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Processes and entities for eLivingCampus

September 8, 2008

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 We’ve moved beyond – “we’re building a map/kiosk/database of the livingcampus” to “we’re building a system to support the management of the living campus – we’re focussing on school groups, for example a school group of thirty year 4s will be visiting the living campus to undertake activities that fit in with both what is […]

Biomimicry as a super systems metaphor for software engineering?

September 4, 2008

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This post is from a paper we presented recently.   It combines ideas from several earlier posts (especially this one).  Mann, S. , Smith, L.G. (2008)  Biomimicry as a super systems metaphor for software engineering? Supplmentary Proceedings of the 21st NACCQ. 287-296 Abstract This paper examines the use of biomimicry in software engineering.  By adopting […]

Audience map for eLivingCampus

August 14, 2008

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Audience mapping was used by student groups to identify stakeholders of the Living Campus project. Ethics is an important component of the Agile development framework (earlier post). We strongly believe that ethics should be integrated, and the best way of doing this is from the start. The Living Campus student groups have been identifying stakeholders […]

System metaphor for eLivingCampus

August 11, 2008

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Our software engineering class is working to develop the “Living Campus Information Infrastructure” . We’re working towards a project proposal at the end of the first iteration, focussing at the moment on the business opportunity. While most groups moved quite quickly to an information system to support a garden (ie signs, irrigation systems), some are […]

Towards an eLivingCampus

August 11, 2008

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Our software engineering class is working to develop the “Living Campus Information Infrastructure” . What does that mean? Good question, and one the students have been asking both us and their client, Paula Petley from our CEO’s office. Having gone through nearly two years of doing assignments with specific instructions, the students arrive in software […]

Learning from having achievements plummet

August 10, 2008

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In one of the first classes of software engineering for the semester we get students to do an “egg and straws”. The challenge is to build a structure to prevent an egg breaking when dropped to concrete from shoulder height. The only resources available are 6 drinking straws and 20cm of tape. I have a […]

Software Engineering meets Living Campus

August 10, 2008

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We’ve got two full streams of Software Engineering this year. We teach a brand of software engineering that attempts to integrate agile with structure: Agile development framework (link to emerging wikibook). As part of our drive to find opportunities to integrate sustainability into teaching, we’re giving the groups the challenge of developing an information infrastructure […]