Developing tech with the user

Activity: Talk or presentationAcademic


At its start, CLARIAH’s main focus was on developing a Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. Technology-minded researchers and technicians built software that could serve as the foundation for new technologies, such as COW a tool to generate Linked Open Data, or the Media Suite a portal to access key Dutch media collections.

Now that the infrastructure is finished, CLARIAH is involving more scholars from the arts and humanities. The Tech and Data Day is a testament to this effort. Yet, making the valuable work of technicians easy to use for scholars poses new challenges.

In his keynote, Rick Mourits discusses how we can smoothen the implementation of new tools, and increase uptake by profiling the different types of researchers within the arts and humanities. Using examples from the CLARIAH work package for social and economic history and Linked Data (WP4), he will show how getting feedback from the right researcher can make or break new software, and how getting researchers on board early can shorten the development cycle.
Period29 Jun 2023
Event titleCLARIAH Tech & Data Day
Event typeConference
LocationLeiden, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational