CC5 - Prototype Zoom Virtual Meeting Feature for a Climate Change Impact Software Product

Project start and end dates:
2019-10-13 to 2019-12-05

Goals & Objectives

Build a prototype Zoom virtual meeting feature for a new climate change impact software product we are designing.

One of the intended features for our product is a virtual meeting capability, so that users can meet with scientific experts and other users to discuss the results of the climate impact reports. We have an initial wireframe and graphics of how the virtual meeting feature could work. We need these to be turned into a working prototype using embedded Zoom functionality, that will help potential clients and partners understand the feature and how it can be used in the product. The prototype will also help us flesh out detailed design and requirements and improve the ultimate user experience.

Project Outcome

The Tarleton State University students built a prototype web site and researched the Zoom virtual meeting platform to assist with a new climate change impact software product we are designing. Through their efforts we have learned about technical possibilities and requirements of using Zoom to organize and host virtual meetings in channels, and thereby improve our prototype’s user experience.

The students were always pleasant, professional, and keen to understand our project goals and objectives, and willing to go the extra mile to help achieve them. 

Overall their contribution was of value to our future prototype design work.


We would like to thank Prabin Bastakoti, Tyra Buchanan, Cheyenne Holland , and the other students and teaching staff of COSC 4451 – Distributed Applications course. *

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Related Project

OASIS: Software Solutions for Climate Change Problems

Software can help the world respond to climate change impacts and disasters.

In 2019 we set out to investigate if there is a need for a solution that gives citizens personalized help preparing for and recovering from climate change impacts and lets trusted authorities assist them and report on their results.

As part of this effort, a great deal of market and technical research was conducted over the last few years. Over 140 students have been involved so far, in dozens of academic institutions in Canada and internationally.

Our greatest finding is the willingness of citizens to take responsibility and help themselves, their neighbors and community plan for, mitigate and recover from climate change impacts and disasters. We also confirmed that a software solution can be built to help overcome the barriers they face when trying to do so.

Now we’re working on a prototype and sharing our findings and progress. Find out more on our OASIS project website!

Academic Institution

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Texas

Tarleton State University is a public university in Stephenville, Texas. It is a founding member of the Texas A&M University System.

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