Web tool railway museum
CovenanteeMuseu del Ferrocarril de Catalunya
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
This project is a product of collaboration between the EPS students at EPSEVG and Catalonia Railway Museum. The goal was to create a web tool, test it and launch it. The aim of the web tool is to facilitate the communication between railway museums on a global level. A need for such a tool is present because at the moment there is no existing platform for a fast, private and simple communication between railway museums. The web tool functions like a forum, the message board will enable the possibility to have discussions, group chats and other functions that can be expected in a forum. AngularJS, as the backend framework, and Lumen, for the backend, were used to develop the web tool. The code is documented well, to make sure that next developers have an easy start and are able to implement new features quickly. Since this is a forum that will be used by colleagues on an international level the main language will be English, with a possibility to translate it to any other language. The web tool gets translated by the Google translate widget, owned and powered by Google. Before the launching of the web tool a user survey was complete. The test persons included museum personnel, students, usability professors, family and friends. After a mostly positive feedback, few corrections were made before the web tool, with the name "Elephorum", was launched.