For the past year I've been trying to imagine what a data visualization tool as companion to my dissertation on reality television would look like. I think it could be really important. I've met with developer teams on my campus, a student in computer science, and various faculty members, but no concrete plan has yet been formulated. I have no funding for this and don't have high hopes of obtaining grant funding.
I'll post more details about how I'm envisioning the tool later, but for now, have any of you ever successfully developed a digital tool that you didn't code/create alone? If so, how did you find the resoures to do so and with what funds? How long did it take? Who maintains it and where is it hosted now?