A Collaborative iPad tool for Requirements Elicitation

Type of Thesis: 
Master Thesis

In a previous master thesis, an iPad application has been developed to support the requirements elicitation phase in software engineering. This tool is a combination of an ideation tool and a mind map tool. It is called GuideaMaps, as it provides guidance for collecting the necessarily requirements. A screenshot of the tool is given below.

 

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For the moment, it is a single user tool. The purpose of this thesis is to turn the tool into a collaborative tool such that different people can together work with the tool (for instance during meetings). 

Furthermore, a user expreiment needs to be performed to evaluate the usability of the tool.

Background Knowledge: 

 

  • Knowledge of developing app for iPad or tablets (by preference - but not required)
  • Good programming skills
  • Good graphical skills
Technical challenges: 
  • Creating a collaborative app for a tablet/iPad. This means that the information created by different persons should be integrated and synchronized, concurrent editing should be possible and solutions should be provided for conflicting editing.

 

Contact: 
Olga De Troyer
Academic Year: 
2014-2015