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eLivingCampus Dialogue diagrams

October 21, 2008


The Agile Development Framework we’re following for the development of the eLivingCampus is very much user focussed.   We’ve just spent a few days developing dialogue diagrams that explore possible flows of interaction.  The basis for this process is an analysis of each task (person interacting with a functional requirement = a task). I think […]

Inspiring students

September 19, 2008


  Otago Polytechnic has made a commitment to quality teaching and learning. Consequently everyone has to hold a qualification in tertiary teaching.    I’ve just done my Grad Cert Tertiary Learning and Teaching (Level 7) by assessment of prior learning. It is a reflection on 10 years of teaching software engineering, capstone projects, Simpa and […]

Processes and entities for eLivingCampus

September 8, 2008


 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


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


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 […]