Dragons's Den 2014 Semester 1

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Information about Dragons's Den 2014 Semester 1

Published on March 11, 2014

Author: samuel.mann

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Otago Polytechnic BIT Project Dragons's Den
Explanation and videos: https://project.ict.op.ac.nz/index.php?title=February_start_2014_communications/Dragons%27_Den_Semester_1_2014

• Group and client • Value proposition statement (in past tense) • Options to deliver • Risks Run fast, tell tale later.

Who we are Crucial Development: • Kierran McPherson • Bryce Sellars • Dan Bernhardt Client: • Peter Harris  Innovation Facilitator – Otago Polytechnic

Initial Value Proposition • The ‘ValueMe’ project has addressed the opportunity of assisting Otago Polytechnic to ready itself to educate students for enterprise towards a graduate profile. The game-based tool has engaged students across several sectors at the Polytechnic; and has improved 80% of student participants’ understanding of adding value to their workplace through enterprise.

Possible Solutions • Board Game – similar to paying for predictions • Computer-based Quiz • Computer Game

What are the risks? Risk Actions to avoid/minimise People don’t want to play it Involve users throughout the process Doesn't change people’s perspectives Have users test our idea, early and often Significant risk of scope creep Have open discussions with client on what is feasible in the time frame

* Celeste Gosling & Yousef Abu Sallamah Client: Workbridge Client(s) (image source: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Assistive_Technology_in_Education)

* The CgYa project has addressed the problem of Assistive Technology gaps for people with limitations/disabilities. It has been in use since August 2014, and currently 8/10 users have found to be able to tailor this Assistive Technology to their individual needs more than other technologies they have used.

* *Hardware Option *Software Option (Computer) *Application Option (Android, iOS etc.)

* Risk Actions to avoid/minimise Deadline We will make sure our project will be finished before the deadline. Lose client We will try to find another client, otherwise we will change to an entrepreneurial project. Hardware Resources If we find hardware too expensive, we can change to computer software or mobile applications.

Grant Ford and Lucas Mills Who are we? OurClient Courteney Shaw, TradeMe

Value Proposition The New Goods section on TradeMe was problematic due to being difficult to navigate, and had little functionality. We addressed this problem by improving the New Goods section of the TradeMe website to allow customers a more user-friendly experience with a more refined search selection. TradeMe has now taken control of the development and are working to implement it into their website, with the aim of allowing users to easily distinguish between new and used goods.

Options  Make the process between the seller and buyer feel more personalised:  Allow a more refined search to filter out old & used goods.  Create an option at login for the user to choose whether they want to view the New or Used Goods websites.

Risks Risk Actions to avoid/minimise Project scale not large enough Take on further projects, and develop for mobile as well. Not allowed access to TradeMe’s API Develop on our own platform, and make it easy for TradeMe to translate to their own platforms TradeMe not being able to translate our code into their system Closely work along TradeMe’s guidelines, and try to ensure that our code meets their standards Communication issues with TradeMe being in Wellington Constant online communication, and give client access to our development wiki and

Jay (Jared) Steele – Project Manager Bo Liu – Software Engineer Sam Glenn – Software Engineer Otago MeddIT: Client: Suzanne Miller – Otago Polytechnic, School of Midwifery, Wellington.

Value Proposition Statement The Otago MeddIT project has addressed the opportunity of supporting midwifery students understand their theoretical instruction. It has been in use since July 2014 in which time more students have engaged with their learning. An average of 70% of Otago Polytechnic students are using the application to assist them achieve the required level of knowledge to pass their course.

Solution Interactive Mobile Learning Tool • Flexibility • Comprehensive Information • Mobility • Offline/Online access • Dynamic content • Community • Interactivity

Project Risks Risks Solutions Audience engagement Make the application compelling to the user Scope creep Obtain accurate requirements from the client up front and set realistic goals 3D modelling technology Commission an external source to create models for the project Copyright material from the client Create our own images or commission an external source to create the images for the application


• The SQUAWK project has addressed the problem/opportunity of teachers not knowing if their students are learning. It has been in use since August 2014 in which time our users have improved their learning/teaching by 143%. • Our solution delivers a learning platform for teachers to improve upon their teaching and for student to better their learning.

• Create a smart phone application for students and lecturers. • Web based application with mobile support linked to social media websites, i.e. Facebook, Twitter.

