Introduction to Digital Humanities

Elements of a Digital Projects

As Johanna Drucker, Professor of Information Studies and Design & Media Arts, explains in UCLA's Introduction to Digital Humanities (2013):

The basic elements [of a digital project include]: a repository of files or digital assets, some kind of information architecture or structure, a suite of services, and a display for user experience. While this is deceptively simple and reductive, it is also useful as a way to think about the building of digital humanities projects. At their simplest, digital projects can consist of a set files (assets) stored in an information architecture such as a database or file system (structure) where they can be accessed (services) and called by a browser (use/display).