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Software Solutions to Academic Resource Distribution and Management

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Academic resources at Arizona State University are vast and allow a student to maintain success through his/her university attendance. The distribution and management of these systems is arduous and manually

Academic resources at Arizona State University are vast and allow a student to maintain success through his/her university attendance. The distribution and management of these systems is arduous and manually done. A software solution for the distribution of academic resource information is a Dashboard system that utilizes information from the university, and is expandable. A solution for the management of academic centers utilizes a scheduling algorithm that allows quick scheduling of resources. Overall these solutions provide easier workflows than the current systems allow.

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  • 2013-12

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Enhancing Physical Learning Experiences Using Online Tools - Tutoring Center Management System

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This project explores the development of a Ruby on Rails web application to help supervisors manage the tutoring centers at Arizona State University. Each phase of the project's development is

This project explores the development of a Ruby on Rails web application to help supervisors manage the tutoring centers at Arizona State University. Each phase of the project's development is examined in detail, including the requirements analysis, system design, system implementation, test strategy, and deployment strategy. The application also includes a REST API for providing the tutoring center data to external applications. These external applications can then present the data, along with their own unique features, to students. This should allow students to have an easier time locating the academic resources they need.

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  • 2013-12

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Integrating In-Person and Online Learning Experiences: How Can Online Tools Enhance Peer-to-Peer Collaboration at ASU?

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The purpose of this thesis is to understand peer-to-peer study habits at Arizona State University, and provide recommendations for improving these habits through online integration. This was done by researching

The purpose of this thesis is to understand peer-to-peer study habits at Arizona State University, and provide recommendations for improving these habits through online integration. This was done by researching current peer-to-peer collaboration literature, and analyzing online integration efforts. Interviews of Arizona State University students were carried out in order to discover specific insights on study patterns at this university. The scope of this research study was further limited to freshman and sophomore engineering, mathematics, and science majors in order to mitigate the impacts of external factors. The background research and study illuminated various flaws in existing peer-to-peer collaboration tools and methods. These weaknesses were then used to design two online tools that would be incorporated into a student resource dashboard. The first tool, called "Ask a Peer", provides a question and answer forum for students. This tool differs from existing products because it provides a mobile platform for students to receive reputable and immediate responses from their classmates. The second tool, "Study Buddy Finder", can be used by students to form study partnerships. This tool is beneficial because it displays information that is essential to students deciding to work together. The thesis provides detailed designs for both modules, and provides the foundation for implementation.

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  • 2013-12

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Integrating Online and Offline Learning Experiences: Determining Design Opportunities to enhance in-person experiences with academic resources on a college campus

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Despite the advancement of online tools for activities related to the core experience of taking classes on a college campus, there has been a relatively small amount of research into

Despite the advancement of online tools for activities related to the core experience of taking classes on a college campus, there has been a relatively small amount of research into implementing online tools for ancillary academic resources (e.g. tutoring centers, review sessions, etc.). Previous work and a study conducted for this paper indicates that there is value in creating these online tools but that there is value in maintaining an in-person component to these services. Based on this, a system which provides personalized, easily-accessible, simple access to these services is proposed. Designs for user-centered online-tools that provides access to and interaction with tutoring centers and review sessions are described and prototypes are developed to demonstrate the application of design principles for online tools for academic services.

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  • 2013-12

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Impromp2: An Event Searching Application

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We created an Android application, Impromp2, which allows users to search for and save events of interest to them in the Phoenix area. The backend, built on the Parse platform,

We created an Android application, Impromp2, which allows users to search for and save events of interest to them in the Phoenix area. The backend, built on the Parse platform, gathers events daily using Web services and stores them in a database. Impromp2 was designed to improve upon similarly-purposed apps available for Android devices in several key ways, especially in user interface design and data interaction capability. This is a full-stack software project that explores databases and their performance considerations, Web services, user interface design, and the challenges of app development for a mobile platform.

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  • 2015-05

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Investigation of User Interface Theory

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The quality of user interface designs largely depends on the aptitude of the designer. The ability to generate mental abstract models and characterize a target user audience helps greatly when

The quality of user interface designs largely depends on the aptitude of the designer. The ability to generate mental abstract models and characterize a target user audience helps greatly when conceiving a design. The dry cleaning point-of-sale industry lacks quality user interface designs. These impaired interfaces were compared with textbook design techniques to discover how applicable published interface design concepts are in practice. Four variations of a software package were deployed to end users. Each variation contained different design techniques. Surveyed users responded positively to interface design practices that were consistent and easy to learn. This followed textbook expectations. Users however responded poorly to customization options, an important feature according to textbook material. The study made conservative changes to the four interface variations provided to end-users. A more liberal approach may have yielded additional results.

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  • 2014-05

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Route Planner iOS Application

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When planning a road trip today, there are solutions that let the user know what comes along their route, but the user is often presented with too much information, which

When planning a road trip today, there are solutions that let the user know what comes along their route, but the user is often presented with too much information, which can overwhelm the user. They are provided suggestions all along the route, not just at those times when they would be needed. RoutePlanner simply takes all that information and only presents that data to the user, that they would need at a particular time. Gas station suggestions would show when the gas tank range is going to be hit soon, and restaurant suggestions would only be shown around lunch time. The iOS app takes in the users origin and destination and provides the user the route as given by GoogleMaps, and then various stop suggestions at their given time. Each route that is obtained, is broken down into a number of steps, which are basically a connection of coordinate points. These coordinate point collections are used to point to a location at a certain distance or duration away from the origin. Given a coordinate, we query the APIs for places of interest and move to the next stop, until the end of the route.

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  • 2014-12

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BookMeetups.com: A More Versatile Book Club

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If friends have not read the same books as us, our options to share our thoughts about a book are limited mainly to book clubs, which limit control over which

If friends have not read the same books as us, our options to share our thoughts about a book are limited mainly to book clubs, which limit control over which books are read, and online posts, which offer no face-to-face contact for a discussion. BookMeetups.com allows readers to find fellow readers of a book in their area and to set up an in-person meeting to exchange their thoughts on the book. This website was created with no prior coding experience using HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript.

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  • 2013-05

Event Searching Web site

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Fiddlevent is an event searching website written in Ruby on Rails. Fiddlevent enables any person to go online and find local events that interest him. Fiddlevent also enables merchants to

Fiddlevent is an event searching website written in Ruby on Rails. Fiddlevent enables any person to go online and find local events that interest him. Fiddlevent also enables merchants to post their events online. Fiddlevent explores all challenges of website development, such as project management, database design, user interface design, deployment and the software development lifecycle. Fiddlevent aims to utilize best practices for website and software development.

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  • 2013-05