Conducting a survey for MeetingOfMinds

The Goal of Survey:

We have decided to establish the survey as a gathering tool mainly to know more from our potential users, what they expect to see in the application and whether this application would be useful for them or not. In other words, is MeetingOfMinds something users really want. We believe that this way will help us in building a successful application. In addition, this survey aims to assess the importance of the issue which we are going to solve it in the MeetingOfMinds. Therefore, it highlights the aspects that we have to focus on them more and the areas of design that we need to take care about it to deliver what users really want.

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Persona’s: Different Users of “MeetingOfMinds”

The following three personas of MeetingOfMinds platform have been introduced and defined here and they will be used in our scenarios posts.¬† We have considered that our users are either post-graduate student or professors at the University of Southampton. We described the academic interests, learning and research style and supervision style for each persona. Also, we have described that each user fit in which position of¬†Rogers adoption curve¬† ¬† ¬† ( as covered in the Social Enterprise lecture ). In addition, we specified the ‘type of user’ by describing the main goal of each persona from using MeetingOfMinds, we take benefits from¬†the Flickr diagram discussed in the¬†the Social Enterprise lecture to design each type which also covered in our earlier post ( please click here to view it ) in the Social Network section when we talked about how our project being a social network.

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Activity Diagram: The Flow of Activities and Actions of “MeetingOfMinds”

Activity diagrams are probably the most important UML diagrams for doing business modeling in software development, it is generally used to describe the flow of different activities and actions. These can be both sequential and in parallel. They describe the objects used, consumed or produced by an activity and the relationship between the different activities. [1]

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Use Case Diagrams: The Main Functions of “MeetingOfMinds”


Use Case diagram is the useful UML diagrams especially for highlighting the functions of the system, different roles  and how these roles interact with the system. Hence,it aims to present the high level view of the system particularly for stakeholders.

In the case of ‚ÄúMeetingOfMinds‚ÄĚ application, we have three actors who are: Student, Professors and Administrator and each of them has different interface in which he will be able to interact with the application and use the services ( functions ) provided. We has used Smart Draw online tool to build the Use Case Diagrams for the “MeetingOfMinds” application.¬†

The following diagrams describe the four main functions of ‚ÄúMeetingOfMinds‚ÄĚ application.

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