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Optional comment: September 2012


This is the "Technologies" form - for creating a new page about a sustainable technology, or a technology for resource-restricted contexts.

Metadiscussion of properties[edit]

The following are the current main data properties being discussed for the new technology database (using data rich elements) being created.

  • Technology topic
  • Status
  • Scale
  • Context
  • Requirements
  • Skills
  • Advantages
  • Limitations

Discussion of properties[edit]

  • Are these the best and obtainable properties?

Properties[edit]

Each of the following are properties being discussed for the form.

Technology topic[edit]

  • Proposed values: Fundamental categories?
  • Format: dropdown list?

Discussion[edit]

  • Should this be selected from our top-level categories or be a set list?
  • Autocomplete would be great for this.
  • Is a technology ever in more than one technology topic?
  • Should this be called Technology category?

Status[edit]

  • Proposed values:
  • Format: radio button

Discussion[edit]

Scale[edit]

  • Proposed values:
  • Format: radio button

Discussion[edit]

Context[edit]

  • Proposed Values: Urban, rural, survival
  • Format: Select boxes

Discussion[edit]

Requirements[edit]

  • Proposed values: Resources, space, fuel, replacement parts
  • Format: Select boxes

Discussion[edit]

Skills[edit]

  • Proposed values: Resources, space, fuel, replacement parts
  • Format: Select boxes

Discussion[edit]

  • Is this trying to answer what skills are necessary to operate or to build or?

Advantages[edit]

  • Proposed values:
  • Format:

Discussion[edit]

  • How could this be answered in a data rich way?

Limitations[edit]

  • Proposed values:
  • Format:

Discussion[edit]

  • How could this be answered in a data rich way?

Other form elements[edit]

Image[edit]

  • Just one.

Image caption[edit]

  • This goes with the image. Note that it does not show up in the current Medical device deployment.

Free text[edit]

Metadiscussion of implementation[edit]

  • Is this form for basic information about technologies similar to how the medical devices form is used? Or does it cover how to information as well?
  • Is this form for technology devices, projects or everything?

Usage of Portal:Medical_Devices[edit]


Semantic MediaWiki info from Jason[edit]

All new semantic data should be added using Semantic Templates via Semantic Forms. The Quick start guide provides good guidance here.

After determining your data structure create it with Special:CreateClass.

Useful Pages[edit]