Updated: May 2
Thanks to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), and a capstone group project in IT and Digital Media, the Aquatic Biosphere will be getting a new digital home. Under the guidance of Steve Chattaroon, Chair of Digital Media & IT, a group of programmers, designers and a business analyst came together under their self-titled Aquidian Group for four months this winter term.
The Aquatic Biosphere, as a community partner and client, worked closely with this team to lay out the challenges and targets for what a new website might look like. What came out was the rock solid foundations for not just a website but a digital home.
This talented team built the cornerstones and mapped out the content and design for a space that we are excited to see completed and launched. A multi-term project, this first phase will be handed over to the next team in the fall to continue its development.
The Aquatic Biosphere Society is proud to be a part of this program, supporting students with real world projects, and making them a part of this important development. Education as a key part of the Society's mission ties not just to educational programming delivery but also in presenting opportunities and widening doors for engagement within nature-focused endeavours. IT and digital media have a big role to play in this space.
Credits to the team:
Leo Atienza - Developer Thu Le - IT Business Analyst
Beckham Crann - Developer Brian Mendoza - Technical Lead
Tyler Hum - Developer Jimifirst Hernandez - UI/UX Designer
Marko Latinovic - Developer Mathieu Swaby - UI/UK Designer
Louisa Luo - Developer
Stephen Toliver - Developer
Trustin Tran - Developer
Images from the Capstone's final project presentation: