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					 WSU-Vancouver Mobile
 Application Design

 Mobile Application Research Project
 A developmental research approach utilizing literature review, qualitative analysis and
 development to design a mobile application for the WSU Vancouver campus.




Terri Mason | Henry Ortega |Jon Perry |Ashley Gonder | April 15, 2010
Table of Contents
Project Description .....................................................................................................3
Research Goal .............................................................................................................................................................3
Research Methodology ...........................................................................................................................................3
  Overview........................................................................................................................................................................... 3
  Literature Review ........................................................................................................................................................ 4
  Qualitative Survey ....................................................................................................................................................... 6
Data Analysis ............................................................................................................ 12

Development ............................................................................................................ 12
Overview ................................................................................................................................................................... 12
  Figure 1. Application Design Overview ............................................................................................................13
  Figure 2. Dialogue Diagram Overview .............................................................................................................14
Campus Information – No login required .................................................................................................... 15
  Overview.........................................................................................................................................................................15
  Figure 3. Campus Information Overview ........................................................................................................16
  Selection 1: Campus Events ..................................................................................................................................16
  Selection 2: Campus Map ......................................................................................................................................17
  Selection 3: Campus News ....................................................................................................................................17
  Selection 4: Campus Directory ............................................................................................................................18
  Selection 5: Department Information .............................................................................................................18
  Selection 6: Course Catalogue .............................................................................................................................19
  Selection 7: Student Handbook ..........................................................................................................................19
  Selection 8: Hours of Operation .........................................................................................................................20
Secure Information – myWSU login required ............................................................................................ 22
  Overview.........................................................................................................................................................................22
  Figure 4. Secure Information Overview..........................................................................................................23
  Selection 1: Class Schedule ...................................................................................................................................23
  Selection 2: Register For Classes ........................................................................................................................23
  Selection 3: View Financial Aid Information................................................................................................23
  Selection 4: Library Services ................................................................................................................................24
Resources ................................................................................................................. 24
People ......................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Technology ............................................................................................................................................................... 25
Task List | Detailed Project Schedule ............................................................................................................ 26
References ................................................................................................................................................................ 30




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Project Description

Research Goal

Our goal was to determine the functionality and configuration options of a mobile
application that would be most useful to WSU-Vancouver students, and then
develop a wireframe that could be used to guide future mobile application
development. As commuter campus students may have different needs than more
traditional campuses, we sought to determine this information by not only
reviewing existing applications that have been deployed on other campuses, but
also by surveying a convenience sample of WSU-Vancouver students.


Research Methodology


Overview

According to Hughes & Hayhoe, (2010) there are many different methods of
research. Often when considering research, we only think of the traditional type of
research - sitting in a library with a stack of books. Although this can be an effective
tool, there are other methods that can be used to collect data. Hughes and Hayhoe
defined research as “the linking of actions, decisions, or advocacy to observable
data”. In agreement with the authors, research should create new knowledge and
add something to the topic or problem at hand, and that was our overall goal.

There are six different types of research according to Hughes & Hayhoe: theoretical,
empirical, interpretative, postmodern, developmental and evaluative. This project
focuses on a developmental research goal and will be attained utilizing different
research methods. Developmental research is defined as “the invention and
improvement of creative approaches to enhancing technical communication
through the use of technology and theory”. For our research project we chose to
review literature to obtain background and current usage data, conduct a student
survey to gain qualitative data about the mobile technology available to, and the
mobile functionality desired by, WSU-V students. We then used the knowledge
gained to develop design recommendations for a WSU-V mobile application.




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Literature Review

A scan of recent literature in this field focused on gathering existing data regarding
work that has been undertaken at other university campuses with regards to
developing and deploying mobile applications, as well as gaining background
information on mobile technology.

Wireless mobile technology adoption is an important factor to consider when
considering the development of a wireless specific application and relies on several
factors. These include technology complexity, social influences, near-term and long-
term usefulness, ease of use, and other factors. (Lu, Yao and Yu, 2005) And indeed,
it would be pointless to develop a mobile application if research indicated that
students were unlikely to use the technology. This is not the case however, in that
our research shows that mobile technology, specifically among college students, is
highly valued and likely negates negative social factors implied by Lu, Yao and Yu.
Further supporting this belief, a study was conducted in Japan that found over 62
percent of surveyed students indicated that they used their mobile devices to get
information about class cancellations, grades and other administrative news.
Additionally, over 70 percents of these students say they primarily communicate
with other students using their mobile device. (Thornton & Houser, 2004) This
study was performed back in 2004 and indicates already high usage of mobile
technology among college students – and general usage and acceptance of mobile
technology has only increased since that time.

