Methodologically the research aimed to exploit the full the
possibilities of contemporary information and communication
technologies (ICT). The research took advantage of new multimedia
technology in aiming to provide a fully integrated multimedia
Our hypermedia research has highlighted a number of key issues:
The visual and text: The potential for visual and
print media to inform each other in the construction of ethnography
has been under-developed. A hypermedia environment, on the
other hand, allows for the creative reintegration of these
Analysis and representation: We have set ourselves
the task of producing an environment that is suited for both
the organisation and analysis of the data by the researcher
and the representation of that analysis to a reader.
Rethinking research narratives: The construction
of hypermedia narratives, and their implications for the social
sciences was a major theme of the project.
Multi-skilling: Our research has demonstrated that
multi-dimensional projects of this nature require a range
of new skills, expertise, and technical resources that need
to be brought to bear in flexible.