This conversation is also happening in a github issue, see: https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/issues/260
This wiki page offers an overview of the development timeline for many Public Lab tools and techniques. Not all Public Lab tools follow this exact sequence, but this reflects some common steps in the development of a new environmental monitoring technique.
some suggested major or minor milestones:
Define the problem as the impacted community sees it.
Data Standard/Literature Review
Define the data needed for community defined outcomes around the problem.
State of the Art/Literature Review
Figure out how that data is usually collected.
Brainstorm/prototype cheaper ways to collect that data that are usable by the community that needs the data.
Evaluate the usability of the design for the community, and compare data from prototypes to data from the usual methods.
Outcomes Assessment of Solutions
Did the methods use assist the community in achieving their defined outcomes?
Initial post-it brainstorm of the history tag:
Thinking about Github Pulse: https://github.com/Leaflet/Leaflet/pulse
Be careful with solely relying on color. Using different hash textures or adding some iconography to augment the color will help immensely for people with color deficiencies.
Ideas for how to represent the tool development timeline in terms of research
Research history for Spectrometer
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