Featured Learning Activities
This course was an introduction to R including the application of the software for statistical analysis. Statistical concepts such as data preparation, type I & II errors, hypothesis testing, sampling etc were studied with application-oriented learning activities. The course culminated with a final project presentation.
Visual analysis of U.S Presidential addresses - Term project final paper & Poster presentation for the course 'LIBR 514 F-Information Visualization and Visual Analytics'
Master's Thesis - Design of a geographical visualization-based interface for a community academic knowledge exchange - Axure RP9, Voyant, MS Excel
The aim of the research project was to develop a visual map-based interface to the Downtown Eastside Research Access Portal (DTES-RAP). DTES-based journal articles were studied to identify places, organizations and topics. A design-thinking approach was followed, with stages to learn about user needs, build a model, and test it. A small study was carried out with community members with the approval of the human ethics board, to evaluate the current design and identify areas for improvement.
Database designing develops skills to identify key entities / underlying relationships within carefully formulated business rules. Skills of refining the design to suit the user requirements and to normalize the design while maintaining data integrity
I have imbibed an academic outlook having facilitated learning in Civil / Transportation Engg., in colleges in India and Oman.
A website with choropleth map designed to aid new immigrants on their search for a new home was developed as term project for this course.
Metadata, Preservation and Quality Control work at the UBC library Digital Initiatives.
I developed infographics to make a point and voice my concerns during a topic briefing exercise for the course LIBR508 (Information practices in contemporary society).
Developed a simple quick help website, designed to be useful for new international students arriving at the province of British Columbia.
Here I researched aspects around "personalisation" as applied by search engines and how they affect even academic users of the internet.
Seminar facilitation / peer reviewing for the core course "Information Practices in Contemporary Society".