Homecoming with a Technical Twist


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Every year at schools around the nation people gather for Homecoming Weekend in the fall. Current students, alumni, and community members enjoy the planned festivities throughout the weekend while supporting the school. This year at The Capstone I wanted to raise the bar a little by using incorporating more technology in several of the events. The three different systems were created to save time in several events, provide crowd sourcing, and give feedback on the individual events.

Judging System

 

Purpose:

This is a tablet and web browser friendly scoring system that will allow judges to enter in there score into a database. From there the scores are viewable through an administrative system, which will average the scores from all the judges and give a final total. This system will be used for the NPHC Step Show, The Choreography Contest, Lawn Decoration Contest, and Homecoming Parade.

Benefit:

After being a judge last year and having to do this process on paper, I know that it will save at least 30 minutes or more in the show. This will speed up the show a little bit and allow the guest to get to any events after the show without arriving too late.

Crowd Sourcing

 

Purpose:

For this one, I wanted to make the events more interactive and get the crowd to participate in the event.  “In a recent survey, 73 percent of students reported using a smartphone as compared to 27 percent in 2009.” This is a mobile, tablet, and web browser friendly system that will allow the crowd at an event to vote for there favorite participates in the event. More than likely the voting will take place on the individual’s mobile device right there in the event. This system will be used for the NPHC Step Show, The Choreography Contest, Lawn Decoration Contest, and Homecoming Parade.

Benefit:

It will allow the crowd the vote on there favorite participate and allow them to feel like they had a positive effect on the event.

Feedback Form

 

Purpose:

This is a mobile, tablet, and web browser friendly system that will allow people to give feedback on the different events that attend throughout the week.

Benefit:

It will give the Homecoming Committee an idea what people are enjoying and what concerns they have as well. Receiving this information will in turn help them plan for next year’s events and improve the experience more and more each year.

 

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