A particularly exciting new development in mobile technology is the increasing
availability of GPS awareness and how that is being utilized in mobile devices. This
capability provides the ability to give turn-by-turn instructions based on the
location of the mobile device and could be valuable in providing new students with
directions to various locations on campus. One thing that many might not consider
in utilizing this technology however is safety.

Nasar, Hecht and Wener (2008) performed a study to determine if there are safety
issues to be considered when people are using their mobile devices and walking on
campus. The study consisted of two groups of pedestrians. One of the groups was
asked to merely hold the mobile device as they walked and answer the phone if it
rang (it never did). The other group was actually conversing on the phone as they
walked. Both groups were told that they were testing cell phone performance
around the campus and were required to navigate an intersection. The study
showed that those who were actually talking on the mobile phone as they walked
recalled fewer details of their surroundings and visually scanned the area less
thoroughly when crossing the street. As we move more and more into interactive
mobile technology where pedestrians may not only be conversing, but actively
looking at their screen as they walk and use their device, this has to be a
consideration for anyone developing mobile technology.



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Another consideration for mobile technology is m-learning – utilizing mobile
technology to enhance the classroom experience. (Motiwalla, 2007) Although not
the focus of this project, integration with WSU’s on-line classroom system (Angel)
could be another exciting area for future mobile application development at WSU.

Our research indicated that students looking for a fast and convenient way to access
the information and services provided by their University’s website are not unique
to those of us at WSU-Vancouver. In fact, in the last two years or so, dozens of
colleges and Universities in the United States and abroad have introduced mobile
phone applications that allow them to do just that.

For example, introduced in October of 2008, the iStanford mobile application was
the first of its kind in allowing students to access vital information in the palm of
their hand. (Quittner, 2010) The application, created by Stanford students, allows
students to be able to do a variety of tasks, without needing to be connected to the
secure campus network. Some of these tasks include:

      Access to an interactive campus map that tells students where they are in
       relation to the map
      Get the latest news and campus updates
      Add & drop classes
      Review grades and previous course history

Stanford’s application was created in cooperation with the Stanford administration
core campus computer system, allowing them access to the secure campus
networks. This application has shown to be popular with students and alumni alike,
and has been downloaded more than 11,000 times since its launch.

On a smaller, but still impressive scale, a similar application has been created for
Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). Launched in late February 2010, it
provides many of the same services offered by the iStanford app. The GRCC app also
provides door-to-door directions as you walk around campus, provides faculty
absence updates, and shows real time updates on campus parking locations. (GRCC,
2010) This appears to be a trend that has unlimited potential as more and more
Universities realize that integration with modern technology is exactly what
students are looking for.




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Qualitative Survey


Based on information gained throughout the literature review process, we
developed a survey designed to obtain additional qualitative data. We then
surveyed thirty-eight students that attend Washington State University’s Vancouver
campus to determine the features and functionality that would be most appropriate
to include in the mobile application design. The survey asked students about their
current phone capabilities, what features from the WSU Vancouver website would
they be inclined to use if available in a mobile application, and if the application
were to be developed, would they use it.

The most relevant data pertaining to our research goal was to determine if enough
of the potential users had Internet access and the ability to use mobile applications
on their cell phone.

The survey results have shown that the majority of the students polled have
Internet access available to them through their cell phones. The survey also
indicated that the majority of those polled could access mobile applications from
their cell phone.

Using the data from the survey, our group was then able to determine which
features would be the most useful if included into a mobile application. The
students listed the following as the highest priority of features to be included:

                View their class schedule
                Register for upcoming classes
                Browse the course catalog
                Upcoming events on campus
                Access financial aid information

The final question of our survey yielded perhaps the most surprising results. We
asked the question, “If a mobile application were available for the WSU Vancouver
campus, would you use it?” Even though 61% of those polled have the ability to use
mobile applications, only 42% indicated that they would use the WSUV application
if it existed. The rest of the results showed that 13% of respondents would not use
the application, and 42% did not answer the question. The high level of users who
did not answer this question is attributed to survey design errors. Some students
did not see the question at the bottom of the survey and others did not know how to
answer the question because their current mobile device does not have the ability to
run mobile applications.




