We want to document Northfield (particularly Division street) businesses in a virtual space to allow prospective students/incoming freshmen to explore this quaint little town that will soon become their second home for the next four years.
Document key buildings, businesses, entertainment venues, and restaurants around Division street neighborhood, and present them in a format that is easy to access and is tailored to prospective Carleton students.
A story map overlaid with 3D models of some of our favorite buildings/businesses on Division Street (either through SketchUp modeling or photogrammetry). Story map might contain historical photos of the street, a numerical dataset of businesses, and some context into the street’s tenant history. Primarily though, the focus of the story map to introduce the businesses from a more personal angle — through student testimonials and descriptions– something you cannot get from a simple Google map.
Sources: Dataset of Northfield Division street business history (?), student testimonials, building history documents
Processes: We will get in touch with our reference librarian for help in finding related documents and photos. We will first digitize and analyze the reference materials, possibly creating a comprehensive dataset that we can then conduct statistical analysis on. We can also conduct a poll that gages which buildings/businesses students frequent the most and which buildings/businesses students know less about. After that, we will build a story map out of the testimonials and documents, overlaying the map with 3D models of key buildings/businesses.
Presentation: Our finished product will be a story map that the users can “look around” and interact with virtually, through engaging 3D models and guided tours that shed light on Division street’s history as well as some insights as to how to best enjoy all that it has to offer. We do not anticipate any intellectual property liabilities for this project.
Proposed Timeline of Deliverables
7th Week Tue
Gather documents, photo, create a dataset if possible, create poll to send out to students
7th Week Thur
Data should be collected by now, poll should be sent out
8th Week Tue
Do some analysis on the documents/dataset, finish polling, gather results, start building models
8th Week Thur
Start creating the story map, continue building models
9th Week Tue
Continue building both story maps (incorporate gathered data/documents) and 3D models (more than half of what we set out to build should be complete)
9th Week Thur
Finish fleshing out the story map, 3D models should be completed and imported into the map
10th Week Tue
Last minute editing of the story map
Sunny Kim – 3D modeling
Grace Lee – story map
Hodan Mohamed – data gathering/cleaning, story map
Mem Awad – story map, 3D modeling
Ali Ramazani – 3D modeling
Daniel Kim – data gathering/cleaning, 3D modeling
Yemi Shin – data gathering, 3D modeling