Agri-Tech Catalog – FORMAT
Here is a first crack at what the Agri-Tech Catalog may look like. The template is a standard Letter (8 1/2″ x 11″) page size so that the catalog can be easily output as a printed reference.
As noted in my prior post, the classification-tags are important in providing a quick reference for the technology. However, I find this is labeled more effectively as an attribute taxonomy. This taxonomy is a basic interpretation of the technology about what scale it is used on, what bio-material it is focused on operating on, what action it performs, and how it is interacted with/deployed.
title – the popular name for the technology
global origin – where the technology was first developed
global deployment – where the technology is being used (dark = used, light = unused or N/A)
invention date - when the technology was invented (in its most recognizable state)
duration of use – how long (or during what period of time) the technology was used
attribute taxonomy – the 4-attribute classification of the technology
attribute index – a comparative reference indicating which attributes define the technology
description – a brief description of what the technology was meant for and how it is being used
annotated drawing – a drawing visually describing how the technology works towards its agri-function, a figure is included for scale reference
tags – a collection of some of the most popular keywords from a Google search of the technology name
reference – the key reference of the research data