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Survey Results


          What information from the WSU-V website would you like
                to be able to access from your mobile phone?

            Campus News                              16
          Library Services                               17
   Access Registration Info                     14
        Hours of Operation                          15
              Campus Map                                 17
       Register for Classes                                         24
            Class Schedule                                         23
         Course Catalogue                                          23
         Campus Directory                                     19
             Financial Aid                                    19
        Student Handbook              6
   Department Information                            16
           Event Calendar                                          23

                              0   5       10   15         20       25    30   35   40




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                 To your knowledge, what capabilities does your mobile
                                     phone have?

           Play Games                                            29
   Mobile Applications                                     23
                   GPS                                    22
       Text Messaging                                                      33
                 Photos                                               31
       Internet Access                                           29
         WiFi Hotspot                           16
      Word Processing                          15
                  Video                                          29
                  Email                                          29

                          0    5    10    15         20    25   30         35   40




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            What information from the WSU website do you acess
                                from a PC?

            Campus News                         14
          Library Services                                      23
   Access Registration Info                                      24
       Hours of Operation                                  21
              Campus Map                              19
       Register for Classes                                                29
            Class Schedule                                                      31
         Course Catalogue                                             27
         Campus Directory                                   22
             Financial Aid                                            27
        Student Handbook                   12
   Department Information                                  21
           Event Calendar                                   22

                              0   5   10    15       20         25     30            35   40




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Survey Administration Script

Hello, my name is ______________. I am a student in the
DTC 375 class and we are working on projects that improve
access to campus information. My group is planning to
create a proto-type of a mobile phone application that
would enable students and visitors of WSU Vancouver to
access information from their mobile phone that currently
is only available from the WSUV homepage.

We have a small survey that we would like you to please
fill out that gives us an idea of your current phone
capability and the types of information or tasks you would
like to be able to access from your mobile phone. Based
upon the data we receive, we will construct design
recommendations for a mobile application. Does anyone have
any questions before we begin?

Thank you very much for your participation and your input
into our project.




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Administered Survey




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Data Analysis
Through the review of existing research, collection of student survey information
and knowledge gained during the development of our mobile application wire-
frame, data was analyzed in an effort to determine the functionality that will be
most useful to WSU-Vancouver students. In reviewing literature regarding the
deployment of mobile applications on other college campuses, we looked at
information regarding usage, functionality and usability as well as any specific
problems that have been encountered by others. Survey data was analyzed to
determine the options that students think they would be most likely to use, as well
as to gain information about the current mobile technology available to them and
how they use that technology.

Although initial plans included complete user interface (UI) design for the
application, research into the technology utilized in current mobile applications
showed that the UI is largely governed by the mobile platform for which the
application is being developed. Therefore, a sample of UI screens that help others
visualize the functionality of the application were developed for the poster
representation, but complete UI design will be left to future developers of the
mobile application.


Development
Overview

The application design is based on the selections of users surveyed about what
functionality they would like to see in a mobile application. Whenever possible,
information and configuration options already available on the WSU-Vancouver
website have been utilized to minimize additional programming required. Any
options that would require additional programming – either on the WSU-Vancouver
website or in the mobile application itself, are discussed in their respective areas in
the following design recommendations.

The design overview on the following page (figure 1) gives a high-level view of the
information exchange between the WSU-Vancouver servers and the user’s mobile
device. Each box in the figure represents a user interface screen displayed on the
mobile device. There are two major categories of information available through this
application design. The first area contains that information which is currently
available through the WSU-Vancouver website without logging into the site and
those processes are outlined in blue. The second area contains secure information
that requires the user to enter their myWSU login username and password to access
the information requested – these processes are outlined in red. Figure 2 provides
the same overview in the form of a dialogue diagram.



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Figure 1. Application Design Overview




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Figure 2. Dialogue Diagram Overview




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Campus Information – No login required

Overview




     Figure 3. Campus
     Information Overview

     A breakout of the
     main overview
     showing only the
     information that can
     be obtained without
     a myWSU login.
     .




