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Dossier/IA Solution 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. 

ISB IA Solution Problem Statements 2016-18

 

Medication Tracker
My mom and maid have trouble reading and keeping track of grandmother’s medicine prescription given by the doctor. On the other hand, doctor writes prescription on a booklet making it difficult to make changes and it can be lost. - Peem

Password Manager
My mother who works as a co-ceo of silver jewelry company has difficulties managing and storing passwords. - Arif

Production Costs and Time Engine
The firm UOI (Union and Oji Interpack Ltd) is taking extra amounts of unneeded time to manually calculate production costs and production time. - Jimmy

Recipe Helper
My client uses an organisational system combining paper and Microsoft excel, as such, she is not able to make various calculations automatically or quickly which results in inefficient use of her time. - Nico

Tutoring Orgainzer
My tutor is currently considering about using the other program for his student list since he is having difficulty organizing his student. - Kazuki

Athletics Awards Tracker
ISB is suffering from organizational inefficiency in storing and calculating appropriate awards for athletes at the end of each year. - Alan

House Program Points Calculator
The house program at ISB does not have a standardized way and form of inputting, and calculating house points. - Neil

Tech Club Computer Database
Mr Bell, the advisor for the HS Tech club, needs a computer database which includes what computers have been refurbished and donated by HS Tech and which computers are currently in storage and where it is located. - Anirudha

 

 

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

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



 

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.