Date

12-2011

Degree Name

BS in Computer Science

Department

Computer Science Department

Advisor(s)

Franz Kurfess

Abstract

There seems to exist an invisible barrier between people that should be connected but for whatever reasons (don't hang out in the same circles, don't go to the same meetings, or are geographically separated) haven't met each other yet.

Normally these people will only meet when others bring them together or they are thrown together on a project. DSIC aims to preempt the person discovery process by allowing a way for people to post ideas, events, and other collaborations in a single place that can then be searched by other users.

The system utilizes postings, user profiles, and a tagging system to connect users together. The purpose of the system is not to replace other collaboration and information systems completely, but to help reduce the noise that they create and give users more control over their content consumption.

The scope of this project seems wide and the number of users is vast. The system is purposefully generalized in order to try and better connect people and solve several problems at once; DSIC is believed to be able to address several issues the users have with current systems.