Monthly Archive: April 2012

Draw Something – Challenge 1 3

Draw Something – Challenge 1

Welcome to our first ‘Draw Something’ challenge!! First person to guess gets 1 point!! And also feel free to discuss the image and drawing in question.  A very artistic person has drawn it but...

‘Fun’ Section Launched! 0

‘Fun’ Section Launched!

A new ‘fun’ section has been launched on DPS Computing to contain all our posts for fun and games. The first game to be launched in this section is the ‘Draw Something’ game.  We...

Chronicles of Merlin Servers Disappear In Latest Blunder 0

Chronicles of Merlin Servers Disappear In Latest Blunder

Yesterday, all of the servers for the iPad game Chronicles of Merlin (CoM) mysteriously disappeared.  It was around this time that the latest update for the game was released – whether this is a...

Rapid Application Prototyping 0

Rapid Application Prototyping

In the previous article we discussed the iterative design model, which leads very nicely onto the topic of rapid application prototyping. Rapid application prototyping is the main model used for iterative design.  It is...

Interactive Systems Design Using An Iterative Model 0

Interactive Systems Design Using An Iterative Model

Further to our previous article on the Waterfall Model, we will now discuss interactive systems design using an iterative model. The iterative design model is a fairly new model when compared to the waterfall...

DPS Drive – ITT Release Date Announced 0

DPS Drive – ITT Release Date Announced

DPS Computing is proud to announce the release date for the first in a series of learning to drive pieces of software, DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test.  The release date has been set...

Application Design – Waterfall Model 2

Application Design – Waterfall Model

The Waterfall model of computer application design has been around for a long time.  It has been typically favoured in the past compared with other design models – and to some extent still is...

Android to iOS – It’ll Take A While! 0

Android to iOS – It’ll Take A While!

So, you’ve got an Android phone and you’ve jumped at the chance to get an iPhone.  Surely transferring things over will be easy.  Well no, due to the massive differences between the Android and...

Cognitive Psychology and Computer Applications 0

Cognitive Psychology and Computer Applications

Cognitive psychology is an important aspect of human computer interaction and is a key component that needs to be considered when optimising applications for their use by end users. Firstly, cognitive psychology is essentially...

Cognitive Models In Computing Applications 0

Cognitive Models In Computing Applications

There are two important cognitive (mental) model principles to deal with when designing computing applications. These are: Principle of pictorial realism Principle of the moving part The principle of pictorial realism means that the...