Student Study Space Finder App Project Developer
Introduction to the Project:
Preliminary research conducted by Library Services has revealed that students at Worcester choose to study in a wide variety of different spaces, both inside and outside of University grounds. At Library Services we are keen to support this range of study behaviour, and, as a result, have proposed the development of an app that maps potential student study spots throughout the city and allows users to sort the results using a range of pre-defined criteria including, for example, the location’s accessibility, average noise levels, or proximity to natural light.
In the first instance, the placement holder will be required to research existing space finder apps and to develop a concept for a University of Worcester study space finder app using the data gathered as a result of the Study Spaces Research Project.
The placement holder will then be required to liaise closely with Library Services staff to create a prototype of the app, taking into consideration university-wide implications such as budget, branding and accessibility.
Skills and Experience Gained:
Madalene George and Vee Collins, Student Engagement Co-ordinators
Given the nature of the project, the student will be required to be currently undertaking relevant computing modules or have equivalent experience and have the ability to take a professional and responsible approach to the project.