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Title: User-centered design of a weather forecast application for smartphones
Author: Gómez Alberti, Jordi
Director: Schvarstein Liuboschetz, Sergio
Tutor: García Solórzano, David  
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Keywords: design
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2016
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Abstract: This thesis is based on two factors that are very common in the United Kingdom, the fast changing weather conditions, that greatly affect daily activities, such as severe floods and the increased usage of interactive devices connected to the Internet, like smartphones, tablets, etc. Currently, in order to obtain the weather forecast, there are many applications, however most of them do not inform of severe conditions, or they are not free to use. And if users want to be updated, they have to check different sources, like TV forecast, newspapers, internet, or buy paid applications. The problem that is being addressed is how to offer an easy and free to use application that can be used by everybody in order to keep up-to-date with all the forecast changes. The approach used to tackle this issue is following the User-Centered Design methodology, in which during the whole process of conceptualization, design and testing of the application the users are involved in order to tailor the app to their needs while offering a great user interface. Once all the phases of process have been completed, a well design and tested application will be obtained, that will allow the users to access precise and up-to-date weather forecast data and as well be able to receive notifications, for weather changes and for severe weather at any time for any location with no cost for them.
Language: English
Appears in Collections:Bachelor thesis, research projects, etc.

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WeatherApp Sketchs.pngSketches3.31 MBimage/pngView/Open
Prototype demo.mp4Interactive Prototype demo13.51 MBMP4View/Open
jgomezalbertiTFM0616memòria.pdfMemòria del TFM1.7 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
jgomezalbertiTFM0616presentació.pdfPresentation867.98 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
jgomezalbertiTFM0616arbrecontinguts.pdfContent Tree177.95 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
jgomezalbertiTFM0616evaluació.pdfHeuristic Evaluation273.94 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
jgomezalbertiTFM0616evaluacióresultats.pdfHeuristic Evaluation Results69.41 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
jgomezalbertiTFM0616test.pdfUser Test109.23 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

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