Master Thesis Bark

Christen, Karin and Lämmler, Reto (2013) Master Thesis Bark. Masters thesis, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil.

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Abstract

Success comes with great collaboration. Every project brings challenges, where decisions have to be made. Every person involved in the decision process may have a different opinion on how things should be. This often results in time consuming meetings and conference calls before a consen- sus decision can be made.
Bark helps a group of people prioritize a list of items (e.g. tasks, features, company benefits, etc.). Each person contributes their opinion, and Bark calculates a recommendation based on the overall result of the participants votes (wisdom of the crowd). A report helps to make faster and better de- cisions.
The project was conducted at ZURB in Campbell, California, using their pro- prietary ZURB Design Process1. Prior to the ZURB on-site stay, the team held several interviews in Switzerland and researched the field of collabo- rative ranking. During the on-site stay, the team spent most of the time on the interaction design. Over the course of 12 iterations, a solid interaction concept was designed and validated. Within a 48 hours Rails Hackathon2, the concept was implemented by ZURB engineers and later released under barkapp.com.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Topics > HCI Design
Divisions: Master of Advanced Studies in Human Computer Interaction Design
Depositing User: HSR Deposit User
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Bircher, Thomas
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Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2013 08:36
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2013 08:36
URI: https://eprints.ost.ch/id/eprint/281

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