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OSE Dozuki Page

OSE Dozuki link

Information architecture

We use Dozuki as a external presentation layer for GVCS machines and modules. Dozuki serves as a nice looking link collection to wiki pages. The main data storage is the wiki, such as Civilization Starter Kit.

Data is structured as follows:

  • CEB Press
    • Information, Overview (latest version)
    • Modules - about a dozen, and each has:
      • Design Rationale
      • Master CAD File
      • Bill of Materials
      • Fabrication Instructions
      • Fabrication and Assembly videos
      • Fabrication Drawings
      • User Manual
      • Maintenance Manual
      • ...
    • Assembly Instructions - assembly guide of finished machine
      • Module #00001
      • Module #00002
      • ...
    • Older versions - simple link to older versions on Dozuki
  • Machine 002
    • ...
  • Machine 003
  • ...

Here is a diagram of how this looks like in Dozuki:

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Where to put replication reports & feedback?

Using the Civilization Starter Kit, people are beginning to independently build their own Global Village Construction Set machinery throughout the world. Their activity is recorded on Replication as well as on individual blogs. Replication happening at Factor e Farm is recorded at OSE Blog or within this wiki at the respective page.


  • FeF replication is recored in nice visual way. Everybody loves blog posts and can easily share them.
  • People from around the world record their replication in a nice visual way (own blog). Everybody loves blog posts and can easily share them.


  • Not very well structured
  • Posts on various blogs will eventually get lost
  • Difficult to find and process feedback from replicators

Another View


Alternative replication concept

We might choose to include links to replication reports inside [ Dozuki. People still use their own nice blogs, Dozuki just provides a link there. This could look as follows:

  • CEB Press
    • Information, Overview (latest version)
    • Documentation, Instructionals (latest version)
      • ...
    • Modules (latest version)
      • ...
    • Replication
      • 2014-08-07 build (v6) at FeF -> link to OSE Blog
      • 2014-06-14 build (v5) at FeF -> link to OSE Blog
      • 2013-01-02 build by Manuel Aguilar, Guatemala -> link to external site
      • 2011 first ever build by James Slade, Austin, Texas, USA -> link to external site
      • ...
    • Older versions
      • v5
      • ...
  • Machine 002
  • ...


  • Better structure
  • Find replication reports easily
  • People still use their own nice blogs, Dozuki just provides a link there


  • Replication not ordered by versions -> alternative: add a "replication" category at every machine version
  • Posts on various blogs will eventually get lost -> alternative: somebody "backs up" the replication reports into the wiki, and provides link in dozuki

How to process feedback

This section describes how feedback from replicators around the world is processed by the respective GVCS machine development team.


  1. Per GVCS machine, add a list "Learnings" as a wiki page.
  2. Link to it from Dozuki.
  3. Add relevant feedback, learnings and findings from replication there. Assign a responsible "replication manager" per GVCS machine. Or let the project manager be responsible.
  4. Consider feedback in next development loop.

Devices That Work with Dozuki

I hope everything is going well with you and the OSE team. A couple quick thoughts and suggestions:

Android or iOS?

Android is by far our preferred platform for app development. If you haven’t already done so, download the Dozuki Android app. With that app you can take photos and upload straight into the guide of your choosing. You can even alter the text of the steps or use your voice to dictate the text. We will probably continue to favor the Android platform as we are able to develop more cost effectively and more of our customers are interested in Android overall.

Device Suggestions:

  • Galaxy Camera
  • Tablets are going to have more display area but less capable cameras, here are a few of our favorites:
  • Nexus 7 - $120, but is it a lower end one - [1]
  • Asus Transformer
  • Phones are going to have more capable cameras but less screen real estate and you’ll need to get an older model to reduce cost– here are a few our favorites for a budget:
  • Nexus 4 or newer
  • GS3 or newer
  • HTC One X

Eric Craig Doster,


This works reasonably well on tablets - do you have experience with people doing this well on any phones? Are any phones suitable to make this happen? Our app doesn’t require any exhaustive graphics hardware or do anything that require some more CPU power. For the features the app supports (voice dictation, etc…) – it will run just as well on a phone as it will on a tablet. The benefit with a phone is that they usually have more capable cameras – but again, you’ll lack a little screen size for checking your images. As a means to get around your local wifi constraints a prepaid data plan for your phone might be a nice failover that wouldn’t be too pricey (no long term commitments).

Does the Galaxy Camera have a web browser with touchscreen so we can actually upload to Dozuki, and write instructionals? The Galaxy Camera is a great device! Yes, it has full blown android on it (4.3 I believe, with the newest iteration) and the back display is a touchscreen.

I am leaning to the Nexus 7 - can you comment on this one? As far as tablets go, we love the Nexus 7 (get the 2nd gen). It’s a snappy little tablet with a decent enough camera (camera could be better).