Digital Humanities Projects

  1. User friendly interface: Your project must be easy and acessible for people that are not experts. If your website, for example, is too complicated then people won’t know how to use all its features and some of your work can be never seen or never found.
  2. Realiable information: One important thing is that all the information in your project must be truth and don’t express only your personal opinion. Search tons of infomation to get as many as you can, cite them correctly, make a biblyography and if you want express your opinion based on what you found and very briefly. Let people create their own opinion based on what they found on your project.
  3. Focus: Focus on the theme you want. If you digress a lot people might lose interest and the objective of your project will get lost along the way.
  4. Visually appealing: Your project must be pleasurable to look at. If you have a messy aestethics people will lose the interest to look through it. So even if your project is really good, you will still lose audience.
  5. Easily navigable: People must be able to easily understand and find what they want in your project without that much effort. It’s always good to have a search engine so they can navigate better and go straight foward to what they are looking for without wasting too much time.

Analysing all the previous characteristcs and looking at all the digital humanities projects you can notice that a good digital humanities project is made not only thinking about the data you wanna show itself but it must be made think about who will see and use it. A good project is reliable, visually appealing and focused on one especific theme so people can earn from your project tons of information that they would never be able to find so easily without it.

This kind of project reunites a lot of information in one place, a lot of them information that has never been digitalized before and this helps researches for scholars. For example, Locating London. It reunites tons of informations of old london going from crimes to the density of the population by area. This is can be found in a unique place and compared, giving scholars new ways to see the data and come up with more questions that if they had to search different places and come up with the individual conclusion of the data they found.

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