On 7th September we held a successful user engagement workshop to coincide with the British Association for Chinese Studies annual conference.
The workshop was attended by eminent academics, postgraduates and researchers from half a dozen different countries and was extremely valuable for the project team. We were able to discuss the scenarios in which our participants looked for photographs to support their work and were also able to show them an early prototype of the planned Visualising China tool and to hear their comments and reactions. After the workshop, many of the attendees stayed on for a meal together which proved an entertaining social experience as well as providing valuable and fascinating professional contacts. Thank you to all the participants for giving us the benefit of their expertise and opinions.
The next project event will be more technically focussed. More news later.