iSchool Capstone

Capstone Projects

2018

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From Collection to Library: Kalapuya High School

Kalapuya High School, an alternative school in Eugene, Oregon, has accumulated a collection of books that serve as the school’s library. However, they had no system to inventory the collection, nor was there a method for borrowing or organizing materials. This limited patrons' ability to assess the collection and use the library as a tool. By digitally cataloging the collection, implementing an organizational system for the materials, and by creating a blueprint for a designated library space, access to the collection has been increased and the library can be used as a tool for recreational and academic purposes.
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Gallery Reads: How Does The Information Profession Help Youth Engage With Art?

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) would like to launch the first interactive program where families read a picture book with a corresponding art work in the galleries. Currently, SAM is unsure about how to create a program involving literacy and programming. The skills I acquired at the iSchool will be beneficial from a library information perspective. I created a teaching plan that included my philosophy on best practices, two new book/art pairings, and a survey that will help the museum launch a successful, ongoing literacy program that will promote art appreciation, diversity, and encourage creative freedom in children.
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Gateway To Data: Portland Pedal Power

Portland Pedal Power (PPP), is a delivery and catering delivery service, based out of Portland that differentiates itself from the competition with the usage of bicycles. Business Intelligence is the process of equipping organizations to make better decisions with the usage of data. A data warehouse architecture coupled with reporting capabilities will allow the leadership of PPP to better understand their customers. This project warranted the capstone team to upgrade the existing data infrastructure, define and automate ETL (Extract Transform, Load) processes to combine disparate sources of data and build interactive data visualizations and report to make everyday decisions easier.
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Grand Challenges - discovering the impact of thousands of bold experiments

Within the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Grand Challenges program strives to find solutions to prevalent global health issues by funding smaller exploratory research projects. However, due to a lack of information provided by grantees, it is difficult for the foundation to measure their impact. Our solution brings the vastness of the web into an organized, searchable portal that will allow users find and filter news articles related specifically to projects funded by the foundation. With stories and evidence of the value of these smaller grants, the Grand Challenges program will continue to receive funding and solve important global health issues.
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Grandma's House

Home chefs provide a valuable marketplace for different cuisines in local communities. Consumers are interested in new varieties when deciding on their next meal. Grandma’s House provides a platform for these two communities to meet. Home chefs share their love of cooking, decide their own work hours, and benefit from additional income. Consumers get to experience new cuisines prepared by their local neighbors. Grandma’s House fosters a greater sense of community, because when it comes to food, love is the most important ingredient.
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Grey Matters

Our project address the problem of the communication of material from scientists to the general public about information that impacts their lives. Working with Grey Matters, a neuroscience journal, our solution is the development of an phone application that hosts informational content about neuroscience, and a dashboard to easily upload content to the app. With this application and dashboard, information about neuroscience will be accessible to a wider audience and increase the knowledge and understanding of the field to the general public. It will also extend the reach and influence of scientists through the content Grey Matters produces.
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Hack This

We are always hearing about data breaches and leaks from websites we visit on a daily basis. Hack This is an easy to use web extension for your internet browser to make surfing the web more secure. With Hack This, you can check to see whether or not your favorite websites have open vulnerabilities, hidden elements on the page, and can run scripts to pentest the site you’re visiting.
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HALP

Seeking online help shouldn’t be a chore. Websites like Yahoo Answers are antiquated, and even the modern apps that people turn to don’t provide adequate resources for seeking or providing help. Text alone isn’t sufficient to communicate problems. HALP solves this by allowing users to visually communicate the problem. Users can snap a photo from their phones, edit it in-app, and directly upload it to the topic board. Other users can share their expertise by providing photos of their own.
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HERE to THERE

At large events, trying to describe a booth location to someone is frustrating and tiring. THERE is our solution - an indoor wayfinding mobile and desktop application for event attendees and planners respectively. THERE easily gets attendees from point A to point B so they can fully enjoy their experience without worrying about getting lost at large events. Creating booth locations online makes event planning simple. Building on HERE Technologies, we navigate complicated indoor spaces for you - to help you get from HERE to THERE.
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Hidden Gem

Hidden Gem is a resource for people looking to discover new places and activities in the Pacific Northwest. Instead of having the same list of 'touristy' activities pop up from the current databases, people can view and contribute to a growing list of unique and interesting experiences. Our resource will allow users to continuously awe themselves and create a closer connection between them and their city. Hidden Gem brings the lesser-known places to life and provides people with the information they need to plan their next adventure.