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Completion

posted Sep 16, 2010, 7:08 AM by Unknown user

It's been a long day, but we'll finally finished (well almost...)

Most of the work undertaken today mainly related to final design tweaks. The most significant of which would have to be the complete re-vamp of the banner, logo and home page.

The blog was revisited to ensure it maintained formality, and final details were put into employee profiles.

General content was added to various sections as well.

The spreadsheet has been completed, and cross-checked with pricing on the website.

All that's left now is the Design Report. Most of the report will center around the graphical aspects/layout of the website.

Jobs

posted Sep 16, 2010, 4:48 AM by Unknown user

I've started (last-minute) work on the Jobs section of our site. After all, every good company needs more workers, right? It takes care of employment of workers to AJACS in various fields where they may be required. I've finished what a job in Ajacs takes and the perks that come with it.

Our front page is getting a (last-second) makeover. It will be a still/collection of stills which clearly portray what the company is all about.

Text, text...

posted Sep 15, 2010, 6:07 AM by Unknown user

As decided collectively by the group, the company's website needs a serious reform. We are adopting some of the concepts that we observed on the Apple website (which is a great site, aesthetically anyway) and applying them to the design of our website. We also need to change the way information is relayed to the user. We decided that basic text would be good with an advertising tone, a little cliche but conveys good understanding of the user's perspectives. With only 1-2 days left in the IPT project, we have split off into individual 'taskforces'. I am tackling the text of the website, Cheuk will be working on the Business Spreadsheet and Tsui will be working on the Design Report. With other assignments colliding in the way, we hope to be able to finish this on time and achieve a desired result. Attached are some sample 'manuscripts' that are still WIP for the time being.

Your profile. Made just for you.
Here at Ajacs we understand that each person has their own way of expressing themselves. That's why we provide you with tools to help you on your way best showcase yourself on your personal profile. You can begin by using our default template, or by submitting a document to us which we'll gladly put up for you. Practically, the sky's the limit. Take a look at our suggestions.

Create.
 * You can use our default template which has been designed by a team of graphic designers. It provides you with much flexibility,
   and feel free to contact them if you need any assistance or customizations; we're here to help.
 * You can create your own, single webpage to showcase yourself. Simply email the content to us and we'll put it up in a jiffy.
 * Send us a simple word document (eg Resume) which we will put up on your profile. Don't worry, you can change it at any time. Our
   kind staff are always on the lookout for typos; helping you.
 * Feeling creative? Use any graphics software and send us an image showcasing yourself. It will promote your imagination to fellow
   job-seekers
 * Not tech-savvy? No probs. We're here to help. Mail us a hardcopy of any documents that you'd like to include and we'll fix it all
   up for you.

What makes us who we are?

Unique.

[i]"Australian Bureau of Statistics: 82% of job hunters find work through means other than responding to job advertisements"[/i]
[tab]-MyCareer, Sydney Morning Hearld,  July 31- 1 Aug 2010

When Ajacs was founded in 2010, we took a bunch of enthusiastic, friendly people and brought them together to form our family. That's why we know what it feels like to look for the perfect job.
Starting this firm meant being unique. And we believe the best way to be unique is to be yourself. Every person is special in their own way. And by putting the core traits of each of our staff together, we formed a unique company. A company that innovates with technology. A company that was born to create change.

Connect.

When Ajacs was born, we knew that the current online jobseeking websites were lacking in a few things. The key is connecting. We understand that some employers just can't find that perfect candidate out there who hasn't applied simply because they didn't know of such an opening. We know that employees might want to broadcast their profile so that potential employers might find them. We connect both employers and employees within our family.

Thrifty.

