Design of Collaborative WWW site for Hedgehog Gene Pathway Data
Cenk PerkinerOral Defence Date:
Friday, October 20, 2006 - 16:00Location:
Prof. Murphy, Prof. Petkovic
The main goal of this project was to design a collaborative web site for Hedgehog Signaling Pathway (HSP) which will be a very valuable data repository for biology students and researchers who are interested in HSP. HSP web site was created with collaborative efforts of SFSU Computer Science and SFSU Biology department students and faculty. The collaborative functionality of the HSP site involves registration, login, content contribution, file upload, and content searching. We also handle security for different profiles that are accessing the system such as administrators, observers, and contributors. In this project we fully implemented HSP collaborative WWW site and performed usability study. HSP web site was architected on ASP.NET using visual c-sharp as programming language and SQL Server 2000 as our backend database. Browser support played an important role in our overall system design architecture since a big percentage of HSP web site users were using different browsers such as internet explorer, fire fox, mozilla, and opera. We applied the User-Centered Design (UCD) methods for developing the user interface. Incremental Software Engineering methods were used to develop an overall architecture and functionality.