design and a technique group. In addition, there was the inkjet group formed to print the conductive lines with a brand new inkjet printer. The group was a subgroup of the technic group. The milestones and the interaction between the groups are outlined in the network diagram including the milestones:

Within the realisation phase, the Technique Group realizes that some planned interactive elements could not be realized. For example, the brightness of the electroluminescent displays was too low for the interactive element “Ambi Light” and OLEDs in different colors or sizes were not available. As a consequence, that element had to be skipped and the story as well as pictures adapted. Though there were also new opportunities. The Technique Group learned
  • to structure the size of electroluminescence display by laser and
  • to screen print electrochromic displays by themselves.
Hence, they were able to generate new interactive elements and again the Design Group adapted the story and the design again. This flexibility within the project work is reflected by the connection lines between both groups in the network diagram. The communication and interaction between the groups was supported by the steering committee formed by the group leaders and the professor. As communication tools the groups themselves as well as the whole project group used
  • project meetings,
  • email,
  • Moodle (Interactive Learning Platform),
  • software censhare (Media Asset Management) and
  • face-to-face communication.

Design Group

The group names already suggest that the design group's tasks were
  • to set up the conception,
  • to develop the story of the book,
  • to draw the pictures,
  • to compose the text,
  • to select an appropriate book title and
  • to document the development process in “Behind the Book”.
The work was structured as presented in the network diagram above.
  • project management: The group was divided into smaller groups for the different tasks such as text, drawing, graphics/design and translation.
  • planning: First step was to set up the characters, the outline of the story and first ideas for the pictures
  • layout, story: While the text team composed the final story, the drawings were made and the graphics/design team finished the pictures in Photoshop. In this phase also the basic layout of the book was developed. At the end of this part the story was translated into English.
  • design: In the design phase the translated text and the finished pictures were put together by the graphics/design team and handed over to the Technique group so they could start to design the conductive lines.
  • finishing: In the last phase the Design group worked together with the Technique group to improve the layouts of the interactive pages and last corrections of the text an smaller illustrations were made.

Similar to the team‘s structure for the interactive book the Design group worked on Behind the Book.

Technique Group

The task of the Technique Groupwas to transform the different interactive elements from the theory into working applications. In addition they had to combine the single pages containing the interactive elements to the final book.