<stuff here>

Old Notes: 29/7/10, Minutes

posted Sep 14, 2010, 5:02 PM by Unknown user

IPT Team Meeting (29/7/10)

Present: Cheuk, Josh
Jerks:   Tsui

1. 7 Processes in terms of the client
    Collecting:                 Webforms, SSL
    Organising:                 Sorting to more efficiently match jobs with potential employees
    Analysing:                  Uses data to provide an initial list of suggestions for employer/ee-s
    Storing && Retrieving:      Using a dbase to store records
    Transmitting && Receiving:  Webcalls, pings, emailing clients
    Processing:                 Make a personalised profile page form the data they give us about themselves
    Displaying:                 Website, interface

2. Innovate with Tech
    "SSL": research
    Blend in with 7 processes
3. Team Bios
    Possibly "steal" RuseID design?
4. Company Name; Uniqueness
    Move from "AJACS"
    Quite important
5. TODO
    Each person working on their own thing
    Come to very close to finishing the website component
    ---> of the project
6. General Business
    GET WORKING!!!!
    Strictly Australian company, no outsourcing

Old Notes: 2/7/10, Minutes

posted Sep 14, 2010, 5:00 PM by Unknown user

These are some old notes from a meeting...
 
 * decided on topic, worked out which topic could satisfy the spec
 * viewed final product from different perspectives
 * compared with current companies
 * approximated economic feasibility
 * worked out base features the system would need
 * considered what software software frameworks we could use
 * worked out the scope of our company (EOI)
 * mission "connect employers with prospective employees
TODO:
 * gantt chart (scheduling)

New website banner

posted Sep 14, 2010, 4:53 PM by Unknown user

We wanted to incorporate a new navigation bar into the site header with our banner and slogan. Andrew made one in Adobe Fireworks, and I helped him to add hotspots (html maps) to allow certain sections of the banner to be linked. As Google Sites would not allow us to insert html into the site header, we had to completely remove the site header section of the page layout and instead insert it into the body section of the page. This is still work in progress, with additions made to only show the glow below the links on the correct section of the respective page. We also need to choose and include a slogan into the banner.
 
Banner:

Slogan

posted Sep 14, 2010, 1:30 AM by Unknown user

So it's been a while since we've posted... with prelims and all... I think I still have some minutes from some time ago, but anyway...

I was thinking about a few prospective slogans for our company. The 2 that came to mind were:

"Born to Innovate"
"My family. Your family. Our family."
"Helping around the clock"

These both accentuate a single of our companies major promises. (FISH: Family, Innovate, Share, Help)

This will be hard to decide as it is a core part of our company's website...

From a while back, I changed the 'Innovate' page to feature all parts of the company's technology and how in all things we still keep the FISH. I'm not entirely sure that all of the content belongs there (perhaps to the About Us page). I also think we need to rename it to the 'Tech' page. We're going through a stage of restructuring the entire website to look decent. We're also thinking about having the navigation incorporated as a png into the banner, thus the less pain.

Day62: System Development Lifecycle

posted Sep 1, 2010, 4:36 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 3, 2010, 2:57 AM ]

Users:
  • Unemployed actively seeking employment
  • Employees seeking to establish a professional online profile
  • Employers seeking to establish a web presence for their business, and a foothold for recruitment
  • Corporations seeking to expand their online presence, and establish a foothold for recruitment
 
Understanding the problem
 
Primary: The relationship between job seekers and employers has always been limited to communication via traditional medians, which is often impersonal, non-encompassing and inefficient for both parties.
 

Making decisions

Primary: Research has to be undertaken to determine products currently available in the related industry.
 

Designing a solution
 
Primary: Addressing the problem and specifically targeting above users

Nature of solution: Hosted website 

Items to consider:
  • Range of products
 
Implementing the solution
  • Creation of website
 
Testing, evaluating and maintaining
  • Testing links

Day62: Pulling together

posted Sep 1, 2010, 4:17 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 8, 2010, 4:00 AM ]

Advice was provided by Mr. Woo today in relation to the tagline of our website. The current tagline Connecting Employers with Prospective Employees doesn't really embody any particular motto that defines our company. Mr. Woo suggested we had a look at taglines of "real" companies. We compiled a short list to get our brain juices flowing:
  •  CBA: Determined To Be Different  
  •  SEK: Seek and You Will Find
  •  WOW: The Fresh Food People
  •  MYR: Is My Store

Day36: Uploading Content

posted Aug 6, 2010, 5:02 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 1, 2010, 3:54 PM ]

a. Design decisions

A header has been created which will appear on every page, and is linked to the home page.

b. Creation of content or features in the information system

The environment of the information system has been established.

The participants of the information system (i.e. employees of AJACS) have their roles outlined, and descriptions of the unique qualities of the system listed.

e. Communications with system users or participants
  • Via telephone
  • Via e-mail

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