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Roadmapping is an activity largely influenced by the conversations we have about how our work fits together and how we can organize ourselves logically. This is a living document.

Goals for 3rd Quarter 2009

The Fluid Engage project had an all-hands meeting in late June and we are off and running on a good number of foundational activities. That foundation includes building fleshed-out interfaces for some of the solutions we've been working on: services and iPhone. We will aim to "ship" an early version of both services and an iPhone-ready web solution by the end of Q3.

Specific Q3 goals

"Tagging": browse, search, view, tag, and collect objects
visits to DIA and MMI
extend mobile work to another platform while releasing iPhone solution
start working with a map

Engage 0.1 release

(projected for end of September)

  • view, browse, tag, and collect of objects in an exhibit
  • services to support the above
  • mobile FSS (iPhone solid and shippable and early Android working demo)

Micro-engagements (looking ahead to Q4)

Our goals in Q3 are intended to help us build the foundation to support "micro-engagements" with our museum grant partners. Micro-engagements are small, subprojects within Fluid Engage that we will work on with our grant partner museums. These micro-engagements will be articulated around a local need and will give us an opportunity to work on integration while we ground our development and design in real use-cases.

This quarter we will be working closely with the museum partners to articulate these micro-engagements in preparation for integration activities in Q4.

The following are some early thoughts for micro-engagements with each of our core-museum partners. These ideas are early and will become clearer as we work more closely with our museum partners on the project.


McCord has expressed an interest in working with the mobile FSS system as well as extending their in-house solutions toward an RFID-based system.


Jason shared an email with us that outlined some very, very early thoughts for a micro-engagement.


Through initial conversations with the DIA staff, it seems as though there is an opportunity to extend some of their "interpretives" with technology. One such area might be to enable the staff to extend the "Family Fitting Room" digitally.


We have made a visit to the McCord Museum and we have a few teams that will be visiting the MMI and DIA in this quarter to get more in-depth information about context, capabilities, and goals.

Teams for visits:











working team: Tona

working team: Vicki


view, browse, tag, and collection of objects in an exhibit
in this order – the above will be our focus for tagging work in anticipation of Engage 0.1 (released end of September?)
Though vaguely defined here, our first order of business is to clarify our approach to these ways of interacting with objects and then work on producing solutions in this area.

Mobile work

The Q3 goals for mobile work are to develop a fully fleshed out iPhone solution with some basic functionality plus a working demo on another platform.


Infusion 1.2 (planned for end of August)

Ongoing efforts to support our work


Areas for thought and Research

Architecture Decision time

Mobile a11y

research on accessibility solutions in mobile devices maybe work with Nokia contacts on this . Relates to: AEGIS SP1 deliverable (http://redmine.atrc.utoronto.ca/issues/show/543)

Future work