Final Project

After finishing our project, we worked on a multi-part reflection on our project. The different pieces of the project can be found below.

Part 1: Introduction by Em Okrepkie
“Data is collected to quantify issues and items, and that data is then used to tell a story. ”

Part 2: Process by Em Okrepkie
“We knew we wanted to build a sensor to collect data and then tell a story with that data, but we not sure what sort of sensor to build, what data to collect or what story we would be able to tell with that data.”

Part 3: The project by Gaby Morera
“Our DIY sensors did not have the appropriate capacity to heat map the number of points it would take to cover the whole area and so we either had to seriously down scale the project or scrap the sensors.”

Part 4: Data analysis by Anna Simoneau
“The lowest value we recorded was around 77 degrees Fahrenheit and most points were well over that, so Linderman Library is definitely too warm for good cognitive function. Whether this has impacted Lehigh students directly requires more research and interviewing.”

Part 5a: Expert opinion by Danielle Bettermann
We spoke with Gary Falasca, director of custodial, grounds maintenance and athletic buildings at Lehigh.

Part 5b: Ilhan Citak Q&A by Danielle Bettermann
We spoke with Ilhan Citak, librarian of archives and special collections at Lehigh.

Part 5c: Students Q&A by Danielle Bettermann
We spoke with three students on their study habits and what they think of the temperature of the library.

Part 6: Lessons by Samantha Tomaszewski
We discuss six lessons we took away from working on this project and studying the field of sensor journalism.

Part 7: Limitations by Austin Vitelli
“We had some struggles, but we also succeeded in achieving our overall goal of gathering data using sensors.”

Part 8: Epilogue by Jeremy Littau 
“We tried things. We failed, and then we tried again. The seven-part story above documents all of that.”