Presentations

You Are Not Your User: Dispelling Usability Myths with Harvard's Dataverse, at JavaOne, San Francisco, California, Thursday, October 29, 2015:

Presented by: Gustavo Durand and Elizabeth Quigley

All of us have experience in developing Java applications, but how many of us know how best to make them usable? UX is a team effort, not just one person’s role. This presentation goes over some common UX myths and how a developer and a UXer can work together to improve the UX of an application. Reviewing examples from the development effort of Harvard’s Dataverse Project, it shows how this project has dispelled some of these myths and solved...

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Sharing Your Data with Dataverse, at DLF Forum, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Monday, October 26, 2015:

Presented by: Elizabeth Quigley

The Dataverse Project started in 2006 at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science as an open source software application to share, cite and archive data. From its beginnings, Dataverse has provided a robust infrastructure for data stewards to host and archive data, while offering researchers an easy way to share and get credit for their data. The Dataverse project, started as a repository for social sciences data, has now expanded to benefit a wide range of disciplines and scientific domains (astronomy, life...

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Discovering + Publishing Data with Dataverse, at AMIGOS Open Source Virtual Conference, Thursday, September 17, 2015:

Presented by: Elizabeth Quigley

This presentation will provide some background information on the Dataverse's history, offer examples of how libraries and archives are using Dataverse to share data, and showcase the new features developed in version 4.0 for researchers.

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