Georgia Institute of Technology

Case Study
Fusion Application

Project Overview

Tools:

  • Accessibility
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • MySQL
  • Mobile Web Development
  • Angular 2+
  • Typescript

Process

Process diagram

Project Summary

The Fusion Application is a web application at the Georgia Institute of Technology that serves as an internal ledger for managing the day to day activities on Grants and State Projects. 

Background and strategic Fit

All Schools, Colleges and the Provost Office make financial commitments to Faculty upon hiring, retention, etc. Currently these commitments are tracked by each unit in many different ways. Communication between Schools, Colleges and Provost becomes tedious and cumbersome. In addition, keeping track of current allocations and outstanding balances has proven difficult to organize and laborious to produce reports for those in leadership. Creating a campus-wide system to gather these commitments and allocations, as well handling the communication between units will help alleviate many of these issues.
By taking insight from the current College of Sciences’ Commitments application, the College of Engineering’s database structure, and processes within the Provost office, this project aims to mold the current processes around campus into a streamlined application to make Faculty Commitment process more efficient.

Understand

Assumptions

  • All Faculty with Commitments will be users of the system to view their commitments
  • Other users include those who administer the hiring process and commitment tracking.

Requirements

  • Web-based app to track Faculty Commitments across multiple units
  • Capture Faculty Demographic information
  • Create Packages for Faculty containing all information relating to financial commitments made
  • Enter details for each Commitment category
  • Track Allocations made on a Commitment
  • Track Requests made for Allocations
  • Send Email notifications to appropriate people when certain actions take place
  • Upload Attachments for a Package
  • Create reminders for Commitment categories
  • Capture Approvals from necessary people on each Package and/or Commitment
  • Log History of changes
  • Provide reporting capabilities

User Roles

Basic User

User Manager

Finance Manager

Finance Administrator

Salary Reporter

Division Approver

Administrator

Executive Approver

Research

Based on the discusion we had in our meetings, I started to do research to come up with some ideas. I looked at some of the other projects within our group for reuseable concepts and looked at out of the box solutions. After doing some research I made a desicion to design and buld a custom solution as to keep costs down for the project. I also used a similar design that I created from another project to get started on the process.

Sketch

fusion sketch 1
Dashboard mockup
Dashboard

Design

Color Style Guide

Gold color style

Tech Gold

Navy color style

Navy Blue

White color style

Whte

Functional Design

Fusion Frame Design Side Sub Menu
GTF Check Request Screen
Fusion Admin – Collapsed
Sign up page

Implement

On this project, I was responsible for building out the front-end based on the Wireframes that were created. Our team used Angular 2+, HTML, CSS to build the pages before connecting to the backend. I helped with building a front-end framework so that other developers could follow. The standards that I set in the building of the project helped the rest of the development team throughout the process of building everything.

Operational Design

GTF Check Request
GTRC Page
IDSS Page

Evaluate

As a result of this project, we received a lot of positive feedback from the Budget Office and Steering Committee. This application had a great impact for them by making resources available to view important information. This allowed them to cut down time in building reports and making budget decisions. Once the first version of this was created, the Steering Committee saw so much potential in it and our team continues to build features based on the information we receive at our monthly meetings.

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