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Dossier Ideas

An alternative approach is to think of a busy person you know, and ask them how you could help them with some sort of program, database or otherwise. 

 

ISP Dossier Problem Statements 2013-15

Pokeman-style game
A game engine working similarly to Pokeman, with many rooms to work through, many tasks to do, and many dangers to avoid. - Libor

Best-time-to-plant program
A local garden enthusiast wants a way to keep track of when she plants various vegetables and fruits, and wants to try to find a relationship between the date she planted various things, the date of the last frost, and the total weight of the crop for each fruit/vegetable. Thereby the ideal time to plant may be determined. - Martina

Robotics tournament scoring program
The organizer of a robotics tournament wants a digital way to keep track of the many and various scores during an FTC robotics tournament, and for the software to keep track of the team standings and declare match winners and overall winners. - Ivan

Track & field score organizer
The PE teacher needs a way to keep track of the many scores of a track and field event. Multiple attempts and other aspects of the tournament need to be considered. - Adam

Real estate client/properties relational database
A real estate agent wants a way to record and organize client information, and rental information, and to have the two sides of such a data base relate to each other in a simple, clear form. - Suzi

Film-watching organizer
An IB Film student needs an organized way to keep track of and remember the movies that she means to watch for film class. - Elsa

Homework proioritizing program
My client, in 11th grade student, needs a way to record and store his homework assignments to help them keep track of his homework. He also needs the program to help him determine when to do certain homework assignments. - Emil

Database for managing a school pond
The biology teacher is having a hard time managing the data of plants and animals around the school pond. - Yeong Bae

Common "prep" time determiner for school teaching faculty
The school principal needs a way to figure out when teachers have common "preps" so that he can arrange meetings with multiple teachers. This is especially difficult with the school's rotating schedule and mini-block. - Federico

CAS and Extended Essay database
The IB coordinator does not have a way of keeping a database which keeps track of all the CAS projects and extended essays. - Neel

Cross country season companion
The cross country coach has struggled with managing the cross-country data during the season, especially the calculations of distance. - GeunHo

IT integration specialist work tracker
The IT integration specialist cannot keep track of all the teachers and students use help with technology, and therefore prove his work to his boss. - Jana

Mock exam scheduler
The IB coordinator has difficulties in organizing a scheduled mock exams for each candidate. - Yusuke

 

Great Compilations of Past IB Dossiers

David Mulkey from Frankfurt International School – probably the best IB CS website out there – for now…

http://ibcomp.fis.edu/projects/TopicsForMe.html

 

Not necessarily for IB CS dossiers, but tons of great ideas – many way beyond the scope of IB CS, but all will get you thinking.

http://mindprod.com/project/projects.html

 

Miscellaneous Ideas From Student Web Searches

 

- Record keeping of the members in the club, and management of the club’s activities.

 

- A game of tic tac toe.

 

- A computerized testing system to automate creating, giving and grading tests

 

- Modeling physics experiments (pendulum, linear motion and momentum).

 

- CAS hours and activities database

 

- Computer Lab Inventory System for keeping track of machines, labs and machine info.

 

- College Application Database - useful for high school counselors who want to keep track of the students applications and college info

 

- Student calendar - planner/calendar used to plan homework and assignments

 

- Record-keeping for compliance with some law – for example a database to track if people were low-income in an apartment building to qualify for subsidies to the owner.

 

- Program to keep track of movies in movie rental store, whether they were in stock checked out or reserved.

 

 

Selected Former ISP Dossier Topics

 

CompDts

Horse riding competition organization, and ranking program.  Marek Hajek.

 

MaksScd

Distribution of tasks among employees of the Belarusian service of Radio Free Europe.  Maksim Tsikhanovich

 

Dilbert Office v1.1

Organization of several medial office tasks which require great time and organization skills to accomplish without an electronic solution. Oleksandr Minich

 

Week Without Walls Program

Assignment of students to WWW trips according to student choice and specific trip requirements.  Parul Kothari

 

movieShack

Management of inventory of school and personal movie compact disks. Chrystal Shen

 

 jTournament

Organization of a football tournament, and software to collect and keep track of data as Games progress. Jakub Ceprynski

 

eFlight

Electronic logbook to keep track of the many things pilots are required to do.  Mark Najman

 

VCS-VicCallSorter

Assign daily tasks of a security company engineer based on priorities and geographic considerations of the various clients within one city.  Lee-Anne Murgatroyd

 

EasyAccount

Accounts management of a shoe wholesaler.  Shijia Liu

 

DiveLog

Electronic management of data required by SCUBA divers for each dive they take.  Peter Sivak