Change of plan

design for digital media environments

We have decided to change our initial idea from the dating website to a property site. We have decided this for a number of reasons:

– Compared to what we have learnt, a dating website is much more relative. We would need to reference and match details such as age, gender, height and interests which would be tricky. Especially, as this is all fairly new to the group it might be too much of a challenge.

–  Unlike property sites, dating websites are very broad and most examples vary quite a bit. This making research challenging as data is personal and difficult to match up, whereas property sites data would be very specific, allowing sort and filter interactions.

– Finally, the sheer amount of tables and links between them needed would be way too complicated for a first time in  handling data in a database. In our second meeting we tried creating an entitiy relational diagram however, the links were endless.

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I think we got a bit carried away with the endless possibilities and were worried we couldnt carry them out. As this task is concerned about functionality i feel the job site will be more successful.

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