Risk Actions to avoid/minimise The student demographic may not have access to a smart device Steer away from an application, produce a web platform with Mobile compatabilites Users of the system dislike the product overall and loose interest User testing, find out what lecturers and students both want in the system. Users of the system may find it complicated to use Do user testing, in order to make sure the system is simple and easy to use Students dislike other people being able to see what they are posting Create a controlled sharing system which allows the student to choose who sees the posts.

Matthew Gordon Stacy Bateman Brenton Duncan Client: Jeanette O’Fee (Head of School, Otago Polytechnic Veterinary School)

Initial Value Proposition The project has addressed the opportunity to improve veterinary students ability to interpret the output of a vital signs monitor, thereby correctly accurately identifying an animals state of health. Since beeing deployed at the Veterinary school in April 2014 surveyed participants reported they had 75% more hands on experience due to its simulated nature. The success rate of students correctly identifying an animal's state of health based on their vital signs alone had improved by 64%;

How We will deliver the solution • Multi-platform o Mobile o Web o Local / Remote connectivity • Interface ECG machine with Arduino • Replicate vital signs monitoring equipment using arduino and sensors

Key Risks Risk Solution Unable to communicate with ECG Interface monitor directly with arduino/Raspberry Pi A similar product already exists Adequate research to make sure ours will be different / adjusting the scope of our project Loss of the client throughout the year Contact Sam Mann about possibilities of what to do next The scope being too large to complete within our time frame Regularly reviewing the scope as we progress through the project.

Tanvi Ashok - Project Manager Tim Miller - Lead Software Developer Adam Charlton - Lead Hardware Developer Client: Barry Charlton

Value Proposition Statement Create a device which allows people who have invested in Solar Power reduce the time it takes to get return from the investment; by adding intelligence to the hot water cylinder, we aim to reduce this time by a year

Options No Budget - Emulate everything Realistic - One prototype, one device Unlimited - Complete home automation

Risks Risks Actions to avoid Scope Creep Focus on hot water cylinder and solar power Failure Add redundancy to hot water cylinder Hardware Conform to the NZ Electrical Safety Standards Security Encrypt all user data and lock down hardware

• Team Members: Ben van der Loo & Adam Dackers • Client: Toby Mann, Business Development & Improvement Manager, Taieri Gorge Railway

Value proposition • The Train To The Future project has addressed the Taieri Gorge Railway’s problem of delivering safety information and commentary to passengers solely in English. Our solution has been in use since August 2014 in which time the number of passengers receiving and understanding the safety information has improved by 58% and customer satisfaction in the service has improved by 51%. • Our solution delivers commentary and safety information to passengers in languages other than English.

Possible Solutions • Local network delivering foreign language audio to passengers smart devices. • Smart device app that contains the foreign language audio for passengers to listen to. • Several local F.M. radio broadcasts in different languages.

Risks Risk Actions to avoid/minimise Older demographic doesn't take up the new technologies Do user testing to ensure an easy to use and understand system Train managers do not see value in system and don’t actively implement it Work with the managers to ensure the system caters to their wants and needs Environmental factors cause poor performance Test the solution in the production environment and take measures to minimize performance issues Passengers dislike the system and overall satisfaction of the service drops User testing will allow us to cater to passengers expectations of the system

RecoverPlus Sam Searle, Jonathan Bect

Client • PhysioPlus Principal Anne Paringatai

Initial Value Proposition Statement • The project has addressed the opportunity to increase productivity within the client's business, physiotherapists had unstructured methods with assigning patients exercises, tracking their progression and receiving valuable feedback. This project has saved the physiotherapist's time and resources as well as being able to provide a greater service to their clients.

Solution • Mobile Application • Web Application • Devices

Risk Risk Solution Patients do not have smart phones and devices. Design for both phone and web based. Scope Creep Client is informed throughout the project. Deadlines Understand the projects vision. Loss of Data Backup data weekly


Daniel Murphy – Project Management Adam Bazley - Hardware Braydon Waayer - Hardware Wesley Chase - Software Andrew Gardner - Software

Value Proposition The Swarmtech project has addressed the problem of overly expensive and time consuming Land Search And Rescue (L.S.A.R.) equipment and procedures. We are engineering drones along with on-board software that will lower search time and cost.

