Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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2012 2017

Web-application development constantly changes – new programming languages, testing tools and programming methodologies are often proposed. The focus of this project is on the tool Selenium and the fairly new technique known as High Volume Automated Testing (HVAT). Both of these techniques were used to test the Just-in-Time Teaching and Learning Classroom Management System software. Selenium was used with a black-box testing technique and HVAT was employed in a white-box testing technique. Two of the major functionalities of this software were examined, which include the login and the professor functionality. The results of the black-box testing technique showed parts of ...

Contributors
Ejaz, Samira, Balasooriya, Janaka, Nakamura, Mutsumi, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

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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Knudsen, Matthew Jordan, Ahmad, Altaf, Balasooriya, Janaka, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

An application called “Productivity Heatmap” was created with this project with the goal of allowing users to track how productive they are over the course of a day and week, input through scheduled prompts separated by 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on preference. The result is a heat map colored according to a user’s productivity at particular times of each day during the week. The aim is to allow a user to have a visualization on when he or she is best able to be productive, given that every individual has different habits and life patterns. This application was ...

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Weser, Matthew Paul, Nelson, Brian, Balasooriya, Janaka, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

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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Thornton, Christopher Gordon, Balasooriya, Janaka, Nakamura, Mutsumi, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

In the field of education, the use of web applications to enhance student performance and learning has grown over the years. One example of such an application is the Just-in-Time Teaching and Learning Classroom Management System, a web-based educational application geared towards creating an active-learner classroom. This undergraduate thesis in the discipline of Computer Science will describe the development and use of the Just-in-Time Teaching and Learning Classroom Management System software as a solution to enabling the Just-in-Time Teaching approach. "Just-in-Time Teaching is a teaching and learning strategy based on the interaction between web-based study assignments and an active-learner classroom" ...

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Shah, Beejal, Nakamura, Mutsumi, Balasooriya, Janaka, et al.
Created Date
2012-12

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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Ryan, Jay, Balasooriya, Janaka, Eaton, John, et al.
Created Date
2013-12

Web Solutions for Scholastic Tracking is a project which aims to develop a website in order to help the scholarship committee of an Arizona State University sorority save time. Details and flaws of the former approaches to scholastic tracking for the sorority – such as scattered data, low visibility, and the need for manual calculations – are provided. Based on these flaws and the requirements of the scholarship committee, a new approach was designed and developed in order to track scholastics online in a more efficient manner. A study hours tracking website was developed utilizing Apache, PHP, and MySQL in ...

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Kral, Ryan David, Balasooriya, Janaka, Burger, Kevin, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

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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Gupta, Anurag, Berk, Nick, Ryan, Jay, et al.
Created Date
2013-12

Palliative care is a field that serves to benefit enormously from the introduction of mobile medical applications. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic intend to address a reoccurring dilemma, in which palliative care patients visit the emergency room during situations that are not urgent or life-threatening. Doing so unnecessarily drains the hospital’s resources, and it prevents the patient’s physician from applying specialized care that would better suit the patient’s individual needs. This scenario is detrimental to all involved. A mobile medical application seeks to foster doctor-patient communication while simultaneously decreasing the frequency of these excessive E.R. visits. In order to provide ...

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Wilkes, Jarrett Matthew, Ganey, David, Dao, Lelan, et al.
Created Date
2015-12

It is important for organizations and businesses to have some kind of online presence, as there are enormous benefits, including utilizing the power of web languages to provide services for people. However, creating a website is difficult, and often expensive. While successful businesses can use their profits to develop a costly website, organizations are not so lucky and can’t afford to pay large amounts of money for theirs. Thus, the goal of this project was to provide a complete website to the Card Trick Quilters organization found in Show Low, Arizona. The website serves as both a learning experience, to ...

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Schwarting, Jessa Lynn, Balasooriya, Janaka, Nakamura, Mutsumi, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.