Mobile Devices

Topics: Agile software development, Project management, Design Pages: 29 (10314 words) Published: August 26, 2013
Project Report
Project Title: FlightDeck

Executive Summary/Summary of Work
This report describes the deliverables from the FlightDeck project, as conducted in the INB345 - Mobile Devices unit in Semester 1, 2011 at QUT. This report provides an in-depth insight into the activities conducted by the team members and specifically what was delivered throughout the project. The project centres around FlightDeck: an innovative application to provide timely information to any traveller at any airport globally. The application was selected for its broad reach across aspects of design, development and business, and these three factors were the specific focus for the FlightDeck project. The first primary deliverable was a set of designs and relevant conceptualisation tools. In the design phase of the project, several activities were focused upon. The first was the application of a People, Activity, Context and Technologies (PACT) analysis. This PACT analysis was conducted by interaction design team members to develop the concepts of users, their needs, wants, capabilities and use contexts which would drive selection of interfaces and technologies. The next step was to understand the activity flow through the system, and this was the focus of the second activity - storyboarding and interface design. This process enabled the team to envisage potential designs, layouts and flows for the entire system. Evaluation was carried out and the best design from this round of storyboarding was selected for development as a basic prototype. The second primary deliverable for the project was the development of the system. While this was not the initial focus of the project, it soon became a major deliverable and learning experience for the two team members developing the design into a system. Due to limitations in web software development across the team, the purpose of the development exercise was to grow the teams skills and afford them an opportunity to experience developing a mobile web app. While the developed product is not final and is indeed very much a prototype, this was the goal for the project, and the development experience provided by the work was appreciated by the team. As an additional note, Agile development methodology themes were used as a bridge between the design and development. User stories were used to explore the potential functions from the system, and these were fed back into the design process iteratively. User stories also provided the team with a way to understand what users may wish to do, and enabled development planning to occur around this. The final primary deliverable for the project was a business case and analysis of the development of a roll-out strategy. This deliverable (an embedded component of this report) was designed to provide the contributing team member with the opportunity to understand how mobile applications fit into the target market. This section includes a basic marketing plan, which also provided the team member with the opportunity to understand the fit of marketing a mobile product to itʼs target markets. A full list of contributions to the project is included at the end of this report in Appendix A. The variety of tasks and experienced afforded by the project has enabled great development of skills in the mobile application space. The FlightDeck project is a viable development opportunity into the future - there is always more that could be done to improve the software so it reach many more consumers and airport corporations in the future. Page 1 of 1

1.0 - Introduction
This report details the design and development of an information system in the Mobile Devices unit at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. This report is based on the process of design and development of a mobile application, supported by a business case and implementation strategy. This integration of components is designed to enable the development of cross-functional skills for the...

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