Notes from KMD Drupal meeting 2 (Nov 18, 2008)
1. Role of site
-build capacity for the student community
-ex: graduate work is interpreted through the theme of "kmd" and then have the drupal site as a portfolio showcase.
-a critical mass of information for KMDI events, KMDI-related events, KMDI people, KMDI artifacts (Gallery), projects, and courses
2. what its capabilities should be:
gallery pages (that aggregates from content off of peoples' profile pages?) showcases work
profile pages including personal portfolios (also alumni portfolio)
chat and/or discussion
course pages including course projects (also student feedback on courses?)
news/events/blog (rss feed)/ upcoming lectures
history of events/pictures?
3. action plan
design/theme (Denise Pinto, Norman Valdez?)
-need to narrow down a visual theme for the site
http://themegarden.org/drupal6/?q=node is a good place to start looking at "readymade" themes. They can be adapted by tweaking the CSS.
-modules must be chosen to support website capabilities
-user permissions & accounts
-different kinds of user types: regular people, KMD CP students, students in courses?, committee members, heads of committees?, administrators
populating w/ content
-make it mandatory to populate w/ content if you are a KMD student or prof?
-make it mandatory to post up personal portfolio?
-ex: site administrator
-ex: site designer
develop a timeline for action
-still needs to be created: when do we plan to launch the site? who will occupy what roles and by when will they accomplish their tasks?
-suggested launch for January term
next meeting, Tues Nov 25th @ 4:15