Where are Mifrenz?

Hunt, Tim D. (2008) Where are Mifrenz? In: Proceedings of the Twenty First Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications. National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications, pp. 219-224.

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This paper describes the further development of an email application for children, called Mifrenz, in particular the implementation of the ability to use the application from more than one physical location. During evaluation of the previous version of the software, it was discovered that many children wish to access their email from multiple physical locations. From this problem the following objectives for this work were identified: 1) Provide access to sent and received email from multiple locations, 2) Provide access to persistent data (contacts and jokes) and 3) Keep the development time to a minimum. During the design stage the use of the IMAP technology was identified as the only practical solution for sharing messages. The design stage also identified IMAP and Google Docs as two methods for solving the storage of persistent data problem. Although both of these designs were shown to work during the development stage, IMAP was eventually selected as the most appropriate technology for storing persistent data. The Design Science Research Process (Peffers, 2006) is used as a framework in describing this work. The steps of this process framework are: 1) Problem identification and motivation, 2) Objectives of a solution, 3) Design and development, 4) Demonstration, 5) Evaluation and 6) Communication.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conference held 4-7 July, 2008, in Auckland, New Zealand
Keywords that describe the item:Mifrenz, Email, Children, IMAP
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions:Schools > School of Information Technology
ID Code:186
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Deposited On:26 May 2009 22:41
Last Modified:09 Apr 2010 02:33

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