Solution • Building Drones (Quadcopters) • Making them autonomous • Programming them to fly in swarm! • Giving them colour recognition ability • Programming them to recognise and work with GPS

Project Management Dan Murphy The Swarmtech project management project has addressed the problem of collaboration and communication between the two groups of Swarmtech and the Research Group. This has resulted with higher work standards, a much better idea of how each group member understands their own roles along with a clearer idea of how to perform more efficiently as a team.

Swarmtech Hardware Adam Bazley & Braydon Waayer

Value proposition • The Swarmtech hardware project has addressed the problem of overly expensive surveillance equipment used by Land Search And Rescue. A prototype drone has been successfully integrated with the support software since November 2013 and in field testing since July 2014. Along side this testing a production line for the swarm of drones has been up and running as of February 2014

Solution Drones & Raspberry Pi’s

Next Step • Fully Autonomous Flight • Multiple Drones Working As a Team • Testing, Testing, Testing

Software Wesley Chase and Andrew Gardner

Value Proposition • The Swarmtech software project has addressed the problem of collecting and processing data from the swarm of drones. The data from a swarm of drones has been successfully collected and processed since November 2013.

Our Solution • A Computer based application • User plans the swarms search area • Drone data processing • Possible targets highlighted

Next step • Communication with multiple drones • Build new UI


Martin Hyslop, Tejay Skinner JONATHAN DALEY

VALUE PROPOSITION STATEMENT • The Qntfi project has addressed the problem of Insurance Companies taking months to process an insurance quote. The idea behind QQM is to give the same accuracy in these quotes but in less time, these quotes will also be updated as material prices change. Since the insurance valuation process can take months, the rate of revaluations are low, which causes high risk on consumers. This product has been in use since April 2014 in which time 80 orders have been processed, with a 75% decrease in processing times.

SOLUTION • Web-based Application

RISKS Risks Solutions Material & Price Database Intuitive learning system Admin Controlled Database Using a front end to prevent Database damage Change of Scope Only minor changes can be made

The City-Wide Energy Meter Project • Mad Max Development (Rob Attfield) • Client: Maria Ioannou, Sustainability Advisor for Dunedin City Council

Initial Value Proposition “The City-Wide Energy Meter project has increased peoples' knowledge of energy consumption and conservation, through open discussion and visual display of real-time energy use. This project has been in development since August 2013, with the Robust Delivery deployed in May 2014. Since the date of this deployment, energy literacy of survey participants has increased by 10%, compared to the initial energy awareness survey in March 2014.”

Progress so far… Completed code for core functionality – retrieving, storing, and calculations with data. Have had discussions with Linus Turner (Kavanagh College), Sam Mann, Katrina Lynn (D.C.C), and client, about competition which will be very beneficial for the project’s initial value proposition. Regular updating of documentation – e.g. project wiki, project work blog.

Development Pathway 20th March: Finish initial interface integration 21st March to 9th May: Refine interface, through user testing and code refactoring If competition is feasible - refine proposition statement, work with other parties to make competition a reality If competition is not feasible – discuss other options with client 12th May: Robust Delivery 16th June: Completed - technical report, evidence portfolio, survey findings, project poster 19th June: Project Panel

Just Tech Abdull Mohammed Thomas

Value Statement The Summer project has addressed the opportunity of creating an online system to provide information on the Masters Games accessible by mobile device. It has been in use since May 2014 in which time over 500 people have visited the site. Online registration will begin in July 2014 for the 2015 games. 95% of the people who have tested the project have found the site significantly easier to use compared to the previous site.

Functional Requirements To Complete ● The user will be able to: ○ See their own sporting events. ○ The user will be able to view current results. ○ View past results. ○ The user will be able to login if they are a supporter. ○ Find help for the site. ○ Post to a forum. ○ Find information about Dunedin. ● The system shall be: ○ Available from the Masters games main site. ○ Easy to read. Completed • The user will be able to : ○ Login. • The system shall be : ○ Simple to use. ○ Available on mobile devices. ○ Responsive. In Progress ● The user will be able to : ○ Receive all the information from the handbook. ○ View photos of the events. ○ Get up-to-date information. ○ View maps of the games. ○ Post to social media.



Robust Delivery Database Re-design Database Rebuild database Forum Query Integration Design Go over the website design Username slide functioning other browser styling Social aspects Upload images. Contact us & help PHP Maps Functionality Social Aspects News & Updates More on event details once database is sorted.

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