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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

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

  • Are these the best and obtainable properties?

Properties

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

Technology topic

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

Discussion

  • 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

  • Proposed values:
  • Format: radio button

Discussion

Scale

  • Proposed values:
  • Format: radio button

Discussion

Context

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

Discussion

Requirements

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

Discussion

Skills

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

Discussion

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

Advantages

  • Proposed values:
  • Format:

Discussion

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

Limitations

  • Proposed values:
  • Format:

Discussion

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

Other form elements

Image

  • Just one.

Image caption

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

Free text

Metadiscussion of implementation

  • 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


Semantic MediaWiki info from Jason

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.

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