This will be the cover page. It will be titled 'Map'. It will have the constellation map image. The dissertation title will be included as part of the map image. The full image should be visible on the map without the need for scrolling meaning that the image will be much wider than it is tall, which works fine with the idea of a map. Ideally there would be no other text on the page (other than that on the map, so as to maximise the impact of the map. Any surrounding text detracts from the image itself. Other text on the map itself would be my name, programme title and date, all made to look map like. The image itself will be interactive through the use of Thinglink.
Perhaps the above four sections would all fit into some form of Introduction or Contents page. I'm not sure I'll need all of these headings, though. Abstract: yes. Acknowledgements: yes (although perhaps within Bibliography as part of a References and acknowledgements page?). List of tables/figures: hmm, not sure I'll use any, although maybe I have a line that states 'all design and photography by...'. Table of contents: not sure as surely this undermines the visual table of contents represented in the map. Perhaps on the front page I should also offer an explanation to say 'what this is' and 'why I chose to do it this digital way' (i.e. why it's multimodal). I might also need something to say 'how it works', including the use of sound.
Yep, reckon this should go in.
And this. It will be interesting to see how much can be taken from the research proposal. This will be the background to what I set out to do and how it transpired, including how it changed. Do I need to mention that I had thought about including a visual analysis but decided to drop it due to time constraints and because I wanted to make the most of the interviewees time and felt this would limit discussion? Also, should I be upfront and say that I misjudged the nature of crit assessment (being formally assessed) but managed to turn it round by going along to assessment meetings?
I'm glad to read (in the Presentation of... section) that within qualitative data it often makes sense to write up the finding along with the discussion of findings. That seems to make more sense to me, interweaving the findings with reflections on the literature, including how it is consistent or different to what's in the literature, or where it offers different perspectives not covered in the literature. On a more practical level, I'll need to think about whether I break this section up into different sections/pages on the web essay, depending on the length. As per the literature review, I could be looking at more than 5000 words (I'm guessing, here) so it might be a bit hard work to read in one go, scrolling down the page. Maybe when I look through the data it will itself to a small number of key themes (perhaps based around the research questions).
Yep, I should include one of these.
Yes, need to have one of these. I could attempt to be imaginative in how I compile this, but perhaps as its important functional information I need to be conscious of usability and should be a little conservative. In fact, if the other sections are going to be largely dominated by text down the screen, so this should be. Maybe in the name of reducing the number of different sections (and the complexity of the map image) I should make this section a combined 'Acknowledgements and references' section, including words of thanks and perhaps technical information outlining how it was prepared?
This could include the dissemination rationale - although maybe these feels a bit like hiding it away.