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Campus Crawler Presentation

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Campus Crawler Presentation

  1. 1. + Campus Crawler Designers: Sarah Harkins & Lindsey Miller Developers: Allen Ahner, Udoka Anugwo & Joshua Hartley
  2. 2. + Introduction to Campus Crawler • Purpose: • Help incoming college freshmen find a school that fits their needs • Create comparisons between two schools • Allow users to save a list of schools they’re most interested in
  3. 3. + Target Audience • Potential College Students • High School Juniors and Seniors • Parents or others involved in the decision
  4. 4. + Market Research • “The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2012” Survey • University of California— Los Angeles • 192,912 first-year students from 238 U.S. four-year colleges and universities • Students entered college in Fall 2012 Results • 45.6 % of students chose their university/college based on the amount of Financial assistance they received • 45.6% of students surveyed felt that the cost of attending college was the 4th most important factor in determining which school to attend • 38.8 % of students chose their school based on its size Source: http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-rankings-blog/2013/01/31/freshmen-students-say-rankings- arent-key-factor-in-college-choice
  5. 5. + Parameters - Tuition - In state - Out of State - In District - Financial Aid - Percentage of students receiving aid - Average grant aid amount - Average Pell Grant amount - Average Federal loan amount - Admission Requirements - GPA - Class Rank - School Record - College Prep Program - Recommendations - Sample Work - Admission Test Scores - Foreign Language Testing - Other Tests • Demographics - Total Men and Total Women - Race
  6. 6. + Data • National Center for Education Statistics • http://nces.ed.gov/ipe ds/datacenter/Default. aspx • Nearly 8,000 Schools • 14 Data Files • Institutional Characteristics • Enrollments • Completions • Student Financial Aid & Net Price • College Navigator • http://nces.ed.gov/coll egenavigator/ • Data updated yearly
  7. 7. + Design: Simple and Clean Color Scheme • Shades of Blue and Orange Fonts • vintage fair • Helvetica Logo within the app Logo in the App store
  8. 8. + Starting Page • Search bar at the top will let users begin searching for schools • Table is auto-populated by locations nearby
  9. 9. + Navigation Menu When the menu icon in the upper left corner is pressed: • The app’s main pages appear in the menu • The current page’s contents push to the right • The pages in the drawer link to Search, About,Top Picks (colleges that have been saved for comparisons)
  10. 10. + Search • Search by state or by school name • Table will auto-complete as the user types schools
  11. 11. + Selecting from Search Results  Option 1: Select a single school  Displays the results for that school • Users click the arrow button to the right of the school they’re interested in • Opens a new page with information about the single school • Categories can be clicked to get an expanded view • Button at the bottom can add it to Top Picks • Link to the school’s webpage is found in the top bar
  12. 12. + Selecting from Search Results  Option 2: Select schools to compare • If it is their first time using the selection feature, a menu will appear confirming the addition to the list. They will then be prompted to visit the list to begin comparing schools • If they have already used the selection tool, then the site will allow users to continue selecting schools. A button at the top of the page will then save to Top Picks
  13. 13. + Compar e Admissions Demographics
  14. 14. + Compare Financial Aid Tuition
  15. 15. + College iPhone & Web Apps • Admitted.ly • College Board • College Confidential • College Data • CollegeNet • CollegeToolKit • CollegeView
  16. 16. + Why Campus Crawler? • Available apps give limited or unspecific data • Most don’t allow users to compare • Users can’t get total data for one school • None include all of the information available from NCES • Some have lengthy account registrations or quizzes before you can view schools
  17. 17. + Viability  Data is updated yearly, so app can be updated  Could be taken over by outside groups with an interest in helping students find the right school  U.S. News and World Report  CollegePrep  NCES  Could be merged with existing college app  Admitted.ly  College Confidential  ACT College Search
  18. 18. + Version 2 - Connect to Social Media - Road Trip feature: pin point schools to visit on a map and get directions for a college visit road trip - Create To Do Lists and connect to the iPhone Calendar - Organize Top Picks into categories - User Profile - App will suggest schools for user based on selected parameters
  19. 19. + QUESTIONS?

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