The following                                              drawings show




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the recommended configuration options, items to be displayed and navigation types
to be used for each of the selected functional areas of the mobile application that do
not require a myWSU login. Additional notes are added where useful



Selection 1: Campus Events

URL: http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/events2/calendar

This area may be particularly useful to WSU-V students given the commuter campus
environment. Although the WSU-V website does have a usable mechanism to make
this information readily available for mobile devices, additional configuration
options such as user configurable event type notification settings, could be very
useful.




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Selection 2: Campus Map

URL: http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/marcomm/pdf/campusmap.pdf

The WSU-V website currently provides a campus map (in .pdf format) that could be
made directly available to mobile devices. However, this is an area where additional
development could make this much more useful to students. By utilizing the mobile
device’s internal GPS capabilities, students could get interactive navigation
instructions for all areas of the campus. This would be particularly useful to new
students as well as those students who may typically spend most of their time in one
or two buildings. One concern in providing this type of functionality is safety – it
might be inadvisable to have students walking around campus while looking at their
mobile device rather than where they are going. (Nasar, et al. 2008)




Selection 3: Campus News

URL: http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/news/




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Selection 4: Campus Directory

URL: http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/dirs/directory.html




Selection 5: Department Information

URL: http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/departments.htm




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Selection 6: Course Catalogue

URL: http://www.catalog.wsu.edu/vancouver/Courses




Selection 7: Student Handbook

URL: http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/ss/handbook/




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Selection 8: Hours of Operation

URLS:
Bookie-http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/ss/bookie.html
Cafeteria- http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/adm/fo/Dining.htm
Fitness Center- http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/ss/si/recreation.html#fc
Library- http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/library/
Parking Services- http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/adm/fo/psafety/parking.htm
Child Care- http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/hd/cdp.htm
Writing Center- http://writing.vancouver.wsu.edu/

This area of functionality requires the most additional development for
implementation, but is perhaps the most needed by students. In its current state,
the WSU-Vancouver website does not provide a way to easily and quickly check
hours of operations for its various campus locations and services. The services
indicated above have static hours of operation available on individual web pages,
but as you can see, the user first must find the specific location’s web page. The
display method is also not consistent which adds to the difficulty in finding the
desired information, with the hours often buried amongst large blocks of text or
included only in the page footer. Many services/locations do not have hours of
operation posted at all. These include important locations like the registrar’s office
(http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/ss/regInfo.htm), the office of academic affairs
(http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/acadaffairs/) and the department of public safety
(http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/adm/fo/psafety/psafety.htm).

Another issue adding to the complexity of providing this data is that there are many
services and locations that have variable hours, including professor and department
office hours. In order to address some of these issues, we provide the following
options at the opposite ends of the cost and functionality spectrums.

Maximum Cost/Functionality: Implement campus wide scheduling
application and web interface

Many enterprise-level scheduling applications exist where in addition to providing
calendaring for individuals; additional entities for specific services and locations can
be entered. With this option, each individual professor, academic advisor and
department could easily update available hours as known. Services and locations
with static hours of operation can also be entered into the application but will not
need to be maintained unless the standard hours change. This could even include
automatic updates to various locations when the campus is unexpectedly closed due
to poor weather conditions, emergencies or other circumstance. A web interface to
display the information in a readable format could then be used both on the website




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and for a mobile application. Although this would require significant resources to
implement if such a system is not already in place, the benefits are potentially great.

Minimum Cost/Functionality: Consolidate hours of operation information

For all services and locations that have static operating hours, consolidate them on
to a single web page which also contains information on how to get the office hours
for those services and locations that have variable hours of operation. Although
probably not feasible for including individual professor office hours and other
individual variable operation hours because the list would be unmanageable large, it
would at least consolidate the main services and locations at the WSU-Vancouver
campus.

The following diagram shows how a mobile application could at least make this
information more accessible via mobile device only.




By linking the individual pages to the configuration options selected, the user can at
least be directly forwarded to the URL that contains the office hours or information
for obtaining them (where available). This is not ideal however in that it provides
no direct access from the website to this artificially consolidated information and
the mobile application user would still have to scan the entire page in search of the
hours of operation.




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Secure Information – myWSU login required


Overview




     Figure 4. Secure
     Information Overview

     A breakout of the
     main overview
     showing only the
     information that is
     secured and can only
     be obtained after
     entering the user’s
     myWSU login
     username and
     password.
     .




