Following up on this, this and this I have finally made the time to blank out a few names and publish our final report for the world to see. The report details the development process used to develop the new Shin Dig Social Group website (currently still a testing version).
I recently had someone say to me that they think Adobe is involved in a conspiracy to use up all the bandwidth on the internet using PDF files. After converting this document to PDF and making a few changes I tend to agree. The straight conversion (and scan for some page) put the file at a touch over 35MB, after blanking out some names on scanned pages (NOT an easy task I have found) the file blew out to just over 52MB. Consequently I have broken the report into sections so anyone who wants to read it isn't too discouraged by the size.
- Report Body [4.54MB]
- Appendix 1 - Project Proposal [883KB]
- Appendix 2 - AS-IS System [137KB]
- Appendix 3 - Founding Member Interviews [107KB]
- Appendix 4 - Social Member Survey [5.57MB]
- Appendix 5 - Use Cases [281KB]
- Appendix 6 - Contextual Analysis [77KB]
- Appendix 7 - Initial Screen Designs [18.81MB]
- Appendix 8 - Entity Relationship Diagram [44KB]
- Appendix 9 - Existing Member Post Implementation Interview [2.56MB]
- Appendix 10 - Potential Member Post Implementation Interview [5.74MB]
This report may cause drowsiness. If affected do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
The main body of the report is 98 pages long and is likely to be the most interesting part (if this interests you at all). The next most interesting part will be Appendix 1. The least interesting part, depending on you particular tastes, could be any of Appendices 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 or 10. If you find any part of this interesting (or even if you just download it) let me know by leaving a comment. I'd appreciate any feedback you are willing to give (subject to the guidelines below).
Examples of things you should tell me about:
- How good you think the report is
- How much effort we have put in to the project
- How much fun the Shin Dig events look.
Examples of things you shouldn't tell me about:
- Spelling or grammatical errors in the report or on the site (I know there are some - it isn't a small job for two people to build that site and put that report together let alone proof read the whole thing more than once)
- How crappy the site is (although constructive criticism is welcome - we are still looking to improve)
- How stupid we look in the photos on the site.