Worcester Business School – Media Lab projects update

markDuring September, the Worcester Media Lab have successfully completed a website project for the Infirmary Museum. Mark Macleod, the head of the Infirmary, came to us with a need of uploading a patient database and creating a search engine page that links with the existing webpage. http://medicalmuseum.org.uk/research-6-powick-hospital-patients The database contains details of approximately 9000 patients from the Victorian Mental Hospital at Powick and is accompanied by huge amounts of information and images that can now be viewed by the public after 100 years. The Media Lab needed to provide database management and user experience (UX) skills to enable visitors to search for information as easily as possible. This has provided a great opportunity for two computing students to undertake this work and develop some great portfolio evidence. The process included regular meetings with Mark in order to understand the current problems in searching for this information and functionality required for the researchers of the collection.

The project took two months in total, including finding suitable hosting arrangements for the database and Mark has been happy to provide the following testimonial.

If you have a project in your department that you haven’t managed to get off the drawing board, we can also offer a match funded budget during the current academic year of up to £500 to realise this. Feel free to pop down to see us at Charles Hastings CH LG 018 at City Campus for a chat, or contact us in any of the following ways:

Website: www.worcestermedialab.com

Email: info@worcestermedialab.com

Phone: 01905 54 2817

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