The project is sub-divided into five work packages outlined below. There interactions are illustrated in the figure below and then timelines presented in the figure after that.
WP1: Analysis of current system
1a) User Trials: Trials of the current software system, both as part of this project and from previous work will be used to analyse the key requirements for this project.
1b) Analysis of interface (4 people)
WP2: Server Side Design and Implementation
2a) Evaluation of Tools for server side
2b) Design of server side
2c) Development of server side implementation
WP3: Client Side User Interface
3a) Design of Client Side User Interface
3b) Development of ‘novice’ User Interface
3c) Development of ‘expert’ User Interface
WP4: Usability Assessment
4a) Month 0 Assessment (4 people)
4b) Month 3 Assessment (6 people)
4c) Month 5 Assessment (8 people)
5a) e-Science Central Workshop focused on developing your own workflow blocks
The interaction of these WPs can be seen in the following figure:
The timelines for this are illustrated in the following Gantt chart:
The project will follow an agile development model with the key deliverables being direct consequences of the outputs from tasks T2.3, T3.2, T3.3 with all other tasks either aiding these tasks or dissemination.