iSchool Capstone

2018

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TransitSphere

As the fastest growing city in the nation, Seattle's transportation infrastructure is under tremendous stress. As an interested citizen, information about our transportation system can be confusing and difficult to find. TransitSphere, built in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation, is an easy, interactive way to discover how Seattle's transportation assets work together to keep us moving. This tool gives citizens the how, what, and why of our city's transportation infrastructure management, and can serve as an introduction to a part of their government that they may not be familiar with.
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Trending Keywords In News

When timing and insight is the key to success in the venture capital world, being able to scan through large amount of information, extract insights, detect emerging spaces, and stay ahead of the game provides a competitive edge. The project showcases a solution with an end to end natural language processing backed text mining pipeline and a standalone front-end prototype. Derived from recent news articles, the project solution allows users to actively tune in and keep track of emerging spaces and trends of interests on the sponsor platform.
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Tunite

Problem: 1% of musicians dominate 77% fo the market, this implies that independent musicians and those who just entered the industry do not have the resources and exposure they need to compete with the 1%. Result: We built a collaboration platform where musicians share and evolve their music. We allow user to discover and be inspired by other musicians and create meaningful connections. With Tunite, we provide up and coming artists an opportunity to break into the music industry.
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Uncovering Gaps in Vaccination Coverage

It is estimated that only 86% of children worldwide receive the complete three doses of major vaccines, despite global coverage. Identifying data gaps in vaccination coverage will deepen understanding of the barriers for these left-out communities and ultimately support better vaccination access around the world. This project models vaccination recall, caregiver provided data used when a child’s vaccination card is not available. Recall is only 53% accurate, yet UNICEF vaccination coverage statistics are calculated using this unreliable data. We use machine-learning techniques to model conditions of caregivers without cards, supporting card loss prevention and more accurate vaccination coverage data.
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Undergraduate Student Award Database

As a bridging tool, this Access undergraduate award database is designed to compile academic raw data retrieved from central student information system to be in align with current university standards on student awards/scholarships, to effectively sort, filter, and select potential candidates for 25 pre-academic session awards provided by the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering and APSC. With only a few clicks, the access interface would enable users to shortlist students in orders based on various award criteria. Also, this database is linked with a departmental SharePoint site to get all the data synced and communicated among the award committee.
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UndocUHelp

There's one document everyone in the United States should have access to: a college degree. UndocUHelp supports students on their path to educational success. Our platform brings together organizations that support undocumented students to share information and resources in a single, easy-to-navigate directory, helping students discover the help they need, when they need it.
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Unreal Engine 4 Documentation Taxonomy Project

Creating a video game is an arduous process, especially in an ever-growing billion-dollar industry. Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 gives users the opportunity to develop their own games. However, their documentation often faces challenges of discoverability and usability due to non-standard tagging vocabulary. Our project solves this problem by creating a taxonomy, which allows users of different backgrounds and skill levels to easily search through documentation. It produces significant commercial implications by improving accessibility for new users, and serving as a foundation for future work, such as ontology development and Documentation as a Service, increasing developer participation and diversity.
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UW Herbarium: Image Processing & Data Curation

Digitization has enabled inward-facing memory institutions to provide unprecedented access to archived records, contributing to interdisciplinary discoveries and knowledge dissemination. In addition to an extensive specimen archive, the U.W. Herbarium supports a consortial database for digitized records and virtual tools for images. This expansion of institutional responsibilities with static or ad-hoc funding provides the impetus for a digital curation plan which is capable of functioning within the parameters of a modern herbarium. This project examined the modern herbarium’s information landscape yielding 3,000+ processed images, documented workflows, a targeted data curation plan, and two related articles for submission.
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UW Night Market App

The UW Night Market mobile application alleviates long wait line issues that plague popular food festivals. Leveraging a mobile ordering system to facilitate the ordering process between attendees and vendors, the application increases attendee satisfaction and vendor sales. During this year’s UW Night Market event on May 12th, the application completed 483 orders and generated $4,553 in revenue for ten vendors in four hours.
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Video Game Development Documents: A User Needs Assessment

Documents produced during the video game development process are generally scarce because of a lack of incentive for companies to share their work and intellectual property; however, academic and other institutions have begun collecting and persevering video games and development documents in order to preserve the history of this medium. I conducted a user needs assessment of five distinct user groups about what they considered a development document, their individual user needs, and their thoughts on video game preservation in general to develop an initial metadata schema that would support individuals using these types of documents.