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Imagination Technologies sponsor Software Design Project

Published: 29 May 2008

Members of the winning group in this year's Software Design Project were each awarded a PURE digital radio by project sponsors Imagination Technologies.

The Software Design Group Project requires second-year Electronics students to produce a novel software application designed to run on an HP iPAQ. Working in teams over the second semester, the students have to produce an application which makes use of the built-in GPS, uses a database, has a clearly designed user interface, is coded in C sharp, and is designed for the Southampton area.

This year’s project was sponsored by Imagination Technologies and judged by members of the School’s research staff. On the final presentation day the students had to present and demonstrate their application to the rest of the class and the judges, including course leader Dr Mark Weal.

The sixteen teams of five students had come up with a wide range of applications, such as a device which charted a vehicle’s progress through a city’s congestion charge areas. A number of exercise applications were submitted as well as events planners and guides to the City. However, the winner was Treasure Quest, an interactive game which would be especially useful at the ECS Freshers JumpStart week. Team members were: Charles Adlington, Kent Cheung, Sze Mien Lee, David Reed, and Ross Thompson.

The whole class was congratulated by Imagination Technologies Marketing Manager Mike Hopkins for the commercial viability of their projects.


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