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The following sections show the functional areas of the myWSU website that
students indicated they would be most likely to use in a mobile application. These
functional areas are already well defined and usable on the WSU-Vancouver website
and configuration changes for a mobile application version are not recommended.
Although the specific URLs for accessing each area are provided, note that they are
not accessible without first logging in to myWSU.


Selection 1: Class Schedule

URL: https://webapps.wsu.edu/ais/myinfoservices/viewschedule/index.aspx

Display current class schedule details only. Although access to other schedules is
provided on the website, this is not particularly useful or necessary in a mobile
application. No configuration or UI changes are required or recommended.



Selection 2: Register For Classes

URL: https://webapps.wsu.edu/ais/myinfoservices/registration/index.aspx

Allow the student to navigate the various forms required to register for classes. No
configuration changes are required or recommended, but UI changes may be needed
to make the application more navigable via a mobile device.


Selection 3: View Financial Aid Information

URL:
https://my.wsu.edu/portal/page?_pageid=144,62945&_dad=portal&_schema
=PORTAL

Show students their current financial aid information and allow selection
capabilities for viewing information from other terms as available. No configuration
or UI changes are required or recommended.




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Selection 4: Library Services

URL:
https://my.wsu.edu/portal/page?_pageid=144,62862&_dad=portal&_schema
=PORTAL

This is perhaps the largest functional area and encompasses numerous different
services. As implementing all library services may be development intensive yet
unnecessary, additional research is required before recommendations can be made
as to those library services that would be most desired and beneficial in a mobile
application. An additional student survey focusing solely on learning more about
how students currently utilize library services, as well as those services they think
would be useful on a mobile device, could be useful. Additionally, obtaining website
statistics on current library services usage on the WSU-Vancouver website is
recommended before proceeding with development in this area.


Resources

People

Henry Ortega is a junior majoring in Digital Technology & Culture at the WSU-
Vancouver campus. He is a graphic designer with several years of experience in
print based an interactive design. In addition to acting as project manager and
overseeing all deliverables for this research effort, Henry will participate in the user
interface design and assist with custom graphic production as necessary. As Henry
has much experience in the area, he will utilize his design, layout and printing skills
to produce the final poster for display at the Research Showcase on April 15th.

Terri Mason is a senior majoring in Digital Technology & Culture with a
concentration in Informatics and a minor in Management Information Systems. She
takes a combination of classes on the WSU-Vancouver campus and on-line classes
through WSU’s Distance Degree Program. Terri has worked in the software
development industry for over 14 years and currently manages a team of test
development engineers in the Fusion Middleware Group at Oracle Corporation.
Although most of her experience is in program and engineering management, she
also specializes in graphical and command-line interface design as well as usability.
As Terri has considerable experience in this area, she will produce traditional
software development lifecycle documents throughout the project that will assist in
defining the application functionality and user interface design.

Ashley Gonder is a senior majoring in Digital Technology & Culture at the WSU-
Vancouver campus. Her abilities include animation and website design – in which



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she uses HTML, CSS and PHP. She has extensive experience with a variety of
software applications including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects,
Dreamweaver, Flash, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher. Ashley has worked
in a print center for the past several years where she designs brochures, business
cards and fliers for businesses throughout the area. Ashley’s graphic design skills
will help provide input into the usage and interface design and she will also assist in
research and survey design.

Jon Perry is currently enrolled in his final semester at Washington State University-
Vancouver, from where he will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Digital Technology & Culture. Jon has recently left the hospitality management field
after 11 years and is looking for a new career in the digital realm. His experience
with digital technology, research and composition will be utilized throughout the
research project.


Technology

A wire-frame is a visual representation of the usage and design elements of an
application. Its purpose is to convey the intended functional design and aesthetic of
an application, which is the ultimate goal of this research project. Microsoft Visio
was utilized to create design drawings that should help others visualize the
application design as well as guide developers who may undertake the task of
developing a mobile application for the WSU-Vancouver campus.

Although initial plans included showing the iPhone screen designs, there are very
specific design requirements that dictate the “look and feel” of iPhone applications.
Concerns were also raised that a formal UI design would hamper the creativity of
the application developers who may dismiss certain features of the iPhone interface
that would be better suited for the application than the recommendations that we
would provide. For these reasons, UI design was deemed not only unnecessary, but
also potentially harmful to the quality and usability of the application.

