• Teresa is a second year Writing Rhetoric and Technical Communication (WRTC) student at James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, VA. Interested in both the traditional storytelling and the digital world, she seeks to combine the two as a "Digital Storyteller."
  • A double-degree seeker in both Computer Information Systems and Digital Video and Cinema. Loves learning and bringing seemingly different subjects together to solve a problem.
  • Mark is and Engineering major and a mathematics minor that is expected to graduate in May of 2018. As an Engineering major, Mark has a background in Mechanical Engineering and hopes to pursue this after graduation.
  • Nahom is an entrepreneurial mind-set engineering student who thrives working with an interdisciplinary team to solve the right problem. Interested in opportunities that intertwine leadership, technical skills and human-centered design principles.
  • Dalton is currently a junior Biology major with a pre-pharmacy track at James Madison University. He hopes to work in the medical field post graduation and go to pharmacy school. This course is intellectually challenging in problem solving and creating solutions to real world problems.
  • Elizabeth is a senior nursing major/chronic illness minor. This class is helping to develop my interviewing skills which will help when trying to gather health information on my future patients.

Minimum Viable Products (MVP) Gallery

  • MVP 8

    MVP 8
  • From categorizing the digital domain to raising the map from the table, our Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) have drastically changed throughout our project. Check out our MVP Evolution in this gallery.  Our current MVP is MVP 4, the Z Axis. Displayed on the Z Axis will be the information depicted in MVPs 6 & 7.

  • MVP 1 – Depicting the 5 Domains.

    MVP 1
  • MVP 2 – Showing a real-time digital footprint.

    This is the over time indicator. It can show upload/download over a 24-hour or other time period. It can also be used to show social media activity about a subject over time as well.

    Digital Overlay Prototype 2
    Digital Overlay Prototype 2.
  • MVP 3 Key

    The DSSM is meant to provide a snapshot of the unit’s existence within a cyber realm.

    Digital Overlay Prototype 3 Key
    Digital Overlay Prototype 3 Key
  • MVP 3 – Digital Social Media Modifier (DSMM)

    MVP 3 is an evolution of the real-time MVP in v2 . MVP 3 attempts to show network and cyber status (i.e. if the cyber presence has been compromised or hacked).

    MVP 3
    MVP 3
    CSMM_RealTime_V4_enemy
  • MVP 5 Key

    MVP 5 Key
    MVP 5 Key
    DSMM_TOT_V2_Base
  • MVP 5

    MVP 5
    MVP 5
    DSMM_TOT_V2_Example
  • MVP 7 Key

    MVP 7 Key
    MVP 7
  • MVP 7

    MVP 7
    MVP 7
    CSMM_RealTime_V4_90 (1)
  • MVP 4: Displaying the Z Axis 

    Augmented reality layers with Digital Overlay MVP 4. Presented 23 March

    In order to display the digital layer of the battlefield for the operational military level MVP 4 attempts to use the 3rd dimension. Using simple shapes and textures to convey windows of opportunity (hole size), presence/strength (shape size), danger (texture/points) and alerts (colors).

    No Transparency
    zAxis Key
  • MVP 4

    MVP 4 “The Z Axis”
  • MVP 6 Key

  • MVP 6

    MVP 6
    DSMM_Slim_V6_100

Digital Overlay Hacks – Our Minimum Viable Product Library

Digital Overlay Hacks – Our Minimum Viable Product Library

Our Hack’s Evolution.

The following post is a library of our prototypes presented in class.  From our first sketches to our augmented reality pitches, this page is designed to highlight our prototype evolution. Each Minimum Viable Product is interactive. Click on the screen and move around on the Minimum Viable Product at your own pace. At the bottom of this page is a quick gallery of all our Minimum Viable Products on file.

Current Minimum Viable Product (MVP): 3 & 4

MVP 3 – Presenting the digital layer –Digital Social Media Modifier (DSMM)

MVP 3 is an evolution of the real-time prototype in v2 . Prototype 3 attempts to show network and cyber status (i.e. if the cyber presence has been compromised or hacked).

MVP 3 (color coded)

MVP 3 Key (not color coded)

 

The DSSM is meant to provide a snapshot of the unit’s existence within a cyber realm. Following are two possible implications of its use.

Example 1: DSSM shows that this friendly unit is in fairly good standing on social media with some public communication. It has a fairly standard unit signal footprint. It also tells the commander that he must be aware that his unit is vulnerable to DDoS and has possesses two types of personal devices that make the unit more vulnerable to cyber attacks. The indicator ring signifies that while enemy cyber assets are present on this system, they are unable to do any damage.

 

 

 

Example 2: DSSM shows that this enemy unit is highly regarded in this area on social media with minimum outward communication. The unit is running with outdated firmware on it’s equipment, telling the commander that there may be other cyber vectors to exploit. The indicator ring in this case signifies that friendly cyber forces have access to the enemy’s sensors, location, and have the ability to cut, intercept, or spoof enemy communications. However, the cyber forces are unable to access the data on the enemy unit’s system.

 

 

MVP 4: Displaying the Z axis

Digital Overlay Prototype 4 SymbologyIn order to display the digital layer of the battlefield for the operational military level Prototype 4 attempts to use the 3rd dimension. Using simple shapes and textures to convey windows of opportunity (hole size), presence/strength (shape size), danger (texture/points) and alerts (colors).

Digital Overlay Prototype 4 Key
Digital Overlay MVP 4 Key
Digital Overlay Prototype 4
Digital Overlay MVP 4
Augmented reality layers with Digital Overlay MVP 4. Presented 23 March

Past MVP:

MVP 1 – Depicting the 5 domains.

MVP 2 – Showing a realtime digital footprint.

This is the over time indicator. It can show upload/download over a 24-hour or other time period. It can also be used to show social media activity about a subject over time as well.

Week 7: Digital Overlay Finds First Impressions of Our Ideas

Week 7: Digital Overlay Finds First Impressions of Our Ideas

Designing is now our main focus. With three adaptable prototypes ready to present, our team is now entering deep conversation with our sponsor to shape and reshape our prototypes.

 
Earlier this week a representative from our team, Anthony, traveled down to Fort A.P. Hill, Bowling Green, VA. Along with the Deep Clearance Team, Anthony observed multiple demos and showcased our first prototypes.  The trip provided excellent insight into new capabilities and avenues of approach for our problem statement and also provided a clearer picture how intel/commanders approach a situation

 

Digital Overlay Team Member stands outside Ft. A.P. Hill
Digital Overlay Team Member stands outside Ft. A.P. Hill
Digital Overlay Point of Contact stands outside Ft. A.P. Hill.
Digital Overlay Point of Contact stands outside Ft. A.P. Hill.

WEEKLY UPDATE:

Week 6: Digital Overlay Sorts Through the Babble

Week 6: Digital Overlay Sorts Through the Babble

Last week we were able to have a lengthy conversation with a representative from Babel Street, a digital visualization company. From that conversation we were able to sketch some possible applications for our solution and focus our interview leads on visualization methods.  By investigating civilian methods, like those from Babel Street, we can explore more techniques on data visualizations. We may not need to reinvent the wheel, maybe we should only modify it.

Digital Overlay Team with a visitor
A representative from Babel Street visited us to discuss cyber applications within our problem.

 

WEEKLY  UPDATE:

Week 5: Digital Overlay Ventures to Ft. Meade

Week 5: Digital Overlay Ventures to Ft. Meade

Last Friday we were able to spend a day in our end user’s shoes at Fort Meade, MD. Interview after interview, our team gather an overload of data and complied a list of large and small scale problems. From the conversations we had there, we are narrowing our scope and one step closer to possible solutions to our problem.

Digital Overlay Team
Digital Overlay with the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) at Ft. Meade, MD.