LeapIn.it uses a REST endpoint for access to the database. This is a design pattern for hypermedia systems, which advocates providing individual resources (e.g., people) with unique URLs, and using those URLs to exchange structured information. HTTP requests can be made to these URLs, where HTTP methods are used to instruct what should happen with attached data, and status codes… Read more →
The code for the prototype is available to download from our GitHub repository.
Throughout implementing the prototypes, we’ve employed a number of testing methodologies to ensure that the product is of a high quality. In this post, we’ll discuss four methodologies we have used: regression testing, code modularity, code quality checking and code metric monitoring. Regression testing After each significant change was made to the code, the prototype would be compiled into an… Read more →
The purpose of this post is to present the outcomes of the usability evaluation study which is described here. The study consisted of a survey, which was completed the critical friends Michael Day, Faranak Hardcastle and Laura Hyrjak. The standard interface This section of the study was designed to evaluate the standard linear interface, as described here. Advantages: Michael Day… Read more →
With a prototype now implemented, our critical friends will now evaluate it, giving particular attention to the usability. We will provide them with a instructions on areas of the system they should test, and what they should observe. This is split into three parts: interface comparison, general interface evaluation and concept evaluation. Interface comparison The participants are given two links… Read more →
We have now implemented a prototype with most of the features we discussed in the design. The following video gives a demonstration of this prototype: This prototype is available here (use the username “test” and password “test”). Screenshots [portfolio_slideshow] Note: the names of rooms and users are chosen randomly by implementing a random words generator.
We have used Apache Cordove to produce a barcode scanner. In the following video, we’ll demonstrate how this will form part of LeapIn.it:
We have developed an initiate web interface for LeapIn.it. This following video gives a demonstration of how this can be used to navigate rich media: This prototype is available here (use the username “test” and password “test”). Screenshots [portfolio_slideshow]