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PreLoved Luxuries: IEEE Website Requirements Specification Document

Bolton, Shannon (2018) PreLoved Luxuries: IEEE Website Requirements Specification Document. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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PreLoved Luxuries is an application that will allow for people to buy or sell second hand luxury goods, you will be able to sell any type of accessory such as shoes, bags, wallets, purses, belts, sunglasses, scarves etc. In order to start my requirements elicitation for this project I need to set out a plan so that I know exactly where I am going. By following the plan that I am going to set out it will help me to select the correct elicitation techniques that I need to use and help me to identify any other resources that I may need to use during the requirements elicitation. I will be using the book BABOK to select the requirements that I need to use, this book will let me pick out the exact techniques that are suitable to my application. The application that I am creating is to allow people to buy and sell luxury items second hand. All of the requirements I am gathering will all be beneficial to the application I plan on developing. The reason I chose to go with a project like this is because in today’s society designer luxury goods are everywhere, particularly with my generation. With social media being a huge influence of what the latest fashion trends are my generation is looking at girls and boys flaunting their new designer pieces all over their social media platforms. This can be really annoying for some people as designer goods are very expensive, and the only second-hand luxury goods shops are in Dublin, which means that the rest of the country does not have easy access to getting their hands on second hand goods which are a fraction of the price of the luxury goods you would buy in the shop. This app will allow people to put in their location if they would rather only look for items local, that way they won’t have far to travel. This is the feature I like best about the application because it makes its very convenient and the whole experience very easy.

The fashion world in today’s society is a big thing, but it is extremely expensive and not everyone who would like to own designer items can afford them. I also feel as though lately there is almost a bit of pressure amongst peers to have certain designer goods which I do find quite sad, but even I have experienced it with some of my friends, they go out and buy luxury items regularly but for me and a few of my other friends that is just not feasible. My generation unfortunately has been brought up with social media being a heavy influence is everything we do, as I stated above the likes of Instagram is where people will see their friends flaunting their new purchases and this can be really hard when you know yourself that going into the shops and spending €1500+ on a handbag is just not an option. Another reason I wanted to go down this project route is that Ireland isn’t very big into the second- hand luxury items shops. There are two big names in Dublin and they are Siopaella and Designer Exchange. Siopaella have only in the last two months released an app that allows you to look at what they have got available in the Dublin based shop and you can actually buy and sell on it, but it does not have a feature that allows you to use your local area, and the actual applications layout is not great. So that is why I am creating PreLoved luxuries, it will allow for anyone and everyone to have easy access to a large selection of designer accessories. I do feel as though an app like this will be used very frequently and it will have a continued success in the future as I don’t think the luxury goods market will ever fade away.

This idea came from looking at the shops in Dublin that sell luxury items second hand, and how neither of them have apps that you are able to buy and sell from and how in today’s generation a lot of things are done online and through the feature of an app so I thought it was a clever idea to combine both fashion and mobiles so that people don’t have to trek the whole way into town they can now simply make the purchases from the comfort of their homes or on the bus, wherever really! Another reason I thought this idea was a good one, was because of the lack of second hand designer goods shops around. Majority of these shops will only be found in the bigger cities e.g.: Dublin has got two main ones to offer and they are Siopaella and Designer Exchange. But they seem to be the only ones in the country that are not charity shops, so this means that only a select amount of people get to go into the shops to get the opportunity to purchase the luxury second hand goods they have on offer, when the reality of this is that not only people who live or shop in Dublin want to buy these goods, you can be guaranteed that people from all over Ireland would love the idea of shopping designer goods at a fraction of the cost. So by creating this app it is giving people a greater opportunity to shop second hand and to get whatever it is they have been dreaming about buying but for a lot less money.

There are similar apps out there to mine but they are not focusing in on one specific area like I am with the buying and selling of just luxury second hand item’s. There are some risks involved with this project, the first one is choosing the correct developer for the app, if I don’t have the right developer it may not turn out the way I want it, so in order to get the perfect developer I will select them from the interview stage. I want this app to be like none other, therefore a lot of work is going to be needed to get it up to the standard of the luxury designer buying experience.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Fashion Industry
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Technology Management
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 19:56
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 19:56

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