There are many examples where people are not only concerned with the strengths and attributes of a certain object but of the distributed strengths of all objects in a system. Some of those discussed and mentioned in previous study were college admission statistics, fantasy football, and music playlists. Therefore, it will be very useful to have a tool that could take in a set of data and display some visualized form of how diverse the set of objects are.

This summer, I will be working with Professor Metoyer to ultimately analyze a software program already built by his team to visualize diversity and depth over a set of objects given. Specifically, I will be working with another DREU participant in building a web based program that will automate the testing of the diversity-based visualization software that has already been built.

The program should be able to :
  • take in data efficiently and dynamically
  • display the data taken in
  • allow the user to make choices (i.e - clicking buttons, submitting answers)
  • store the required data into a database

This project will require the knowledge of php scripting language, because the aim is for the program built to be dynamic.

Once this is done, we should have the time to test the program using made up data, and volunteers (students, professors, staff).

Timeline Goals

To ensure that this project is seen to fruition, Professor Metoyer, the other DREU participant, and I agreed on a flexible weekly estimate on what portion of the project we should have accomplished.

  • WEEK 1
    • Get a good grip on HTML and php. Use the DREU student website requirement as practice for HTML.
  • WEEK 2
    • Construct a complete design of the web program.
    • Agree on what format the input and output data should be.
    • Come up with an efficient flow of the development stage.
  • WEEK 3, 4, and 5
    • Development of the program
  • WEEK 6 and 7
    • Debugging, verification, and validation of the program
  • WEEK 8, 9 and 10
    • User testing of program
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