This week (2) in the WILD house, the house mates created a large proportion of the UML and miscellaneous diagrams that are needed for the documentation and journal paper.
Diagrams that were created where:
- Class Diagram
- Sequence Diagrams
- Collaboration Diagrams
- Use case Diagram
- Interface Design
- Story Board
The UML diagrams have been create by a program called Visual Case (http://visualcase.com/index.htm). Although this program if not free, is a reasonable tool for creating UML diagrams. Other tools looked at were ARGO (http://argouml.tigris.org/) and Altova (http://www.altova.com/features_visual_tools.html) of which ARGO is free and powerful and altova is superb but expensive
Some major changes and ideas:
- We are no longer treating the system as just dealing with questions and answers. The system will focus on a wide range of activities and their responses (e.g. A tutor will ask his students to take pictures and send them to the embed)
- Limited action from the environment plug-in. The plug-in will simply open and close a web browser and automatically place a embed area in the presentation.
KD has listed a short-list of possible environments to begin programming in. in this, we mean programs, not languages. Two environment picked to used were scite and eclipse. Scite is a free to use editor which a can work with most languages. Eclipse is also free, but has a PHP only software that auto fills tags, making typing code much faster.
KD will be opting for eclipse.
DM - created and edited the journal, as when diagrams became available and edited them where necessary.
DS - Worked on XML DTD, helped on interface designs and worked on a schemer.
KD – Created UML and other designs, created some interface designs and finished the storyboard.
The main objective of this 4 week period is to get the main bulk of the programming out of the way. The focus will be on the Add-in in the first week and possibly the second week. The remaining time will be aimed at getting a working beta of the client and tutor interface, including a working back end.
Next time on WILD tool:
Interface design: style, function and moving away from a web page.