This paper describes the process of creating and developing the concept of ‘Portals’. Through our own experiences and the testimony of others, we found that a way of easily finding each other, in areas with a high density of people and confusing topography was sorely missed. With the goal, in mind, of making it as easy as possible to find each other, we decided to use readily available technology. This was done so that, not the creation of new hardware, but instead the idea behind the concept and the further development of this was in focus. We chose to use some of the technology already integrated in the areas we were targeting. By evaluating our concept, using the principles of KISS and HCI, we learned that many of our original ideas would subtract from the simplicity of our final product. Thus, some of the ideas that involved connectedness and the creation of applications on other platforms had to be scrapped. In the end, we believe it made the user interface more manageable and easily understood. With the use of ‘Wizard of Oz’, we tested the concept of ‘Portals’, on a user from our prospective user base. We found that we needed to explain the interface a little better, but the user liked the overall idea and scope of the concept. In the end we can conclude, that even though we never had any contact with an area where the ‘Portal’ concept would be viable, the user base of such a place would gladly welcome an alternative to finding each other through pricy calls from mobiles and the unreliability of standing agreements.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||22 jun. 2011|
|Vejledere||Karin Dam Nordlund|