“Maybe the true purpose of my life is for my body, my sensations and my thoughts to become writing, in other words, something intelligible and universal, causing my existence to merge into the lives and heads of other people.”
― Annie Ernaux, French writer, professor of literature, and Nobel laureate 2022 (Happening).
This website is the design part of Freud Oulon Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) . WPI is pioneer of Project Based Learning (PBL), IQP is one of the three project required for earning a Bachelor of Science degree, aiming at cross section between social sciences and engineering design. The explicit purpose of this IQP project was to build a website to attract youth in the STEM fields while disseminating the work done at the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies (CWINS), WPI. The implicit purpose is to design a methodology for making a web biography, as opposed to a traditional written biography, for any academician. A web biography narrates a life story through multimedia content, while a traditional written biography present the same in a book or an article. The subject of the biography is Kaveh Pahlavan , a professor of ECE/CS and the founder of Center for Wireless Information Networks (CWINS), WPI, established in 1985 as the first academic research program in wireless local area networks, commercially known as Wi-Fi [2,3]. The project report, which contains the rationale for the various design decisions and general remarks on the demands of web biography, can be found here.Pahlavan, K. (2000). An overview of the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, USA. ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review, 4(2), 41–43.