Informatics 121_ Design Studio 1.pdf

Since the tag is a hardware component it would

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Since the tag is a hardware component, it would require manufacturing and possible retailing. This may need legal contracting in terms of warranty servicing to account for the possibility of manufacturing defects. Mobile App Only In this alternative, FamilyMonitor will be made as a mobile application. It will use the location services of the device to share the location of the user with family members. Since location services are handled by the device to which the application is installed, the application must integrate with the interface of the device, allowing restrictions for uninstalling the application or disabling of location services. The performance of the application is also dependent on the hardware of the mobile device. If fingerprint identification/ faceID is required, it is necessary that the mobile device has hardware to support these functions. Also, the application would only be compatible with devices that have GPS compatibility and would be more reliable on devices that have a healthy battery. Since mobile phones have functionality in the user’s daily life beyond location sharing, its daily life-cycle is dependent on how each member uses their device. Ultimately, although the mobile app made it in the final design, tags add enough functionality that we decided to use them as well and not just the mobile app. Adding the ability to track family members without phones outweighs the added manufacturing and setup costs. The Whole Shebang -- Tags, Mobile, and Desktop This alternative would be the combination of the mobile, keychain like tags and a desktop version. All three versions would allow users to track and share their locations. The design implementation becomes more complicated as the software had to be built on several platforms, thus it would not be cost efficient to design this software in this method. Having multiple ways of tracking one person could also lead to many difficulties as two devices, for instance the tag and the mobile device might be in two different locations. The software would need to keep track of which devices was most recent activity occurred. Ultimately, while having the desktop, mobile, and tags all track users would potentially increase accuracy, it would also complicate tracking and be too costly to implement without adding enough value.
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Underlying Design Concerns In the following sections, we outline the audience, other stakeholders, goals, constraints, and assumptions that governed our design, as well as some potential ideas we came up with early in the design process. Audience The most important audience of this software would be family members. Parents could use the software to track different family members, while couples can also keep track of where each other is. However, the software could also accommodate a group of friends wanting to take care of each other. Finally, it would be helpful if caretakers know where their dependents are and if they are safe.
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  • Fall '16
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