System Specification

Posted on February 21, 2012

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NOTE:  THIS IS  A DRAFT DOCUMENT

The Agricultural Network Project aims to implement an appropriate technology for tackling the problem of the surplus of agricultural produce going to waste. This creative project utilises existing technology to assist farmers in rural communities in utilizing available technology to manage crop production, assist in making predictions on types of crops to cultivate, and a market to buy and sell products.

Objectives:

Utilise SMS technology (rural communities, query/add information)

– Food (price, availability, location, time)

      • Vegetables- type- growing information[optional]- nutritional info[optional]- preparation[optional]- preservatives methods [optional]
      • Fruits- type- growing information[optional]- nutritional info[optional]- preparation[optional]- preservatives methods[optional]

Data Visualisation (creative, web technologies, data mining)

    • Country- Food produced- Food sold- Price of food

Market (SMS, web technologies)

    • Buy Produce- Produce Description- Quantity– Availability- Price

Management

    • Sell Produce- Produce Description- Quantity- Time available- Adjust Quantities

Interaction

    • Web browser
    • Mouse
    • Keyboard
    • Touchscreen on Mobile devices with Internet access
    • Interaction through SMS

UPDATED 21-02-2012

Objectives:

The Agricultural Network Project implements an appropriate technology for tackling the problem of the surplus of agricultural produce going to waste. This creative project utilises existing technology to assist farmers in rural communities to manage crop production, assist in making predictions on types of crops to cultivate, and a market to buy and sell products.

Utilise SMS technology (rural communities, query/add information)

– Food (price, availability, location, time)

      • Vegetables- type- growing information[optional]- nutritional info[optional]- preparation[optional]- preservatives methods [optional]
      • Fruits- type- growing information[optional]- nutritional info[optional]- preparation[optional]- preservatives methods[optional]

System Requirements:

Market (SMS, web technologies)

    • Buy Produce- Produce Description- Quantity– Availability- Price

User Requirements:

Data Visualisation (creative, web technologies, data mining)

    • Country- Food produced- Food sold- Price of food

Management (web interface, SMS access)

    • Sell/Buy/Request Product- Produce Description- Quantity- Time available- Adjust Quantities
    • View all transactions

User Interface (designs, including paper prototype)

    • IconsSearch
    • Dropdown

– Browser, features accessible via SMS

Interaction:

    • Mouse
    • Keyboard
    • Touchscreen on Mobile devices with Internet access
    • Interaction through SMS
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