For printing of the final Research Showcase poster, a printer that cures the ink
directly to the media to simplify the process of printing and production will be
utilized. The poster will be printed on Ilford display film IDP (TerraPro) to avoid
lamination. This is a durable film that prevents prints from scratching and will
provide an excellent final product. The final size of the display poster will fall within
the 36" x 48" Research Showcase guidelines.




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  Task List | Detailed Project Schedule


                                 Earliest   Latest
                                                     Due    Assigned   Done    Done
        Task Name                 Start     Finish
                                                     Date      To      Date     By
                                  Date       Date
Create Google Group               2/11       2/11    NA       Terri    2/11     Terri
               Abstract Draft     2/12       2/18    2/18
Create Google Wiki Page
for gathering suggestions         2/12      2/12     NA       Terri    2/12     Terri
Provide suggestions for
mobile project topic              2/12      2/15     NA        All     2/15      All
Select topic                      2/16      2/16     NA        All     2/16      All
                                                             Ashley,           Ashley,
Write and revise draft            2/17      2/17      NA      Terri    2/17     Terri
Submit to Professor               2/18      2/18     2/18     Terri    2/18     Terri
 Research Prompt: Literature
                     Review       2/18       2/25    2/25
Review two research
articles and post
information to class Google
group                             2/18      2/25     NA        All     2/25      All
                Abstract Final    2/25       2/27    3/2
Revise Abstract                   2/25      2/27      NA      Terri    2/27     Terri
Submit to Professor               2/26      2/26     2/26     Terri    2/26     Terri
Submit to Research
Showcase                          2/26      2/26     3/2      Terri    2/26     Terri
     Detailed Project Proposal     3/4       3/11    3/11
Project Description Section        3/4       3/8     NA
Research similar existing
applications                       3/4       3/8     NA       Jon      3/8       Jon
Hughes & Hayhoe                                                                Ashley,
reflection                         3/4       3/8     NA      Ashley    3/8       Jon
Clarify the research
question                           3/4       3/8     NA       Terri    3/8      Terri
Main points of literature
review                             3/4       3/8     NA       Jon      3/8      Jon
Describe research methods          3/4       3/8     NA      Ashley    3/8     Ashley
Describe data analysis
methods                            3/4       3/8     NA       Terri    3/8      Terri
Resources Section                  3/4       3/10    NA
Technology - Project
Development                        3/4       3/8     NA       Terri     3/8     Terri
Technology - Printing             3/10      3/10     NA      Henry     3/10    Henry
Biography Information             3/10      3/10     NA        All     3/10      All
                                                             Henry,            Henry,
Roles & Responsibilities          3/10      3/10     NA       Terri    3/10     Terri
Define Major Tasks                3/10      3/10     NA      Henry     3/10    Henry




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Timeline Section                   3/10    3/10    NA
Detailed list of
deliverables, dates,                                      Henry,
resources                          3/10   3/10     NA      Terri       3/10     Terri
Compile Document                   3/9     3/11   3/10
Initial compilation of data        3/9    3/10     NA     Henry        3/10    Henry
create draft project
proposal                           3/10   3/10     NA     Terri        3/10     Terri
send for review                    3/10   3/10     NA     Terri        3/10     Terri
make final updates                 3/10   3/10     NA     Terri        3/10     Terri
Submit to Professor                3/10   3/10    3/10    Terri        3/10     Terri
Print for class                    3/11   3/11     NA     Terri        3/11     Terri
Project Proposal Approval
Received                           3/11   3/11     NA     Brett        3/11     Brett
   Mobile Project Deliverables     3/12    4/2     NA
Wireframe                          3/12    4/2     NA
   Design Documents                3/12    4/2     NA
     Compile list of items
from existing WSU website
for possible inclusion in app      3/12    3/15    NA
No login required                  3/12   3/15     NA     Ashley       3/14    Ashley
myWSU login required               3/12   3/15     NA      Jon         3/23     Jon
Compile literature review
data                               3/12   3/15     NA      Jon         3/23      Jon
Analyze literature review
data                               3/16   3/16     NA      Jon         3/23      Jon
                                                                               Ashley,
                                                                                Terri,
Create Survey                      3/17   3/18     NA    Ashley        3/30      Jon
                                                         Ashley,
                                                         Henry,                Ashley,
Administer Survey                  3/19   3/26     NA      Jon         4/1       Jon
Compile Survey Results             3/27   3/27     NA    Ashley        4/2     Ashley
Produce Simplified
Application Design for
Wireframe                          3/16   3/27     NA     Terri        4/2      Terri
Produce Detailed
Application Design for
Wireframe                          3/25    4/2     NA     Terri        4/5      Terri
UI                                 3/12    4/2     NA
                                                          Henry,
Get familiar with iPlotz           3/12   3/24     NA      Terri   Task Removed
Decide on specific sections
of application design for UI
rendering                          3/24   3/25     NA      All     4/2        Henry
Design selected user
interface screens                  3/25    4/2     NA     Henry    4/8        Henry
              Final Project Plan   3/17    4/8     4/8




