Persona 2

June 26, 2008

 

Daisy Rodgers

British
She is in the course of BA Photography, LCC

Daisy became a year 3 student last month. She is living in a 1 room studio flat in Elephant & Castle. She has been living in current home for 5 months. She feels current home is a bit large and the cost is expensive to her so she wants to save living cost by room sharing. She is going to look for a female roommate who is friendly and in a similar course with her, such as photojournalism because she wants to share information and study together.
She does not like pets and she is not smoker thus she wants to notice this option to house hunters. She does not want to use estate agency because she wants to save housing fee. She has experience with using the housing website such as Gumtree, however she is not sure that she gets a new roommate who meets all her conditions, so she is looking for more effective way for advertising her room.
User Goals

Daisy connects to our service to:
– offer her room
– find out roommate who meets her conditions
– register with matching service

 

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Morning Meeting Minutes/ Mazy’s Tutorial Notes

June 25, 2008

From our Tutorial with Mazy:

1. Add Edit Criteria Priority feature to our Web registration page

2. Solve the distance calculation from University to the room

3. Add the field of Study as a criteria in the registration page

4. Add spoken language criteria to the Web Registration page

For the Mobile Phone:

1. Add one click button option to dial Landlords phone number

2. Add including bills or not for the matches on the mobile phone

Please add any other notes if you have taken during the tutorial

Summary of morning small meeting:

1. We need to limit the number of messages to match the priority criteria of the user

so that means that the user can set a limit to the received messages according to the proprities of the criteria he specified when filling the form.

2. The Matches will have a web version in theory on the web but our main concentration will be to make it on the mobile phone.

3. Our main target audience is students and our secondary audience is Landlord


Persona 1

June 23, 2008

Persona

Yen-Hui Chang

Chinese
She is in the course of BA fashion illustration, LCF

Yen-Hui is a student of UAL. She is 22 years old and light-hearted. She moved to London from her country 2 months ago and now she is living in a room which is near to Vauxhall.
She wants to move her accommodation because her room is far from university and expensive. She is looking for new room which is cheaper than current accommodation and near to her school. Also she wants to know if the room is located at safe, clean area. She has been using housing website for 2 weeks, but could not get suitable room because she could not spend long time for searching so good room always has gone before she find out it.
Yesterday, she heard of mobile housing service from her friend. She is going to use it today. She used to connect to mobile internet often when she was in China. However, she is not using mobile internet now because UK’s mobile internet cost is expensive than China.

User Goals

Yen-Hui connects to our service to:
– find out suitable room
– compare conditions between rooms
– register with matching service
– receive housing alert service


Online survey

June 20, 2008

below is address of online survey. you can send this link to your friends.

http://www.smart-survey.co.uk/v.asp?i=6196zqiel

if you want to change something, plz tell me.


Possible clients

June 20, 2008

Emily has suggested that our target client could be http://housing.london.ac.uk/cms/

The plan is to go and visit them on Monday, with our proposal, and also get some information of how to improve our service.


Google App Engine

June 18, 2008

We will also give it a shot and run it on Google App Engine

Please read bellow:

Run your web applications on Google’s infrastructure.
Google App Engine enables you to build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications.
What is Google App Engine?

Google App Engine lets you run your web applications on Google’s infrastructure. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow. With App Engine, there are no servers to maintain: You just upload your application, and it’s ready to serve your users.

You can serve your app using a free domain name on the appspot.com domain, or use Google Apps to serve it from your own domain. You can share your application with the world, or limit access to members of your organization.

App Engine costs nothing to get started. Sign up for a free account, and you can develop and publish your application for the world to see, at no charge and with no obligation. A free account can use up to 500MB of persistent storage and enough CPU and bandwidth for about 5 million page views a month.

During the preview release of Google App Engine, only free accounts are available. In the near future, you will be able to purchase additional computing resources.

http://code.google.com/appengine/

I have managed to install the app engine on my Mac and sign up for an Application Identifier

groupc.appspot.com

We will need to use the SDK to upload it to the the Google’s infrastructure.

I am still looking up of how to make this, any help would be appreciated 🙂


Project Schedule

June 18, 2008

Hi,

This is a plan of how we will conduct production for this project, you will notice that we need to start production this week, to be able to have a demo version of the project.

Bellow is the schedule, click on the link: