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Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection


Date Range
2012 2018

This project explores how web applications can structure their User Interfaces to best accommodate their users who may not be able to use standard input devices like a mouse and keyboard, or differentiate subtle color differences in text, or who may be overwhelmed with heavy animation or auto-play videos. This project serves as a proof-of-concept of an accessible Virtual Learning Environment to be used by students of online classes, particularly at younger grade levels. It is a functional application that handles user login, lecture presentations and materials, and quizzes. The development of the front-end is done through the React JS ...

Contributors
Terzic, Philip Mico, Balasooriya, Janaka, Tadayon-Navabi, Farideh, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

Since the release of Discord in March of 2015 it has become the choice VoIP client for 25 million users, pulling in more each day from many sources including online video games with no voice chat, such as League of Legends. With such an expansive user base and many servers hosting multiple users during all times of the day, for a server admin to always be monitoring users is unreasonable. AhriBot aims to solve this problem by providing general administration through a command system to a server while it is logged onto that server. Specifically, AhriBot will be tailored for ...

Contributors
Koehler, Brendan Joseph, Balasooriya, Janaka, Faucon, Philippe, et al.
Created Date
2017-12

As technology’s influence pushes every industry to change, healthcare professionals must move to a more connected model. The nearly ubiquitous presence of smartphones presents a unique opportunity for physicians to collect and process data from their patients more frequently. The Mayo Clinic, in partnership with the Barrett Honors College, has designed and developed a prototype smartphone application targeting palliative care patients. The application collects symptom data from the patients and presents it to the doctors. This development project serves as a proof-of-concept for the application, and shows how such an application might look and function. Additionally, the project has revealed ...

Contributors
Ganey, David Howard, Balasooriya, Janaka, Lipinski, Christopher, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

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.

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

CDA is a mobile application that helps students, specifically those without a mentor, break into the competitive investment banking industry. Investment banking is arguably one of the most competitive industries to break into because it is widely viewed as the premier finance career available out of undergraduate school. The industry is unique in the sense that there are many unwritten rules on how to break into the industry. The large investment banks receive tens of thousands of applications every year, but only an extremely small percentage of those applications are viewed. This is a problem for a majority of students, ...

Contributors
Rasmussen, Parker John, Balasooriya, Janaka, Bennett, Jack, et al.
Created Date
2018-05

The main objective of this thesis is to describe and analyze Clippr, an ASU startup founded by four students: Adam Lynch, Eric Gottfried, Ty Sivley, and Thomas Carpaneto. This paper will describe the formation of Clippr as a business, analyze the work and reasoning for dissolving the business, and suggest three pivots that could increase the chances of success for the future of Clippr. These three pivots are: mini salons, a concierge service, and an online resource. The idea for Clippr came from Sam, the team’s friend’s experience within the cosmetology industry. Sam graduated from cosmetology school in Phoenix and ...

Contributors
Gottfried, Eric, Lynch, Adam, Sebold, Brent, et al.
Created Date
2017-12

Cloud computing and web services enable the creation of applications that are faster and more interconnected than traditional applications. This project explores the possible ways in which cloud computing and web services can be used to extend already existing applications by developing a data storage web service for 3D modeling applications. The implementation of the service is described, and several example applications are shown that utilize the service. Additionally, related web based applications are discussed along with their influence on the project. The project shows the benefits that cloud-based web services can bring to 3D modeling applications, such as improved ...

Contributors
Ferry, Mark Travis, Chen, Yinong, Balasooriya, Janaka, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

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.

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

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.

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

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.