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Discuss the research goal
and how the project
succeeded in meeting the
goal                            4/2     4/6     NA      Jon     4/3       Jon
Discuss the research
methodology used to
complete the project            3/19    4/6     NA     Ashley   4/3       Jon
Analyze the data from the
literature review               3/17    4/6     NA      Jon     4/3       Jon
Analyze the survey results      3/30    4/6     NA     Ashley   4/6       Jon
Discuss the technology
that was used to achieve
the final product               4/3     4/6     NA     Terri    4/8      Terri
Copy of final project plan
(this document) with
actual completion dates for
each task                       4/7     4/8     NA     Terri    4/8      Terri
Include all engineering
design drawings and
documents                       4/3     4/6     NA     Terri     4/8     Terri
Include UI images               4/2     4/6     NA     Henry    Task Removed
Compile Document                4/6     4/7     4/7
Initial compilation of data     4/6     4/7     NA     Henry    4/6      Terri
Create draft project
proposal                        4/6     4/6     NA     Terri    4/6      Terri
Send for review                 4/7     4/7     NA     Terri    4/7      Terri
Make final updates              4/7     4/7     NA     Terri    4/7      Terri
Submit to Professor             4/7     4/7     4/7    Terri    4/7      Terri
Print for class                 4/7     4/7     NA     Terri    4/7      Terri
   Research Showcase Poster     3/17    4/7     4/8
Present solid statement of
research problem                3/19   3/27     NA     Henry    4/5      Terri
Reference brief review of
literature                      3/17   3/25     NA      Jon     4/5      Terri
Description of
methodology, analysis and
conclusions                     3/30   3/31     NA     Ashley   4/6       Jon
Block out preliminary
design of poster                3/18   3/23     NA     Henry    4/5      Henry
Development Figure 1 -
TBD                             3/25   3/25     NA     Terri    4/2      Terri
Development Figure 2 -
TBD                             3/25   3/25     NA     Terri    4/2      Terri
UI Graphic 1 - TBD               4/3    4/3     NA     Henry    4/5      Henry
UI Graphic 2 - TBD               4/3    4/3     NA     Henry    4/8      Henry
Initial Poster Design for
Review                          4/3     4/5     NA     Henry    4/5      Henry
Updated Poster Design           4/6     4/6     NA     Henry    4/7      Henry
Print Draft Poster              4/7     4/7     NA     Henry    4/7      Henry
      Individual Deliverables   4/2     4/7     NA



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Group Feedback Forms             4/7      4/7    4/7      All     4/7      All
Mobile Project Reflection        4/2     4/22    4/22     All
    Final Research Showcase
                      Poster
Feedback from Brett               4/7    4/11    N/A     Brett     4/9   Brett
Incorporate Feedback              4/9    4/12    N/A     Terri    4/11   Terri
Print Final Poster               4/13    4/14    4/14    Henry    4/14   Henry
    Final Research Document
Update literature review         4/12    4/14    N/A     Terri    4/14    Terri
Update design info               4/12    4/14    N/A     Terri    4/14    Terri
Add references to research
document                         4/12    4/14    N/A     Terri    4/14    Terri
Add dialogue diagram
(optional - if time)                                              4/14    Terri
Print for research
showcase                         4/14    4/15    N/A     Terri    4/14    Terri
  Research Showcase | 9:00 -
                       5:00      4/15     4/15   4/15
Hang Poster by 9:00 a.m.         4/15    4/15    4/15    Ashley
9-11                             4/15    4/15    4/15    Ashley
11-1                             4/15    4/15    4/15     Terri
1-3                              4/15    4/15    4/15      Jon
3-5                              4/15    4/15    4/15    Henry
Remove Poster                    4/15    4/15    4/15    Henry




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